Manhattan — Senior Chase Taylor medaled with a fifth-place finish, and the Free State High boys bowling team advanced to the Class 6A state competition by placing third on Wednesday at Little Apple Lanes.
Taylor bowled a 672 series to lead all city bowlers. Miranda Krom (10th place) and Kierstan Warren (13th) qualified for the Lawrence High girls, who placed fifth as a team. Tre Sexton (10th) and Connor Daniels will represent the LHS boys, who finished fourth, just 23 points behind FSHS.
The Firebirds girls placed seventh.
The 6A state competition will be held on March 1 at North Rock Lanes in Wichita.