Bobcats double-dunk Dowling

MHS bowlers sweep Maroons in CIML action

T-R PHOTO BY NOAH ROHLFING - Marshalltown senior Jordan May reacts after only the 10-pin withstands her attempt during Tuesday’s CIML bowling meet at Wayward Social. May rolled a career-high game (237) and series (416) to lead the Bobcat girls to a victory over Dowling Catholic.

It’s already been a busy week for Marshalltown bowling. After winning Monday night in Fort Dodge, the Bobcats came home and had a quick turnaround before Tuesday’s meet against Dowling Catholic.

The same result — a Marshalltown sweep — took place, but there were slight hints of fatigue for the Bobcats.

Coach DJ Wilder said a day off was needed for the team, as he sensed the team was tiring a bit from the compacted schedule.

“You do get fatigued,” Wilder said. “It’s time to maybe get away for a day or two and give a little bit of a break. I can kinda see it in their eyes right now. Then we’ll get back after it against Southeast Polk on Thursday and then probably another break on Friday to go into next week fresh. I think that’s key.”

Still, Marshalltown’s boys beat Dowling 2,913-2,549 and the girls won 2,563-1,823.


The star performer of the day for the Bobcats was senior Jordan May, who rolled a season-high 237-179–416 for the girls and took command of the team.

Wilder said he was very impressed with what he saw from May.

“Just phenomenal,” Wilder said. “She seemed poised, she seemed confident. That was something I challenged the girls with coming into today is confidence and the energy. That’s something that the team has struggled with all year and it pay off. Strong showing tonight, very pleased with it.”

Following May was Kylee Witt with a 172-213-385, Emily Diggins with 160-204-364, Madison Pickett at 143-157-300 and Sydney Dannen at 157-133-290. Wilder said the girls were starting to find a rhythm at the right time heading towards the end of the season.

The boys had a mixed bag of performances. On one hand, Dru Wilder continued his run of good form with a 226-190-416. But it was another performance from the team that left DJ Wilder wanting more, particularly from the second game. He said there was a lack of fire from the Bobcat boys in the second game, but added that it returned a little bit in the Baker games.


Following Dru’s performance was Demitri Ferneau with 173-226-399, Dylan Cooper with 193-204-397, Xander Pickett with 231-161-392 and Damon Borton with 224-146-370.

The Bobcats will have a day off before going on the road Thursday against Southeast Polk.



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