Perfect again

Wiegand bowls second 300 in 6 days; Bobcats roll to 9-0

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO • MHS sophomore Ray Wiegand competes during Tuesday’s CIML dual against Ottumwa at Totem Bowl in Marshalltown. Wiegand rolled a season-best series of 521 sparked by his second perfect game in a week’s time, helping the Bobcats beat Ottumwa 3,208-3,037.

For the second time in a week, Marshalltown sophomore Ray Wiegand rolled a perfect game.

For the ninth time this season, the Bobcat boys’ bowling team was victorious.

Wiegand rolled a 300 in his second game en route to a season-high series, helping Marshalltown turn back Ottumwa thanks to a season-best scoring total in Tuesday’s CIML dual meet at Totem Bowl.

In a clash between two of the top 10 scoring teams in the state, the Bobcats got the keynote performance from Wiegand and a balanced effort to accompany it in beating the Bulldogs 3,208-3,037. Wiegand finished with a 221-300–521 for the dual’s top score, and Myles Mitchell posted the second-best series with his season-best series and game, 279-182–461.

Richie Thomas rolled a season-best game and series in his 207-226–433, and Carson Potter also had a pair of games over 200, going 203-211–414 as Marshalltown improved to 9-0.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO • Marshalltown’s Haley Bell release the ball during Tuesday’s CIML dual against Ottumwa at Totem Bowl in Marshalltown. Bell posted the Bobcats’ second-best series of 326, but MHS was defeated by the visiting Bulldogs, 2,423-2,217.

Ottumwa’s Tyler Crambit, who rolled a 300 in a neighboring lane to Wiegand last Thursday at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines, led the Bulldogs with a 236-222–458 series.

On the girls’ side, Ottumwa prevailed against the Bobcats, 2,423-2,217, thanks to a steady run of baker games to close out the meet.

Marshalltown’s Karlie Potter was the high scorer for the dual, rolling her season-high game and series to lead the Bobcats, 160-212–372. Haley Bell totaled a 326 series, while Ashly Wiegand had a high game of 170 in her 294 and Ali Olinger carded her best 172 game for a 280 series.

Ottumwa’s top five individual scorers all eclipsed 300 pins, led by Lyndsey Garrett’s 159-190–349.

The Marshalltown junior varsity boys were edged 2,659-2,638, while the Bobcat JV girls fell 1,995-1,335.

The MHS bowlers are back in action at Totem Bowl on Thursday, hosting CIML Iowa Conference rival Fort Dodge in a 3:45 p.m. dual meet.