Wayne High Girls Win Boone Central Bowling Tournament, Blue Devil Boys Fall In Semifinal Round

Wayne High Girls Win Boone Central Bowling Tournament, Blue Devil Boys Fall In Semifinal Round
Courtesy of Wayne Community Schools.

NORFOLK – Following a pair of duals early in the season for the Wayne High varsity bowling team, the Blue Devils took to the road for a weekend tournament.

From Kings Lanes in Norfolk, the Wayne High girls and boys bowling program took part in the Boone Central Invite.

The Wayne girls were crowned champions after defeating Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family 3-1 in the finals while the Blue Devil boys suffered a 3-1 loss to the #1 seed Grand Island Northwest in the semifinal round.

In the girls division, Wayne High started the day against Lexington in individual match play.  The match would go back and forth the entire way and came down to the 10th frame. The heavily contested match ended with a Wayne 6-2 match winning total 717-709.

Leading the way for Wayne was Jersi Jensen with a 187 and an individual win. Other winners for the Blue Devils were Brianna Nissen (157) and Jamie Janke (156). Other scorers in game one were Joslyn Johnson (115) and Riley Haschke (102).

Game two featured Wayne High facing the host Boone Central and winning 8-0. Leading the way for Wayne was Jamie Janke (204), Brianna Nissen (203) and Jersi Jensen (201). Other scorers were Joslyn Johnson/Nina Hammer (128) and Riley Haschke/Catherine Rutenbeck (121).

Game three Wayne had a forfeit win against Plainview. Scoring in game three came from Jamie Janke (170), Brianna Nissen (154), Jersi Jensen/Catherine Rutenbeck (150), Riley Haschke (130) and Joslyn Johnson/Nina Hammer (98).

Game four found Wayne fighting it out with Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family. The two teams would battle back and forth until Wayne would end up pulling away in the back end of the game with a pin total of 809-670.  Wayne ended up winning the match 7-1. Leading the way for the Blue Devils was Jamie Janke (218), Brianna Nissen (182), Riley Haschke (144), Joslyn Johnson (138) and Jersi Jensen (127).

After four individual games the Blue Devil bowlers were the #1 seed.

In bracket play, Wayne started against Boone Central winning the match 3-0. In the semifinals Wayne would battle Bellevue West. After losing the first match 158-138, Wayne went on to win the next three games 202-100, 152-130 and 157-125.

Wayne would find themselves in the finals against Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family. Wayne came out firing in game one and won 174-124. However, HLHF would battle back and take game two 187-166. Wayne would stay hot and finish off the match by winning the final two games 151-111 and 200-147. Final score in the finals was 3-1.


In the boys division, the Blue Devils started off against the ghost team but in game two battled Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family. The Blue Devils found their groove and won the match 8-0. Leading the way for Wayne was Brogan Foote (195) followed by Brooks Kneifl (186), Calvin Starzl (169), Shayne Geidner (159) and James Dorcey (155).

Game three had the Blue Devils against the host Boone Central.  Wayne battled the hosts but pulled away in the later frames winning 8-0. Leading the way for Wayne was Calvin Starzl (210), Shayne Geidner/Jaden Dramse (170), Brogan Foote (195), James Dorcey (144), and Brooks Kneifl/Jacob Anderson (103).

After the three individual games Wayne found themselves in fifth and had a first round bracket game against Lexington. The Blue Devils dropped the first two games 189-172 and 170-142. The baker team of James Dorcey, Jacob Anderson, Shayne Geidner, Calvin Starzl, and Brogan Foote battled back and won the next three games 177-125, 175-156 and 204-166 as well as the match 3-2. In the semifinals match the Blue Devil bowlers went up against #1 seed Grand Island Northwest (GINW) and came out hot. Wayne would win the first match 215-204. GINW would be tough the rest of the way and win the next three matches 176-156, 222-159 and 201-158.

The Wayne High girls and boys bowling program will next host Thurston County/Pender on Friday, December 17 starting at 4:30pm.