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Comet bowlers roll over Go-Hawks in rescheduled meet

Comet bowlers roll over Go-Hawks in rescheduled meet
Press photo by John Burbridge
Charles City sophomore Cael Bohlen watches one of his strike balls during Tuesday’s meet against Waverly-Shell Rock at Comet Bowl. Bohlen led all varsity bowlers with a 427 two-game series.

By John Burbridge

CHARLES CITY — Bowling night was moved from Friday to Tuesday for the Charles City and Waverly-Shell Rock bowling programs.

Didn’t matter much for the hosting Comets as last weekend’s inclement weather that postponed Friday’s high school meet against schools merely delayed likely victories for Charles City, which rolled over the Go-Hawks in both boys and girls varsity action.

The Charles City boys stayed undefeated as their two-round total (3,098) was more than 400 pins better than Waverly-Shell Rock’s.

For the most part, the Comet boys bowled below average. But for Charles City, attaining and/or maintaining average is a mean feat in itself. Going into Tuesday’s action, sophomore Cael Bohlen had a 228 average through 10 games followed by seniors Cade Schmidt (217) and Noah Reams (207).

Bohlen led the Comets with a two-game series of 427. Comet junior Koyer Kellogg was 1 pin shy of Bohlen (426) for team honors with junior Nathan Girkin (412 … high boys varsity game of 239), Schmidt (402) and Reams (396) rounding out Charles City’s used varsity totals.

But what tends to be the case for Charles City, the best individual scores of the evening were bowled in junior varsity play as senior Nicholas Roney paced all rollers with a 440 series and senior Leo Trebbien’s 247 was the overall high game for the boys.

The overall high game among all bowlers came from Comet junior Sarah Mitchell in the varsity girls match. Mitchell finished the individual round with nine strikes in a row for a 259 game to cap a match-high 415 series.

Mitchell extended her string to 10 in a row when she struck on her first-ball attempt in the first game of the subsequent baker rotation round.

With marked individual scores from junior Brianna Ross (357), freshman Imigin McHenry (317), junior Heather Viers (307) and sophomore Sophia Nelson (305), and a baker rotation round that included a 200 in the first game, the Comets totaled 2,499 pins — 187 better than the Go-Hawks.

The Comets will be back at Comet Bowl on Friday to host Tripoli.