State bowling: Evergreen rolls on and on and on and on

Plainsmen win their fourth consecutive state championship

The Evergreen Plainsmen are experts in this peaking-at-the-right-time thing.

They know when to go on a roll.

The Evergreen Plainsmen won their fourth consecutive Class 3A state bowling championship Saturday in University Place. Photo courtesy of the WIAA
The Evergreen Plainsmen won their fourth consecutive Class 3A state bowling championship Saturday in University Place. Photo courtesy of the WIAA

After finishing third in the Class 3A Greater St. Helens League, the Plainsmen won the district tournament on Jan. 31, and on Saturday, they won the state team title.

Again.

Or, again, and again, and again.

Evergreen took home its fourth consecutive state crown at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place.

The Plainsmen led by 163 pins after the first day of competition, but then fell behind by 39 pins by the end of the fourth Baker game on Saturday. There are 14 Bakers games in all, though, and the Plainsmen got the job done the rest of the way, holding off Wilson for the championship.

Evergreen totalled 7,590 pins over the Baker games plus six traditional scoring games on Friday. Wilson finished with 7,508.

The title wrapped up yet another successful bowling season for Clark County. 

The Columbia River Chieftains finished second in the 2A team standings. In Class 4A, Skyview finished third. Prairie, which won a share of the 3A GSHL title, ended up fifth in state.

Individually, Rose Ugbinad of Fort Vancouver finished third in Class 3A, rolling 1,177 in her six games. Karina Johnsen and Kierra Wilcox of Evergreen finished fourth and fifth.

In 4A, Skyview’s McKenzie Sparano led area bowlers with a third-place finish. Kaeli Daniels of Camas finished fourth.

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