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Free State High School bowler Nick Conrad wins league

Conrad rolls 699; FSHS boys 3rd

February 18, 2011


— 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.


Kash_Encarri 7 years, 3 months ago

Looks like I may be eating some crow.

Congrats to the boys. Good to see Roste finally having a breakthrough series. Get this kind of performance from the Nick, Dustin and Tyler (sorry Brad and Val had to do it) and get something out of two of the other three I'll have a healthy helping to consume.

Take_a_letter_Maria 7 years, 3 months ago

You have been rather harsh on the coach and on Justin. I see these kids working awfully hard with their coach on a lot of Saturdays before and during the kids bowling.

Kash_Encarri 7 years, 3 months ago

Shhhhh, that's not Anita they are working with.

Kash_Encarri 7 years, 3 months ago

and outside of calling Justin a house bowler I really didn't diss him. Though the grizzly bear thought otherwise.

iquilt 7 years, 3 months ago

Man-up Kash, what you said was a DEFINITE dig. Not sure what you have against any teenager but wish you would just congratulate and let it go.

Kash_Encarri 7 years, 3 months ago

Actually Mrs. K, the digs were more at the helicopter parents.

You are correct though. Justin did a fine job yesterday and I shouldn't have slighted him like I did. I hope that he, Nick and Tyler are able to match that effort next week at regionals and that Kyle and Tre can match their high efforts for the season. If those five are capable of that, then the team as a whole will have a very good shot at moving on to state.

iquilt 7 years, 3 months ago

Way to go Firebirds!! And Congrats to Anita. Hard work pays off:)

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