Both Creston/Orient-Macksburg bowling teams picked up victories over Shenandoah here on Saturday.
The Panther boys won a close match, 2436-2388 over the Mustangs, while the girls won 2387-1920.
Josh Sawtelle led the boys team, now 11-6 for the season, with a two-game series of 363. Chantz Davidson finished close behind with a 352, while Kenny Wynn, Blake Eddy and Darin Hatfield all finished packed together with scores of 297, 296 and 294, respectively.
“Even though we did not bowl as well as we hoped, we did what we needed to do to win this close match,” head coach Ron Pendegraft said. “Leading by only 31 points after round one, we came in the first game of the Baker round and threw 215 to increase our lead to 104, and then held on to win by 48.”
Shenandoah’s boys had defeated Creston/O-M earlier in the season on Dec. 15.
“It was nice to get even with Shen after losing a close match at their place earlier in the season,” Pendegraft said. “Scores were lower than normal all day, but our kids stayed positive and made the best of what they were faced with, and because of that, handled the pressure better than the Shen kids.”
Shaylen Kipp had a big day on the lanes in leading the Creston/O-M girls to a 2387-1920 win, improving them to 14-3 for the season.
Kipp rolled a high two-game series of 374 to lead the Panthers. Madison Hance rolled a series of 305, while Anna Wilson and Devon Eddy finished with scores of 296 and 294, respectively. Jenna Hayes tallied a 271 and Mackenzie McKinney rolled a 210.
“The girls bowled very steady today,” Pendegraft said. “Once again it was a solid, slightly above average showing, but we are still leaving too many pins that we should be picking up. Shaylen was our high scorer today, and has been making some very encouraging improvements over the last couple of matches.
“With three regular season matches to go we are in a good place having been very consistent, scoring-wise. With an away match at Leon next weekend, and the final two matches at home, that gives us a favorable scenario for continuing to bowl well and carrying that into regionals. Regardless of where they are, I expect us to do well.”
The Panthers return to action Saturday at Leon.
Varsity match totals — Creston/O-M: 1602-834—2436; Shenandoah 1569-818—2388.
High game — Josh Sawtelle 208.
High two game — Josh Sawtelle 363.
Creston/O-M (2436) – Josh Sawtelle 155-208—363, Chantz Davidson 183-169—352, Kenny Wynn 104-193—297, Blake Eddy 132-164—296, Darin Hatfield 142-152—294. Totals – 1062-834—2436. Baker Rotation – 215, 145, 160, 157, 157—834.
Varsity match totals — Creston/O-M: 1540-847—2387; Shenandoah: 1256-664—1920.
High game — Shaylen Kipp 183.
High two game — Shaylen Kipp 374.
Creston/O-M (2387) – Shaylen Kipp 183-191—374, Madison Hance 163-142—305, Anna Wilson 138-158—296, Devon Eddy 148-146—294, Jenna Hayes 145-126—271, Mackenzie McKinney 102-108—210. Totals – 1540-847—2387. Baker Rotation – 217, 143, 189, 171, 127—847.
JV match totals — Creston/O-M: 1223-644—1867; Shenandoah: 1191-611—1802.
High game — Adam Hoffman 195.
High two game — Adam Hoffman 323.
Creston/O-M (1867) — Adam Hoffman 128-195—323, Aaron Shaw 87-160—247, Reece Kramer 114-123—237, Garrett Abell 119-116—235, Jacob Geary 106-75—181. Totals — 1223-644—1867. Baker Rotation — 148, 112, 115, 134, 135 — 644.
JV match totals — Creston/O-M: 1256-558—1814; Shenandoah: 668-499—1167.
High game — Ashley Knipfer 174.
High two game — Jazzmyn Casteel 278.
Creston/O-M (1814) — Jazzmyn Casteel 120-158—278, Ashley Knipfer 93-174—267, Bree Daggett 163-103—266, Alyssa Downey 134-92—226, Charley Parcher 110-109—219.