Hays High bowling competes in season tournaments


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An HHS bowler watches his ball down the lane, on his second attempt at Centennial Lanes in Hays on Feb. 9.

Hays at Great Bend

On Jan. 23, the new Hays High School boys and girls bowling teams went to Great Bend, playing at Walnut Bowl Bowling Alley, for their first tournament.

Each team member bowled three games and scored as an individual and as a team.

The girls team brought three members, junior Abby Boyer, freshman Aleena Acheson and freshman Loucinda Meade, and together, they scored 857 points together. However, they lost to Great Bend, who had six bowlers scoring for them.

Individually, Boyer scored 254 points, Acheson had 260 points and Meade scored 343 points.

The boys team brought a varsity and junior varsity team, totaling 12 members. Both teams lost to Great Bend – varsity with 1,880 points and JV with 1,310.

The varsity team included grade Ben Bergman and grade Ashton Putz, with 377 points each; sophomore William Clark, who had 439; freshman Kaleb Jerome, with 448 points; sophomore Will Linenberger, who had 460 points; and junior Trenton Holdeman with 502 points. Holdeman took fourth in the tournament individually.

Hays at Dodge City

The teams’ next tournament was in Dodge City on Jan. 31, where both teams improved their scores.

For the girls, the same three girls bowled at the tournament, taking second just after Dodge City with a score of 938. Acheson had 261 points, Meade had 331 points and Boyer had 340 points.

For the boys, the varsity team finished with 2,103 points, just 29 points away from beating Dodge City. Linenberger had 442 points, Bergman had 445 points, grade Dylan Goheen had 453 points and Jerome had 456 points. Placing individually, Clark had 517 points to take fourth place, and Holdeman had 602 points to finish in first.

Hays versus Garden City

For their third tournament, Hays faced off against Garden City at the Indians’ home bowling alley, Centennial Lanes.

The girls varsity lost to Garden City with a score of 880. Boyer had 300 points, Meade had 295 and Acheson had 285.

The boys varsity also lost to Garden City with a team score of 2,007. Bergman had 395, Jerome had 413, Goheen had 423, Holdeman had 456, Linenberger had 481, and Clark had 607 to take fifth individually.

Hays at Liberal/Holcomb

The teams’ last regular season tournament was in Liberal on Feb. 14, when they bowled against Holcomb and Liberal.

The girls finished last with a team score of 962. Meade had 298 points, Boyer had 322 points and Acheson had 342 points.

The boys varsity took second behind Holcomb and ahead of Liberal, with a team score of 1,886. Both Bergman and Holdeman placed in the Top 5. Bergman bowled a 492 for fourth, and Holdeman bowled a 531 for second.