Greenbrier girls take state bowling title; boys second

SUBMITTED PHOTO Greenbrier celebrates a boys title and girls runner-up finish at 4A/5A state bowling tournament.

FORT SMITH — Greenbrier claimed one state bowling title and made a run at another last week in the Class 4A/5A meet here.

The Lady Panthers won the championship by 575 pins over Hot Springs Lakeside.

Senior Carleigh Kimble took individual gold for overall highest in Girls division with a 547.

At the end of the second individual games, the boys were in fourth place and 101 pins from the leader Stuttgart. They came back strong in the third individual games finishing in the lead with 3,194, being only 58 pins above Gentry and 68 pins above Stuttgart. After a tense series of Baker rounds with coaches and parents from the three top teams running back and forth between lanes, the Panthers finished 16 pins behind Stuttgart.

Several Greenbrier players were recognized All State as finishing in the top 15 percent. Out of 80 girls, junior Taylor Brodway finished fifth, sophomore Emma Cockran sixth, and freshman Kyra Kansaki seventh.

Out of 79 boys, senior Austin Lacey finished fourth, senior Austin Wilson fifth, and senior Justin Hill 11th.

Other members of the Greenbrier teams were senior Sarah Ballheimer, senior Ashley Kirkpatrick, junior Hayley Maxwell, senior Douglas Henry, senior Branden Proctor, junior Justin Smart, and sophomore Holden Strackbein.

Sandy White coached the teams.

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