Much like the weather, the Columbus Fall River Varsity High School Bowling Club ran hot and cold Feb. 3 as they faced top-ranked Watertown. The team came out strong in match one, winning the first game 159-144. Frustration loomed over the next five games as Columbus-Fall River fell short of wins by just two or three pins. Brice Locke led the team with eight strikes and three spares over 14 frames. Lauren Waddell added four strikes and three spares over ten frames. Cole Locke had three strikes and five spares and Anna Miller contributed three strikes and two spares, both bowling 12 frames. They won just two of seven games. However, a big score of 238 in game seven boosted the local keglers pin total, which they won 1,153-1,110.
Columbus-Fall River struggled to keep pace in the second match. Watertown dominated the first three games but Columbus-Fall River posted a score of 208, winning game four. Watertown re-grouped and won the next three games, taking the match and pin total 1,223-1,123. Cole Locke rolled five strikes and three spares; Logan Denman turned in four strikes and three spares and Blake Mayr had four strikes and one spare. Lauren Waddell had eight pick ups, as well as three strikes.
District six bowlers will meet for their final match on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Watertown. All teams will play a round robin format.