Panther boys topple Marion; girls are close

Caleb Gillmore of Monticello, warming up before the Marion match Nov. 20, shows the form that led to a pair of 200-plus games. (Photo by Pete Temple)

Evee Krouse of the Panthers follows through on a practice roll prior to the match against Marion Nov. 20. (Photo by Pete Temple)
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     With four different team members rolling at least one 200 game, and with a dominant performance in the individual round, the Monticello High School boys’ bowling team opened its season with a 2794 to 2444 win over Marion.

     The Panther girls made it close but were not quite able to overcome Marion, losing 1752 to 1676.

     The match took place Nov. 20 at Legacy Lanes.

     With this being the second season of MHS bowling, the Panthers seemed to adjust well to the pressure of competition, head coach Brian Meyer said.

     “I think they are a lot more comfortable,” he said. “Having a year under their belts makes a big difference.”

     The boys were led by Caleb Gillmore, who bowled individual scores of 218 and 206 for a 424 total. David Titman shot a 222 and totaled 395, Alex Fagan had a 208 in his 385 total, and Levi Temple finished with 377, including a 215 line. Jacob Farmer totaled 337 and Noah Arduser had 288.

     Those scores enabled the Panthers to win the individual round by 329 pins (only the top five two-game totals are counted).

     Then came the five-game Baker round, in which five members of each team bowl two frames apiece to complete a game. Monticello’s five-game total edged that of Marion by 21 pins to close out the 350-pin victory.

     “They don’t seem to be intimidated,” Meyer said.

     Monticello’s girls were led by Keeley Anderson, who had two of the top three Panther individual scores, a 142 and a 121. The remaining 10 members of the team bowled one game each, pairing with another team member to create a two-game total. Other top scores for the Panthers came from Evee Krouse (123), Jordan Lorenzen (118), Maci Welter (117), Josie Brady (113) and Grace Heinrich (111).

     Marion won the girls’ individual round by 67 pins, and edged the Panthers by just nine pins in the Baker round to complete a 76-pin victory.

     “It was very close,” Meyer said. “We were not overmatched by any means.”


Nov. 20

(at Legacy Lanes)



     Monticello 2794, Marion 2444.

Individual round total

     Monticello 1918, Marion 1589.

Baker round total

     Monticello 876, Marion 855.



     Caleb Gillmore 218-206–424, David Titman 222-173–395, Alex Fagan 177-208–385, Levi Temple 162-215–377, Jacob Farmer 159-178–337, Noah Arduser 160-128–288.



     Marion 1752, Monticello 1676.

Individual round total

     Marion 1196, Monticello 1129.

Baker round total

     Marion 556, Monticello 547.



     Keeley Anderson 142-121–263, Evee Krouse 123, Jordan Lorenzen 118, Maci Welter 117, Josie Brady 113, Grace Heinrich 111, Hope Vorbeck 107, Leah Holub 101, Aubree Fairley 96, Megan Mahoney 81, Delaney Peitz 80.




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