On Tuesday afternoon the Great Bend bowling teams played host to Garden City and Holcomb. In the varsity girl’s action, Great Bend defeated their opponents and earned seven of the 11 possible WAC points. The Lady Panthers were led in scoring by junior captain Allie Brodrick and her series of 645 pins. Brodrick led all bowlers on the day as she rolled games of 207, 244, and 194. Senior Hanna Pfeifer rolled her career high series of 591 pins to finish in 4th place. The other team members include: Kylynn Keeler - 559 series, Elsi Miller - 534 series, McKenzy Black - 500 series and Jordan Vsetecka - 491 series. The Lady Panthers maintain their first place lead in the WAC.
In the Varsity Boys action it was Great Bend who came out on top over Garden City by winning six of the 11 WAC points. The Panthers were led in scoring by sophomore Kameron Keener. Keener bowled games of 222, 181, and 243 for a series total of 646 and a second place finish. Freshman Jordan Black bowled games of 218, 224 and 195 for a third place series of 637. The members of the Panther bowling squad were: Kendall Lloyd - 629 series, Jacob Holden - 619 series, Brodie Owens - 544 series and Blake Sheets - 513 series. The Panthers may have won the contest but Karl “Bubba “ Larson from Garden City owned the day. The senior right hander from Garden City was dominant from start to finish as he bowled a first place series of 795. Larson bowled games of 233, 299, and 263. Everyone at the Walnut Bowl was pulling for him to get that elusive 300 game. Larson was perfect through 11 frames and made a great shot in the last frame only to leave a solid 10 pin.
In Panther junior varsity action, it was the ladies from Great Bend who won 10 of the 11 WAC points. Sophomore Sydney Soukup claimed the first place prize with a series total of 506. Alex Snyder rolled a series of 461 which was good enough for her to earn second place. In the boys junior varsity action it was the Panthers from Great Bend winning nine of the 11 WAC points. Tylar Wagner was the top scorer for Great Bend as he rolled a series of 520 for a third place finish. Junior Keaton Reneau was close behind with a series of 519 as were Drew Reed and AJ Roberts who both rolled a series total of 501.
The next action for the Panther bowlers will be on Thursday when they travel to Liberal. Then the Panther varsity teams will head to the Alley in Wichita to bowl in the Andover Tournament on Saturday.