Both McPherson High School bowling teams remained unbeaten on the early season, dispatching Andale and Cheney Friday afternoon at Starlite Lanes.
The girls rode a strong performance from Alexis Kieffer to 2,186 team points, leaving second place Cheney (1,790) and third place Andale (1,612) in the dust.
The Bullpup boys were decisive winners as well, led by Clayton Ouellette’s 652 series and Taylor Miller’s 617 series.
The McPherson girls are now 3-0 and the boys sit at 4-0.
“We let Wednesday go and made spares today which we didn’t do earlier,” head coach Herb Halinski said. “We need to continue to make spares to do the best that we can do.”
Kieffer started things off with a 232 in her first game, which turned out to be the highest of any bowler on the day. She followed it up with games of 194 and 213 for a 639 series — tops among the girls.
Kieffer’s biggest challenger came in the form of teammate Ashley LaSalle who bowled a 574 series. LaSalle’s day was capped off by a 211 in her second game.
Maysan Groote bowled a 486 series — over 100 pins better than her series Wednesday — with a 195 second game marking another season high.
Cheyenne Williams (378) and Chloe Jones (307) rounded out the order.
It was a similar storyline on the boys side, as the top two bowlers on the day came from McPherson.
Outllette bowled three consecutive games of at least 200, including a game high 237 in his first game. Miller was highlighted by a 235 second game which led to a 617 overall.
Devin Hartley made his varsity debut in style, using a quick start to finish at 566. He bowled a 219 in his first game before dropping off just a little the remaining two games.
Jeff Reed (543) and Matthew Stiggins (540) also competed for the Bullpups.
The Bullpups totaled 2,478 points, with Andale (2,210) and Cheney (1,658) settling for second and third place.
“[Starlite Lanes] is a familiar environment and I think the team is more relaxed here,” Halinski said.
The Bullpups face their steepest challenge less than 24 hours after their home opener, when they travel to West Acres Bowling Center in Wichita to face off with 24 other teams, the majority of them Class 6A and 5A schools.
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