Senior bowlers recognized Friday were (l-r) Breydon Johnson, Katherine Bruening, Alexis Svestka, Keagan Einck, Maddie Putnam, Audrey Casterton and Justin Redenius. (Photo courtesy of Sara Friedl-Putnam)
Senior bowlers recognized Friday were (l-r) Breydon Johnson, Katherine Bruening, Alexis Svestka, Keagan Einck, Maddie Putnam, Audrey Casterton and Justin Redenius. (Photo courtesy of Sara Friedl-Putnam)

While recognizing the contributions and dedication of the senior keglers, the Decorah bowling teams concluded the regular season Friday as hosts Waverly-Shell Rock.

The varsity boys put up a score of 2,955 to defeat the Go-Hawks’ 2,765. Baker scores were 193, 166, 230. 191 and 191. The win gives the Vikings a final record season record of 7-3.

Having a solid day to lead Decorah was Keagan Einck (216, 210), Mason Hill (167, 245) and Luke Iverson (217, 192). Other keglers on the lanes were Breydon Johnson (216, 181), Tyler Thompson (150, 190) and Justin Redenius (169, 135).

“We are starting to gel as a team and I am so proud of how the boys have finished the season,” said Coach Keith Bruening. “The competition will know when we show up for districts, as we will be a factor.”

The JV boys finished the season with a win, 2,423 to 2,205, claiming a 9-1 record for the 2019-20 season and a 38-2 four-season record. Leading the way were Karter Einck (401) and Brendan Hunter (359).

It was a 13-pin loss for the Lady Vikes as Waverly-Shell Rock defeated Decorah, 2,461 to 2,448, to finish in a three-way tie for the regular dual conference title with the Go-Hawks and Charles City with an 8-2 record.

Baker scores were 177, 191, 130, 139 and 162.

Decorah was led by Grace Gerleman (138, 214), Lexie Hauber (155, 183) and Alexis Svestka (176, 152). Other varsity bowlers included Katherine Bruening (126, 191), Audrey Casterton (125, 134) and Maddie Putnam (193, 121).

“What a finish to the regular season,” said Coach K. Bruening. “We left a lot of pins on the lanes and we have yet to put a full game together. I am hoping that the girls will at districts. What a great bunch of girls and I am honored to be their coach. Thank you to all the fan support this year as well.”

The junior varsity girls wrapped up the season with the win, 2,117 to 2,075, claiming a 10-0 record. Leading the charge were Annika Lensch (315), Paige Lange (304) and Rebecca Bruening (298).

Decorah will compete in the individual conference tournament Saturday, Feb. 15, at 2 p.m. at Comet Bowl in Charles City. Looking ahead to the postseason, the Vikings will be at Cadillac Lanes in Waterloo for district competition at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18.