Thursday and Friday saw the state bowling tournaments take place in Wichita.
Lansing sent both teams to the 5-4-3-2-1A tournament on Thursday. The boys’ team finished 12th with a score of 2,673. The girls were ninth with 2,432.
The boys were led by Dakota Sill’s 536 series. Garrett Carl had 521, Cody VanderStaay scored 504, Hayden Hurley had 484, Weston Miros scored 470 and Kenden Coleman had 375.
Kyah Surritte led the Lions on the girls’ side with 505. Brynne Qualley scored 479, Cynthia Phillips had 418, Paige Sorensen scored 404, Jenna Hagan had 382 and Aubree Dutton scored 366.
The Leavenworth Pioneers sent two bowlers to the 6A tournament on Friday with Tristan Smith and William Ayers representing the Pioneers. Ayers finished with 562 to tie for 11th with Gavin Harris of Shawnee Mission South. Tristan Smith finished 20th with 538.
Friday and Saturday were the finals for sub-state as the Basehor-Linwood boys, Leavenworth girls and Lansing girls competed for a chance to go to the state tournament.
Basehor-Linwood hosted Seaman Saturday evening as the No. 2 seed. The Bobcats would win 64-44.
Basehor-Linwood jumped out 25-10 after one quarter of play and extended the lead to 37-22 at halftime. Seaman would attempt to climb back and make the score 49-37 after three quarters, but it was not enough and the Bobcats would win by 20.
Jacob Coleman led the Bobcats with 20 points. Connor Younger scored 16. The Bobcats advance to the state tournament on Thursday in Emporia. They will be the No. 3 seed and face No. 6 Salina Central.
The Leavenworth girls would fall in a heartbreaker to Olathe East in a 43-41 overtime loss Saturday.
Leavenworth led 9-7 after the first quarter and remained tied with Olathe East 18-18 at halftime. The Hawks would take the lead 29-28 after three before Leavenworth would tie the score back up 36-36 at the end of regulation. The Hawks would score seven to Leavenworth’s five and pull out the victory. The season is now over for the Pioneers.
The Lansing girls’ team traveled to St. Thomas Aquinas on Friday after their upset over Highland Park on Wednesday. The Lions were not able to continue the upset for a second game in a 55-28 defeat to the Saints. Lansing’s season is now over.