The Charles City Comet boys and girls bowling teams were at the Comet Bowl yesterday competing in the Class 1A District 2 Meet and you heard the updates all afternoon long here on KCHA. The Comet boys and girls teams fared well as each of the squads finished with the highest pin count and advanced to State. The Comet boys started slow and found themselves trailing by 14 pins after the first individual game, but got hot in the second individual game, grabbed the lead and never looked back. Comet boys bowling coach Tyler Mitchell said after the first game he called a team meeting.
Charles City’s boys finished with a total pin count of 3161 and were led by Drew Mitchell who finished with a 2-game series of 472 which was good enough for him to earn District Champion honors. Hunter Brockney had a 447 and Kaleb Ross had a 402. Mitchell says that yesterday was a complete team effort and the boys have bowled with that mentality all year.
The Comet girls were the favorites heading into yesterday’s District Meet and they didn’t disappoint as they took a 150 pin lead after the first individual game and were able to coast the rest of the way. Their total pin count of 2904 was second to only the Comet boys as they beat the rest of the girls teams by close to 300 pins. The Comet girls used a team-first mentality yesterday as well and Head Comet Bowling Coach Doug Bohlen was proud of his girls.
The defending Class 1A State Champion Macy Ross led the Comet girls with a 415 two-game series which was good enough for District Runner-Up Honors, Baili Girkin was third overall with a 412 and Katie Sickman had a 381. Both teams will compete in Des Moines next week at the State Bowling Tournament and Bohlen says the plan is to practice a few times on synthetic lanes.
The State Bowling Meet will be held next week at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines.