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Dallas County bowlers compete at state for Waukee

Submitted - DCN Front row left to right: Austin Young, Nate Wanned, Connor Slater, Jonah Starmer, Bryce Bucklew. Back row left to right: Ryley Anderson, Andrew Sullwold, Coach Charles Folsom.
Submitted - DCN Front row left to right: Austin Young, Nate Wanned, Connor Slater, Jonah Starmer, Bryce Bucklew. Back row left to right: Ryley Anderson, Andrew Sullwold, Coach Charles Folsom.

Comprised of students from multiple schools in Dallas County, the Waukee boys’ bowling team competed at the state tournament on Feb. 25 at Plaza Lanes in Des Moines. The Warriors were one of ten teams to compete at the Class 2A tournament and finished in fifth with a total score of 3,130.

Jonah Starmer of Waukee was crowned Class 2A state champion with a total score of 500 with 268 in game one and 232 in game two. The Warriors had a total individual score of 2,138 before the Baker games, which added 992 to their total score.

The team also consisted of sophomore Austin Young, junior Nate Wanned and Andrew Sullwold of Waukee, junior Connor Slater of A-D-M, Bryce Bucklew and Ryley Anderson of Perry.

Anderson, a first-year letter winner, did not compete at the state tournament but was named All-Conference at the Central Iowa Conference Bolwing Invite.

Starmer led the team throughout the season with an average score of 213.9 per game. He is also the only Waukee bowler to have bowled a 300 this season back on Feb. 3 at Merle Hay Lanes.

Wanned came very close to a 300, scoring 299 at Plaza Lanes on Feb. 18 and averaged 183.3 per game. Slater averaged 194.7 per game and had a high of 270 this season.

The Warriors finished the season with a 9-4 record in the regular season and finished fifth at their conference tournament. They had five juniors, three sophomores and two freshman on the team this year and no seniors.

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