Dubuque Wahlert sweeps 1A state bowling team titles

DES?MOINES?- Dubuque Wahlert’s bowling teams reigned supreme Monday at the Class 1A portion of the Iowa High School State Bowling Tournament at Plaza Lanes.

The Wahlert boys had three of the best seven individual scores and defeated second-place Cedar Rapids Xavier by 126 pins. The Golden Eagles were led by a second-place finish from A.J. Gregory and ended up with a score of 3,368, while Xavier had the individual champion in Caleb Miller but finished with 3,242 pins as a team.

The Dubuque Wahlert girls also grabbed the team title on Monday as the Golden Eagles beat out Camanche by 93 pins.

Wahlert’s girls team, which was led by a third-place finish from Jessie Bahl, finished with 2,855. Camanche’s Morgan Determan was second overall but her team recorded an overall score of 2,762.

Miller ended up with a 492 two-game series to claim the 1A individual crown. Gregory was right behind him with a 478 and Luke Schroeder of Western Dubuque was third with a 477.

Western Dubuque’s Lisa Schroeder won the individual girls title with a 433 series. That was six pins better than Determan (427) and 12 pins better than Bahl (421).

West Delaware came in third on the boy’s side with 3,130 pins, while Western Dubuque (3,024) and Creston (2,983) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

On the girls’ side, Keokuk was third after champion Dubuque Wahlert and runner-up Camanche. Keokuk finished with a 2,660, while Red Oak (2,655) and Central Clinton (2,584) were fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Class 2A Iowa High School State Bowling Tournament will take place today at Plaza Lanes. Marshalltown is one of the 10 boy’s teams to qualify for the state meet. Grant Whitmore of Marshalltown also qualified as an individual.

The Bobcats were one of two at-large teams to qualify for Tuesday’s state tournament, but Marshalltown finished with the fourth-best score among the 10 qualified teams. It is the third straight season that the Bobcats have advanced to the state tourney.