Fairfield bowlers fall short of state
MOUNT PLEASANT — The Fairfield bowling program was denied a return trip to the state tournament at the state-qualifying meet in Mount Pleasant Thursday.
The Fairfield girls finished fourth in the six-team field with a final score of 2104, and the boys knocked down 2496 pins to finish fifth in the final standings.
“Fairfield bowlers did not perform as well as we had hoped,” Fairfield head coach Lisa Greenig said. “We knew going into today’s competition it would take our team’s season bests to be competitive. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case.
“It is sad to see our season come to a close. We have so many players who are seniors and they will be greatly missed next year,” she added.
Although no Trojans qualified for the state tournament, seniors Alyssa Chatfield and Gabe Hull managed to land on the first team all-district squads. Chatfield led the girls with a 322 series Thursday, while Hull rolled a series of 333.
Also on the girls’ squad, senior Megan Harris (315) made second team all-district and freshman Madelyn Swan (274) was honorable mention. Seniors Jenna Nelson and Kristen Terrell also scored for Fairfield with series of 255 and 236, respectively. Sophomore Tracy Andermann (234) was an alternate.
Defending state champion Keokuk won the team title with a 2524 to advance to the Class 1A state tournament, scheduled next Thursday in Des Moines.
For the Trojan boys, second team all-district selections were Ben Hull (378) and Mitch Goudy (340). Honorable mention went to sophomore Andrew Chatfield, who rolled a 312 series. Brady Hammes bowled a 297 series and Jacob Adam was an alternate at 295.
Louisa-Muscatine won the district title with a score of 2901 to advance on the boys’ side.
The Trojan boys lose all but one of their varsity members, while the girls lose all but two. Goudy, Adam, Ben and Gabe Hull and Hammes will graduate, as will Nelson, Terrell, Harris and Chatfield on the girls’ squad.
“We look to have a rebuilding year next season, and there are some big shoes to fill,” Greenig added. “Coach Marlay and I anticipate quite a few eighth-graders, boys and girls, who will be eager to accept the challenge.”
Fairfield @ State-Qualifying Meet
Varsity Boys: Louisa-Muscatine 2901, North Scott 2756, Mt. Pleasant 2727, Keokuk 2617, Fairfield 2496, Washington 2175
ROUND 1 — Fairfield: Mitch Goudy 340 (150, 190), Jacob Adam 295* (149, 146), Ben Hull 378 (189, 189), Andrew Chatfield 312 (156, 156), Brady Hammes 297 (137, 160), Gabe Hull 333 (178, 155), Total 1660
ROUND 2 (BAKER) — Fairfield: 836 (170, 161, 201, 139, 165)
Varsity Girls: Keokuk 2524, North Scott 2436, Mt. Pleasant 2287, Fairfield 2104, Louisa-Muscatine 1983, Washington 1927
ROUND 1 — Fairfield: Tracy Andermann 234* (106, 128), Jenna Nelson 255 (119, 136), Kristen Terrell 236 (147, 89), Madelyn Swan 274 (132, 142), Megan Harris 315 (167, 148), Alyssa Chatfield 322 (158, 164), Total 1402
ROUND 2 (BAKER) — Fairfield: 702 (138, 132, 146, 148, 138)