Past 5A state runner-up Bryce Moore and sophomore sensation Paige Wagner will lead Great Bend’s bowlers into the 2020 season. The Panthers start with 12 Baker-format games Saturday at Wichita’s West Acres Bowling Center.
Moore earned WAC Player of the Year honors and Dicks placed 17th in the WAC. Great Bend’s boys won the Western Athletic Conference last year. Moore will have a strong chance to defend his WAC title and Wagner will challenge for the top spot.
Great Bend’s boys finished fourth in 5A last year (2,938) and were 5A state runner-up in 2018. Moore earned 5A state runner-up honors with a 643 series and marked in eight consecutive frames in Baker games two years ago. Corbin Stanley (534) placed 31st and Dalton Dicks (431) finished 74th.
Great Bend’s Baker lineup starts with Jalen Daniels followed by Evan Shell, Dalton Murphy, Stanley and Moore with Caleb Murphy as an alternate,
Great Bend’s head coach David Feldbauer is assisted by Jim Mayberry.
“We have some younger guys with talent who will improve as the season goes along,” Feldbauer said. “It’s all about playing consistent. We’ll have a lineup where we will rotate some players on our varsity team.”
Wagner earned All-WAC honors and placed 15th (529) at the 5A state meet. Wagner captured a prestigious Junior Masters match play tournament in Wichita last summer.
Great Bend’s girls placed seventh (2,521) at 5A state last year. Other returning state qualifiers are Alexis Fox (489), 28th; Kristi Wittig (364), 78th; and Nicole Griffin (357), 82nd. Fox placed 20th last year at state with a 490 total. Zujeiry Garcia competed at regionals two years ago. The Panther girls were WAC runner-up last year.
Great Bend’s Baker lineup starts with Wittig followed by ninth-grader Aliyah Fryberger. Garcia, Fox and Wagner with Griffin as an alternate. Emma Mayhill will provide a seventh varsity player.
“Ali Fryberger has been a pleasant surprise,” Feldbauer said.
SENIORS—Dalton Dicks (74th—431; 82nd—420; REG 49th—495; 15th—577); Dalton Murphy
JUNIORS—Bryce Moore (2nd—643; 41st—505; REG 1st—702; 8th—627); Corbin Stanley (31st—534; REG 8th—627); Brady Burnham; Ashton Ensley
SOPHOMORES—Deklyn Craven. Bradley Heine; Caleb Murphy, Evan Shell
NINTH-GRADERS—Jalen Daniels, Dylan Ferguson, Caleb McNett, Jordan Sohm
SENIORS—Lexy Fox (20th—490; 28th—489; REG 5th—518; 7th—532); Zujeiry Garcia (REG 43rd—397); Tori Mitchell
JUNIORS—Nichole Griffin (82nd—357; REG—19th—472); Addison Ehrlich; Emma Mayhill, Tatum Sander
SOPHOMORES—Paige Wagner (15th—529; REG 6th—547; Kristy Wittig (78th—364; REG 40th—398); Jenna Deanm Vanessa Delgadillo
NINTH-GRADERS—Aliyah Fryberger, Sahara Rziha
PANTHER SCHEDULE—1-11—at Wichita Carroll Tournament; 1-16—at Dodge City; 1-21—at Garden City; 1-28—LIBERAL; 1-31/2-1—at Maize Tournament; 2-6—DODGE CITY, HOLCOMB; 2-11—GARDEN CITY, VALLEY CENTER; 2-13—at Liberal; 2-15-16—at Andover Tournament; 2-18—WAC JV; 2-20—WAC at Liberal; 2-24-29—at 5A regional; 3-6—5A state at Wichita, Rock Lanes