Vikings prepare to defend district bowling titles

Jan. 15, 2020 — The Siuslaw bowling teams had their final regular season tournament Sunday at Emerald Lanes in Eugene.

Bowling program coordinator and coach Dusty Anderson said it was a “successful tournament for both the girls and boys teams.”

On the boys side,  the team once again reached the tournament’s four-team roll-off.

Led by the Logan Teel, Hayden Houlihan and Clay Kramer, the Viking boys qualified as the third-place team. Siuslaw opened the tournament by taking on North Bend in the first round of the roll off.

“Unfortunately, the Viks came up a little short,” Anderson said of the boys team, which lost to North Bend and set up a match for third place with Sheldon.

Though the outcome wasn’t what the team had hoped, with Siuslaw finishing fourth after losing to Sheldon, Anderson said the performance “Still provided the team with the confidence that it can compete and defend their district crown in two weeks.”

For the Lady Vikings, it was back to being one of the best teams in the district after what Anderson described as an “off tournament” last week. “On Sunday, they were back to their winning ways,” he said.

The Lady Vikings finished the qualifying round on Sunday as the second-place team. Advancing to the semifinals, Siuslaw faced Marshfield. After a slow start, the Vikings came back to defeat the Pirates 289-273 in the two-game match.

In the finals, Siuslaw bowled against Cottage Grove and led the Lions from start to finish before winning 297-266 for the tourney title.

Both Siuslaw teams will compete at the district tournament on Jan. 26 at Firs Bowl in Eugene, where both Vikings teams will compete to defend their district titles.


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