A snowstorm Jan. 10 canceled a bowling meet between Western Dubuque and Cedar Rapids Prairie. The meet was rescheduled Jan. 20, and the WD girls did not bowl their best, but they still managed to sneak out a win 2,590-2,558.
Sara Horsfield led the way for the Bobcats with a 382 (196-186). Rylie Bergfeld 360 (155-205), Kirsten Butcher 339 (135-204), Olivia Neyen 323 (151-172) and Grace Kramer 288 (145-143) all added scores. Shelby Rice had a 278 (152-126), but it was not counted.
“We struggled a little in the beginning and we were actually losing going into the final baker game,” coach Kay Heiberger said.
WD shot games of 171, 165, 149, 191 and 222 for an 898 series. Prairie shot 196, 152, 171, 223 and 170. The Bobcats won the final baker game by 52 pins which secured a come from behind victory.
“I told the girls they needed to step it up and they did,” Heiberger said. “They were great under pressure.”
A few adjustments after the first individual game also contributed to this win.
“Kirsten and Rylie were struggling in the first game,” Heiberger said, “and then we adjusted a few things and they really came back.”
The boys’ bowling team had their best series of the year in the meet against Prairie. WD shot a 3,233 to the Hawks 2,949.
Jacob Butcher led the way with a 469 (265-204). Nathan Vaske 459 (235-224), Alec Nadermann 437 (212-225), Nathan Kramer 418 (200-218) and David Roth 380 (223-157) also contributed to the team total. Ben Heiberger’s 354 (194-160) was not counted.
The Bobcats grew their lead in the baker round with games of 215, 215, 224, 178 and 237 for a 1,069. Prairie was unable to answer as they shot a 923 series — 206, 160, 182, 215 and 160.
Western Dubuque girls are averaging a 2,635.7 match total while the guys are at 2,977 on the season. The teams found out this past week where they will be going for their State Qualifying Meet on Tuesday, Feb. 18. They will be traveling to Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo with the meet starting at 11 a.m