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Cardinal teams bowl over Polar Bears

Newton High’s Nate Keith lets the ball fly down the lane at Newton’s Cardinal Lanes. On Monday Keith helped the Cardinal boys win their first dual while the Cardinal girls claimed a victory also over hosting Des Moines North.
Newton High’s Nate Keith lets the ball fly down the lane at Newton’s Cardinal Lanes. On Monday Keith helped the Cardinal boys win their first dual while the Cardinal girls claimed a victory also over hosting Des Moines North.

DES MOINES — Newton High’s Cardinal boys had a third bowler lead them in four competitions this season. The Cardinal girls won their second straight dual on Monday at Merle Hay Lanes in Des Moines.

Newton’s bowling teams defeated host Des Moines North on the Polar Bears’ home lanes. The Cardinal boys and girls dominated as the boys won 2,360-1,904 and the girls rolled to a 2,087-1,292 victory.

“There were tough lane conditions today but our kids adjusted for the wins,” Newton head coach Christie Hughes said.

Evan Benac, a sophomore, paced the Cardinal boys to their first win of the season. Benac bowled a 336 individual series with games of 153 and 183. Senior Nate Keith was two pins behind at 334 (155-179).

Junior Thomas Hodnett had the top game score — 201 — for the boys as he finished with a 328 series. Senior Eli Ingle had a 319, senior Carter VanderSchel had a 301 (166-135) and senior All Wolfe finished a 288 (154-134).

The Newton boys (1-2) led North more than 300 pins — 1,618-1,295 — going into the Baker Games. In the rotation series, the Cardinals put up games of 156, 143, 171, 159 and 113 for a total of 792.

Junior Abby Price continues to be atop the Cardinal girls’ list as she rolled a 301 on Monday against North. Price had games of 148 and 153 and freshman Bailey Hansen recorded a 286 (136-150). Junior Jenna Miller was one pin back at 285 (142-143).

Gabby Pickerell, a senior, finished with a. 261 (115-146) and junior Danny Lewis had a 240 (87-153). Senior Ashley Loehr had a 237 (115-122).

Newton’s girls (2-1) piled up a 556 pin count lead — 1,373-817 — over the Polar Bear girls after the individual games. They kept their momentum going in the Baker Games with scores of 160, 181, 135, 112 and 126 for a 714 total.

Des Moines North had three junior varsity bowlers who competed against the Newton boys’ junior varsity squad. Newton won 1,414-848 led by Tyler Padgett with a 276. Logan Bown had a 264, Alex Allspach had a 191 and Ryan Hammen had a 161. Baker Games scores were 74, 94, 125, 96 and 133.

The Newton girls’ junior varsity bowled without competition and had a final score of 1,653 with Baker Games scores of 84, 114, 83, 104 and 96. The girls’ individual series scores were: Sara Sophomore 245, Deb Durant 244, Emily Goshorn 190, Sydni Followill 178, Abby Hobbs 169 and Olivia Pickerell 146.

Newton’s teams hosts Sigourney at 9 a.m. Saturday at Newton’s Cardinal Lanes. It will be the final competition before the semester break.

Contact Jocelyn Sheets at
641-792-3121 ext. 6535
or jsheets@newtondailynews.com

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