FF girls bowling goes 2-1 in season openerPublished 9:27am Monday, January 14, 2013
The 2013 Minnesota High School Girls Bowling winter season kicked off at Garden Center Lanes in Alexandria on Sunday, January 13.
This will be the third year of the separate girls’ season, and the second for the Fergus Falls team. With the addition of Alexandria and Wadena this year, the former Central Conference has shifted a little to the west and north, and has become the new Central-Northwest Conference. The new conference will include two teams from St Cloud, and the Brainerd squad from the 2012 Central Conference, making a total of six teams.
Fergus Falls returns four bowlers from last year, eighth-grader Kylie Jennen, freshman Allison Krensing, sophomore Mary Gettel, and senior Emma Devorak. Joining the team this season are freshman Olivia Anderson, and seniors Bethany Lund and Chantelle Ward.
The Fergus girls got off to a rough start, running into a St Cloud NE buzzsaw in their first match of the season, dropping all five games in the contest. Devorak led the team with a perfect 100 percent fill rate.
Match two against Brainerd started with a loss in game one, followed by two wins, then another loss, setting up the deciding fifth game. Five strikes led to a convincing 34 pin win, taking the match 3-2. Devorak set the pace at 72 percent, with Gettel at 67 percent and Lund with 62 percent.
The final opponent of the day was the host team, Alexandria. This match took a different route as the Fergus team easily took the first two games, and then dropped two close ones to once again have the match come down to game five. Six fills and good counts were enough to secure the match win, and finish the meet at 2-1. Gettel was high fill percentage at 75 percent.
The next meet will be at Wadena Lanes on Sunday, Jan. 27.