Bowling team finishes first against Topeka schools

First meet win in a year, Girls beat school record by 31 pins

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Both the boys and girls varsity teams took first at the Gage Bowl in Topeka on Tuesday, Jan. 21 against Topeka High School, Topeka West High School and Leavenworth High School. The boys team scored 2,339 and the girls team beat the school record with a score of 2,047.

Individual boys series scores are as follows: junior Cody Deas placed second with 607,

placed fourth with 584, senior Jon Darby, 531, sophomore Jordan Laluk, 530, sophomore Cole Griggs, 530, and senior Joe Gunter, 488.

Individual girls series scores are as follows: senior Cassie Widmer placed first with 601, senior Alexa Schriner placed second with 521, senior Lindsey Jackson, 456, junior Maridee Weber, 453, senior Alexis Crispin, 390, and  freshman Meghan Clark, 380.

Head bowling coach Rick Pollard said that beating the girls record that was set two years ago with a team of good bowlers was rewarding.

“The girls team was really loaded [two years ago]and then we had a drop off last year and so its good to get back to that level. The girls bowled really well,” Pollard said.

Clark said her first meet bowling at the varsity level was not much different than junior varsity.

“It was just a different level,” Clark said. “Your score actually counted towards something more than just going there and bowling it counted towards our team score.”

Pollard said the win was exciting and important for the team.

“The team really gelled well as a whole so i was pretty excited,” Pollard said. “Our girls team has not won in over a year, we had finished second a bunch but not a win so winning that meet was awesome.”

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