While Tuesday’s performance didn’t equate to first-place results, the Leavenworth bowling teams saw improvement nevertheless.
In the girls’ contest, the Lady Pioneers came in second with 1,832 points while Olathe South won first at 1,979 and Olathe East received third at 1,553.
The LV boys placed third with 2,401 points, yet competed in a tight-knit competition with winner Olathe East (2,513) and runner-up Olathe South (2,433).
“After our first game, the varsity boys were hanging close,” Pioneers coach Shad Langfoss said. “After the second game, three pins separated first and second and 10 pins separated first and third, so it was really, really close throughout.
“The girls weren’t bad at all either. We were staying right with the other teams and we are just getting more and more competitive each time out. You can see the improvement.”
Individual scores for the girls saw Mallory Scherer place second overall with a 546 series mark. Next was Jessica Johnson, who’s 463 tally gave her fourth overall, and Sabrina Sigmon put together a 414 score.
Darienne Watkins, Rebecka Clark and Dani Sigmon rounded out the lineup with finishes of 378, 362 and 346 respectively.
Levi Denney nailed down a 659 series score to take second overall for the Pioneers. He was followed by Jeremy Crowder (591), Eric Meade (572) and Nick Warf (558).
Austin Wells had a 498 series and Rob Trexler a 416.
“Levi Denney had a big second game that helped out quite a bit,” Langfoss said. “It was close for the boys. I think we finally broke the 2,400 mark and that has to be the starting point for regionals.”
Leavenworth will bowl at Maranatha at 3:30 p.m. Monday.