W-SR keglers fall to Vikings

By Becky Walz,

Cade Averhoff was one of the Vikings in varsity action against Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday in Tripoli, finishing the day with games of 150 and 155. (Driftless Multimedia photo by Becky Walz)

It was a familiar bowling alley for the Decorah bowling teams with yet another opponent as the Viking girls’ and boys’ teams defeated Waverly-Shell Rock Thursday night.
A mere 98 pins separated the two squads after round one with Decorah dropping the first baker game. However, the Vikes put together four solid baker games to win 2,935 over the Go-Hawks’ 2,618. Baker scores were 159, 196, 194, 236 and 196.
The second-best all-time score came from Jordan Sims who fired a 533 total (279, 254) to lead Decorah. Others on the lanes for the Vikes were Cade Averhoff (150, 155), Jace Buddenberg (172, 190), Bryce Elsbernd (189, 151), Beau Newhouse (190, 128) and Tyler Novak (233, 168).
The girls’ squad clinched the conference title with its win 2,523 to 2,029. It marks their third straight conference title, as the Vikes were co-champions in 2022.
Baker scores were 156, 158, 163, 180 and 147.
“The girls bowled well, picked up tough spares and struck more,” said Coach Keith Bruning. “That’s how you win and I am very proud of this group.”
Karlie Einck fired a 168 and 218 to lead the Lady Vikes. Also competing in varsity action were Asmere Jensen (141, 216), Marri Feuerhelm (148, 200), Annika Grinna (123, 144), Jasera Tweten (180, 138) and Addison Wicklund (144, 166).
Decorah wraps up the regular season tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 6) at New Hampton at 4 p.m.

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