The Knoxville bowling teams traveled to Newton for a match with the Cardinals on Saturday. The Knoxville boys’ team downed Newton 2,590-2,554 to pick up the win. The Knoxville girls’ team wasn’t as fortunate falling to the Cardinals 2,277-1,889.
Sam Piagentini led the boys’ team with an outstanding two game total of 434. He was followed by Jake Steele 391, Logan Mason 347, Rylie Reidel 339, Daniel Rankin 279 and Logan Harsin 266.
The girls were paced by Mackenzie McCarty who rolled a two game total of 292. Others on the team and their scores include Megan Landsperger 251, Rachel Morgan 248, Haley Short 227 and Myla Dakin 215.
“Both of the varsity teams struggled with the oil pattern,” stated coach Matt Lopez. “We were also missing some of our varsity bowlers due to prior engagements.”
The Panther junior varsity bowlers were also in action Saturday. The JV number one team topped the Cardinals 2,097-2,028. The number two JV team was unopposed. They had a team score of 1,498.
“I was very impressed with our JV team’s spirit and attitude, and the Newton teams as well,” commented Lopez. “It was good to see great sportsmanship exhibited by all of these teams.”
JV bowlers and their scores, Ben Rowland 327, Justin Kaestner 282, Brody Dingel 268, Colton Beal 258, Patrick Grundig 219, Jonathon Beaver 217, Cory Shafer 207, Brittany Beaver 202, Madison Tarver 192, and Michael Szlachetka 179.
Next up for the bowling team will be a trip to Des Moines Saturday to take on the Norwalk Warriors.
In January the Panthers will open the schedule with the Knoxville Triangular Jan.11. The Panthers will also host triangulars Jan. 25 and again Feb. 1.