All-City girls bowling: Third-place Seaman represented by trio of state medalists
- Created: Tuesday, 14 March 2023 05:45
By RICK PETERSON
Seaman, which finished third in Class 5A-1A this season after winning the state team title a year ago, put a city-high three bowlers on the 2023 girls All-City bowling team, selected by city coaches.
The Vikings are represented on the All-City team by senior Katie Price and juniors JaeLinn Thetford and Cheyenne Turkin, with all three earning 5A-1A state medals this past season.
Price and Thetford finished second and third individually while Turkin added a 20th-place state finish.
Two other state medalists, Washburn Rural's Claire Ireland in 6A and Topeka West's Brenna Rutschmann in 5A-1A, also earned first-team berths while former West medalist Megan Wood rounds out the All-City team.
Ireland finished 11th at state and Rutschmann placed 18th while Wood was a regional champion this season after placing at state as a sophomore.
CLAIRE IRELAND, Washburn Rural -- A junior, Ireland posted an 11th-place finish in the Class 6A state tournament, rolling a 586 three-game series. Ireland won the Centennial League individual championship with a 596 series to lead the Junior Blues to the league team title and finished fifth in 6A regional competition with a 570 series as Rural qualified for state with a second-place team finish.
KATIE PRICE, Seaman -- Price capped her high school career with a second-place individual finish in the Class 5A-1A state tournament with a 637 series, helping Seaman earn the third-place team trophy. Price bowled a 527 series in the United Kansas Conference tournament and a 505 at regionals, helping the Vikings win both team titles. As a junior Price helped Seaman win the 5A-1A state team title.
BRENNA RUTSCHMANN, Topeka West -- Rutschmann, a junior, earned a Class 5A-1A state individual medal with an 18th-place finish, rolling a 556 series. Rutschmann finished sixth individually in 5A-1A regional competition with a 552 series, helping the Chargers earn a team berth for the state tournament with a second-place regional finish.