Wayne High Bowling Teams Crowned District Champs, Several Individuals Advance To State

NORFOLK – Both the Wayne High girls and boys varsity bowling teams took part in district competition from Kings Lanes in Norfolk.

The Blue Devil girls won the A-4 District with a pin total of 3,071 while the Wayne High boys were crowned team champs with a pin total of 3,514 Wednesday.

In the girls division, Thurston-Cuming County finished second with 2,629 pins followed by Hartington-Newcastle in third (2,288) and Plainview fourth (2,284).

Wayne also had four individuals qualify for state led by district champ Jamie Janke with a 527 and district runner-up Jersi Jensen with a 516. Brianna Nissen (fourth – 458) and Andi Belt (fifth – 446) also placed in the top seven.

Natalie Bentjen also medaled in eighth place but unfortunately did not qualify. Other girls on the state qualifying team are Catherine Rutenbeck and Riley Haschke.

From the boys division, Plainview followed the Blue Devils with 3,341 in runner-up while Hartington-Newcastle placed third (2,858), Norfolk Catholic/Lutheran High Northeast fourth (2,715) and Thurston-Cuming County rounded out the five teams (2,287).

The boys district champion was Brogan Foote with a 663 while Tanner Sievers took third with a 581 and Calvin Starzl placed sixth bowling a 538.

Peyton Riesberg also medaled but unfortunately did not qualify. Other team members who qualified for the team event include James Dorcey, Shayne Geidner and Carter Fernau.

The 2021 NSAA State Bowling Championships will be held at Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln. Individual girls bowling competition will start on Monday, February 8 at 9 a.m. followed by the boys at 2 p.m. as well as team bowling on Tuesday, February 9 at 9 a.m. for the boys and Wednesday, February 10 at 9 a.m. for the girls.