The Bobcat boys’ bowling team was coming into their meet against Waterloo East off a loss to Hempstead. The Mustangs handled Western Dubuque in that match up, but the Bobcats were able to bounce back, Dec. 20, against the Trojans and get a 3,070-2,431 win.

Upperclassmen David Roth 444 (229-215) and Jacob Butcher 443 (239-204) led the way for the team. They were followed by Nolan Vaske, who was bowling in his first varsity meet, 385 (208-177), Nathan Vaske 379 (175-204) and Ben Heiberger 374 (174-200). Alec Nadermann’s 360 (159-201) was not counted.

“The boys had a good-bounce back meet and shot their season-high score of 3,070,” coach Grant Kramer said.

Their team chemistry was on display during the baker games as they rolled 184, 192, 203, 245 and 221. That was good enough for a 209 average and 1,045 total. Waterloo East only managed scores of 124, 152, 191, 147 and 163 for 777.

“We are getting better and better every day,” Kramer said. “That is a goal we talk about all the time and they proved it against the Trojans.”

Tanner Werkmeister was the high man for Waterloo East and was their only bowler with over a 200 average, 418 series (162-256)

“This was a good way to end 2019,” Kramer said.

Western Dubuque’s next meet is not until Friday, Jan. 10. They host Cedar Rapids Prairie who will bring in a 2,944 team average.