The Ankeny bowling teams ran into one of the CIML’s top bowling programs on Tuesday at Great Escape.
Both Ankeny teams lost to Des Moines Lincoln, which placed seventh in last year’s girls’ Class 3A state tournament. The Railsplitters won the girls’ meet by a score of 2,858 to 2,211, and they won the boys’ meet by a score of 3,153 to 2,647.
“It was a tough match,” said Ankeny coach Hannah Munson. “They were tough competition, but we can only go up from here.”
Brandon Schumacher led the Hawks with a 472 series. He was making his season debut.
“Brandon was our high scorer and also was 80 percent clean in the anchor spot (for the bakers games),” Munson said. “It was a great first meet for him.”
Blake Schumacher bowled a 377 series. Aidan Doruska had a 346, Bryce Follett rolled a 328, Gage Payton had a 296, and Jerod Ringwald added a 279.
Isabel Tetmeyer led the Hawkettes with a 384 series.
“She also did amazing in the anchor spot for us,” Munson said.
Christina Angran bowled a 348 series. Emma Harris had a 280, Cynthia Angran rolled a 268, Alyssa Smith had a 238, and Maddy Minser finished with a 226.
Both Ankeny teams are now 0-2 on the season. They will face Waukee on Monday at Warrior Lanes.
“We are practicing at Warrior Lanes (Wednesday) to see what the lane conditions will be like at our match next week,” Munson said.