Waterloo East traveled to Cobra Lanes, Dec. 20, to take on the Western Dubuque Bobcat girls’ bowling team. The Bobcats shot above their season average, but the Trojans were still able to topple WD, 2,973-2,766.

Kirsten Butcher has only bowled in a couple of varsity meets, but she has looked comfortable on the squad. She led the team with a score of 400 (185-215). Sara Horsfield 362 (202-160), Grace Kramer 361 (160-201), Rylie Bergfeld 360 (182-178) and Olivia Neyen 354 (159-195) also contributed. Shelby Rice’s 263 (152-111) did not count.

“We bowled well but they bowled better,” coach Kay Heiberger said. “Kirsten has been bowling really good as of late.”

Western Dubuque added baker games of 210, 192, 187, 191 and 149 for a series total of 929 while Waterloo East shot games of 210, 175, 254, 181 and 139. The Trojans’ Abbie Williams shot 470 (211-259) and teammate Stephanie Burge also added a score of 436 (236-200).

The Bobcats have bowled well in some meets this season but have lost because their opponents were on their game. However, strides have been made by this team.

“The girls have been getting better every week,” Heiberger said.

Western Dubuque is now off until Friday, Jan. 10, when they host the Cedar Rapids Prairie Hawks.