Bowlers win state

North/Lutheran among schools in co-op

BOWLING TEAM of North/Lutheran/Random Lake/Oostburg wins state. – Submitted photo

The Sheboygan North/Lutheran/Random Lake/Oostburg co-op bowling team didn’t even qualify for state last year. On Sunday, it won the Division 1 club championship in Appleton.

“I knew at the beginning of the season we had a really good chance of making it to state, and with how well we did this year, I had a pretty good indication that we had a very strong chance of doing well,” coach Mike Stubler said. “Didn’t expect to do as well as we did though.”

The squad finished 28 points ahead of the competition in the qualifying round to earn an automatic berth in the final, and then used a 447-391 victory over Appleton North to win the crown.

Team members include North’s  Justin Gmach, Luke Kilgore and Connor Mueller; Lutheran’s Hunter Adams and Dalton Zeman; Random Lake’s Jonathon Mikkola; and Oostburg’s Rory Stubler, Tanner DeMaster, Ayden Long and Dakota VerVelde.

SOUTH ALSO COMPETES: The Redwings finished third in qualifying, 56 points behind North/Lutheran/Random Lake/Oostburg, and then lost to Madison La Follette, 433-376, in the semifinals.

In the individual tournament, South’s Logan Weigel took 10th and Zeman was 25th. Gmach, Adams and South’s Keegin Nachtwey also participated.

GIRLS DO AS WELL: Sheboygan’s co-op team was also third in qualifying and lost in the semifinals to Greenfield, 363-315.

North’s Juliana Bergman and South’s Lindsey Pudwill bowled in the individual tournament as well but did not advance out of the first round.

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