Lady Lions win at Olathe while Leavenworth teams both take third
Make that two in a row for the Lansing girls' bowling team.
After winning last week's Mill Valley meet, the Lady Lions traveled to Olathe East Tuesday where the team defeated its host and fellow visitor Gardner-Edgerton.
"Our girls really pulled out a nice victory tonight," Lansing coach Ed Fenton said. "We had a one-point lead going into the third game and we were able to finish with a nice margin."
Lansing earned 1,913 points while Gardner had 1,886 and East finished with 1,739. The Lions boys' squad placed second with 2,338 points, coming in behind East's 2,473 and Gardner's 2,069.
Natasha Kern had the high game for the Lady Lions, 177, while Katelyn Tollefson chipped in a high series of 496. Tollefson was second overall individually with Amber Ketchum claiming third.
CJ Perez had the Lansing boys' high series, 619, and game, 246, to finish second overall. Brad Brown returned to the varsity lineup to take fourth.
"The girls were right around their pin total from last week while the boys beat last week's total by 175 pins," Fenton said.
Lansing will be at Lawrence on Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. meet.
Pioneer squads get 3rd in Topeka
The Leavenworth bowling teams left Topeka Tuesday in the same shoes.
Each respective Pioneer squad earned third overall at the road meet.
The boys compiled 2,117 points to finish behind Topeka West's 2,362, Mill Valley's 2,335, but in front of Topeka High's 1,970.
The Leavenworth girls racked up 1,731 points, coming in behind Topeka's 2,207 and West's 1,853, yet ahead of Mill Valley's 1,684.
"I think a lot of it was the conditions at the bowling alley," LHS coach Shad Langfoss said. "It was completely different than what a lot of them are use to. A very heavy oil pattern. We tried to pick a different mark by moving their feet or different balls, and it worked for some, but by the time it did it was too late."
The highest series total for the boys was Jeremy Crowder at 555. He was followed by Levi Denney's 528, Nick Warf's 512 and Eric Mead's 463. Rob Trexler had a 456 series and Jeremy Hozian a 455.
The girls were led by Jessica Johnson's 456 and Mallory Scherer's 433. Rebecka Clark had a 427 score while Sabrina Sigmon added a 385, Darienne Watkins a 371 and Dani Sigmon a 347.
Leavenworth will host its first meet of 2013 today at 3:30 p.m.