By Rick Peterson


Seaman earned bragging rights in Friday's inaugural Topeka Shawnee County Bowling Championships at Gage Bowl, with the Vikings capturing three of the four titles.

Seamangirlsbowling 1Seaman's girls bowling team won the city team title on Friday at Gage Bowl by a 2,987-2,933margin over Washburn Rural. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Seamanboysbowling 1Seaman's boys rallied in the Baker games to claim the city championship Friday at Gage Bowl. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Seaman's girls won the team title by a 2,987-2,933 margin over Washburn Rural, including the four Baker format games, as freshman Paige Snyder won the individual championship with a 606 series to lead a one-two-three finish for the Vikings while Seaman took the boys team title by a 3,417-3,358 margin over Shawnee Heights, including the Baker games.

LoganGlinkaRuralCity 3Washburn Rural junior Logan Glinka won the city boys individual title with a 729 series. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Washburn Rural junior Logan Glinka claimed the fourth city championship of the day, riding a first-game 279 to a 729 series and the boys individual title by a 22-pin margin over Seaman's Riley Parkhurst, who also topped the 700 mark with a 707.

"The first game I shot 279 and that felt really nice and I kept throwing good shots the rest of the series,'' Glinka said. "Seaman bowled great, Shawnee Heights had some really high scores so it feels nice to get the 'W'.''

Glinka, who finished seventh in Class 6A in 2023, said he feels like his game is where it needs to be heading into the biggest tournaments of the season.

"My first couple of meets didn't go fantastic but the past three meets I've shot over 700 so it's been going great,'' Glinka said.

Seaman's girls won their third title of the week while the Viking boys bounced back in a big way from a third-place finish in Wednesday's Topeka West quadrangular.

"We've been really up and down,'' Seaman coach Bob Benoit said. "We haven't had a whole lot of practice this year and that's really hurt us. Yesterday I sat the varsity boys down and we had a very, very long talk. 

"We changed a few things, how they shoot their spares, how fast they've been going, trying to get rhythm and tempo, their attitude. We just talked about a lot of things and I told them we only have five more meets before we go to regionals and we need to bear down and focus and they did an excellent job today.''

PaigeSnyderCity 1Seaman freshman Paige Snyder won the city girls individual title with a 606 series Friday at Gage Bowl. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Snyder captured her second straight individual championship on Friday after also taking top honors in the West quad and said the city title became a goal after her win on Wednesday.

"It just felt so much better than all the other weeks,'' Snyder said. "I felt a lot more confident in myself and the ball was just hitting the mark a lot easier.

"When I came back after the other day I was like, 'I'm going for first and if I don't get first I'll definitely be a little disappointed.''

The Vikings also got a second-place finish from Cheyenne Turkin (591) while Kayla Mize was third (561).

Runnerup Washburn Rural got a fourth-place finish from Elizabeth Poling (559) while Shawnee Heights' Addison VanMetre (551) and Topeka West's Megan Wood (541) earned the final two All-City honors with fifth and sixth-place finishes. West's Breanna Rutschmann also bowled a 541 series, finishing seventh behind Wood on a tiebreaker.

Boys runnerup Shawnee Heights got third and fourth-place finishes from Evan Jones (666) and Kaden Evans (665) while Washburn Rural's Tyler Faurot finished fifth (663) and Heights' Caden Cochrane finished sixth (646).

Team champion Seaman backed Parkhurst's second-place finish with a 618 series from Carson Wood, a 604 from Dominic Figueroa, a 599 from Landon Huxman a 598 from Dylan Hunt and a 553 from Alex Prescott.

LandonHuxmanBaker 1Seaman's Landon Huxman is congratulated by his teammates after a strike in the Baker competition. [Photo by Rick Peterson/TSN]

Seaman clinched the boys team title with a city-best 799 total for the four Baker format games, rallying from a 15-pin deficit to Shawnee Heights after the conclusion of the three Ten Pin games.

The Viking girls built a 95-pin lead through the Ten Pin competition before holding off Washburn Rural for the title.


At Gage Bowl


Team scores

Seaman 3,417, Shawnee Heights 3,358, Washburn Rural 3,339, Topeka West 2,863, Hayden 2,856, Topeka High 2,829, Highland Park 2,378.

Individual results

1. Logan Glinka, Washburn Rural, 729; 2. Riley Parkhurst, Seaman, 707; 3. Evan Jones, Shawnee Heights, 666; 4. Kaden Evans, Shawnee Heights, 665; 5. Tyler Faurot, Washburn Rural, 663; 6. Caden Cochrane, Shawnee Heights, 646

Other Seaman -- Carson Wood 618, Dominic Figueroa 604, Landon Huxman 599, Dylan Hunt 598, Alex Prescott 553.

Other Shawnee Heights -- Trey Donath 614, Henry Schattilly 604, Donavan Davis 585.

Other Washburn Rural -- Cody Spangler 583, Jackson Keller 581, Conner Ahrens 541, Brenna Inloes 485.

Topeka West -- Dason Tidwell 622, Alec Rutschmann 562, Gage Kindred-Noragon 490, Andrew Bazaldva 462, Casey Ard 403.

Hayden -- Chase Blaser 556, John Strickland 552, Kelton Meier 549, Trevor Christy 487, Cason Meier 483, Reese Renyer 401.  

Topeka High -- Thomas Patterson 563, Adam Krohe 565, Austin MItchell 479, Miles Barnes 476, Travis Shyne 455, Avery Donaldson 361. 

Highland Park -- Cristian Reyes 544, Jayden Wilson 460, Aaron Poe 448, Allen McCracken 366, Henry Guerra 335, Kevin Patino-Juarez 348.


Team scores

Seaman 2,987, Washburn Rural 2,933, Shawnee Heights 2,658, Topeka West 2,530, Topeka High 2,134, Highland Park 1,792, Hayden 1,787 (three bowlers).

Individual results

1. Paige Snyder, Seaman, 606; 2. Cheyenne Turkin, Seaman, 591; 3. Kayla Mize, Seaman, 561; 4. Elizabeth Poling, Washburn Rural, 559; 5. Addison VanMetre, Shawnee Heights, 551; 6. Megan Wood, Topeka West, 541.

Other Seaman -- Claire LaDuke 504, Ava Carlson 501, Laci Cole 477.

Other Washburn Rural -- Megan Glinka 536, Ashley Billups 520, Claire Ireland 520, Gabby Martinez 506, Taylin Sakers 434.

Other Shawnee Heights -- Jasmine Villalobos 478, Reese Bell 442, Tatum Simpson 435, Lauren Valdivia 430, Bailey Liby 359.

Other Topeka West -- Brenna Rutschmann 541, Hannah Allen 420, Karlee Galbreath 415, Madison Patterson 330, Jordan Felsburg 329. 

Topeka High -- Aleshia White 449, Kayda Villanueva 417, Gaviena Frank 350, Riley Salts 314, Amber Flerlage 305, Grecia Carlos-Oliveros 280.

Highland Park -- Thalia Villanueva 444, Phoenix Snyder 318, Evelin Carrizo 300, Alyssa Robinson 290, Ra'Lynn Divers 239. 

Hayden -- Ashley Lee 483, Emily Lee 453, Kinsley Reynoso 441, 

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