The West Delaware bowling teams defeated Maquoketa at Lightning Lanes, Dec. 11.

In the girls’ match, the Hawks won 2,475 to 2,446. After the first round of individual games, Maquoketa led the Hawks 1,593 to 1,586. The Hawks still trailed by 96 pins after the first three Baker games and 14 points after the fourth Baker game. But a clean fifth Baker game was enough to give the Hawks the win.

Madi Shontz rolled 218-148 for a 366 series to lead the Hawks. Next was Kaley Pettlon with 173-164 (337). She was followed by Alexus Riley 131-182 (313), Lydia Heims 138-154 (292), Brooklyn Lambson 134-144 (278) and Kyleigh Marsden 140-129 (269).

JV bowlers for the Hawks were: Katelyn Scott 149-165 (314), Alexa Harry 133-115 (248), Mary Pederson 131-111 (242), Grace Reth 108-125 (233), Jasmine Ibarra 113-100 (213) and Regan Recker 105-101 (206).

Coach Sue Morris was pleased with her team’s performance. “Maquoketa is a well-coached team and had two bowlers with a 369 and a 367 series. It was great to see this group work together to attain this win. We will continue to work on fundamentals this week, there is always room to improve. We were so pleased with the way this team fought to the very end. It was a nice win.”

The West Delaware boys won 2,741-2,543. The Hawks were led by C.J. Rich with games of 195 and 223 for a 418 series. Louis Shontz was next, rolling games of 191-193 for a 384. He was followed by Carson Schnieders 207-174 (381), Kalen Recker 204-161 (365), Jacob Hosch 111-171 (282) and Kaeleb Sickels 155-125 (280).

JV bowlers for the Hawks were: Nic Jones 170-179 (349), Landon Letts 149-178 (327), Saul Hernandez 127-169 (296), Dominic Rave-Olsen 160-129 (289), Garrett Placke 151-119 (270) and Tim Swenka 99-121 (220).

Coach Bob Morris said, “This was a nice win at home for the guys. Maquoketa is in a rebuilding year and not as strong as they have been in the past. I am pleased at this early date that five of our six bowlers are averaging over 190 a game, but it is early and we are working together to get better.”