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Northwest boys win 6A bowling

Published March 6 at 1:12 p.m.

The Northwest boys bowling team is a champion again.

Facing a 77-pin deficit entering the final game, the Grizzlies responded with the best score of any in the nine-team field to edge Derby by 44 pins to win the Class 6A championship with a team score of 2,757.

It is the second championship for Northwest, which also won the 6A title in 2008.

While his team finished in second place, Derby’s Noah Brooks clung to the high score of the day -- a 289 posted in the first game -- to finish with the individual honors with a series of 734, five pins better than Olathe North’s Tristan Musick.

Northwest’s late rally involved all six bowlers, as strong second games were posted by Brandon Kraus (267), Zachary Hall (257), and Kyle Clare (235), while Cody Hubbard (268), Seth Frazier (225), and Lane Stanberry (219) led the way in the third game.

Hubbard finished sixth overall with a 692 series, as Kraus was four pins behind him in seventh and Stanberry was 19th at 651.

Other area medalists were Derby’s Sam Kerbs (704, fifth), East’s Zach Lytle (683, ninth), Derby’s Tim Bevier (657, 17th), Hutchinson’s Jonathan Hornbaker (654, 18th), and Drake Slates (650, 20th).

In the team race, Southeast finished in sixth place with a score of 2,545.