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|Winter weather postpones state bowling meet to March|
By Ross Eberhart
History will have to wait just a little bit longer for the Central bowling teams.
The Saber girls team was set to take part in their first-ever state bowling meet, Thursday afternoon, while Central senior Allen Mumm was going to be back for his second.
The threat of winter weather across the state, however, created different plans.
Both the 1A competition on Thursday and the 2A meet a day later were postponed due to Winter Storm Q, which was forecasted to dump as much as nine inches of snow in Des Moines.
The Saber qualifiers will certainly have the opportunity for more practice too as the 1A tournament has been moved to Monday, March 11 (the 2A tourney will follow on Tuesday).
The meet will still take place at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, but the time of the meet has been pushed up to 11 a.m. (from 1 p.m.).
The Central girls will look to build off a dominating performance at the 1A qualifying meet hosted by West Delaware, as the Sabers set a new program record with a score of 2,736.
The tally was the second highest among all 1A schools that competed for a spot in state and was 250 pins more than the meet's runner-up.
Shelby Carrier led the way for the Sabers as the sophomore opened with a 216 in game one and added a 194 in game two for a 410 series, good for the individual title.
The Sabers ended up with three of the top-four scores at the meet as sophomore Frances Coons and freshman Bailey Walker finished third and fourth, respectively.
Coons had a big first game with a 212 and then added a 146 for a 358, while Walker had a consistent day with a 172 in game one and a 182 in game two for a 354.
Also finishing in the top-10 for the Sabers were sophomores Erica Miller-Lee and Veronica Weigandt.
The former combined a 163 in game one with a 173 in game two for a 336 (good for eighth), while the latter was right behind her with a 321 (Weigandt had a 179 in game one and a 142 in game two).
Rounding things out for the Sabers was junior Kaylee Dammeier, who opened her day with a 145 and then added a 148 for a 293.
The Sabers were just as impressive in the baker rotation as they broke 200 in games two (215) and three (210), while adding a 191 in game one to finish off a strong performance.
Mumm used a big game one to finish third overall and earn an at-large spot at state. The senior bowled a 257 in his opening game (tied for the best one-game score at the meet) and followed it with a 200 for a 457.
Just missing out on his own at-large spot was fellow senior Lucas Perdieu, who bowled a 238 in game one and followed it with a 211 for a 449 (the final at-large spot went to a bowler with a 453 series).
Alby Saliu finished just 11 pins behind Perdieu as he started his day with a 222 and combined it with a 216 for a 438.
Missing out on his own 400 series by just a single pin was sophomore Karson Smith, who followed up a 183 in game one with a 216 for a 399.
Seniors Mitch Scott and Derek Fox finished things off for the Sabers with the former combining a 214 with a 177 for a 391, and the latter bowling a 184 and adding a 166 for a 350.
The Sabers trailed West Delaware by just 23 pins after round one, but Central broke 200 just once in the baker rotation (they had a 212 in game two), while the Hawks did it three times to finish off the team title.
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