North Thurston High School’s girls bowling team isn’t large enough to qualify for state. Not like last year when the Rams took eighth place.
But Larissa Sharwark was more than capable of holding her own individually.
The senior bowled a three-game total of 564 to finish third overall in the West Central District 3/NW District 1 2A/3A tournament Saturday behind North Mason’s Shaniya Brannon and Olympic’s Ashlyn Jamrog at Pacific Lanes. Shalwark was one of eight individuals who qualified for the state tournament.
Klahowya won the team title with 2,987 total pins with Wilson, Central Kitsap and North Mason (2,903) taking the next three team spots to the state tournament. That left Capital, which placed seventh with 2,694 pins, among the six remaining teams that missed the cut.
But Capital’s Madi Hawkins still made the cut individually. She bowled a 482 total in three games. Shelton’s Rebecca Robinson will be one of two state alternates.
Sharwark entered the tournament with a 169.3 per game average, but eclipsed that in all three of her games, scoring 173, then 205 and ending with a 186. Sharwark took 21st place in last year’s state run.
Rogers won the Class 4A team title with 3,147 pins, Timberline finished eighth and Yelm ninth. Just like the 3A/2A tournament, the top four teams made the cut to next weekend’s state tournament at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.
Defending state champion Carolina Snowden of Spanaway Lake won the individual 4A title with a three-game total of 656 pins. Rogers freshman Kristina Harris was right behind her at 626.
Timberline’s Mikayla Jarvis still advanced to state individually behind a strong second game of 193 for a 538 total.
This will be the second year in a row that the Blazers have competed at state.
Grace Utto-Galarneau placed 39th in the 4A state tournament in 2015.