Wayne Unified Bowling Suffers Close First Round Defeat

Wayne Unified Bowling Suffers Close First Round Defeat
2021 Wayne Unified Bowling State Tournament team. Courtesy of Wayne Community Schools.

LINCOLN – After throwing the second-best total in the opening round of the 2021 NSAA Unified Bowling State Championships, Wayne High fell one-game shy of advancing.

From Sun Valley Lanes in Lincoln, the top eight teams in both Class A and B competed in state tournament action Monday morning into the afternoon.

#8 WHS suffered a 3-2 loss in a best-of-five-game match against the top seed of #1 Ogallala who eventually went onto win the Class B bracket.

Scores of the opening round match were 160-129 (Wayne); 125-123 (Wayne); 122-114 (Ogallala); 132-128 (Ogallala) and 161-123 (Ogallala). Ogallala finished with the top score after the first round of 667 total pins followed by Wayne High with 650 pins who were eliminated in the first round.

Wayne High Unified Bowling District/State participants were Corey Rogers, Aracely Suarez, Brianna Nissen, Jamie Janke and Brooks Kneifl.

Coach Kayla Varley said, “I couldn’t be more proud of the team. We’re losing some great seniors who have been great leaders, both on the lanes and in the halls. That right there is priceless.”

#3 Fremont defeated #1 Millard North (3-0) in Class A as #1 Ogallala topped #2 York (3-1) in Class B.