Big day for MHS bowling boys

By Steve Sell
January 15, 2016

Big numbers led to a big win here Friday for the McPherson High boys bowling team in a dual with Augusta at Starlite Lanes.

Clayton Ouellette and Matt Stiggins roared past the coveted 700 series with 740 and 727, respectively. Ouellette had games of 258-223-259, while Stiggins, after a 181 first game, had the Starlite faithful energized with a second-game 288. He had little letdown in his third game with a 258.

“In that front 10, I thought Matt was going to shoot a 300. I thought Clayton had a shot at a 300,“ MHS coach Herb Halinski said. “We bowled good today. We’ve been working on our mental game a lot and we’re starting to come along. We’re getting there. We’ll be ready for regionals.”

It was part of a 2,799 day for the Bullpups, while Augusta was far back with 2,189. 

Carl Frazier (621) and KC Becker (609) both averaged more than 200 a game for the Bullpups. Other MHS scores were Jeff Reed (595) and Talin Goebel (571). 

Frazier’s high was 256, Becker had a 221, Reed a 220 and Goebel a 245 as all showed they are capable of explosive games.

The MHS JVs won by a mere 23 pins, 1,827-1,804. Austin Stiggins’ 539 was tops, while other scores were Devin Hartley (450), Kolton Lare (444), Michael Polasek (387), Mathew Gesaman (354) and Tyler Horner (304).

The MHS girls were outlasted for their first dual loss, 2,197-2,042.

Ashley LaSalle had games of 206-202 as part of a 594 series to lead the Bullpups. Other scores were Bailey Holton (489), Anna Young (478), Alexis Kieffer (469), Brooke Miller (376) and Maysan Groote (319).

“Ashley had a really good day,” Halinski said.

The JV girls were defeated, 1,926-1,237. Amanda Miller (383) was tops for the Bullpups, with other scores Kaylnn Chick (366), Randie Baker (257), Kimiko Bullis (229) and Caitlyn Fortner (210).

MHS takes to the road on Tuesday for a matchup with Circle.