Bowlers beat Barons 4-3

On a brisk Friday afternoon, soon after record-breaking snow, the L-S bowling team headed to Rocky Springs to take on Manheim Central.  Manheim Central came into the match with a 7-3 record, and an expected advantage. However, the Pioneers pulled out a remarkable, come-from-behind win.
From L: Brittany Hatfield, Cassidy Hatfield, Eric Gross, and Adam Lee
In the first game, the Barons started remarkably strong. Competitors Austin Bradley, Zach Kowalski, and Tanner Michael each broke 200 points in the first game, and totaled 701 of Central’s 1095 points. The Pioneers struggled as a team in the first game, scoring only 808 points total. In game one, seniors Adam Lee and Brittany Hatfield each scored 184, giving them a tie for the most points for L-S. Hatfield got her first of several turkeys late in the game. After a rough first game the score was 2-0 in favor of Manheim Central.

In game two, the Pioneers met the challenge that the Barons brought. Led by Adam Lee, the team rallied, picking up 23 strikes. Lee had his best game of the afternoon, scoring 215 including one turkey. Sophomore Cassidy Hatfield had her best game of the match, scoring 183. Brittany Hatfield scored 192, and senior Ethan Byers was close behind at 190. The Pioneers tied up the match, winning game two 949-915. The score now lay at 2-2.

The winner of the third game would ultimately determine the outcome of the match. Senior Eric Gross played a good game, scoring 203, and leading the Pioneers in points through game 3. Brittany Hatfield continued to play well, as she scored her best score of the match at 194. The team managed to hang onto an early lead in game three, and they finished the game with a satisfying win of 4-3.

Attention now turns to playoffs; the girls singles playoffs are on February 18 while the boys are on February 19. Stay with LSNews.org for updates on times, locations, and competitors.

--Caleb Gawne, LSNews.org Bowling Reporter
Edited: BP

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