MHS bowlers open season successfully

By Steve Sell
January 05, 2017

WICHITA — Wednesday’s expected season-opening dual turned into a triangular for McPherson High’s bowling team.

And for the girls, they only bowled against themselves.

While most of the bowlers had trouble adjusting to the lane conditions, the Bullpups were able to get their feet wet under live conditions in a meet hosted by Wichita Collegiate.

The MHS boys cobbled together a 2,196, while Wichita Collegiate (1,836) and Trinity Academy (644) were far back.

As expected, the Bullpups were led by Clayton Ouellette, who had a 585 series that included games of 209 and 202. Another highlight was a 224 game by Taylor Miller, while Austin Stiggins had the second-high series of the day though he was bowling for the JV (559).

MHS had the only full girls team, with Alexis Kieffer’s 497 the top score. MHS had a 1,741 total.

“It was a tough day for everybody,” MHS coach Herb Halinski said. “The lane condition was challenging for most everyone. Spare shooting was subpar and there were a lot of weird splits left, but everyone held their heads high and tried on every shot they threw. We have a lot of work left to do. Luckily we have a lot time to prepare for the big meets later in the month and regionals in late February.”

MHS is home on Friday for a triangular with Andale and Cheney.

• BOYS •

• Varsity •

Talin Goebel, 160-163-121-444; Kc Becker, 155-179-149-483; Clayton Ouellette, 174-209-202-585; Taylor Miller, 167-153-224-544; Jeff Reed, 199-180-187-536; Mathew Stiggins, 178-142-164-484.   

• JV •

Kyler Chapman, 154-131-159-444; Austin Stiggins, 189-173-197-559; Jared Armstrong, 158171-109-438; Devin Hartley, 190-183-181-554; Ben Houston, 142-174-167-483; Mathew Gesaman, 120-97-180-397.


• Varsity Only •

Maysan Groote, 103-144-123-370; Chloe Jones, 95-53-66-214; Alexis Kieffer, 174-178-145-497; Ashley LaSalle, 150-190-137-477; Cheyann Williams, 104-119-136-359; Brooke Miller, 107-114-157-378.