Girls bowling: Updike, Kayser advance to district tournament

Two Wolves — and possibly a third — are headed to the next round of the postseason, following the Olympic League tournament last week.

Sequim sophomore Nikline Updike placed 11th overall and was the top bowler not advancing with a team to districts after tallying a three-game, 404-pin series at the Olympic League tournament held Jan. 19 at Silverdale’s All-Star Lanes. Updike had Sequim’s top individual game of 156.

She’ll be joined there by junior Morgan Kayser, who was 18th overall and fifth among individuals to advance to districts with a three-game series of 366.

SHS senior Tilly Lundstrom just missed a district berth; she’ll be a district alternate after bowling a 355-pin series, four points off of advancing.

League champion Klahowya easily won the league tourney with 2,994 pins. They advance as a team to districts, along with first-year Port Angeles (2,553 pins) and Bremerton (2,457). North Mason was fourth (2,340), followed by Sequim (2,270) and Olympic (2,035).

Klahowya swept the top three individual spots at the league tourney, led by senior Lucy Mitchell. She outpaced runner-up Hailey Johnson by neatly 200 pins (673 to 476).

The West Central District tournament is Saturday, Jan. 28, at Paradise Lanes in Tacoma. The top four teams from the 1A/2A district tourney, along with eight individuals not attached to an advancing team, move on to state.

The 1A/2A state tournament is set for Feb. 1-4 at Bowlero in Tacoma.