Week of October 24

Bishop Moore

The Apopka High varsity bowling teams defeated Bishop Moore in a match on Wednesday that was postponed due to Hurricane Wilma.

The boys team began the match without the usual starters to allow all members of the team a chance to participate. The first game was close, with the Darters leading 841 to 812. The starters returned to action during the second and third games, displaying their ability to make spares and strikes to take a commanding lead after bowling a 978 second game. After the final ball was thrown, the Darters came away with a 2717 to 2268 victory, increasing their record to 16-0. The high series was bowled by Andrew Calvache, who bowled in all three games, with a 593. The high game was rolled by Kyle Paxson with a 225, followed by Mitchel Schilling with a 218 final game.

The girls team was also successful, winning their match 2144 to 1790 and increasing their record to 12-4. The Lady Darters began the match with an 86-pin lead and continued to increase their lead with each game. They bowled a 742 second game against Bishop Moore’s 584 to seal the victory. Sara Hohmeister, bowling in all three games for Beisheim (out due to illness), had the high series for the day with 507 and a high game of 198. Ashley Preston also had a nice series with 465.

Coach's Comments:

Boy's Varsity: Some of Bishop Moore’s bowlers seemed to lose their edge when I allowed the starters to return in the second game. Our starting bowlers had to come into the second game without having practiced before entering, so I was happy to see that they bowled some nice scores.

Girl's Varsity: The girls have been showing improvement as the season progresses. They seem to lack consistency, however, as some of the girls sometimes have trouble finding their line. Overall, they have been able to maintain a winning record.

Bishop Moore

The varsity bowling teams had their second match against Bishop Moore on Thursday, October 27, but did not have the same success as they did on Wednesday as both teams were defeated.

The boys team lost a close match 2737 to 2751. They began the match with a nice 959 game to Bishop Moore’s 871. However, the second game proved to be the turning point for both teams. Bishop Moore began improving their game, bowling a 928, while Apopka lost their momentum and bowled an 844. While hanging on with only a four point advantage, the Darters bowled another good 934 game, but it was not enough to overcome the 952 shot by Bishop Moore. Kyle Paxson had the high series with a 618, and Mitchel Schilling had the high game with a 231. Their ending record for the season is 16-1.

The girls also had a close match but lost 1976 to 1998. They began the match 64 pins down with a score of 607 to 671. The second game found both teams improving their scores, with the Lady Darters bowling their high for the day with a 698. After a pep talk from senior Kaleel, the girls showed determination and cut the difference to only 22. Marie Kaleel had the high series (444) and high game of 171. Kelly Ansell also had the second high series with 413 and a nice 166 final game.

Following the match, both teams surprised Coach Kampe as each bowler presented her a carnation.

Coach's Comments:

Boys Varsity: We had some problems making our marks and some lower than normal scores being bowled. Bishop Moore seemed to be making their marks easily while we weren’t. This was Bishop Moore’s high series for the year, and we just didn’t match their determination and scoring.

Girls Varsity: We were missing three of our starters, which made it difficult to compete against their bowlers. As with the boys, their girls increased their score from yesterday by over 200 pins, and we couldn’t match that increase. We needed to have everyone step up their game at the end or at least maintain it, but some of our girls failed to do so.

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