Mission Free State High’s Nick Conrad rolled a 699 series to win the Sunflower League bowling championship on Thursday at Mission Bowl.
Conrad rolled 211-254-234—699 to pace the Firebirds to a third-place finish in the team race. Teammate Justin Walthall rolled a 667 to place seventh, and Tyler Roste rolled 623 to place 13th.
“I have a lot of faith in Justin and Nick,” FSHS coach Anita Carlson said. “They can do it. Did it surprise us today? Yes, a little bit, because you never know who’s going to show up to bowl. But Nick was bound and determined to shoot a 700, and he got very close today. Hard work pays off in the end, and we’re extremely pleased with how the top three bowled today.
On the girls side, McKenzie Dever placed 15th at 519, and Michelle Shieffer was 17th at 498 as the Firebirds placed fifth.
“This was one of the girls’ better series we shot all year,” Carlson said. “And it’s good timing, because we’re getting ready to compete at regionals. They bowled with a lot of heart today and kept their heads in the game. It was a good day.”
Lawrence High’s girls placed seventh, paced by an eighth-place individual finish by Kierstan Warren (587).
The LHS boys placed last.
Both city squads will meet in the city dual at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Royal Crest Lanes, then head to Topeka for regionals on Friday.