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Six area teams qualify for 2023 CHSAA State Unified Bowling Championships

Posted at 6:13 PM, Nov 10, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-14 00:45:43-05

COLORADO — Six area teams qualified for the 2023 Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) State Unified Bowling Championships happening in Englewood next Friday.

On Wednesday, schools in Pueblo County competed at the Region 7 Unified Bowling Regionals at Big Daddy's Sunset Bowl along Prairie Ave. in Pueblo. Pueblo Central topped the field, while Pueblo South and Pueblo Centennial also qualified for state.

Courtesy Photo: Pueblo School District 60

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.

Courtesy Photo: Pueblo School District 60

Pueblo Central won last year's state championship, and will look to defend their title next Friday. Unified Bowling first began in Colorado back in 2021.


Unified Bowling bringing students together at Pueblo Central

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.

Courtesy Photo: Pueblo School District 60

In Region 1 action Friday at Peak Bowl, seven schools in Colorado Springs competed, with Cheyenne Mountain, Palmer, and Doherty all qualifing for state.

Cheyenne Mountain won the regional tournament with a total score of 494. This is the first year Cheyenne Mountain has competed in CHSAA's Unified Bowling program. According to Cheyenne Mountain School District 12, the parents and kids have all been supportive in the teams first year.

Courtesy Photo: Cheyenne Mountain School District 12

Palmer High School finished second to earn their spot in the state competition, and Doherty finished third.

Courtesy Photo: Colorado Springs School District 11
Courtesy Photo: Colorado Springs School District 11

Below is a list of the other teams that competed:

  • Coronado
  • Mitchell
  • Pine Creek
  • Sierra

In July, Colorado Springs School District 11 announced that they were partnering with the Special Olympics of Colorado to expand inclusive sports programs.

District 11 and Special Olympics create more inclusive sports

The six teams that qualified will compete next Friday at the AMF Bellview lanes in Englewood.

News5 Photojournalist Carl Winder will be in Englewood as the teams compete for a state title. News5 will have coverage of the event in our newscasts next Friday.

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