TopSports.news’ eight city girls bowlers to watch in 2022
- Created: Monday, 10 January 2022 05:45
By RICK PETERSON
AMAYA BUCHANAN, Washburn Rural -- A junior, Buchanan finished 17th last season in the Class 6A state tournament to help Washburn Rural earn the third-place trophy in the team standings. Buchanan was a second-team All-City selection last season and was a member of the Junior Blues' regional championship team and Centennial League runner-up team, placing fifth in the league meet.
KAITLYN DOYAL, Washburn Rural -- A senior, Doyal posted a seventh-place individual finish in the 2021 Class 6A state meet with a 631 series, bowling a high game of 242. A first-team All-City pick as a junior, Doyal helped the Junior Blues post a third-place 6A team finish. Doyal finished third at regionals with a 554 series as Rural won the regional team title and she finished ninth individually in the Centennial League meet as Rural finished second as a team.
KAITLYN EVANS, Seaman -- Evans, a senior, earned a ninth-place medal in the Class 5A-1A state tournament with a 599 series and a 215 high game as Seaman finished fourth as a team. A first-team All-City pick last season, Evans posted a ninth-place individual finish in 5A-1A regional competition with a 543 series for the team-champion Vikings and she placed sixth in the Centennial League tournament with a 526 series as Seaman won the league team championship.
GABBI McCARTHY, Topeka High -- A senior, McCarthy was a second-team All-City selection a year ago. McCarthy capped her junior season with a 15th-place finish for the Trojans in the 2021 Class 6A state meet after qualifying for state as an individual in regional competition.
MAKENZIE MILLARD, Seaman -- Millard posted a city-high fourth-place individual finish in the Class 5A-1A state meet as a junior with a 612 series, including games of 232 and 221. A first-team Al-City pick, Millard moved up a place individually after taking fifth at state as a sophomore. Millard, who helped the Vikings finish fourth as a team at state, was the individual regional champion with a 666 series and third in the Centennial League meet with a 590 series as Seaman won team championships in both tournaments.
KATIE PRICE, Seaman -- The Viking junior won the Centennial League individual championship last season with a 658 series, helping lead Seaman to the team championship. A first-team All-City pick a year ago, Price placed 10th at regionals with a 537 series for the team-champion Vikings and Price posted a 31st-place finish in the Class 5A-1A state tournament with a 496 series as Seaman finished fourth in the team standings.
CHEYENNE TURKIN, Seaman -- A sophomore, Turkin was a second-team All-City selection last season after helping the Vikings post a fourth-place finish in the Class 5A-1A state meet with a 16th-place state finish. Turkin helped Seaman win a regional team championship with a seventh-place individual finish with a 553 series.
MEGAN WOOD, Topeka West -- A sophomore, Wood earned second-team All-City honors a year ago, earning a berth in the Class 5A-1A state meet as an individual with a third-place regional finish. Wood bowled a 587 series in the regional meet before finishing 50th in the state meet. Wood won an individual title in a regular-season triangular with a 596 series and a 263 game.