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Newton bowling teams end season at 2A qualifier

OTTUMWA — Ottumwa’s Bulldog bowling teams were the class of Tuesday’s Class 2A joint qualifying bowling meet on their home lanes.

Newton High’s Cardinal girls finished third in their division behind Ottumwa and Oskaloosa. The Cardinal boys took fourth place at Ottumwa’s Champion Bowl bowling center.

“Ottumwa continually proves to be a difficult competitor and today was no different,” Newton bowling head coach Christie Hughes said.

Qualifying for the 2A state tournaments at Waterloo next Tuesday were the Ottumwa girls with a 2,857 total and Oskaloosa took second at 2,253.

The Newton girls and Oskaloosa each had a 1,489 pin count after the individual games. The Indians put together a 764 Baker Games total to Newton’s 732.

Newton’s girls were third with a final score of 2,221. Pella was fourth at 1,955.

In the boys’ division, the Bulldogs rolled up a 3,102 winning score followed by Oskaloosa at 2,904. Pella was third with 2,896.

The Cardinal boys had a 2,654 final score. They had a 1,822 pin count at the conclusion of the individual game then had an 832 Baker Games score.

“For me as a coach, one of the most memorable moments of this season was witnessing our Newton bowlers cheering on the Pella and Oskaloosa bowlers after their match against Ottumwa was completed,” Hughes said. “I think that it speaks volumes about the type of students and athletes our Newton Cardinals are. The sportsmanship they portrayed today went above and beyond.”

Leading the Cardinal girls was freshman Tanya Hernandez with a 311 (153-158). Senior Kaytlynn Hughes finished with a 307 (159-148) and freshman Abby Price had a 304 (135-169).

Sophomore Ashley Loehr bowled a 284 (143-141) and junior Alica Miller finished with a 283 (138-145). Junior Keely Birkenholtz had a 268 (151-117). Newton’s Baker Games scores ere 147, 137, 136, 157 and 155.

Pacing the Newton boys was sophomore Alex Frymoyer with a 415 on games of 234 and 181. Junior Cutter Benac had a 382 (184-198) and senior Austin Johansen rolled a 351 (138-213).

Senior Reece Thurman had a 338 (191-147) and senior Shaiden Simmons ended with a 336 (157-179). Sophomore Carter VanderSchel had a 333 (176-157). The boys’ Baker Games scores were 185, 149, 161, 170 and 167.

“I am very proud of our Cardinal bowling team and how we progressed through the season,” Hughes said. “I’m already looking forward to the 2018-2019 season.”

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535

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