District 622 shines at adapted bowling state

Brian Meyers

sports writer


There was definitely a District 622 presence at the Minnesota State High School League’s adapted bowling state tournament last month at the Brunswick Zone in Brooklyn Park. A slew of participants from North and Tartan turned out to compete at the May 20 event.

Tartan had a big day and brought home a pair of championships.

The first championship was the doubles title in the CI division. Freshman Antione Tuck and junior Colin Urbanski joined forces to bowl a two-game total of 926 and win by 11 pins.

The second-place tandem was also from Tartan. Junior Kaitlin Morris and senior Danielle Herzberg combined to roll a 915. 

Other Tartan doubles teams in the tournament included seniors Jamie Tody and Skylar Campbell, who finished fifth. Juniors Justin Breister and Yeng Her took 20th, junior Alia Voxland and sophomore Erika Stone finished 37th and sophomore Jesse DePonty and senior Thomas Harper tied for 38th.

Tartan also claimed the CI team championship. Harper, freshman Isaiah Lynch, DePonty and freshman Wayne Larson amassed a score of 1,751 to take home the team title.

Two other Tartan foursomes tied for third place with identical scores of 1,641. One of the teams consisted of Tuck, sophomore Zachary Staken, junior Jared Sletten and Urbanski. The other was made up of Morris, Tody, Campbell and Herzberg.

Tartan also had a team finish 13th. That was senior Dominic Martinez, junior James Mordoski, Her and Breister. Finishing 22nd were sophomore Danyel Conrad, Stone, freshman Kaitlyn Steans and Voxland.

In addition to the doubles and team competitions, Tartan also had four bowlers competing in singles action. 

Lynch recorded the highest finish for a Tartan boy by placing 16th with a total score of 418. Larson tied for 21st place at 411 and Martinez wound up tied for 27th place at 398.

In the girls singles competition, Steans was 24th with a score of 391.



The Polars had competitors in both the CI and PI divisions. North’s highest finish came in the PI team competition as the foursome of sophomores Eduardo Palma, Maryann Mbugua and Jacob Lagoon and freshman Debie Morales-Campos took fifth with a score of 1,596.

Eighth place went to the North foursome of juniors Kailee Erdes, Madrid Castrejon and Shane Sullivan and sophomore Raelene Bury. Their score was 1,574.

All eight Polars who bowled in the team competition also bowled in the doubles tournament. Castrejon and Sullivan led North by taking seventh place with a score of 902.

Erdes and Bury landed in 13th place with a score of 824. Mbugua and Morales-Campos finished 14th at 821 and Palma and Lagoon tied for 20th with a score of 773.

In the CI division, North has representatives in the team and doubles competitions. Polars finished ninth and 10th in the team competition and 12th and 30th in the doubles draw.

North’s ninth-place team, which scored 1,602, was made up of senior Angelina McKelvie, juniors Samantha Hengel and Nick Weldon and sophomore Casey Markovich.

The 10th place team scored 1,586 and was made up of juniors Michael Cook and Perry Thomas, sophomore Domminic Alexander and freshman Patrick Mordorski.

Mordorski and Cook added a 12th-place finish in the doubles competition with a score of 820. Hengel and McKelvie combined for a score of 793 and tied for 20th place.


Brian Meyers can be reached at bmeyers@lillienews.com or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.




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