October 6, 2022

GCHS boys qualify for state; girls qualify one


Wichita, KS (westernkansasnews.com)-Senior Alexa Hemmert finished up her third game at the 2015 6A regional bowling meet with a look of frustration.

“I thought I was done,” she said. “I thought it was over.”

Her 179 in the final frame pushed her total to 533 for the day, a number she thought wasn’t good enough to march on. Boy was she wrong. Her series score was good enough to qualify for next week’s state tournament. 

“I had bowled over 600 during practice, so I don’t know what happened,” Hemmert explained. “There was so much emotion. I don’t know how I squeaked through.”

She was the only Lady Buffalo to do so; as a team, Garden City finished sixth out of 11 teams. 

As for the boys, they qualified for state for a third consecutive season. Individually, Tristan Funk finished 10th overall with a 622 series. His teammate Taylor Larson was 15th after rolling a 609. 

“The lanes were okay, and I though we reacted well,” Funk said afterwards.

Boys Teams Scores

1. Wichita NW 2767

2. Maize 2556

3. Garden City 2480

4. Wichita North 2396

5. Haysville Campus 2374

6. Wichita West 2343

7. Dodge City 2280

8. Wichita South 2265

9. Wichita East 2057

10. Hutchinson 2028

Girls Team Scores

1. Haysville Campus 2515

2. Wichita East 2345

3. Maize 2309

4. Dodge City 2207

5. Wichita North 2175

6. Garden City 2072

7. Wichita NW 2003

8. Wichita South 1977

9. Wichita West 1884

10. Hutchinson 1767

11. OP-Blue Valey 1741