Bobcat bowlers can’t keep momentum

Coming off a day of season-bests against Ankeny Tuesday, the Marshalltown boys’ bowling team couldn’t keep the momentum rolling in a 3,028-2,819 setback against Des Moines Lincoln Thursday at Bowlerama in Des Moines.

MHS senior Grant Whitmore led the Bobcats tallying a 204-236-440. Dacoda Ewalt also broke 200 for a game rolling a 170-217- 387. Kyle Bartles recorded a 185-170-355, while Aaron Schwandt had a 179-174-353 and Brett Wax shot a 203-148-351 to complete Marshalltown’s scoring.

Jake Longden led the Railsplitters with a 246-223-469, while Jamie Byers added a 285-12-447.

Dalten Cross also eclipsed the 400 series mark rolling a 224-195-419 as Lincoln led 2,039-1,886 heading into the Baker rounds.

The Railsplitters increased their advantage with a tally of 989-939 in the Baker rounds.

Schwandt led the Bobcats rolling a 225, though no other Bobcat broke 200.

The Marshalltown girls were on the short end of a 2,558-1,961 decision against Lincoln. The Bobcats fell behind 1,1718-1,296 in individual play. Lily Neuan paced MHS with a 155-118-273 and Mercedies Bills rolled a 135-136-271. Lincoln was led by Brittany Smith’s 189-229-418 series.

The Railsplitters topped the Bobcats 840-665 in the Baker rounds.

Neuan led the Bobcats with a 156.

The Marshalltown junior varsity boys’ squad prevented the Railsplitter sweep with a 2,661-2,367 victory powered by a 225-265-490 series from sophomore Floyd Speck. Zach Thomsen added a 212-223-435.

The Bobcats battle rival Fort Dodge at Ridgewood Lanes Monday at 3:45 p.m.