DES MOINES — A goal met and victories achieved.
That is what the Ottumwa boys and girls bowling teams were able to accomplish on Thursday at AML Lanes against Des Moines North.
The Ottumwa boys bowling team (6-0) hit its goal of 3,100 with a team score of 3,154 — over 500 pins than the Polar Bears. The OHS girls team (5-1) walloped North by over 700 pins with a team total of 2,620.
The Ottumwa boys were led by freshman Austin Palmer’s 220. OHS senior Tyler Ollom shot a 214 average. Bullog junior Isaac Goodman (208), Anthony Roberts (197), Alan Brady (197) and Joey Lee (176) rounded out Ottumwa’s scoring.
The Ottumwa girls squad was led by Payton Wilbanks’ 191. Sierra Lennie finished with a 181 average, as did Michael Malloy. Ali Salter averaged 176, Lynissa Lasley a 174 and Sydney Swallow a 141. OHS head coach Doug Techel mentioned his squad did not have a good baker game, something he said they need to work on.
Sybil Lennie paced the OHS junior varsity team with a 191. Kolten Fountain’s 209 average was the top score for the OHS boys JV squad.
Ottumwa hosts Des Moines Lincoln at Champion Bowl Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m.
Ottumwa vs. Des Moines North
At AMF Lanes, Des Moines
Team Scores: Ottumwa 2,620, Des Moines North 1,909.
Ottumwa Individuals: Payton Wilbanks 191, Sierra Lennie 181, Michaela Malloy 181, Ali Salter 176, Lynissa Lasley 174, Sydney Swallow 141.
Girls Junior Varsity
Team Scores: Ottumwa 2, 479.
Ottumwa Individuals: Sybil Lennie 191, Whitney Bone 176, Sadie Shaw 173, Ashley Schooley 162, Nikki Mitchell 144, Haley Frederick 134.
Team Scores: Ottumwa 3,154, Des Moines North 2,630
Ottumwa Individuals: Austin Palmer 220, Tyler Ollum 214, Isaac Goodman 208, Anthony Roberts 197, Alan Brady 197, Joey Lee 176.
Boys Junior Varsity
Team Scores: Ottumwa 2,755, Des Moines North 1,535.
Ottumwa Individuals: Kolten Fountain 209, Jordan Mitchell 180, Braxton Coble 179, Lucas Jordan 178, Tyler Bartlett 163, Ryan Haigst 162.