FF bowlers compete at Perham, tied in conferencePublished 8:12am Monday, October 1, 2012
PERHAM — Tough scoring conditions made for many close matches at the West-Central Conference high school bowling meet on Saturday at the Cactus, in Perham. The Otter varsity team went 2-1 on the day to join Wadena in a tie for the conference lead.
The first match, against Detroit Lakes, was a 3-2 win, with Caleb Deterding leading the team with a 91 percent fill percentage.
Match two with Wadena was a tight one with the teams trading wins for the first four games. Wadena then squeaked out a victory in the deciding game five to get the match win. At match end, just five pins separated the two conference leaders.
Seniors Deterding and Emma Devorak led the team with clean 100 percent matches.
Match three was a 5-0 sweep against New York Mills. Devorak and Evan Anderson both had clean 100% matches, with Deterding, Arnold Bolland, and Hunter Christenson at 83 percent.
Fergus Falls JV1 began the meet with a 4-1 win over the “bye”. Olivia Anderson was high fill percentage at 63 percent, with Zack Anderson right behind at 62 percent. The JV1 squad then had a tough match with Detroit Lakes. After winning the first two games, they dropped the last three to lose the match, 2-3. Dan Anderson set the pace with a 62 percent fill rate. Match three was yet another close one, as they traded game wins with Wadena to go into the deciding game five with two wins apiece. They came up short by 17 pins for 2-3 match loss to end the meet at 1-2, tied for the conference lead with Detroit Lakes. Zack Anderson was high fill percentage at 92 percent, with Olivia Anderson at 70 percent.
The JV2 team of seventh-graders went 3-0 for the meet. The first match was a good win against the conference co-leaders, Detroit Lakes, 3-2. Jacob Halvorson led the team at 66 percent, with Jaden Blondeau and Levi Danielson both at 60 percent. Match two was another 3-2 win against New York Mills, with Casey Thom having the high fill percentage at 66 percent. JV2 finished off the meet with a win against the “bye”, to find themselves just one win out of first place behind fellow Otters JV1, and Detroit Lakes. Thom again led the team at 70 percent, with Luke Newkirk at 66 percent.
The next meet will be at Wadena on Saturday starting at 1:00 p.m.