It was a big night for the Decorah bowling program as both the girls and boys picked up victories Tuesday night in the first match of the season versus Denver.

The girls produced a score of 2,337 to Denver’s 1,896. Baker scores for the Vikes were 172, 167, 118, 141 and 150.

Junior Lexie Hauber produced a big night. She had a 172 and 177 to lead the way. Seniors Audrey Casterton and Katherine Bruening also were strong. Casterton rolled games of 160 and 174, while Bruening went 138 and 177.

Other Lady Viking scores were Maddie Putnam, 159, 144; Alexis Svestka, 140, 198; and Annike Lensch, 123, 129.

“What a way to start the year. The girls were pretty sharp for the first meet,” said Coach Keith Bruening. “I am very proud of the kids and we will be a tough team to beat.”

The boys also dominated the lanes, winning 2,740 to 2,218. Baker scores were 169, 213, 145, 191 and 125.

Juniors Tyler Thompson and Luke Iverson led the way. Thompson produced scores of 255 and 203, while Iverson went 208 and 215.

Other varsity participants were Keagen Einck, 167, 169; Breydon Johnson, 186, 163; Justin Redenius, 148, 125; and Brendan Hunter, 151, 180.

“Brendan Hunter was 7-10 strikes in the baker games, which is pretty impressive for a sophomore,” pointed out Coach Bruening. “We have our work cut out for us though. We have to get better and we will.”

The two JV squads also returned home victorious. The girls defeated the Cyclones 2, 186 to 1,813 while the boys edged Denver 2,150 to 2,090.

The Vikes are off until Friday, Dec. 6, when they travel to West Union to square off with North Fayette Valley at 4 p.m.