Karli VanDuinen leads Whitehall to regional title, 28 girl bowlers qualify for state finals


Over the last weekend, the girls Michigan High School Athletic Association bowling regional tournaments took place at various locations.

In order to qualify for the finals on March 6-7 at various locations, the teams needed to finish top three or an individual needed to finish in the top 10.

The lone area qualifier in Division 1 was Alexis Thompson of Grand Haven who finished fourth overall with a score of 1217.

In Division 2, the Mona Shores team finished third with a score of 3329, just behind Cedar Springs with 3345 and Northview with 3431.

The Whitehall team took home a regional title with a score of 3076, out pacing Big Rapids who scored 3039. Karli VanDuinen led the Vikings with a score of 1174 which won the individual regional title.

Both Kent City and Ravenna qualified in Division 4 with Ravenna finishing second with a total of 2943 and Kent City third with a total of 2943.

The following is a list of bowlers who qualified for the state finals on March 6-7 at various locations. Bowlers who finished top 10 will have their place and score listed.

Division 1

Grand Haven: Alexis Thompson (4th, 1217).

Division 2

Mona Shores: Lindsay Cross (7th, 1038), Krystina Richards, Riley Trygstad, Nyla Gill, Bailey Graham, Dani Mack

Reeths-Puffer: Isabella Behling (2nd, 1121).

Fruitport: Jessica Plichta (3rd, 1114)

Division 3

Whitehall:  Karli VanDuinen (1st, 1174), Jayden Sheehy, Elex Baun, Katie Ferris, Molly Karchinski

Orchard View: Kylie Douglas (5th, 986)

Montague: Olivia Johnston (3rd, 1010)

Division 4

Ravenna: Amaya Guzman (2nd, 1001), Morgan Lockhart (7th, 931), Heidi Kloostra, Emily Linck, Mae Mabrito, Liberty Willick

Kent City: Peytin Brake, Lauren Witt, Abby Pecynski, Madi Brake, Carissa McCullough, Mia Schwartz

Holton: Kylie Gould (10th, 900)

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