Courtney Duinink

Courtney Duinink led the Lady Dutch to their first win of the year Saturday.

Pella’s varsity bowling teams took on two opponents Saturday at Excit-A-Bowl in Pella.

The Pella boys rallied from a deficit to beat Newton by 23 pins, 2,492 to 2,479 in a make-up meet.

The Newton girls beat the Lady Dutch 2,281 to 1,661.

Later in the day the Dutch beat Sigourney 2,446 to 1,404 for boys and 1,982 to 1,882 in girls competition.


Starting with the Sigourney matches. It was the first win of the season for the Pella Lady Dutch.

Pella Coach Mike Norman stated, “The girls posted great scores, setting several records in the process of scoring their first win of the season.”

Courtney Duinink set the 5th highest individual score (175) and posted a new team record two game series (335) on their way to the 3td highest individual round team score in team history (1,346).

The ladies then went on to post the 5th highest baker round (636). Setting a new team record match score of 1982.

In addition to Duinink, other Pella scores showed Sierra Vander Weerd with a 271 series, Sydney Stursma at 261, Maranda Verschuure at 260 and Agata Tomczyk at 219.

Sigourney’s leader was Hannah Alderson with a two-game series of 265.

The Pella boys handled a short-handed Sigourney team with only four bowlers.

Reid Miller showed the way with games of 225 and 233 for a 458 series. Next for Pella were Matt DeJong with a 395 series, Travis Ware at 287, Dakota Schippers 285 and Drake Beard with a 263 series.


The boys beat the Newton Cardinals by 23 pins at the end of the day. Newton led by 86 pins entering the baker games.

Pella’s high series was a 374 by DeJong followed by Ware at 244, Miller 341, Schippers 287 and Nathan Grandia at 273.

Nate Keith had high series for Newton with a 407.

Saturday was also Senior Day for Pella.

“We honored Courtney Duinink, Drake Beard, Caleb Blom, Matt De Jong, Jalen Howe, Reid Miller, and Dakota Schippers as the seniors on the team,” Norman said.

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

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