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FSHS boys bowling wins first meet of the year

February 16, 2011

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Free State High’s boys bowling team won its first meet of the year on Tuesday at a home triangular at Royal Crest Lanes.

The Firebirds totaled 2,574 pins, edging Washburn Rural (2,527) and K.C. Turner (2,512).

Justin Walthall led Free State with a 657 (218-235-204).

The FSHS girls (1,898) placed third, behind K.C. Turner (1,946) and Washburn Rural, which won the triangular with 2,058 pins.

Free State will compete in the Sunflower League tournament on Thursday at Mission Bowl before facing crosstown rival Lawrence High in a dual next Tuesday.

Comments

bwalthall 3 years, 2 months ago

TO: Kash encarri: This is Proud Papa Bear. Had to create an account to comment, and not afraid to put my name out there. The current coaching staff took the Boys to state last year, and they won 3rd which was a great showing. Justin bowled a 650+ series which was 21st best in the state last year. This was in Wichita which is not "his house". As a junior bowler, Justin has also placed 2nd in the state for singles, also not in "his house". He has won several tournaments not in "his house". He has worked hard to be his best, so don't run him down.

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boxers_or_briefs 3 years, 2 months ago

No matter how much you whine and argue, at the end of the day it's still bowling.

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MISTERTibbs 3 years, 2 months ago

I'd ask for a ringside seat, but it doesn't appear that it would much of a match. K_E makes some strong statements and all the mom can do is laugh because she has nothing.

I guess if the kid can make a show at state, she'll have the last laugh.

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Kash_Encarri 3 years, 2 months ago

I know Anita and it is an accurate observation.

And since I know what school the story was written about, and I know the coach, I also know that your assumption is incorrect. So we can leave it at that.

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Val Walthall 3 years, 2 months ago

What is there to refute? It was my personal comment. I don't understand what there was to even post comments about? But you're right - the paper wouldn't have come to a minor sport such as bowling unless the coach would have asked them to. I get that.... my error... and I stand corrected. But you don't KNOW Anita - you don't know anything about her - so don't placing judgements about her character.

As far as the comment abuot "the best bowler at FS didn't even try out for the team"... I'm just going to assume you have the wrong High School, and leave it at that.

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MISTERTibbs 3 years, 2 months ago

I can see a parent being offended when their kid's name is incorrect in the paper Kash_Encarri. Don't let them off too easily there, especially when they mentioned the student in an earlier article related to the team.

Having said that, your other points must have been valid enough since the parent didn't try to refute any of it. With both schools having home basketball games for both boys and girls varsity and jV, and limited resources at the newspaper, I can see why there wasn't anyone there to cover the event. If the coach doesn't do anything to make the paper know it's a big deal there probably isn't a paper in the area that would have sent anyone to cover it if they were put in a similar situation.

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Take_a_letter_Maria 3 years, 2 months ago

Wow Kash. Pretty gutsy taking on a momma bear head on. Sounds like you know Carlson pretty well though. Or do you work for the paper and have an inside scoop?

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Kash_Encarri 3 years, 2 months ago

1.) Not the first time the JW has blown a name in the paper, especially if it was something called in since they weren't there to cover. 2.) Maybe you need to blame Anita for not alerting the paper to this being Senior day. I don't know that for a fact, but I wouldn't put it past her to forget about bringing something like this to the media's attention. That could also be the reason that Kyle's score wasn't even mentioned. Call it in and give total pin-fall and high series. 3.) League meet IS mentioned. No need to jump ahead to Regionals or State until after league is completed. I hope Justin can get beyond being a house bowler and make it to state as an individual, because I don't think the team is strong enough to make it as a group.

Credit where credit is due - the best bowler at FS didn't even go out for the team.

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Val Walthall 3 years, 2 months ago

1.) His name is JUSTIN... not Dustin. 2.) I thought it was pretty bad that it was Senior Recognition and the Varsity boys WON... yet NO-ONE from LJWorld was there to cover. Some of those boys on the varsity team bowled their best game EVER. Kyle Hall had his first 600 series yet not a peep fro LJW. 3.) Heads up, LJWorld... Sunflower League is Thursday at Mission Bowl... Regionals is next week at Westridge... and STATE is the following week. Give a little credit where credit is due.

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