The Knoxville Panthers traveled to Cardinal Lanes in Newton for the season opener at the Newton invitational.

“We faced off with Newton, Mason City, Oskaloosa, Urbandale, Waukee and Isaac Newton Christian Academy,” stated KHS Coach Shaun Renard.

The KHS girls finished 4th with a 2,146. The girls were led by senior Lily Cieslak with a 329 series and a 182 high game.

The boys finished 3rd with a 2,497 pin count. They were led by senior Keagan McCarty with a 424 series and a high game of 217.

Renard added, “Even though we did not bring home the medal we walked away with a strong finish and some of the best scores that we have seen at Newton and the team and myself consider that a win.”

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