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WINSTON-SALEM — With an aggregate score of 785, Wilson’s Blake Reason emerged with a state bowling championship at last weekend’s North Carolina State United States Bowling Congress Association Youth Championship at Northside Lanes.
The 13-year-old Reason, who will receive $125 in scholarship money at Saturday’s NCUSBC Convention in Fayetteville via his performance in the state championship, was one of eight bowlers representing Westview Lanes in the competition.
Bowling in the Singles Division 3 Handicapped ranks, Reason’s 785 over three games allowed him to seize the championship by six pins over Travis Boisclair. Reason secured $100 in scholarship funds as a result and added another $25 for his sixth-place finish in the all-events handicapped rankings. The all-events score takes into account finishes in singles, doubles and team events.
In Singles Division 4 Handicapped, Ethan Carraway finished in a tie for third with his three-game total of 731 and secured $77.50 in scholarship winnings. Carraway teamed with Alex Ellis in Doubles Division 4 Handicapped and tied for third with a team score of 1,406. That allowed Carraway-Ellis to split $112.50 in earnings.
Also placing inside the money was Paige Fortier, who finished sixth in Division 4 Singles Handicppaed with a three-game 722 and 11th in all-events handicapped. The placements allowed Fortier to receive a combined $80 in scholarship winnings.
Nigil Hargett, Holden Barnes, Braeden Barnes and Alyssa Reason also competed for Westview.