Knights slip by Oly, edge Eagles


Sports editor

The Bremerton Knights are still sitting atop the Olympic League girls bowling standings, but both Klahowya and the Trojans made sure they earned the right.

The Knights (6-0) beat the Eagles (3-3) Tuesday as Klahowya surprised many by giving Bremerton a run for it’s money. While Bremerton won 5-2, the Eagles were able to win the second game 850-834 after falling 729-653 in the first.

Chelsea Schmittler rolled a great game against the Knights, with a score of 240 thanks to streaks of five and four strikes in the second game.

“The adrenaline was going for sure,” Schmittler said. “My hands were shaking.”

Bremerton would win both Baker games, but the first was narrow as the Knights clipped Klahowya 147-145 before locking up the win 205-151.

Ariel Wagg led the Knights with a high game of 206. Schmittler finished with a 364 series.

Schmittler said it shows other teams that Klahowya is not a squad to be overlooked.

“It says to lookout,” she said. “We’ve got a good team.”

Against Olympic on Thursday, the Knights had an even tougher time, with the Trojans (4-2) rebounding from an 813-751 opening loss with a 885-883 win. The match was about as close as it gets, with the the Knights taking the first Baker 148-145. Oly then won the second 159-151.

Ultimately, Bremerton edged the Trojans 1995-1940 in total pins to claim the 4-3 win.

Jessica Sutton, the league’s average leader at 180, rolled a high game of 224 and series of 409. Alma Levario rolled a 187 for the Trojans as well.

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