HUTCHINSON — It was an outstanding day for McPherson High’s bowling teams Thursday as they swept a triangular with Buhler and Salina Central.
“Today was a day where everybody showed improvement as a team,” MHS coach Herb Halinksi said. “Communication was good among players and for the most part they made spares. We still have a lot of work to do. The most important thing is that they focus on team and help and support each other during both the good and when teammates are struggling. I started seeing that today. Clayton (Ouellette) and Jeff (Reed) both showed valuable leadership skills rallying the boys and telling each of the others what is important.”
The MHS boys had a 2,560 total to outlast Buhler (2,365). Salina Central was third with 2,104.
Ouellette used a monster 276 game as a springboard to a 718 series, his second straight 700 series. Reed had a 616, buoyed by a 223 game.
The girls’ championship came down to the final throw as MHS scored 1,783 to clip Buhler by just 2 pins. Salina Central again was third with 1,616.
Ashley LaSalle’s 476 led the Bullpups.
• VARSITY BOYS •
Ben Houston, 144-180-204-528
Austin Stiggins, 180-192-222-594
Kc Becker, 210-144-224-578
Mathew Stiggins, 123-173-183-479
Jeff Reed, 207-223-186-616
Clayton Ouellette, 210-276-232-718
• JV BOYS •
Mathew Gesaman, 173-135-153-461
Thorin Reichert, 137-166-196-499
Jared Armstrong, 156-171-136-463
Jc Becker, 130-143-140-413
Devin Hartley, 180-196-185-561
Talin Goebel, 140-184-145-469
• VARSITY GIRLS •
Maysan Groote, 138-116-168-416
Cheyann Williams, 166-138-121-422
Alexis Kieffer, 115-181-145-441
Ashley LaSalle, 130-157-189-476
Brooke Miller, 99-106-149-354
Chloe Jones, 99-102-118-319