Girls bowling: Kayser, Updike earn state tourney berths

Rack up the pins; their season isn’t over yet.

Two Sequim high bowlers earned tickets to the state 1A/2A state tournament, set for Feb. 1-4 at Bowlero in Tukwila, after strong efforts at the West Central District tourney in Silverdale on Jan. 28.

Morgan Kayser, a junior, punched her ticket with a fifth-place finish at districts after racking up 502 pins in three games.

Updike, a sophomore, snagged the final district spot with a 447-pin series, placing 18th overall at districts. It’s the second state berth in as many seasons for Updike, who placed 41st at state as a freshman in 2021-2022.

Port Angeles, newly-formed this season, nearly grabbed a team berth to state but fell short by one spot in the team scores; the Roughriders finished fifth with 2,592 total pins, behind district champ Klahowya (2,995), Steilacoom (2,946), Franklin Pierce (2,753) and Washington (2,601).

The Riders will still send two individuals to state: Abby Robinson, who placed third overall at districts, and Paige Pangaro, who placed 16th.