The Dubuque Hempstead boys and Johnston girls won Class 3A state bowling team championships Wednesday at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines.
Hempstead’s boys finished with a total score of 3,194, followed by second-place Marshalltown (3,111) and third-place Davenport North (3,072). For the girls, Johnston topped everyone with a score of 3,107. Cedar Rapids Prairie earned second with 3,023 and Muscatine got third with 3,005.
This is the second straight year Johnston, Prairie and Muscatine have finished 1-2-3 in the state team tournament.
Hempstead also showed well on the individual side, landing the No. 1 and 4 spots in the field. Justin Lanser took first place with a score of 480, tying a tournament high with 245 in the second round to clinch first place. Cody Beck got fourth with a score of 459.
Rounding out the boys’ top five were No. 2 Alex Diercks of Linn-Mar (470), No. 3 CJ Bakoylis of Davenport North (468) and No. 5 Kalen Rios of Iowa City West (457).
Hanna Duver of Des Moines Lincoln bowled a 500 and beat the field by 20 pins to claim the 3A title. Davenport Central freshman Maddie Smith placed second with a score of 480. Johnston got two bowlers in the top five — No. 3 Chantelle Forester (479) and No. 5 Madi Singleton (460). Linn-Mar’s Mackena Diercks got fourth with a score of 469.