Bowling strikes through the competition

Both the girls’ and the boys’ bowling teams won Jan. 14 against West Des Monies Valley at Valley’s home lanes Val Bowling Lanes. The defending state champion girls team scored a total of 2682.00 points in the bakers rounds (team rounds) beating the Tigers who scored 2307.00.

In the girls individual game, Johnston freshman Maggie Lumley won, bowling a 171 in her first game and a 214 in her second game giving her an overall score of 385. In second was pervious Individual State Champion, senior Loyal Ulm with a total score of 370.

“Val Lanes are really weird and can be hard to adjust too,” Ulm said. “I was throwing my spare ball and it was still over hooking, which really uncommon.”

The girls team is currently ranked first overall in record rankings with a record of 8-0 and third overall by match score average with an average of 2777.6, just behind Cedar Rapids Prairie and Muscatine.

The boys team scored a total of 2982.00 points narrowly defeating the Tigers in the bakers rounds by three points. The boys team has a record of 5-3 and is 17th on the match score average standing with a score of 2905.4.

The individual winner was Johnston junior Nathan Zoss, who scored a 265 in the first game and a 178 in the second game for a total of 443. In second was Valley senior Mario Jordan, with a total score of 423.

Districts will be held Feb. 16 to decide who will continue on to the State Tournament Feb. 24. Their next home meet is on Feb. 2 at Plaza Lanes Bowling Allie.