The Ottumwa Courier


January 24, 2013

Palmer shines; Ottumwa bowling teams sweep S.E. Polk, D.M. Roosevelt

PLEASANT HILL — Another day, another victory for the Ottumwa bowling teams.

Both the boys (8-3) and the girls (11-0) teams picked up a pair of dual victories over Southeast Polk and Des Moines Roosevelt Thursday. The girls finished with 2,882, which proved to be better than Southeast Polk’s 2,358 and the Roughriders 2,339.

The Bulldogs overall score as spurred by a tremendous performance from Bailey Palmer, who bowled an average of 251.

“She rolled the ball very well tonight,” Ottumwa girls coach Doug Techel said.

Aside from Palmer’s superb outing, Sierra Lennie rolled an average of 196, Michaela Malloy (251), Lynissa Laslie (175), Sydney Swallow (175) and Payton Wilbanks (168).

“Everthing we do now is pointing to substate and then to state,” Techel said. “We are right at our season-average with our total today.”

The boys score of 3,124 was bolstered by Braxton Coble, who rolled an average of 226. The Rams finished with 2,878 and the Roughriders ended with a score of 2,814.

Coble’s score was complemented by Anthony Roberts, who bowled an average of 215. Aside from Coble and Roberts, Jordan Mitchell rolled a 209 average, Isaac Goodman (201), Joey Lee (187) and Austin Palmer (184).

“We’re bowling better as a team,” Ottumwa boys coach Brett Salter said, “we still have some things to work on. What we’re trying to do is get a balance on this team where everyone is there trying to chip in and work together as a unit.”

The Bulldog bowling teams have a dual at Des Moines Hoover Friday at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines.


Ottumwa vs. Southeast Polk vs. Des Moines Roosevelt

At Southeast Polk, Premier Bowling


Girls Varsity

Team Scores: Ottumwa 2,882, Southeast Polk 2,358, Des Moines Roosevelt 2,339

Ottumwa Individuals: Bailey Palmer 251, Sierra Lennie 196, Michaela Malloy 178, Lynissa Laslie 175, Sydney Swallow 175, Payton Wilbanks 168.

Girls Junior Varsity

Team Scores: Ottumwa 2,529, SE Polk 1,690, DM Roosevelt 1,673

Ottumwa Individuals: Whitney Bone 178, Sadie Shaw 178, Ashley Schooley 168, Cybil Lennie 165, Kourtney Longaker 165, Cheyenne Starr 132, Courtney Smith 142.

Boys Varsity

Team Scores: Ottumwa 3,124, SE Polk 2878, DM Roosevelt 2,814

Ottumwa Individuals: Braxton Coble 226, Anthony Roberts 215, Jordan Mitchell 209, Isaac Goodman 201, Joey Lee 187, Austin Palmer 184.

Boys Junior Varsity

Team Scores: Ottumwa 2,542, SE Polk 2,381, DM Roosevelt 1,693

Ottumwa Individuals: Ryan Hagist 200, Kolten Fountain 173, Seth Meinders 157, Shane Wolfley 149, Joey Hartley 143.


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