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1/25/2014 Email this articlePrint this article 
Saber girls make history in win over West Delaware

By Ross Eberhart
Sports editor

There is still nearly a month until the state-qualifying meet, but the Central girls bowling team proved it is more than ready with a historic performance, Friday night, against West Delaware.

Behind a pair of 400-series, the Sabers finished the meet with 2,804 pins - the highest score in program-history, topping the previous mark set, appropriately, at last year's state-qualifying meet.

Not surprisingly, the Sabers' all-time highest tally was enough to topple the Hawks as Central remained perfect this winter with a 2,804-2,683 win.

Leading the way for the Sabers were a pair of juniors - Shelby Carrier and Erica Miller-Lee.

The two bowlers both finished the night with a 409 series.

Carrier bowled a team-best 213 in a fantastic game one for Central (four Sabers broke 200 in the game) and then added a 196 in game two for her 409.

Miller-Lee, meanwhile, took a more balanced approach, bowling a 205 in the opening game and then adding a 204 in game two - tops on the team - to finish at 409.

Just missing her own 400 series was Frances Coons. The Saber bowled a 202 in game one and then followed it up with a 194 for a 396.

Bailey Walker combined a 179 with a 203 in game two for a 382 series, while Veronica Weigandt combined a 205 with a 138 for a 343.

Finishing things off for the Sabers was Abbi Coble, who bowled a 166 in game one and added a 138 for a 304.

The baker rotation was incredibly tight between the two teams with West Delaware finishing with 869 pins and Central 865, but the Sabers' strong round one was more than enough to carry them to a victory.

A big first round was key in the boys portion of the event, too, but it came from West Delaware, who knocked off the Sabers 2,823-2,426.

Leading the way for the Sabers was junior Karson Smith, who was a model of consistency with matching 194s for a 388 series.

Logan Warren combined a 183 with a 151 for a 334, while Lucas Thul had his own 300 series with a (177-145) 322.

Just eight pins separated Alec Vande Voort, who bowled a (143-147) 290, from Austin Conrad, who followed a 145 with a 137 for a 282, and Kameron Dammeier finished things off for Central with a (130-120) 250.

The Hawks, though, held a 1,898-1,616 advantage after the first round and added to it in the baker rotation.

Central did top West Delaware in two of the baker games, posting a team-best score of 189 in the process.

The Sabers came up short in both of the JV matchups with the Central girls dropping their dual by only 61 pins.

Katie Hall had a big day, leading the team with a (165-148) 313, while Katie Burken added a (146-129) 275.

Samantha Garrison chipped in a (112-121) 233 and Marissa Hughes-Truelsen a (117-106) 223 with Hollyanne Seidell also breaking 200 with a (93-113) 206.

Hannah Niemann wrapped things up for the Sabers with a (108-90) 198.

The Saber JV boys team, who dropped its dual 2,374-1,892, was led by Wade Sandry, who combined a 142 with a 168 for a 310 series.

Colin Siegel and Matthew Tyson both bowled matching 266s with the former merging a 143 with a 123 and the latter adding a 155 to a 111.

Shawn Franzen added a (107-126) 233, while Tom Burken and Brandon Kane finished things off for Central with series of (113-111) 224 and (79-68) 147 respectively.

The Central boys were in action again a day later as they were one of 13 teams to take part in the Cedar Rapids Prairie baker tournament.

The Sabers earned four points in the round robin portion of the meet and finished with 2,272 total pins, but it was not enough to advance to the bracket portion of the event.

Central's best baker performance of the day came in its pentultimate game as the Sabers bowled a 187. Central added a 183 in its fifth game and had a 176 in game three.

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