Girls bowling team finishes season strong at district qualifier

Posted: Thu, Feb 14, 2019 10:14 AM
L-R: Audrey Casterton, Alexis Svestka, Maddie Putnam, Ann Meirick, Katherine Bruening, and Lexie Hauber (all photos by's Becky Vande Lune)

It was a full bowling alley on Tuesday afternoon with 251 spectators watching the district bowling qualifying tournament at Oneota Lanes.

Waterloo East won the tournament with 2,636 pins, West Delaware was second with 2,561, Decorah scored 2,450, Waverly-Shell Rock had 2,404, Western Dubuque had 2,378, and Marion had 2,127.

Audrey Casterton was the ninth overall girl with her 349 pins, Lexie Hauber bowled a 344, Katherine Bruening had a 339, Alexis Svestka had a 326, and Ann Meirick had a 300.

In baker games the girls scored 133, 151, 211, 172, and 143.

"Well, we qualified in third place. Audrey Casterton, Katherine Bruening, and Maddie Putnam were all outstanding in the baker rounds. We shot a 2,468, the best our girls have ever shot. I challenged the girls, and they met the challenge. I'm awfully proud of these kids. We have seven of our top eight girls back in 2019-20. I'm very excited about our future. We had a great year, with continued improvement, we can make some noise!" praised head coach Keith Bruening.

Audrey Casterton
Alexis Svestka
Plenty of fans were there to cheer on the girls
Katherine Bruening