Black Hills Claims First-Ever Girls Bowling State Title


Crown ‘em. Black Hills girls bowling team captured the 1A/2A girls state bowling championship after edging runner-up Columbia River by 66 pins at Narrows Plaza Bowl in University Place on Friday.

The Wolves were powered by three top-10 individual finishes, led by Kaitlyn Gwinn, who finished third with a 770. 

Hallie Stuart (738) and Zoey Theophilus (734) placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Kaylene Hall was 24th with a 622 and Dana Culley finished 35th with a 570.

The Wolves previous-best finish in school history was second place in 2019.

Columbia River was second on Friday with 5,060 total pins, while Wolves’ league rival W.F. West was third with 4,985 pins, Klahowya fourth (4,695), R.A. Long fifth (4,572), Steilacoom sixth (4,158), Franklin Pierce seventh (4,038) and Burlington-Edison was eighth (3,570).