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Creston/O-M bowling loses nailbiter to Norwalk

Brenton Barber releases a throw against Southeast Warren on Nov. 27. Barber knocked down 276 pins on Saturday against Norwalk as the Panther boys team lost by a total of two pins.
Brenton Barber releases a throw against Southeast Warren on Nov. 27. Barber knocked down 276 pins on Saturday against Norwalk as the Panther boys team lost by a total of two pins.

Creston/O-M bowling hit the lanes last Saturday against Norwalk, looking to sweep the night for boys and girls. Their attempts to close out the night in a sweep were denied, with Norwalk coming away with two victories over the late surging Panthers.

The boys were able to jump out early after the first game, going ahead 878-816. In the second game Norwalk had crucial pins fall to win 881-861, pulling the score now to 1,739-1,697 in favor of the Panthers.

Going into the baker sets, the Panthers surrendered the lead by only a handful of pins, but tried to close the gap in the last baker by making up a 38 pin differential.

The ground made up was not enough grab the win as the Panthers fell two pins short, losing 2,264-2,262.

“Coach Pendegraft and I are always saying, ‘Every pin counts!’” said coach Jerry Hartman. “The reality of that statement was very apparent today.”

Zac Hague threw well for the boys, posting a 391.

For the girls, their night ended up in a similar fashion, falling 12 pins short of a comeback win by a score of 1,907-1,895.

The girls fell behind in the first two games 1,512-1,446, but out bowled Norwalk in bakers 636-604. The girls were able gain 45 pins in the last two bakers before running out of frames.

Laura Weis led the girls in pins with 326 total on the night.

“It was an exciting day on the lanes,” said Hartman. “The final results were a bit disappointing, but the lessons learned will be very beneficial to both the teams in the future.”

The boys JV was able to come out victorious, beating Norwalk JV 1,729-1,654. Adam Pettit collected the most pins with 265.

The girls JV beat Norwalk by 200, winning 1,510-1,310. Rachel Wignall led in pins with with 251.

UP NEXT – The Panthers will get back to work today as they travel to Clarinda for a 3 p.m. match.

Boys individual scores (varsity) – Aaron Pettit 145, 149 (294); Brenton Barber 156, 120 (276); Issac Jacobson 121, 104 (225); Tannor Amos 127, 159 (286); Eli Hartman 150, 117 (267); Zac Hague 179, 212 (319).

Bakers – 138, 128, 166, 157, 179 (748).

Boys individual scores (JV) – Dallas Perkins 74, 104 (179); Issac Herrera 118, 108 (226); Adam Pettit 132, 133 (265); Gabe Frakes 126, 126 (252).

Bakers – 142, 98, 103, 101, 110 (554)

Girls individual scores (varsity) – Aubrianna Woody 92, 95 (187); Hallie Orr 78, 165 (243); Kylee LaMasters 121, 121 (242); Mason Clayton 115, 96 (211); Sophie Schuler 108, 129 (237); Laura Weis 165, 161 (326).

Bakers – 115, 99, 114, 162, 146 (636).

Girls individual scores (JV) – Kally B. 72, 86 (158); Katie B. 76, 83 (159); Cierra O. 66, 78 (144); Jessica P. 108, 98 (206); Gabby K. 111, 117 (228); Rachel Wignall 157, 94 (251).

Bakers – 102, 85, 99, 112, 110 (508).

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