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West’s Rios fifth at state bowling tournament

DES MOINES– Iowa City West High’s Kalen Rios, a senior, finished fifth in the 2017 Class 3A Boys State Bowling Tournament held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. Rios bowled 222 in the first game and 235 in the second for a 457 total and was the only West High bowler to advance to the tournament.
Dubuque Hempstead’s Justin Lanser, a senior, won the individual tournament with 235 and 245 for a 480 total, while Hempstead took the team title with 3,194.
Linn-Mar’s Alex Diercks (senior) was second in the individual tournament with 255 and 215 for 470, C.J. Bakoylis (senior) from Davenport North was third with 279 and 189 for 468 and Hempstead’s Cody Beck (junior) was fourth with 265 and 194 for 459.
Rios was a Second-Team All-District pick by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association (IGCA) in Class 3A’s “East District” while teammate Corey Roth earned First-Team honors. West High’s Brittnee Price was an Honorable Mention pick in Class 3A “East District” selections, as well.