Courier sports staff
The Ottumwa girls bowling team scored wins over two more opponents, including outdueling one of their main rivals for last year’s 2A state championship.
The defending state champ Bulldogs edged Muscatine, who finished third behind Ottumwa and Cedar Rapids Jefferson last year in Des Moines, by 216 pins. The Bulldogs rolled a team score of 2,797, besting Muscatine’s 2,581 total and the host Burlington’s score of 1,830.
Bailey Palmer led the way for Ottumwa, rolling a 198 average at King Pin Lanes on Friday. Sydney Swallow followed closely for the Bulldogs with a 191 average.
The Ottumwa boys could not quite make a clean sweep for the Bulldogs. Muscatine edged out Ottumwa for the win by just 136 pins with a score of 2,833 to Ottumwa’s 2,697. The Bulldog boys barely edged out Burlington, who finished with a team score of 2,542.
Ryan Hagist led the way for the Ottumwa, rolling a 212 average. Both Bulldog junior varsity squads beat Muscatine and Burlington with Cybil Lennie’s 176 average leading the Ottumwa JV girls to a 2,172 score while Shane Wolfley’s 208 average led the Bulldog boys JV to a 2,582 total.
Both the Ottumwa girls (5-0) and boys (3-2) will return home for action at Champion Bowl on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. against Mount Pleasant.
Ottumwa vs. Muscatine and Burlington
At King Pin Lanes, Burlington
Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
Team Scores: Ottumwa 2797, Muscatine 2581, Burlington 1830.
Ottumwa Individuals: Bailey Palmer 198, Sydney Swallow 191, Ashley Schooley 173, Michaela Malloy 168, Payton Wilbanks 158.
Girls Junior Varsity
Team Scores: Ottumwa 2172, Muscatine 2091, Burlington 1397.
Ottumwa Individuals: Cybil Lennie 176, Sierra Lennie 165, Whitney Bone 162, Maddy Ware 149, Courtney Smith 149, Kayla Gatlin 135.
Team Scores: Muscatine 2833, Ottumwa 2697, Burlington 2542
Ottumwa Individuals: Ryan Hagist 212, Seth Meinders 181, Brandon Six 176, Kolten Fountain 175, Joey Hartley 173, Jordan Mitchell 170.
Boys Junior Varsity
Team Scores: Ottumwa 2582, Muscatine 2088, Burlington 2056.
Ottumwa Individuals: Shane Wolfley 208, Logan Platten 189, Brett Doud 167, David Weeks 145, James Gardner 145, Anthony Rimmer 132.