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Bowlers compete at Hastings Bronco Blast

February 6, 2017, in Athletics, Bowling

Baily Portwood

Emma Sonier

Morningside’s men’s and women’s bowling teams each finished in fifth place in the team standings at the fourth annual Hastings Bronco Blast held Saturday and Sunday in Hastings, Neb.

The Mustang men knocked down 8306 pins in the two days of competition to finish fifth in an 11-team field, while the Morningside women finished fifth with 7273 pins.

Morningside finished second in a five-team men’s junior varsity field with 7899 pins.

Morningside’s Emma Sonier finished 12th in the women’s individual standings with a total of 1059 pins for a 177 average. Haley Mathes finished 18th with 978 pins for a 163 average.

Bailey Portwood had the Mustangs’ top individual score in the women’s competition with a 201 in her third game.

Chandler Losing

Dylan Casper

Chandler Losing of the Mustangs’ junior varsity team had the highest Morningside finish in the men’s individual standings. Losing knocked down 1144 pins for a 191 average. Losing had three games of 200 or higher, including a high of 230 in his first game of the tournament. He rolled scores of 202 and 200 later in the tourney.

Brett Hansen and Dylan Casper had averages of 188 and 184, respectively, for the Mustangs’ varsity team. Casper rolled a 267 in his second game for the highest individual score among all competitors at the tournament.

The Mustang varsity team also had 200 games from Hansen with a 213, Tanner Hansel with a 203 and Alex Eukovich with a 201.

Josh Grote from the Mustangs’ junior varsity team had Morningside’s second highest individual score of the tournament with a 235 and Cameron Peterson from the junior varsity team had Morningside’s fourth highest score with a 220.