Lions boys’ squad takes down Topeka while girls team comes up short; Pioneers dominate at Maranatha

Though the end results were mixed, Lansing bowling coach Ed Fenton was fairly happy with his teams’ performances Monday.
“I was pleased with how the boys competed today,” the Lions coach said. “They shot well. The girls are still in that 2,000 range and are doing well also, but have gone up against some really good teams lately.”
Hosting Topeka, the Lansing boys used a 2,313 team score to beat out its visitor’s 1,866.
On the other side of the alley, the Lady Lions’ 1,983 wasn’t enough to take down Topeka 2,280.
“As a group both teams need to continue to work on their one-pin splits,” Fenton said. “We could improve are scores quite a bit if we iron out those issues.”
Individual Lions scores in the boys’ contest were led by Bryan Courtney, who had a series mark of 661.
He was followed by John Bredehoeft’s 578 and Thad Marshall’s 561.
Brad Brown added a 493 tally, just in front of Austin Reynolds’ 485 and Dustin Reynolds’ 474.
For the Lansing ladies, Natasha Kern led the pack with a 514 series, with Dallas Castillo (494) and Rachel Forbach (475) right behind her.
Katelyn Tollefson posted a 466 and Amber Ketchum a 463.
Lansing will next compete at St. James Academy on Feb. 13.

Pioneers prevail at Maranatha
No matter which way its sliced, the Leavenworth bowling teams were in complete control Monday.
Competing at Maranatha with Shawnee Mission West and the Blue Valley girls’ squad, the Pioneers swept all four team competitions.
“Every one of our teams finished first in both varsity and junior varsity,” Pioneer coach Shad Langfoss said. “It turned out to be a good day all around.”
While official team scores and individual results were not available due to technology issues, Langfoss did highlight Mallory Scherer and Levi Denney. Each came in as the top bowler for their respective girls’ and boys’ varsity divisions.
“The adjustments everyone made today were key,” the LV coach said. “I think the kids are getting use to Park Lanes, as it was our second time there, and it’s pretty oily conditions.”
Leavenworth will host its next meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.