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Snohomish County high school bowlers face off at tournament
EVERETT — Snohomish County high school bowlers, the top 16 boys and the top four girls according to pin-per-game average, went head-to-head in the league’s annual All-Star Tournament on Dec. 17.
The All-Star teams, assembled so that each had the same average during league play, played three regular non-handicapped games and hurried to bowl as many ‘baker’ games, in which each bowler rolls two frames for his or her team, as possible before the tournament’s lane reservation expired.
Eddy Smith, who leads the league with a 228-pin average, and Ellen Dowell, leading the girls with 181 pins per game, represented Lakewood.
Tyler and Kyle Godsey and Bryson Parker bowled on Marysville-Pilchuck’s behalf.
“I listen to music to get pumped up,” said Tyler, an animated bowler who celebrates strikes and spares with high-fives and fist-pumps.
Godsey is happier with others’ achievements because he’s overly critical of his own performances. He joined a Saturday league before his freshman year at M-P. His mom and grandparents are bowlers and he wants to bowl in college.
Cascade High School produced the most bowlers at the tournament with Andre Calipes, Brent Strike, Jesse Gonzales, Thomas Wilson, Alex Blake, Austin Brenneisen, Casey Blake and Greg Neal.
Daniel Harmic, Riley Carter, Jen Greever and Amber Meader were the tournament’s Mariner stars.
Elijah Reed and Baylie Self bowled for Marysville Arts & Tech.
Jeremy Allegre was the tournament’s pride of Lake Stevens.
When the last pins had fallen and the last frames were filled, Greever, Neal, Gonzales, Reed and Smith emerged as champions, unbeaten through four round-robin games.
“If only I could do this at State,” Reed said. “It feels good to bowl with the best. I’m glad I was bowling with Eddy and Jesse.”