The 2007 High School State Bowling Finals

High School State Bowling Finals were held at Sleeping Giant Lanes in Helena on March 25th.   Three person teams were made up of high school students from Anaconda, Billings, Butte, Great Falls, Hardin, Helena and Missoula.  A total of 14 boy’s teams and 7 girl’s teams. 


Defending State Champions, Butte Lady Bulldogs, Denea Reopelle, Kayla Medina and Amanda Mulcahy once again came out on top after two rounds of competition against 6 other teams.  After the 1st round, Great Falls High Lady Bison were seated in first but in round two the Lady Bulldogs edged out the Lady Bison with total team point wins of 186 over the Bison’s 175.5 wins. 


Amanda Mulcahy was awarded the Girl’s Singles Champion gold medal with her four-game series of 806.  Silver Medalist was Lady Bison Marynda Martinich with a 752 series and team mate Joleen Martinich took the Bronze with a 747 series.

Mulcahy’s series consisted of games 206, 194, 199, 207.


Other awards given to Butte High Students in the Boys Division were Highest finishing series for Seniors; Eddie Zimpel took the Silver Medal with a 816 series.  Highest finishing series for Juniors; Colton Haeffner also won a Silver Medal with a 755 series.  For the Freshman Division, Denton Martinich received a Silver Medal for his 664 series,


For the Girl’s Division of highest finishing Seniors;  Butte High’s Denea Reopelle received a Bronze medal for her 586 series.  For highest Finishing Sophomores,  Amanda Mulcahy won the Gold with 816.   For highest finishing Freshman, Mikala Schumacher received the Silver with a series of 563.



Here are the complete results:


Boys Team Event:  scored by points won

1.   Hardin Bulldogs,  177.5  -  GOLD

2.   Helena High Bengals2,  176.5  - SILVER

3.   Msla Big Sky1,  155  - BRONZE

4.   Great Falls High Bison, 145

5.   Butte Bulldogs White, 137

6.   Butte Bulldogs Purple, 132

7.   Billings West Bears, 117

8.   Helena High Bengals1, 115.5

9.   CMR Rustlers1, 114.5

10. Msla Big Sky2, 113

11. Anaconda Copperheads, 110

12. Butte Bulldogs, 108

13. CMR Rustlers2, 54

14. CMR Rustlers3, 34




Boys Singles Event:  4-game series medalists

GOLD -  Josh Link, Hardin Bulldogs, 880  

SILVER – Travis Bird, Billings West Bears, 818

BRONZE  -    Eddie Zimpel, Butte Bulldogs, 816

-         Josh Forbes, Helena High Bengals, 816

-         Sean Hill, Great Falls High Bison, 816   



Highest Finishers by Class - Boys

Senior:  Gold – Josh Link, Hardin Bulldogs, 880

              Silver – Eddie Zimpel, Butte Bulldogs, 816

Junior:  Gold – Travis Bird, Billings West Bears, 818 

              Silver – Colton Haeffner, Butte Bulldogs, 755

Sophomore:  Gold – Josh Forbes, Helena Bengals, 816

                     Silver – Kyle McLean, Helena Bengals, 792

Freshman:  Gold – Jacob Brask, Helena Bengals, 716

                   Silver – Denton Martinich, Butte Bulldogs, 664





Girls Team Event:  scored by points won

  1. Butte Lady Bulldogs, 186 -  GOLD
  2. Gt Falls Lady Bison, 175.5  -  SILVER
  3. Helena Lady Bengals, 120.5  -  BRONZE
  4. Msla Hellgate Lady Knights, 103
  5. Msla Big Sky Lady Eagles, 84
  6. Hardin Lady Bulldogs, 76.56
  7. CMR Lady Rustlers, 52.5



Girls Singles Event:  4-game series medalists

GOLD – Amanda Mulcahy, Butte Lady Bulldogs, 806

SILVER – Marynda Martinich, GtF High Lady Bison, 752

BRONZE – Joleen Martinich, GtF High Lady Bison, 747



Highest Finishers by Class - Girls

Senior:  Gold – Kelly Campbell, Msla Big Sky, 604

              Silver – Kelsey Dubois, Msla Hellgate, 603

Junior:  Gold – Joleen Martinich, GtF High, 747

              Silver – Melanie Jensen, Msla Hellgate, 562

Soph:   Gold – Amanda Mulcahy, Butte Bulldogs, 806

             Silver- Marynda Martinich, GtF High, 752

Fresh:   Gold – Oliva Johnson, Helena Bengals, 580

             Silver – Mikala Schumacher, Butte Bulldogs, 563