RED OAK – The Panther bowling teams traveled to Red Oak on Tuesday and the girls team came away with fourth place and the boys finished sixth place.
Creston boys finished with a score of 1,674. Lewis Central won with a score of 3,012. Teams trailing the Titans were Shenandoah 2,648; Harlan Community 2,616; Red Oak 2,449; Lenox 2,184.
Diego Rivas had the high game for Creston with a 135 and Luke McElwain had the high series with 228.
“The boys had a tough day,” Creston head coach Ron Pendegraft said. “It wasn’t because we were bowling poorly but because we were very inconsistent and had many tough leaves that were difficult to cover.”
Notably, all six members of the Creston boys team had series scores within 18 pins of each other.
Girls place fourth
“The meet at Red Oak was a very good day for the girls,” Pendegraft said.
The Panther girls bowled a 2,212 which is around 200 pins higher than their previous best this season.
Harlan placed first with a score of 2,303.
Shenandoah placed second with a 2,248; Lewis Central third with a score 2,233; Creston fourth with a score of 2,212; Lenox fifth with a total of 2,059; and Red Oak who scored 1,842.
Hallie Orr threw the high game of 200 along with the high series of 373.
“Our fourth place finish is kind of misleading because we missed third place buy only 11 pins and second place by only 42,” Pendegraft said. “So for the day I was very happy with how the girls bowled. Mason Clayton, Mica Andreason, Jessica Peddycoart and Aliyah Frey also through personal bests in round one”
Creston travels to Red Oak again next Tuesday for a head-to-head match with Red Oak’s varsity and junior varsity at 1 p.m.