Lenox brings home first banner
WATERLOO – For the first time in school history, Lenox finished at the state tournament, taking home an eight-place banner for Class 1A.
The Tigers finished with a 2,346 team score as Chelsey Hoakison led the group with a 346 high series for 21st. Austen Davis, Ashlee Davis and Abbie Notz all finished above the 300-pin total as well with 329, 313 and 302 finishes, respectively.
Lenox totaled 1,585 after the first round before a 761 Baker round.
Lenox makes school history
COUNCIL BLUFFS – Lenox became the first team in school history to qualify for the state tournament Thursday, Feb. 18.
The Tigers finished the state-qualifying meet atop the eight team with a 2,374, ahead of second-place Clarinda’s 2,303. Nodaway Valley finished in sixth place with 1,859 and Mount Ayr rounded out teams in eight place with a 1,297 final.
Hallie Claiser scored the team high series for the Tigers, 347, while Hoakison bowled a 331. Davis (32) and Notz (304) also cracked the 300-mark for Lenox. Lenox scored a 1,588 in the first round with a 786 in the Baker round.
For Nodaway Valley, Caidynce Schwartz led the Wolverines with 299 total pins, bowling a 166 high game. She finished third in total pins at the tournament.
Morgan Brown and Abby Christensen both finished above 250 total pins for Nodaway Valley as well. Brown bowled a 282, and Christensen scored a 267. Brown’s 152 high game was tied for seventh highest, and Christensen’s 145 was ninth.
Mount Ayr stats were unavailable at time of press.
Three area teams end in Regionals
COUNCIL BLUFFS – Lenox, Nodaway Valley and Mount Ayr’s season ended at its Regional meet Wednesday, Feb. 17.
The Tigers finished with 2,212 total pins in the fourth-place finish.
Trayce Miller bowled a two-game high for Lenox, finishing with a 357 after a 208 in the first game and 149 in the second game. Oscar Quintanilla bowled also bowled above 300, finishing with a 323.
As a team, Lenox bowled a 1,472 in the first round and 740 in the Baker round.
Nodaway Valley finished in fifth place, bowling a 1,833.
Matt Mangels was the lone Wolverine bowler to crack the 300-mark. He finished with a 305 total pins after 175 in the first game and 130 in the second game. Hunter Ellis was the No. 2 bowler for Nodaway Valley, totaling 237 pins.
Nodaway Valley scored 1,237 in the first round and 596 in the Baker round.
Mount Ayr’s three-man team ended the day in seventh place with 737 total pins as a team.
Brandon Lane led the trio with 305 total pins, scoring 155 in the first game and 150 in the second game. Hunter Jay scored 230 and Jared Larsen ended his day with 202 pins.
The Raiders bowled all 737 pins in the first round, not receiving a score for the Baker round.