Witt at State

Oskaloosa's Rylee Witt (left) and her father/coach Tony Witt (right) at the State Bowling Tournament in Waterloo.

WATERLOO — Bowlers from around the state converged at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo on Monday for the Class 2A State Bowling Tournament. Oskaloosa sent Rylee Witt for her first state appearance, where she would show well by taking 15th place.

Witt bowled a first game of 207 before following up with a 193 for a series of an even 400, which put her on-par with her district total of 402.

Witt would place 15th among 49 girls and just 23 pins shy of earning a medal for placing in the top 10.

Witt finishes her high school bowling career a unanimous first team all-conference and second team all-district bowler with a top-15 finish at state to add under her belt.

It was a nice way to go out for the senior and it was a proud moment for her coach and father.

“There were a lot of very good bowlers and it showed the scores being so high,” Oskaloosa head coach and Rylee’s dad Tony Witt said. “Rylee bowled very well and I am very proud of her score for her first time at State. Even though she missed some spares she overcame them by stringing some strikes together.”

Waterloo East’s Stephanie Burge won the individual title by 10 pins with a 481 series and a high game of 267.

LeMars won a tightly contested team title over Keokuk by 47 pins with a team total of 3,081.

Colin Peters can be reached at 641-672-2581, by email at cpeters@oskyherald.com or on Twitter @ColinPetersOH.

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