The West Delaware boys’ bowling team finished fifth in the Louisa-Muscatine Tournament Jan. 2, placing three bowlers in the top 20 for individual performances.
The Hawks shot 2,950 and were led by Louis Shontz, who placed fourth. Shontz had games of 215 and 252 for a 467 series. C.J. Rich rolled games of 195-234 for a 429 and finished 16th individually. Carson Schnieders was 20th, rolling 201-223 (424).
Dominic Rave-Olsen rolled 179-193 (372), Nic Jones 160-179 (339) and Jacob Hosch 118-191 (309).
The Hawks totaled 2,340 in that round before adding another 610 pins in the Baker round.
Host Louisa-Muscatine claimed the team championship with 3,217, edging out runner up Keokuk with 3,172. Next came Durant (3,134), Camanche (3,105), West Delaware (2,950), Maquoketa (2,903), Independence (2,816), Central DeWitt (2,815), Vinton-Shellsburg (2,786), Bloomfield, Davis County (2,505), Mount Pleasant (2,445) and Washington (1,521).
Coach Bob Morris was pleased with his team’s performance. “This tournament proves to be a good preview of a mini-state tournament. The Hawks bowled a very good score. The guys bowled very well. They made some good adjustments and all scored higher their second game. We have worked hard over break and the guys are making progress each week.”