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Dodger bowlers split with Marshalltown

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Leah Sanck competes for Fort Dodge against Urbandale on Thursday at Ridgewood Lanes. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

The Fort Dodge girls continued their hot streak in 2020, winning for the second time over Marshalltown at Ridgewood Lanes.

The Dodger girls tallied a 2,678, while Marshalltown had a 2,446.

The Fort Dodge boys fell 3,189 to 2,921.

For the girls, Leah Sanck (449) and Lexi Hanson (421) led the way. Sanck had games of 26 and 203, while Hanson tallied a 229 and 192. Kat Flores (362), Aryssa Lumsden (309), Paige Copenhaver (278) and Alexis Kenney (272) rounded out the scoring.

“They bowled really well,” said Fort Dodge head coach Nick Vinson. “Leah and Lexi had a great night. In the first game, those two and Kat (Flores) struck through the first three frames, Leah and Kat went to five and Leah continued with even straight.

“Aryssa had a huge second game and she has been bowling really well. They are starting to come together and had the third highest total we’ve had in three years.”

On the boys’ side Kaleb Anderson had a big night, rolling a 440. He had games of 226 and 214. Jayden Ray also reached the 400-plateau. Ray had games of 220 and 194.

Mitchell Bolton (395), Kyle Davis (367), Carson Werning (366) and Brady Graves (341) rounded out the Dodgers’ scoring.

“Marshalltown has a really good boys team,” Vinson said. “They just rolled a 3,300 on Tuesday night. Our biggest struggle has been working on on our transition and we haven’t been able to do it. We know it’s a problem that we need to fix.

“Outside of Kaleb, we had some guys that struggled. Jayden had a good night.”

Jacob Schroeder led the boys junior varsity team with a 368 total. He had games of 179 and 189. For the Dodger JV girls, Samantha Breenan had games of 115 and 122 for a 237.

The Dodgers are back in action on Monday as they head to Southeast Polk.

MARSHALLTOWN 3,189,

FORT DODGE 2,921

Fort Dodge — Jayden Ray 220-194–414, Brady Graves 171-170–341, Kyle Davis 220-147–367, Carson Werning 202-164–366, Mitchell Bolton 215-180–395, Kaleb Anderson 226-214–440.

FORT DODGE 2,678,

MARSHALLTOWN 2,446

Fort Dodge — Lexi Hanson 229-192–421, Kat Flores 232-130–362, Leah Sanck 246-203–449, Paige Copenhaver 139-139–278, Aryssa Lumsden 129-180–309, Alexis Kenney 133-139–272.

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