The all-conference selections for the 2018-19 Mississippi Athletic Conference bowling season were announced on Wednesday. Muscatine high school had three girls and three boys named to the respective rosters.
Senior Gabi Evans and junior Kayla Maurer were named to the first-team and junior Emily Payne was given an honorable mention distinction. For the boys, junior Carter Riley and sophomore Noah Miller were second-team selections and sophomore Marcus Madsen was an honorable mention.
Evans placed third as an individual at the Class 3A state tournament earlier this month in Waterloo with a 428 two-game series. That performance set the stage for the girls' team to take home second place at state when they bowled a collective 2,836.
On the season, Evans rolled an average series score of 414.3. Her season-high for a single two-game series registered a 467 mark. She was also named to the Class 3A all-state first team.
Maurer, meanwhile, rolled an average series score of 373.1 on the season. Her season-high two-game series was 473, the best mark on the team.
Payne also played a crucial role in the second-place Muskies' state tournament performance. She carried a 313.2 series average this season.
Riley held a 404.4 series average this season, which included a 448 high series.
Miller placed fourth individually at the state tournament with a 465 series. His season series average was a 391.7. His state performance was just 12 pins shy of his season-best series.
Madsen finished the season with a 389.9 series average.
At state, the boys' team placed fourth amongst the eight that competed with a combined 3,017.
Mark Richardson of Clinton and Wendy Allen of Davenport Central were named co-Coach of the Year on the girls' side while Mark Schlichting of Davenport West won the award for boys' bowling.
The Bowlers of the Year for each side were senior Donna Diggs of Davenport Central for the girls and senior Brant Carter of Davenport North for the boys.
Editor's Note: Muscatine junior Kayla Maurer was regretfully left out of the original article in today's print edition. The Journal regrets this error.