Trojan bowlers fall in BurlingtonJV girls pull out narrow victory
The Fairfield bowling team competed in its first triangular of the season Saturday when it traveled to Burlington.
Clinton won the boys’ and girls’ competition, with Fairfield coming in second in each. Burlington finished third in both meets.
The Fairfield boys fell to Clinton 2965-2457. Wyatt Stark bowled a 188 during round one, which was the highest score of any Fairfield bowler. Brayden Miller earned a total of 337 after round one, which led the team. The Trojans were only down by 53 pins going into round two, but Clinton used the baker round to extend its lead.
“It has been a tough start with three away meets,” bowling coach Lisa Greenig said. “However, we have identified several things we need to work on in practice. Establishing a consistent approach and delivery of the ball critical, and proper balance is key to developing this.”
The Fairfield JV boys’ team bowled unopposed. Andrew Chatfield bowled a 194 during game one of the first round.
“While not competing head-to-head, it was an opportunity for our bowlers to gain experience bowling out of town,” Greenig said.
Clinton defeated the Fairfield girls 2180-2017. The Trojans were only down by 81 pins after round one, but the baker round proved to be the team’s undoing. Clinton outscored Fairfield by 82 in the second round to double its lead and earn the victory.
Jami Nelson bowled the highest round one score for the Trojans, which was a 299. Nelson’s 162 in game two of round one was the highest game score for the girls as well. Madelyn Swan bowled a 143 and a 140 in round one, and her 283 round one total was second on the team.
The Fairfield JV girls’ team defeated Clinton 1581-1565. The Trojans were down by 13 pins after round one, but used round two’s baker games to take the win. Ryan Pate’s round one total of 249 led the team.
The Trojans, who have endured some rough outcomes to begin the season, will compete Thursday in Ottumwa. Fairfield will finally host its first home meet of the season Saturday against Washington.