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Klahowya rollers knock off unexpected opponent

Klahowya waited a good long while for North Mason to show up for Tuesday’s girls bowling match, but the Bulldogs never showed.

That didn’t matter to the Eagles, who downed the Foss JV squad instead, 2-1, at All Star Lanes & Casino. And even though the match was unanticipated, Klahowya coach Loree Hippe said that made it half the fun.

“It was fun though,” Hippe said. “The girls are having a good time. And it’s nice to see someone we won’t see three or four times this season.”

Klahowya topped the Falcons JV rollers 583-601, 657-603 and 152-121 in the Baker. Ann Marie Kelly and Chelsea Schmittler led the charge for the Eagles (2-1), with Kelly securing high game honors with a 163 and Schmittler earning high series of 298.

The main thing the Eagles are focusing on with a few matches under the belt is making their marks, something Hippe said showed during Tuesday’s match.

“Right now, we’re working on just picking up our spares,” she said. “A couple of them seemed to grasp that especially well.”

As for team chemistry, Hippe said that has been the only problem thus far.

“The only hard part about today is some were down here and some were down there,” Hippe said, smiling. “That’s their big problem, not to be with their teammates.”

The Eagles will host South Kitsap Tuesday at 3 p.m. All Star Lanes & Casino.

Olympic

The Trojans split this week’s matches, taking a 2-0 win over Lincoln Thursday to make up for Tuesday’s 2-0 loss to Wilson, one of the Narrows League’s top teams.

Olympic, now 3-3, is hoping to get some more excitement flowing at matches, coach Twyla Falteisek said.

“I can tell the girls really want to get some enthusiasm going,” Falteisek said of the quiet Trojans squad on Tuesday. “I can see they want to do that, so I just need to get them going.”

Against Wilson, the Trojans rolled closely as the Rams were without three of their top bowlers. Oly dropped the first game 719-678 before losing narrowly again, 826-750, in the second. Falteisek said she was a little worried about two of her more consistent rollers at first in the match.

“I was really worried for Erin (Howard) because she’s such a good bowler,” Falteisek said after Howard rolled just a 108, 80 pins below her average, in the first game. “Then Sarah (Crawford), she’s been strong. So it’s nice to see them come back.”

Crawford was able to spell Howard with a 171 of her own. In the second game, Crawford dipped to 139, but Howard picked it up with a 204. She also had Oly’s high series of 312.

The Trojans then rebounded Wednesday, beating Lincoln in straight matches, 705-639 and 683-571.

Olympic and Central Kitsap go head-to-head Tuesday at 3 p.m. at All Star Lanes & Casino.

Central Kitsap

It’s been back and forth for the Cougars so far, falling in two tight matches against Foss and Wilson this week.

Against Foss, CK came back from a 824-674 loss in the first game to take the second, 783-732. But Foss simply rolled a great Baker to take the win, 177-148.

“We did over 100 percent better in the second game,” CK coach Paul Stensen said. “They just rolled a good Baker. It was a great game.”

CK, now 2-4, also fell to Wilson, 2-0 (827-737, 830-685) Wednesday. Emalee French did roll a 190 for high game and 345 for high series however. French also had the high game against Foss with a 169.

Stensen said consistency remains the biggest hurdle for the Cougs.

“We want to become more consistent,” he said. “It’s just being consistent.”

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