Panthers come up big in final regular season match

Pete Temple
Express Sports Editor

     With the Feb. 12 district meet looming, the Monticello High School bowling teams picked a good time to have one of their best meets of the season, splitting two matches against Bellevue Feb. 8 at Legacy Lanes.

     The Panther boys (4-7) avenged an earlier loss to Bellevue by compiling their highest team total of the season in a 2840 to 2660 win.

     Monticello’s girls (0-10) lost 2121 to 1928, but the Panthers’ team total was 70 pins above the team’s average for the season.

     For the boys, a key to the win was a strong performance in the Baker round, where the Panthers totaled 962 to the Comets’ 850. Monticello led the match by 68 after the individual round, and after two Baker games, the lead was down to 18. The Panthers came on strong in the final three Baker games, however, to pull away.

     Levi Temple had the top two-game series on the varsity team, a 201-214–415. Easton Lee shot 218-194–412, and David Titman had a 216 game.

     For the JV, Noah Arduser posted the best single game score (268) and best two-game series (452) for all of Monticello’s bowlers. Luke Weber had a 210 game, and Logan Farmer posted a 206.

     “We had some really good individual scores that day,” Monticello coach Brian Meyer said. “And Autry (Fasnacht) came up big in the last two games of Baker, going 4-for-4 (in strikes).

     “That was definitely the best meet we’ve had. We came together as a team, and bowled well in Baker. I was very impressed with them.”

     The girls were led by Evee Krouse with a 270 series, including a 174 game; and Jordan Lorenzen, with a 267 series. Hope Vorbeck recorded a 162 game.

     “The girls were close, and we’re getting closer,” Meyer said. “We’ve seen a lot of improvement across the board.

     The Panthers were scheduled to compete in the district meet Feb. 12 at May City Bowl in Cedar Rapids. The top team and top individual will qualify for the state tournament, as well as one at-large team and five at-large individuals from across the state.


Feb. 8

(at Legacy Lanes)


     Monticello 2840, Bellevue 2660.

Individual round total

     Monticello 1878, Bellevue 1810.

Baker round total

     Monticello 962, Bellevue 850.


     Levi Temple 201-114–415, Easton Lee 218-194–412, David Titman 143-216–359, Caleb Gillmore 179-169–348, Alex Fagan 170-174–344, Autry Fasnacht 133-165–298.


     Noah Arduser 268-184–452, Logan Farmer 150-206–356, Luke Weber 210-138–348, Eli Beitz 189-129–318, Gary Pasker 134-156–290, Jacob Farmer 145-139–284, Jackson DeMean 120-138–258, Jaydon Ray 111-120 231, Will Dotterweich 103-111–214, Carter Cruise 111-91–202, Adam Schmitt 80-101–181.


     Bellevue 2121, Monticello 1928.

Individual round total

     Bellevue 1433, Monticello 1266.

Baker round total

     Bellevue 688, Monticello 662.


     Evee Krouse 96-174–270, Jordan Lorenzen 121-146–267, Leah Holub 117-143–255, Hope Vorbeck 82-162–244, Aubree Fairley 114-116–230; Grace Heinrich 102-99–201.




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