For the last two years, De Soto’s Daniel Erickson has made the solo trip to Wichita for the Kansas Class 5-1A bowling tournament.
Erickson had some company this season and the senior, along with a pair of freshmen, Sean Cauthron and Tyler Lovegren, are bringing home the first state medals from the tournament in years.
Cauthron finished with a 600 series to take ninth place, Erickson rolled a 589 to take 12th, and Lovegren bowled a 581 to take 16th.
“I’m very proud of them to make it this far,” De Soto coach Robert Kindred said. “This has been a really good year for us and Danny has been a great leader. His past experience was huge and I thought what the two freshmen were able to accomplish this season was huge.”
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Topeka Seaman won the boys team title with 3,348 pins, while Buhler’s Colton MacArthur won the individual title with a 661 series. Leavenworth’s William O’Donnell (18th, 578 series) was the only other Kansas City-area medalist.
In the girls field, Lansing junior Lacey Angello picked up her second career medal in her third straight trip to state. Angello rolled a 541 series to finish seventh overall in the field, while Mulvane’s Addy Schiffelbein won the individual title with a 621 series and Great Bend won the team championship with a score of 2,809.