Fairfield bowlers save best for last

LETTS — The Fairfield boys bowling team had its best score of the season in the Class 2A state qualifiers at Louisa-Muscatine on Thursday. The Trojans, however, didn’t have quite enough to send anyone to the state meet.

Fairfield finished the day with a final pinfall of 2,986, a score that would have sent the Trojans through in three of the seven district meets, but not enough to overcome champion Louisa-Muscatine (3,251) or Monticello (3,198).

Chance Swan nearly made the state meet as an individual. The Trojan senior took third place overall with a total of 475. The lowest at large total to go through in Class 2A was Dewitt’s Andrew Hall, who threw a 490.

Fairfield’s Wyatt Baker finished second on the team with a 425. Chris Kyle rolled a 424. Drake Drish finished at 352. Gannon Scott rolled a 341, and Kane Hook finished at 336.

“As you can see from the scores, we were in a tough district,” said Fairfield head coach Lisa Greenig. “I’m extremely proud of how well our bowlers did this year.”

Washington was unable to score as a team, but did have one bowler over 400. Caleb Zieglowsky led the Demons with a 405. Ethan Zieglowsky was second-best on the Washington squad, with a 319.

Aiden Miller rolled a 287 for the Demons. Erika Williams finished at 166, and Zack Hesseltine bowled a 154.