Dodger bowlers impressive in sweep
The Fort Dodge bowling teams got a taste for their new postseason format on Tuesday when they hosted a bakers touranment at the Family Bowling Center.
The Dodger boys rolled a 3,262, beating MMCRU (2,929), Emmetsburg (2,187) and Pocahontas Area (1,480).
On the girls’ side, the Dodgers recorded a 2,800, ahead of MMCRU (2,610), Emmetsburg (1,550) and Pocahontas Area (1,183).
“With the switch in our postseason, this is what districts will be like with 15 baker games,” said FDSH head coach Nick Vinson. “The top teams will qualify, so this is something that we have to do. There is a lot to learn from this.”
Junior Carson Werning rolled 10 straight strikes for the Dodgers at one point. Grady Dodge, Jace Ulrich, Nathan Beekman, Tyler Crimmins and Riley Travis rounded out the boys lineup.
“It’s a great outing when the boys can put up 10/15 games over 200,” said FDSH assistant Julie Ulrich, who coaches the boys.
“In games 3 through 7, we averaged 245. I feel really good about how we bowled for our first 15-game format.”
Alexis Kenney, Lexi Hanson, Aryssa Lumsden, AJ Feathers and Hailey Folsom filled the girls card.
“The boys have been consistent this season in baker’s,” Vinson said. “They both did great and it was a good night all around.
“The girls bowled excellent as well. It was a good test for us to see where we’re at with something like this moving forward.”
The Dodgers are back in action on Saturday in another baker tournament at Waterloo. There will be 32 squad in action.