Bearcats Continue Unbeaten Streak Against Defending Champs


Continuing its strong start to the season, the W.F. West girls bowling team dispatched defending 2A team state champion Black Hills Tuesday at Westside Lanes in Olympia, 1883-1597 in total pins, all without defending individual champion, Piper Chalmers. 

“We did enough to win tonight,” Bearcats coach Don Bunker said. “Both teams struggled a bit with the shot. Westside was unable to put down a fresh shot which made for inconsistent ball reaction throughout the match for both teams, but we have some work to do on our spare shooting at practice this week.”

The Bearcats were led by Tyran Ozretich’s strong performance, bowling a 180 in the first Baker game and a 184 in the second. Lexie Delisle had a 165 and 136, Savannah Hawkins bowled a 145 and 141, Clara Bunker scored a 159 and 157, and Savanna Hoyt-Siler in the top spot bowled a 135 and 195. 

W.F. West had a Baker score of 151 in the first game and 135 in the second. 

The Wolves were led by Zoey Theophilus’ 159 and 157, Aubyn Kershaw-Lore’s 119 and 93, Charli Penland’s 91 and 104, Bella Brady’s 126 and 130, and Dana Culley’s 145 and 141. 

Black Hills had a Baker score of 113 in the first game and 127 in the second. 

The Bearcats will host the first annual Bearcat Classic Invite Tournament this Saturday, starting at 9 a.m., for their next contest at Mill Town Lanes in Morton. Skyview, R.A. Long, Capital, Spanaway Lake, North Thurston, Tumwater, and Columbia River will all be competing in Morton this weekend.