The West Jessamine girls’ bowling team made the state tournament for the second year in a row but came up short in the first round last week.
West was seeded sixth out of the 16 teams who made it to the Executive Strike & Spare in Louisville on Friday, Feb. 8, and was matched up against 11th-seeded Boone County.
In the best-of-five match, the West girls lost the first game 156-142 and took the second one handily 195-155. After dropping the third game 192-185 and tying the fourth 161-161, West came through to win game five 171-158 and force a sixth and deciding game, which Boone County took 193-157.
Two bowlers from Jessamine County were competing in the individual finals in Louisville a day earlier.
Chester Hukle of East Jessamine High School placed 21st in the boys’ state bowling individual championships in Louisville on Thursday, Feb. 7, throwing games of 213, 168 and 213 for a total of 594.
West Jessamine’s Robyn Cheek had games of 141, 145 and 158, a total of 444 that earned her 30th place in the state on the girls’ side.
The west team includes Cheek, Kelsey Couch, Bayleigh Lowery, Hannah McFadden, Olivia Boggs, Kaitlin Duff, Kayla Morris, Kerrigan Welch and Sarah McFadden.