The Le Mars girls bowling team claimed their fifth consecutive MRAC title on Monday afternoon at Sweet 16 Lanes in Le Mars defeating their opponents over 700 pins.
The Bulldogs were coming off their first non-win of the season coming in second place in a baker-only tournament in Council Bluffs on Friday. Head coach Gary Brady says the girls avoided that bad start they had on Friday and got things going with a great set of individual games.
The Bulldogs won the team title and the individual title with sophomore Jenna Fisher bowling a 418 series to win the title. Fisher’s improvement has been steady and consistent leading to improved confidence when approaching her shot.
Coach Brady says a slight tweak in the mechanics of her shot have turned her into a very confident bowler.
Fisher was not the only individual highlight for the Bulldogs on Monday. The Bulldogs filled the top six slots on the individual leaderboard claiming all of the first team all-conference slots. Coach Brady says the team holds themselves to a high standard, and that showed on the scoreboard.
The Bulldogs never have to worry what will happen if one of their top bowlers is off. Their depth allows them to afford a bad day from one of their bowlers and take it in stride. Fisher says that shows the support the team has for each other.
Le Mars’ regular season competition has completed, and they now turn their focus to the state qualifying meet at Sweet 16 Lanes on Monday, February 12. Coach Brady says the Bulldogs are continuing to hammer home the team aspect of the game because that will get them back to state.
Fisher says the Bulldogs are continuing to focus on filling frames to not leave anything on the board.
The Bulldog boys took home third place in their half of the MRAC tournament. There was a tie for first between Council Bluffs AL and Sioux City East, and the Bulldogs trailed those two by just one pin.