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FD bowlers split in finale

The defending state champion Fort Dodge girls bowling squad defeated Ankeny on Tuesday to finish the regular season with a 9-2 dual record.

The Dodgers prevailed, 2433-2415. On the boys side, Ankeny posted a 3069-2909 victory over FDSH.

Leah Sanck, the 2019 girls state gold medalist, rolled a 214-171–385 to lead the Dodger girls. Alexis Kenney was next in line at 166-165–331.

“The girls weren’t at their best, but they were down 75 pins going into the Baker round,” FDSH head coach Nick Vinson said. “So it was great to see them handle adversity and come from behind.

“You have to find different ways to win sometimes. It was great to see the fight and resilience.”

Kaleb Anderson (225-254–479) and Jayden Ray (209-221–430) paced the Dodger boys.

“I think the main focus on the boys’ side is just getting back to having fun again,” Vinson said. “In singles, we’re very good. But we have to get better in the Baker round. We’re still right there, but we need to find a way to get over the hump with (the postseason) right around the corner.

“We’re seeing a lot of positives from both teams. It’s just a matter of pushing the right buttons from here on out.”

The Fort Dodge junior varsity boys posted a 2467-2173 win. Kyle Davis (405) and Jacob Schroeder (350) led the Dodgers.

The FDSH JV girls fell, 1543-1298. Tobi Draper (240) had the high series for the Dodgers.

Fort Dodge hosts the CIML Iowa Conference meet at Ridgewood Lanes on Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m.

VARSITY BOYS

Ankeny 3069, Fort Dodge 2909

Fort Dodge — Carson Werning 226-172–398; Jayden Ray 209-221–430; David Folsom 167-164–331; Tre Preston 184-184–368; Brady Graves 170-162–332; Kaleb Anderson 225-254–479.

VARSITY GIRLS

Fort Dodge 2433, Ankeny 2415

Fort Dodge — Lexi Hanson 145-134–279; Kat Flores 181-138–319; Leah Sanck 214-171–385; Ashleigh Starnes 95-83–178; Aryssa Lumsden 132-139–271; Alexis Kenney 166-165–331.