Fairfield finished second behind Keokuk Saturday afternoon at the Southeast Conference championships at Flamingo Lanes in Fairfield in both the boys and girls competitions.
The Fairfield guys were led by Shane Morrissey who had a tremendous day, bowling a pair of 222?s for a 444 series that earned him first-place all-conference. Dalton Rippey 378 (152-226) and Brayden Fishel 376 (205-171) rounded out the all-conference honors with fifth and sixth place, respectively. James Lyman bowled 361 (213-148) to make the second-team with Chance Swan 341 (196-145)
Head Coach Lisa Greenig said, ?The boys had their best baker round of the year rolling a 990, and their total of 2890 was the second high match score this season.? She added, ?This was a great match to watch. The teams were so evenly matched and both were bowling well.?
The Fairfield ladies ?picked a great time to roll their highest series of the year,? according to Coach Greenig. It was also the first time they have been able to defeat both Mt. Pleasant and Washington. Trenaday Sammons 296 (159-137) earned second-team all conference honors with her eighth place overall finish. Taylor Blomme bowled a 284 (146-138) to grab the final slot on the second-team. Coach Greenig wanted to point out that three girls Sophia Mineart 282 (153-129), Kristin Burnstedt 275 (136-139) and Allison Krumboltz 261 (130-131) just missed the second-team cut.
Coach added, ?Their first game of 822 was a high score for the team, and the series score of 2059 was also their highest of the year.?
None of the girls had personal bests, but Taylor Blomme, Kristin Burnstedt, Sophia Mineart and Trenady Sammons all had their high two-game match series of the season.
Varsity only will travel to Muscatine today for district competition.