EL DORADO – Before the weather went bad, the McPherson High bowling team made a Tuesday trip to El Dorado to battle on the lanes with Circle and came home with a split as the Bullpup boys scored a team victory while the Lady Bullpups lost a close one.

In the boy’s matchup, McPherson scored a 169-pin victory by out bowling Circle 2,236 to 2,067. Leading the Bullpups was Taylor Miller who finished with a 594, just missing a 600 series while having two games over 200 at 233 and 232.

Also bowling 200 games in their first bowls of the match were Dylan Krehbiel with a 205 and Tytin Goebel who knocked down 203 pins. Krehbiel finished his night with a 563 while Goebel also cleared the 500 mark with a 517.

Bullpup Head Coach Herb Halinski reminded folks that like several recent matches the Bullpups were not bowling with a full varsity squad due to the rule that the kids can only bowl 10 regular season matches, and McPherson has 11 matches on their schedule. Coach Halinski noted that since each bowler must sit out at least one meet he tries hard to spread them out over the season.

As for the Lady Bullpups, they fell short by 181 pins in losing 1,680 to 1,489. Brooke Miller led the girls with 410 while Naomy Aguilar bowled a 382. The McPherson girls also sat a couple of starters due to the 10-match rule.

Next up for the Bullpup bowlers will be a six-team Junior Varsity Invitational at Salina South on Thursday before the whole team returns home to Starlite Lanes on Friday to battle Augusta.

Bullpup Individual Results:

Bullpup Varsity Boys: Taylor Miller 233-129-232 for a 594; Dylan Krehbiel 205-168-190 for a 563; Tytin Goebel 203-161-153 for a 517; JC Becker 167-157-173 for a 497; Wyatt Eisenbarth 147-188-159 for a 494; Josh Bauers 159-132-141 for a 432.

Bullpup Junior Varsity Boys: Clayton Everhart 123-152-124 for a 399; James Gesaman 131-132-129 for a 392; Ashton Henderson 129-92-131 for a 343; Brian Moor 105-128-102 for a 332.

Lady Bullpups Varsity: Brooke Miller 120-134-156 for a 410; Naomy Aguilar 110-130-142 for a 382; Alexis Southern 118-133-99 for a 350; Birkley Schwartz 117-94-132 for a 343; Katie Dix 113-80-80 for a 273; Madison French 114-69-86 for a 269.

Lady Bullpups Junior Varsity: Alexis French 117-101-89 for a 307; Bridget Menke 114-69-86 for a 269.

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