FREMONT — Bowling shorthanded, down to just three bowlers at the end, the Fremont boys bowling team still managed to win both Baker Games in Monday night’s match against Mason County Central at the Fremont Lanes.
The Packers, who came into the match with only four bowlers after two stayed home sick and the other was ineligible, and then had another leave early for Driver’s Education, showed remarkable resiliency.
After winning the first Baker game by 25 pins, the Packers went on to take the second by 10 and opening up a 10-pin lead over the visiting Spartans.
Zooming to a 49-pin win in the first regular game, the Packers would go on to take the match by a 20-10 score.
Aston Yuhasz led the Packers with games of 204 and 178, while Gabe VanVleet chipped in with a 166.
Leading the Spartans were Kurtis Basler with a 296 series that included games of 162 and 134. Riley Priemer followed with a 257 series with a 154 high game. Jonathan Smith threw a 254 series, rolling a 134 high game.
Meanwhile, the girls team won 30-0 as the Spartans brought only one bowler because illness sidelined the rest of the squad. Sophia Romine rolled a 141 game and Makalya Johnson rolled a 138.
Gretchen Linenfelser was the only Spartan to make the match, and she finished with a high game of 73.