Panthers are swept at West Delaware

Monticello senior Kristen Roher delivers a warmup roll Jan. 23 in Manchester. (Photos by Pete Temple)

Noah Arduser fires for Monticello during warmups for the West Delaware match.
Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     West Delaware made its home-lane advantage count, with a near-perfect Baker game in the boys’ meet, and a strong performance for its girls, in sweeping the Monticello High School bowling teams Jan. 23 at Lightning Lanes in Manchester.

     Monticello lost the boys’ match 2989 to 2829, and fell in the girls’ contest 2600 to 2147.

     In the boys’ event, it was the Baker round –five bowlers per squad in a team format – that determined the outcome, as the Hawks avenged an early-season loss in Monticello.

     The Panthers (7-3) led by two pins after the individual round, and trailed by just 10 heading into the final Baker game.

     West Delaware then rolled 11 straight strikes – missing a 300 Baker game by two pins on the very last shot – to score 298 and pull away.

     “They showed signs that they had the potential to string strikes together,” Monticello coach Brian Meyer said. “Once they started to, you could see the momentum for our team just draining.”

     Meyer said the final game wasn’t the sole reason the Panthers lost.

     “We struggled in individual,” he said. “There were pins (left) all over the board. But good for West Delaware. It’s too bad it happened against us, but at the end I was pulling for them to get that 300 game.”

     Monticello’s bright spots  included a 266 game and 458 series from Caleb Gillmore, a 235 game and 197 series from Easton Lee, and a 190 game from Noah Arduser.

     For the girls (4-5), it was just a matter of facing a more experienced team.

     “We knew going in that it was going to be tough,” Meyer said. “The West Delaware girls are really, really good. They are very senior-dominant, well-coached, and they were bowling at home.

     “Our girls bowled well; Evee (Krouse) and Caroline (Olson) had their season-best scores.”

     Krouse rolled a 190 as part of a 348 series, and Olson finished with a 290 series. Louise Rydell had a 301 series, and Rylee Bauer bowled a 178 game.


Jan. 23

(at Lightning Lanes,



     West Delaware 2989, Monticello 2829.

Individual round score

     Monticello 1905, West Delaware 1903.

Baker round score

     West Delaware 1086, Monticello 924.

Monticello Individual scores

     Caleb Gillmore 192-266–458, Easton Lee 235-197–432, Logan Farmer 175-170–345, Noah Arduser 154-190–344, Levi Temple 187-139–326, Jacob Farmer 155-153–308.


     West Delaware 2600, Monticello 2147.

Individual round score

     West Delaware 1718, Monticello 1511.

Baker round score

     West Delaware 882, Monticello 636.

Monticello Individual scores

     Evee Krouse 190-158–348, Louise Rydell 162-139–301, Rylee Bauer 178-118–296, Caroline Olson 146-144–290, Kristen Roher 137-139–276, Leah Holub 106-137–243.


     Monticello 2571, West Delaware 2130.

Individual round score

     Monticello 1767, West Delaware 1532.

Baker round score

     Monticello 804, West Delaware 598.

Monticello Individual scores

     Philip King 175-213–388, Luke Weber 200-182–382, Gary Pasker 169-166–335, Eli Beitz 160-172–332, Alex Fagan 140-190–330, Adam Schmitt 103-115–218.


     West Delaware 2058, Monticello 1539.

Individual round score

     West Delaware 1492, Monticello 959.

Baker round score

     Monticello 580, West Delaware 566.

Monticello Individual scores

     Aubree Fairley 112-130–242, Marisa Grant 104-99–203, Aleasha Schilling 81-94–175, Becky Lang 94-78–172, Maddie Parmenter 70-97–167.



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