WAUKEE - The Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling teams competed against Waukee and Johnston Tuesday night at Warrior Lanes.
The Dodger boys rolled a 2,429, falling to both the Warriors (2,619) and Dragons (2,571).
"You were OK if you threw a straight ball, but there was just no way to read the lanes," said FDSH head coach Don Ervin. "Waukee has a beautiful house, but the problems are in the oil pattern."
Alex Markov (189-168-357) and Chase Messerly (179-167-346) led the way for Fort Dodge.
In girls action, the Dodgers knocked off Johnston by a final tally of 2,223-2,183. Waukee (2,262) placed first.
Allison Birnbaum (166-165-331) and Ciara Sturm (178-149-327) were the top performers for Fort Dodge.
Waukee 2,619, Johnston 2,571, Fort Dodge 2,429
Fort Dodge boys - Drew Hanson, 188-155-343; Chase Messerly, 179-167-346; Coletyn Nelson, 162-171-333; Alex Markov, 189-168-357; Thomas Thompson, 152-121-273; Brady Anderson, 123-173-296. End of regulation: FD 1,704.
Waukee 2,262, Fort Dodge 2,223, Johnston 2,183
Fort Dodge girls - Shelby Jacobson, 141-57-298; Christina Hemann, 126-122-248; Allison Birnbaum, 166-165-331; Samantha Witte, 168-123-291; Michaela Spaulding, 105-159-264; Ciara Sturm, 178-149-327. End of regulation: FD 1,511.
"Our girls are coming along good," Ervin said. "The silver lining in the cloud is that this wasn't a conference meet."
Next outing for the Dodgers is Thursday at CIC Northern Division rival Marshalltown. Start time is set for 3:30 p.m.