Bradley Central’s Coty Rymer went into Friday’s six-player championship match with the top pinfall count, but stumbled slightly in the final.
Rymer finished in fourth place in the boys’ individual event with his total pinfall of 2,837 pins.
Walker Valley also had some bowlers who placed high in state competition. Senior Samantha Pope participated in Friday’s six-player final and finished in sixth-place.
The new state boys champion is Cane Ridge High School freshman Aaron Ruiz with a 2,968 pinfall total. Dylan Woods of Lawrence County was second with a 2,913, Memphis Overton’s DeAndre McKinley has a 2,902 and Rymer was fourth with his total.
Maryville Heritage senior Brittney Endsley won the Division I girls’ state championship with a pinfall of 2,705. Pope finished the finals with a total of 2,395.
Bradley Central and Walker Valley had other bowlers to place, in addition to the two bowlers who competed in Friday’s final.
Walker Valley junior Lauren Smeltzer finished the individual competition in eighth place, freshman Chelsey McCormick was 11th overall and freshman Kayla McDavid 52nd. Walker Valley’s Shelby Rummel was 32nd overall in the boys individual event.
Bradley Central’s Isaac Joy was also a key performer in individual play, but his pinfall total finished just short of making it to Friday’s final six.