The ITC featured the top 16 teams in the country. Midland posted a 2-2 record in the tournament, falling one victory shy of reaching the quarterfinals.
Plunkett, a junior, was one of the team's major contributors. He entered the ITC with a 200 average over 53 games.
With the Warriors losing only one bowler from this year's team, coach JJ Mastny said his team should be a national contender again next season.
"The experience they gained will make them a real threat next year," Mastny said in a press release.
Midland University is located in Fremont, Neb.
Gymnasts win state title
Two athletes from Leading Edge Gymnastics in Everett won all-around titles at the Level 4 Washington State Meet held April 21-22 at Glacier Peak High School in Snohomish.
Violet Norton, 11, of Everett won the Senior B Gold All-Around with a score of 37.825. She placed first on the beam (9.525) and first in the floor exercises (9.425).
In the Junior B Gold Division, Danielle Osborn, 10, of Lake Stevens won the all-around with a score of 38.10. She won both the vault (9.55) and the bars (9.75).
A week earlier, Leading Edge gymnast Lilly Kaiser-Schmidt, 15, of Clinton won the Level 9 all-around title in the Senior B Division at the Women's Regional Championships in Beaverton, Ore.
Kaiser-Schmidt was one of three Leading Edge gymnasts who advanced to the Western Championships, scheduled for May 3-6 in Boise, Idaho. Also earning the right to compete in Boise were Leading Edge's Jillian Ohlemeir, 15, of Stanwood (Senior B Divisin) and Ashley Albrecht, 13, of Everett (Junior B Division).
GNAC honors 5 local athletes
n Three golfers from Snohomish County were named last week to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference Men's Golf team. Earning first-team honors were sophomore Craig Crawford from Stanwood, junior Dylan Goodwin from Mukilteo and senior Matt Epstein from Monroe.
Crawford and Goodwin play for Western Washington University. Epstein attends Saint Martin's University.
Goodwin and Epstein are repeat members of the team
n Morgan Klemm from Everett was named last week to the All-GNAC Academic Softball Team for the third straight year, Klemm, a senior utility player and team captain at Saint Martin's, has a 3.69 grade-point average in business.
Also named to the team was Kristina Sherriff of Marysville. Sherriff, a senior shortstop/utility player at Central Washington, has a 3.26 GPA in psychology.
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