High school bowling: Airline’s Quinley wins girls state singles championship

2003

Airline freshman Trista Quinley won the girls singles title at the Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Bowling State Championship Tournament on Friday at Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge.

Quinley is the first bowler from Northwest Louisiana to win a state title.

Quinley bowled a 659 series (212-245-202) in the finals. She had 22 strikes in the three games, including seven in a row in the 245 game.

Dutchtown’s Avery Laughlin was runner-up. Baton Rouge High’s Keondra Eaton finished third.

Quinley advanced to the finals with a 587 series (200-184-203) in the first round.

Parkway’s Destin Meza bowled a 592 series (207-185-200) in the boys first round and did not advance.

Paul Mazarac of team champion Houma Vandebilt Catholic won the boys singles title. Baton Rouge Catholic was the boys team runner-up.

Covington St. Scholastic won the girls team championship with 14-13 victory over Morgan City.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com