Lions tear apart Kansas City Christian in 2013 home bowling opener
For most sports, nothing is better than playing in front of the hometown crowd.
Bowling is no different.
On Tuesday, the Lansing bowling teams hosted their first match of the season and instantly found a groove. The comforts of the familiar lanes paid dividends as both Lion squads walked away victorious.
The boys' defeated Kansas City Christian 2,460-1,790, while the girls' took down KCC 1,829-1,382.
"Our home at Skyway was very good to us tonight," Lansing coach Ed Fenton said. "The boys had their season high while the girls continued their consistent scoring. Good outing for us, though we still have room for improvement with our spare conversions for both teams."
In the boys' contest, John Bredehoeft came up eight pins shy of a 700 series score when he posted a 693, good for first overall. Behind him was Bryan Courtney's 637, Thad Marshall's 576 and CJ Perez's 552.
Brad Brown contributed a 507 series score while Curtis VanderStay added a 473.
"John Bredehoeft and Bryan Courtney rolled at least 200 in each of their three games with John having the high game on the day of 267," Fenton said. "Bryan's high score was 219 and Thad Marshall had a 212 tonight in his second game."
On the girls' side, Katelyn Tollefson posted a 483 series mark to claim first overall. She was followed by Natasha Kern's 449, Dallas Castillo's 435 and Amber Ketchum's 428.
Rachel Forbach added a 413 tally while Emily Smith knocked down a 387 series score.
"Katelyn Tollefson had the high series and high game on the day," the Lions coach said. "Natasha Kern had a good night coming in second overall and a high game of 170, which was second also on the night."
Lansing will travel to Olathe South Thursday for a 3:30 p.m. meet.