Washington Evening Journal
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MT. PLEASANT - There was plenty of reason to be happy about on Thursday night whether you're a fan of Mt. Pleasant or Washington bowling. The Panthers picked up a pair of Southeast Conference wins, but Washington saw three school records get broken on in the same game.
The Mt. Pleasant boys' team took the top spot, scoring 2,294. The Panther girls finished the day at 1,892, and a five-person Demon team that included four boys and one girl finished at 1,875.
Due to Washington not having enough players on either the boys or girls side, Mt. Pleasant was victorious in both the boys and girls competition.
The top player at the lanes was wearing Demon orange. Washington's Ethan Zieglowsky had the best individual performance in Demon bowling history, according to his coach.
Zieglowsky started his day by rolling a 181, but took it to a whole new level in his second game. He threw 10 strikes in a row to come two frames away from a perfect game. He missed out on a 300 when the seven pin stayed up in his 11th roll, but picked up the spare to finish at 289.
Washington's coach said that Zieglowsky's 289 was the best game in the history of Washington bowling. His total of 470 overall was a new school record according to the Demons coach, and before Tuesday, nobody wearing Demon orange had ever rolled 10 strikes in a row, at least to the knowledge of Washington coach Eric Larue.
After the meet, Zieglowsky talked about his near-perfect game, saying that he tried to keep the thought out of his mind.
'You can't think about it,” Zieglowsky said. 'Once you start thinking about it, that's when you mess up.”
Zieglowsky also said he was proud of holding three school records, but that there still is work to be done.
'There still is room for improvement,” he said. 'I mean, 289 isn't the best score out there, and 470 isn't the best score out there.”
Caleb Zieglowsky had a nice outing as well for the Demons, rolling a 338. Aiden Miller finished at 198. Erika Williams rolled a 162, and Zakk Hesseltine rounded out the Washington bowlers with a 107.
The Mt. Pleasant boys were paced by Cole Wohlleber and Style Haeffner, each of which finished the day at 357. Jonathan Fortin finished at 316 to give the Panther boys three scores over 300.
Levi Svoboda was the fourth-best Panther boy, with a 282. Nolan Myers rolled a 268, and Cade Yaley finished at 231.
The Mt. Pleasnat girls were led by Eden Svoboda, who finished the day at 296. Tori Hixson wasn't far behind her, rolling a 283.
Danielle Muhs was third-best on the team with a 233. Addison McGehearty rolled a 224. Megan Smith finished at 223, and Morelia Elias-Sixtos rolled a 217.
The Mt. Pleasant boys had the best baker score of the day, finishing at 1,580. The Washington team rolled a 1,275 in their baker game, and the Panther girls finished at 1,259.
The Washington bowling team will be back in action on Tuesday when they travel to Keokuk. The Panthers have one week off before they host Fairfield on Thursday, Jan. 21.