Nathan Harrelson rolled a 225/246/471 to lead all bowlers in Friday’s win over West Delaware at Berry’s Lanes as the VSHS bowling team continues to improve early in the season says Coach Amber Pattee. His sister, Christina Harrelson, led the VS girls with a 155/158/313, though the varsity girls lost to WD. The Harrelsons are among several sets of siblings on the VS team.
“This is a rebuilding year for the girls team. We lost 5 or the 6 varsity members from last year yet we have several girls that are stepping up their games to contribute the this team.  The VS boys team has been gaining strength over the last few rebuilding years.  We have so much talent which makes a coaches job difficult to pick the 6 best at any given moment” said coach Pattee.
I can not say enough about these kids.” says Pattee. “One of our biggest rivals came to Berry’s Lanes and we made a great showing and had alot of inter-team fun as well. The girls teams were high-fiving each other after a good shot and at the end of the meet there was one girl from the West Delaware team who yelled “everybody clap their hands” out at the whole crowd. The crowd and team members all clapped. What a great way to end our first home meet this year.”
Below are Pattee’s summaries of the Prairie Tournament in Cedar Rapids as well as Friday’s meet.
The Prairie Tournament – Consisted of 5-1A Schools, 5-2A Schools, and 8-3A Schools. Vinton Shellsburg is a 1A school for bowling.
      Girls – We were seated 14th for the tournament based off average and finished 11th.  3/4 of our bracket were in a higher class (2A and 3A) and 4 of our 6 wins were against 3A schools.  It was a fun day for all the girls and they are starting to work as a team and gaining momentum.
     Boys – We were seated 8th out of 18th and for the first time in VS Bowling, we qualified for the tournament portion after bowling over average. Our average for qualifying was 180.5 for 14 games. The boys pushed forward to the tournament round and averaged 194.5.  They worked very well together and came out 3rd overall in the tournament out of 18 teams.
Meet against West Delaware

All 4 teams competed at the meet at Berry’s Lanes on Friday.  3 teams came out victorious and all teams bowled well. The results are below.

Cyrus Elwick bowls in the background of this photo of the Viking carved by his 100-year-old grandfather, Keith, who has made several of these for family members over the years. The VS bowlers bring it to every meet.

Boys Varsity – Victorious 2856 vs W Delaware 2765

Weston Powers 154 142 296
Ryan Schoettmer 173 216 389
Cyrus Elwick         179 200 379
Charley Cooling 145 170 315
Riley Richart         193 163 356
Nathan Harrelson 225 246 471
Girls Varsity – Lost 2062 vs W Delaware 2147 but they shot more than 100 pins over their average
Jozee White         128 139 267
Jenna Pattee 126 142 268
Christina Harrelson  155 158 313
Jillian White         111 129 240
Brianna Lundvall 113 123 236
Jordan Pattee 137 143 280
Boys JV – Victorious    2406 vs W Delaware 1819
Gabe Schmidt 107 181 288
Cameron Karr 122 152 274
Jachob Roster 184 140 324
Drew Elwick         144 159 303
Ayden Bearbower 136 190 326
Payton Haefner 199 142 341
Girls JV – Victorious   1800 vs W Delaware 1469
Alli Geiger         117 92 209
Catie Steele           83 116 199
Brenna Scheel 120 140 260
Renee Gram           88 145 233
Alyssa Hanson 141 167 308
Chloe Tharp         130 114 244
See more photos of Friday’s contest HERE.