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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 1, 2014

Mt. Pleasant bowling wins in Ottumwa

By Ashlee De Wit | Jan 24, 2014

OTTUMWA — The Mt. Pleasant bowling team traveled to Champion Bowl in Ottumwa on Thursday to compete against Oskaloosa.

The varsity boys’ team won by a score of 2,960-2,458, and the girls team claimed a 2,581-2,196 victory.

“I was pleased with the overall performances from all our teams at Ottumwa,” Coach Troy Mears said. “Our team totals were very good.”

Both varsity teams move to 6-1 on the season.

Leading the way for the boys was Jordan Meyer with a score of 469 on games of 245 and 224.

He was followed by Brock Palar, who rolled games of 202 and 254 for a total of 456.

“Brock Palar continued his consistency by rolling a 456 series, and Jordan Meyer really stepped it up big this week with a 469 series for the varsity boys,” Coach Troy Mears said.

Clayton Sammons scored 379 for the Panthers on games of 222 and 157, and Cameron Sammons was right behind him with a total of 376 on games of 192 and 184.

Jacob Swailes bowled a 336 for Mt. Pleasant on games of 157 and 179, and Wolfgang Schumacher bowled games of 158 and 141 for a total of 299.

“Our Bakers were down a little, or else we would’ve been up over 3,000 total pins again this week,” Mears said. “They need to keep trying to find a way to put good Baker games with their good individual games to make an overall great total score.”

On the girls’ side, Chelsea Sammons led the Panthers with a total of 394 on games of 207 and 187. She was followed by Tori Roe with a score of 372 on games of 182 and 190.

Tasha Glover had games of 170 and 175 for a total score of 345, and Maddie Kirchner rolled a 337 on games of 126 and 211.

Sara Smith had a 319 on games of 136 and 183, while Jacque Gerleman rolled a 249 on games of 100 and 149.

“Our varsity girls had good but not great scores in both their individual and Baker games,” Mears said. “I don’t think its unreasonable to think that they are still 100 or more pins away from their potential. The ability is there, they just need to do their best to put it all together at the same time.

“Chelsea Sammons’ 394 series helps keep her average up in the 190s for the season,” he added.

The JV boys had a big day against Oskaloosa, topping the Indians by a score of 2,710-1,857.

“Our JV boys rolled lights out,” Mears said. “Jordon Phomsouvandara had personal bests in both of his individual games with a 204 and a 223 for a 427 series. Markus Morris was a welcome addition to the lineup as well, bowling a 408 series in the anchor position.

“Those two bowlers will probably be on the varsity for the next meet,” he added.

Other scores for the JV boys were: Austin Meyer, 365 (175, 190); Russell Heerdt, 335 (153, 182); and Daniel McVey, 309 (124, 185).

Caleb Steinhoff and Jordon Walter each bowled one game and scored 133 and 104, respectively.

The JV girls bowled a score of 1,898, and Oskaloosa did not have a JV girls’ team.

“The JV girls bowled unopposed again in this meet,” Mears said. “Jennifer McVey led the team with a 315 series followed by a good showing by Madison Stearns with a 293 series. McVey may very well be bowling varsity next meet also.”

Other scores for the JV girls were: Emma Overton, 245 (124, 121); Emily Larson, 244 (134, 110); Kelsey Wolf, 227 (121, 106); and Maddy Long, 192 (89, 103).

Both JV teams are now 7-0 on the season.

All four teams will bowl at Melody Lanes in Washington on Saturday at 2 p.m.

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