Knoxville swept Pella Christian in varsity bowling action Saturday at Mustang Bowl in Monroe.

The Panthers rolled a 2,810 pin count to top the PC boys’ squad with a 2,512.

Panther Coach Shaun Renard stated, “The boys pulled off a big victory, shooting their second straight 2,800 team score.”

The Panthers were led by Keagan McCarty with a high series of 462 and a high game of 256.

Next for KHS was Kyler Reidel with a 191 high game and 339 series and Blaise Hubler with a 178 high game and 338 series.

Rounding out the Panther scoring were a pair of freshmen Donovan Binns at 337 series and Deven Renard with a 294 series.

Also bowling but not counting in the team total was Andy Funk.

PC Coach Rod Blunck replied, “We hung with Knoxville through the first round trailing by only 63 pins, but the baker games got the best of us.”

Devin Haveman and Blake Veenstra each had 370 series totals for PC. Veenstra had the high game of the day for the Eagles with a 209.

Austin Van Kooten had a 347 series, Cameron Vander Wal a 299 series and Austin Moorman a 238 series.

Kenyon Geetings also bowled for PC, but didn’t count in the team total.

Varsity Girls

Not to be outdone, the KHS girls won with a 2,002 pin count to 1,620 for PC.

Knoxville’s leader was Lily Cieslak with a 168 high game and 319 series.

Haylie Wadle had a 272 series, Saphyre McCombs closed with a 258, Kiana Brown had a 225 series and Lilliana Mejia a 215 series.

Reagan Cook also bowled for the Panthers, but didn’t count in the team total for the day.

Cheyanne Collins led the Eagles with a 253 series and 147 high game.

Next came Alexa Klaasen at 238 series, Aundrea Steen a 215, Kendra Branderhorst a 196 and Abbie Altena a 189.

Records show the Panther boys’ sporting a mark of 14-6 for the season and the girls are 12-7.

The Eagles check in with a record of 2-8 while the girls are 4-6.

Up Next

Knoxville travels to Creston for a match Jan. 30 at 2:30 against the Panthers. Saturday the KHS teams host Norwalk at 10 a.m. in Monroe.

The Eagles will host Newton Saturday at 1 p.m. at Excit-A-Bowl in Pella.

Perry Bell can be reached at sports@journalexpress.net or by calling the Knoxville newsroom at 641-842-2155.

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