Six teams from Southern Colorado qualified for the 2023 Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) State Unified Bowling Championships happening in Englewood Friday.
Last Wednesday, schools in Pueblo County competed at the Region 7 Unified Bowling Regionals at Big Daddy's Sunset Bowl along Prairie Avenue in Pueblo. Pueblo Central topped the field, while Pueblo South and Pueblo Centennial also qualified for state.
Below are the results from Wednesday's competition, as well as each team's final score:
- Pueblo Central - 640
- Pueblo South - 576
- Pueblo Centennial - 548
- Rye - 515
- Pueblo East - 479
- Pueblo County - 388
- Pueblo West - 312
Pueblo School District 60 says a large crowd was in attendance to cheer on those who were competing.
Pueblo Central won last year's state championship, and will look to defend their title Friday. Unified Bowling first began in Colorado back in 2021.
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When the sport was first introduced by CHSAA, the first state championship was held in April, 2021, where Pueblo East took home the title. In Nov. 2021, Pueblo South claimed the Unified Bowling championship.
In Region 1 action Friday at Peak Bowl, seven schools in Colorado Springs competed, with Cheyenne Mountain, Palmer, and Doherty all qualifing for state. Below is a list of the other teams that competed:
- Pine Creek
In July, Colorado Springs School District 11 announced that they were partnering with the Special Olympics of Colorado to expand inclusive sports programs.
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The six teams that qualified will compete Friday at the AMF Bellview lanes in Englewood.