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Lady bowler takes runner up in state finals
Junior becomes first athlete in high school’s history to advance to bowling championship

March 09, 2011

On Saturday, March 5, in Battle Creek, Lake Orion junior Kate Gladstone found herself in the Finals of the Division 1 Individual Girls State Bowling Championship.

The road to the Finals was a long and difficult process.To qualify for the second round of the 5 round tournament Gladstone had to beat 44 other bowlers in head-to-head competitions. Kate then advanced to the round of 16 players, then a round of 8 by beating two highly touted bowlers from Davison by 39 and 5 pins.

In the semi-finals, Kate beat an Anchor Bay bowler by 12 pins to advance to the finals.

In the Finals, before a packed house, Kate did the Lake Orion community proud when she bowled 205 and 190 for a two game total of 395. Unfortunately, her opponent bested her with scores of 215 and 242.

With the runner-up finish, Kate broke a Lake Orion High School record, being the first bowler of either gender to advance to the State Finals.