Wayne girls claim fourth straight state bowling title, boys runner-up


LINCOLN — The Wayne High girls bowling team continued its dominance in Nebraska Tuesday night with a four-game win over Elkhorn North to claim the Class B title at the Nebraska State Bowling Championships at Sun Valley Lanes.

It is the fourth consecutive title for the Blue Devil lady keglers, who needed just 14 games to win four best-of-five matchups on the day to lay claim to the title and continue their dominance as the top girls bowling program in the state.

Top-seeded Wayne had little trouble reaching the finals, disposing of Seward and Northwest in three-game sweeps before needing four to outduel Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family and advance to the ifnals, where they won three out of four over the Wolves to take the title.

The Wayne High boys also reached the finals earlier in the day, coming back through the losing bracket to get to Tuesday night’s championship before losing in three straight games to Seward.

Wayne High’s boys were also the top seed in the boys bracket Tuesday morning, but were knocked down to the losers bracket after a 3-1 win over Kearney, falling to Northwest 3-0.
Wayne battled back through the losers bracket, defeating Humphrey/Lindsay Holy Family in four games, sweeping York and avenging their loss to Northwest with a four-game win to get to the finals.

More to come in this week’s edition of The Wayne Herald.