Ponca City bowlers compete in Stillwater

February 19, 2024 | Sports

STILLWATER — The culmination of months of hard work and practice for the high school bowling teams across the state occurred on Saturday, Feb. 17 at various regional tournaments.  

The regional tournament Ponca City took place at Frontier Bowl in Stillwater.  

Ponca City teams joined teams from Frontier, Tonkawa, Stillwater, Bethany, and Putnam City West to determine the qualifiers for the state tournament.  

The teams completed eight Baker style games for seeding.  

The Ponca City boys earned a first seed, earning them a bye for the first round of bracket play.  The  girls earned a second seed earning them a bye for the first round of bracket play.  During the second round, the boys took down Putnam City West in three straight games and the girls did the same against Bethany.   The victories ensured that the teams qualified for state, but one final round was needed to determine regional champion.  The boys were able to defeat Stillwater in three straight games.  

The girls tied the first game against Stillwater and won the second game, but were defeated in the next three games to earn runner-up and advance to the state tournament for the third straight time.   This is the third year in a row the girls have advanced to state.  The state tournament will take place Saturday, Feb. 24 in Enid.  

From left are: Duane Hunt (coach), Zayne Gaytan, Cedric Garcia, Aiden Patterson, Carlton Carney, Jaden Ross, Kadin Newsom, Peyton Davisson, and Chaise Davisson.
From left are: Jessica Hamlin (coach), Porsha Kreger, Kimberlyn Hamlin, Carly Hill, Danika McNamara, Kris McDaniel, Sanaya Rabb, and Angela Hamlin (assistant coach)