Lions qualify both squads for state tournament while Leavenworth's Dani Sigmon also secures spot
Thanks to a pair of top finishes, the Lansing bowling teams will be sending their entire squads to state this week.
At its 5A regional meet, which was hosted by Leavenworth on Sunday, the Lions placed first in the boys' competition with a team score of 2,585. In the girls' division, the squad was second with a 2,100 tally.
"All six of the boys had at least one game that contributed towards the team total today and four of them placed in the top 10 so it was great," Lansing coach Ed Fenton said. "The girls had their highest score of the season today too."
With the resounding results, all six bowlers from the two teams will be heading to the Class 5-1A state tournament in Wichita beginning on Thursday.
From Leavenworth, only one bowler qualified for state and that was Dani Sigmon, who's 462 series score pushed her through into the next round.
"It was the right time for her to bowl her best series and she just stayed calm and delivered," LV coach Shad Langfoss said.
Results from Sunday's regional included Lansing's John Bredehoeft securing second overall off a 691 series. Bryan Courtney had a 626 for fifth and Austin Reynolds a 612 for sixth.
CJ Perez finished with a 600 series, followed by Brad Brown's 534 and Thad Marshall's 492.
The Pioneer boys were led by Levi Denney's 568, Nick Warf's 558 and a 517 from Eric Meade. Rob Trexler added a 520, Austin Wells a 502 and Jeremy Crowder a 439.
Leavenworth placed fifth with a team score of 2,237.
Amber Ketchum was the high roller for the Lansing girls. She had a 577, followed by Katelyn Tollefson's 555 and Dallas Castillo's 502. Natasha Kern contributed a 455, Rachel Forbach a 426 and Emily Smith a 386.
The Lady Pioneers came in fourth overall with a team score of 1,799. Dani Sigmon had the best series with a 462, Mallory Scherer threw a 441 and Rebecka Clark a 405.
Jessica Johnson added a 389, Sabrina Sigmon a 351 and Darienne Watkins a 352.