It’s been a season full of new records for the Western Dubuque girls’ bowling team and the Bobcats added another one Jan. 28 when they hosted Cedar Rapids Xavier. The Bobcats shot a 3,006, over a 200 per game average and the team’s new single meet record, to the Saints’ 2,878.

Freshman Kirsten Butcher rolled a 462 (206-256) series with the final 10 shots of round one all being strikes. Sara Horsfield 436 (235-201) and Rylie Bergfeld 428 (214-214) both averaged around 215. Other scores counted were Olivia Neyen 394 (150-244) and Grace Kramer 374 (188-186). Hannah Massey shot a 251 (136-115), but it was not added.

“Sara and Kirsten had great nights,” coach Kay Heiberger said. “Kirsten was the high bowler in the meet against Xavier and she had the final ten strikes in a row in her last game.”

Round two went to Xavier as they hit games of 170, 234, 167, 158 and 256 a 985. WD was not too far behind 170, 234, 167, 158 and 256 a 985.

“What can I say?” Heiberger said. “They bowled great. This was Hannah Massey, Grace Kramer, Olivia Neyen and Rylie Bergfeld’s final meet at Cobra, and they broke the school record in their final meet. They have left their mark.”

Two days later, the Bobcats traveled to Cedar Rapids’ Lancer Lanes for the Mississippi Valley Divisional meet. Seven teams bowled in the meet. Western Dubuque had a good showing and finished third with a score of 2,670. Cedar Falls — 2,815 and Waterloo East — 2,674 finished above the Bobcats.

Sara Horsfield 438 (180-258) was high for WD with Grace Kramer 386 (181-205), Rylie Bergfeld 354 (171-183), Kirsten Butcher 324 (166-158) and Sam Neuses 295 (164-131) adding scores. Olivia Neyen 293 (126-167) was low for the team.

The baker round had games of 166, 194, 187, 154 and 172 for Western Dubuque for an 873.