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Davis rolls 298 to anchor Fort Dodge bowlers in home victory

—Messenger photo by Britt Kudla KYLE DAVIS OF FORT DODGE rolled a 298 game to lead the Dodgers past Des Moines North on Tuesday at Family Bowling Center. For more photos, please visit CU.messengernews.net

The Fort Dodge bowling teams turned in one of the best performances in school history on Tuesday.

The Dodger boys beat Des Moines North by a final of 3,241 to 2,202. Fort Dodge’s totals ranks in the Top-5 all-time in the program, and the second-best under head coach Nick Vinson.

“(Tuesday) was fun. North only had a boys team, so both Coach (Julie) Ulrich and I were able to stay with the boys,” Vinson said. “My challenge to them was to stay in a positive mindset.

“In bowling and sports, bad breaks happen. It’s how you respond to them that makes the difference. We made really good adjustments. They were dialed in and have been working well together. It was just fun to watch.”

Senior Kyle Davis barley missed out on a perfect score, rolling a 298. He threw 11 straight strikes before ending with a 298 and finishing with a 520, including a 225. The series total is only the third 500 in school history.

“Kyle nailed the first 11,” Vinson said. “Everyone who has ever rolled a 300 will tell you the last three are the toughest. He settled in and finished strong with a 225.”

Every Dodger bowler surpassed a 400 series, and ten of Fort Dodge’s 12 games were over 200.

Brady Graves got into a groove of his own in his first game, rolling a 267. He finished with a 205 and a 472 series.

Carson Werning fired a 220 and 222 for a 442 total. Christian Miller had games of 210 and 212 for a 422.

Mitchell Bolton and Jace Ulrich finished with 408 series. Bolton had a game-high 226, and Ulrich turned in a 221.

“Most of these guys stayed after practice the other day and worked on some things,” Vinson said. “I have to give them credit for putting in the time.

“The girls and junior varsity were there watching, so I’m hoping that carries over.”

The Dodgers are back in action on Thursday when they host Marshalltown at the Family Bowling Center.

FORT DODGE 3,241, DES MOINES NORTH 2,202

Carson Werning 220-222–442; Kyle Davis 298-225–520; Brady Graves 267-205–472; Mitchell Bolton 182-226–408; Christian Miller 210-212–422; Jace Ulrich 221-187–408.

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