Category Archives: Bowling

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.


Bowling honors continue for Bremerton’s Wittenberg

Bremerton’s Megan Wittenberg was named a WIAA athlete of the week after winning the Class 3A/2A state bowling title last week.
She was also named to the All-Olympic League team, which was released Tuesday.
Here’s the complete team with averages:

Ashlyn Jamrog, Olympic, 202
Megan Wittenberg, Bremerton, 191
Samantha Pratt, Olympic, 166
Rachel Godwin, Olympic, 165
Chantelle Lamb, Olympic, 165
Natalie Stauffer, Bremerton, 157
Ruth Click, Klahowya, 152
Lexis Honeywell, Bremerton, 145
Myranda Dew, Bremerton, 142
Raeanne Kimple, Olympic, 141

Olympic bowlers enjoying flawless season

The postseason for high school girls bowling begins in 10 days and Olympic’s bowling team has to like its chances to bring home some hardware.

With three regular season contests left, Olympic is 9-0. And that’s a dominant 9-0. The Trojans have only dropped one point in those nine matches. That came in a 6-1 win over Sequim last month. All other victories have been 7-0.

The Olympic League tournament is Jan. 23 at All Star Lanes in Silverdale at 1 p.m.

Olympic League bowling stats: Week 7

Olympic League Bowling Stats Week 7
Team Wins Losses Tie Total High Game High Series Team Avg. High Baker Baker Avg. Series Avg.
Bremerton 9 17824 985 2223 166 214 160 830
Olympic 7 2 16673 963 2125 154 181 152 773
Klahowya 6 4 16308 765 1767 136 170 130 684
Sequim 2 8 13996 648 1494 115 148 120 579
North Mason 10 10980 575 1303 91 150 92 456
Peninsula 10 5598 111 #DIV/0! 199
School First Last 200 games 400 Series
Bremerton Helaina Hilligoss 208, 202, 206 408
Bremerton Sabrina Tucker 209
Bremerton Megan Whittenberg 212, 256, 221, 218, 225 477, 408, 408
Bremerton Abby King 212,201, 205, 226, 200, 231 406
Bremerton Natalie Stauffer 203
Klahowya Julianne Blocher 214
Klahowya Jessie Tone 234
Klahowya Miranda Bailey 215, 217, 211 407, 410
Olympic Chantelle Lamb 201
Olympic Raachael Godwin 209
Olympic Ashlyn Jamrog 213, 212, 246 458
Olympic Kayla Rivera-Hoskinson 201, 203
Olympic Samantha Pratt 219

District bowling tournament in Tacoma Saturday

The West Central District bowling tournament is Saturday at Pacific Bowling Lanes in Tacoma.
South Kitsap, the Narrows League champion, and Central Kitsap will compete in the Class 4A tournament. The top four teams and top eight additional bowlers qualify for the state tournament.
Bremerton, the Olympic League champ, Klahowya and Olympic compete in the 3A/2A tournament. The top four teams and top eight additional bowlers qualify for the state tournament.
The bowling begins at 9 a.m.
The state tournament is Feb. 1-2 at Narrows Plaza Bowl in Tacoma.

The wheres, whys and what-have-yous of state bowling

Where: Narrows Plaza, Tacoma
When: 10 a.m. Friday (six regular games); 8 a.m. Saturday (14 Baker games).
Class 4A: Central Kitsap, Emerald Ridge, Curtis, Shelton, Mount Tahoma, Battle Ground, Evergreen, Moses Lake
Class 3A: Bremerton, Mark Morris, Black Hills, Kelso, Wilson, Timberline, Selah, Kennewick
Class 4A: Central Kitsap—Gwen Jackson, Taylor Cox, Taylor Terpone, Morgan Stout, Myranda Stout, Jenni Cutrone, Roanne Tagle. South Kitsap—Sarah Layton, Brittany McCloud, AlexisTweedy.
Class 3A/2A: Bremerton—Merissa Duzenski, Megan Wittenberg, Alexus Lucas, Helaina Hilligoss, Abby King, Megan Braddock, Allie Taylor. Klahowya—Miranda Bailey, Sheri McCarty. Olympic—Kendra Willis, Jazmine Cone.
Strikes and spares: Miranda Bailey of Klahowya, the younger sister of two-time state champ Carys Bailey, placed second in the Class 3A/2A West Central District meet behind Kelsi Mayther of Timberline. … Emerald Ridge won the West Central District meet last weekend, and is the defending Class 4A state champion. Prairie, last year’s Class 3A/2A state champion, did not advance out of the Southwest District. … Courtney Couch of Emerald Ridge is the defending Class 4A state champion. Myranda Stout of Central Kitsap finished fourth behind her last year….Bremerton finished fourth in the Class 3A/2A team standings last year, and Abby King placed second in the individual meet. … The Knights placed second at district last week and earned the Sportsmanship Award.
George Edgar