Wichita Free State High qualified both its boys and girls squads for the state bowling meet next week, placing second and fourth in the Wichita North Regional at Countryside West Lanes.
The Firebird boys totaled 2,395 pins, second only to Wichita Heights. They were led by Rich Altman, who rolled a 651 series. Mike Herschell bowled a 593 series, including a meet-high 277 game.
The girls knocked down 1,939 pins and finished fourth behind Wichita North, Wichita Southeast and Wichita East. Dacia Sprow rolled a 559 series to place third, while Dequesne Sprow placed 10th with 505.
Oskaloosa's girls were seventh and its boys were eighth.
Olathe -- Lawrence High's girls bowling team qualified for state by placing fourth at regionals at Olathe Lanes West.
The Lions' David Wyatt qualified for the state boys tournament, but LHS finished sixth in the boys regional and missed qualifying for state as a team.
Tiffany Demaline led the LHS girls with scores of 170, 222 and 171 for a 563 total. Jessica Wyatt was next at 130, 181 173 (436), followed by Miriam Cha 158, 115, 122 (395) and Ashley Davis at 138, 107, 144 (389). Demaline placed fourth among 61 bowlers.
The Lions totaled 1,833 pins. Olathe Northwest won the 10-team girls regional with a 2,119 total, followed by Olathe East at 2,079 and Olathe North at 1,971.
"The score isn't what we expected," LHS coach Greg Farley said. "The girls were probably about 100 pins below their average. But it was good enough to qualify, so we're happy about that."
David Wyatt rolled games of 171, 169 and 217 for a 557 total to lead the LHS boys. He was followed by Shawn Jimboy at 220, 158 and 168 (546), Tyler Demaline at 172, 191 and 172 (535), and Jeremy Smith at 176, 177 and 169 (522). The LHS boys had a pinfall total of 2,160.