Prep Bowling: St. Albert Boys, LC Girls Take Big Wins For City Tournament | Amateur

Peter Huguenin

St. Albert boys and Lewis Central girls bowled some big wins on Thursday in a quad that also featured Thomas Jefferson.

The game comes eight days before the Council Bluffs city tournament.

The St. Albert boys finished with 3,181, Lewis Central scored 2,827 and Thomas Jefferson finished with 2,481.

“We left a lot of pins today,” said St. Albert head coach Mike Klusman. “We still have a few things to clean up when adapting to oily humid conditions. We’re going in the right direction.

“The girls keep improving and when they discover the reserve system, they reach the limit. Overall very happy with these kids, they give 100%”

The Lewis Central girls won with 2,450 points, St. Albert scored 2,052 and TJ finished with 1,975.

On the boys’ side, St. Albert sophomore Cole Pekny led all bowlers with a two-game 433 run and a 236 high game.

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St. Albert sophomore Evan White threw a 226 series, senior Reese Pekny scored 421 and junior Jackson Wingtinton finished with a 405.

Thomas Jefferson freshman Kendall Bell led the Yellow Jackets with a 401 and Lewis Central freshman Caleb Hodtwalker took a total of 396 to lead the Titans.

St. Albert defeated Lewis Central in the Baker Games 1.102-1.002. TJ scored an 811 in the Baker Games.

In the girls, Lewis Central threw a 2,450, St. Albert scored 2,052 and Thomas Jefferson finished with 1,975.

“Today’s meeting seemed to come down to saving for both teams,” said LC head coach Paul Renshaw. “Individually, both teams left about 200 pins, but both were pretty solid in bakers. The boys had a low baker’s score of 185 today where we normally have a game of 125-135 in the mix. We moved freshman Treveon Hansen to the varsity for today’s game and he held up today. I was impressed. Both Coach Reed and I feel that our boys are exactly where we want to be in next week’s City Tournament.

“On the girls side, our individuals were lower than expected at home bowling, but our bakers were a breath of fresh air. We were about 250 pins down from our home average today and we’ve left way too much makeup. I am confident that four days of free target practice will get us back on track.”

Lewis Central junior Aleesha Oden led all bowlers with a 371 series and a 187 high game.

LC junior Oasis Opheim threw a 342 series, and sophomore Sophia Klopenstine scored a 320.

St. Albert sophomore Alexis Narmi led the Saintes with a 331, and sophomore Olivia Gardner scored 317. Thomas Jefferson senior Reily Rich led the Yellow Jackets with a 281.

Lewis Central dominated the baker’s game section with a score of 856 and Thomas Jefferson defeated St. Albert 675-673.

“I was proud of how the team bowled tonight,” said TJ head coach Matt Young. “They hung out there, but in the end we have to shoot all cylinders on match days if we want to compete with the best teams in the state.”

The Council Bluffs City Tournament, featuring all three schools and Abraham Lincoln, will take place at Thunderbowl on January 28 at 1:00 PM.

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