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Le Mars Bowling Teams Enjoy Senior Day Wins

The Le Mars bowling teams enjoyed a senior day full of wins in their triangular on Monday with MMCRU/Remsen St. Mary’s and West Sioux/Akron-Westfield.

The girls team won with a team total of 2,874 which finished 271 pins better than MMCRU/Remsen St. Mary’s.

The Lady Bulldogs have yet to lose a bowling dual, triangular, tournament or any competition this season and are proving to be a dangerous team late in the year. Head Coach Gary Brady says that comes from their dedication before the season begins.

The success also comes from the expectation the Bulldogs have around their program. Le Mars have made eight consecutive state tournaments meaning everyone coming up knows what the standard for the program is.

The Bulldogs have been putting up high totals all season which does not come from just one athlete. Monday night’s triangular was another good example of that. Coach Brady says the baker games are where his team shines where everyone can have a strong, direct impact on the match.

If there is any sport that benefits from being at home, it is the sport of bowling. Going from the lanes you practice on day in and day out to a different alley that may oil or layout their lane differently can be a challenge. As the Bulldogs go into the postseason where they will be at new venues regularly, Coach Brady wants them to adapt to those changes quickly, so they do not get off to slow starts.

The Bulldog will host girls state qualifying on Monday, February 13 at Sweet 16 Lanes.

On the boys side, the Bulldogs scored over 3,000 for the third consecutive match putting up a total of 3,082 in their triangular win.

For this year’s Bulldogs, the success boils over from the culture set last year. Though the Bulldogs did not make it to state as a team last season, head coach Travis Jones says the foundation was built, and it is showing this season.

The triangular was highlighted by Trevor Fisher who made history on the day shooting a 544 series with a 289 high game. His series total set a school record by 38 pins, and his high game tied a school record. Coach Jones says Fisher gets locked in to matches, and that is what allows him to put up a performance like this one.

In a season where shooting 3,000 is routine, the Bulldogs need everyone on their A-game. Coach Jones says that has happened even with the need to bring some junior varsity bowlers into the varsity lineup.

The Bulldogs would love to get back to the state tournament after missing out as a team last year. To do that, Coach Jones says it will just take some minor tweaks and improvements to get them where they want to be.

The Bulldogs will host boys state qualifying bowling on Tuesday, February 14 at Sweet 16 Lanes.