Vanderloo places fourth at individual state bowling

Monday, February 27, 2023
(Photo Contributed) Natalie Vanderloo poses with her medal and plaque after finishing in fourth place at the Class 2A state individual bowling tournament on Thursday.

WATERLOO ó Le Mars Community sophomore Natalie Vanderloo finished in fourth place in the Class 2A individual bowling state tournament held Thursday at Maple Lanes.

Vanderloo had the sixth best score through the preliminary round out of the 32 state qualifiers. She finished with a 577 series total through her three games in the preliminary round. She started with a 201 game, followed with a 163 game, and then finished with her best game of 213 to secure a spot in the top eight which advanced to bracket play.

Vanderloo faced off against No. 3 seed Kate Reed of Lewis Central in the quarterfinal round. Reed had finished with a 646 series score through the first three games. In the head-to-head, Vanderloo rolled a 204 compared to a 168 for Reed to advance to the semifinal round.

Vanderloo faced No. 7 seed Jena Edwards of Central DeWitt in the semifinals as she followed up her 555 series total with a 212-203 quarterfinal win over Lewis Centralís Aleesha Oden. The Central DeWitt senior earned a 235-167 win over Vanderloo to advance to the championship round where she finished as runner-up to Waterloo Eastís Kadence Hyde by a 216-204 score. Hyde was the top seed with the best preliminary score of 680.

Vanderloo moved to the third place match after the semifinal loss. She finished in fourth place after a 216-203 loss to Rachel Moore of Keokuk.

The other two Le Mars state qualifiers finished 12th and 18th. Bailey Gill scored a 544 series which was 10 behind the final spot in the top eight. Gill rolled games of 166, 195 and 183. Emily Peters finished with a 511 series score with games of 175, 168 and 168.

None of the four boys from local schools advanced past the preliminary round. Trevor Fisher and Caiden Heitritter of Le Mars finished in 12th and 13th. Fisher rolled games of 245, 202 and 223 for a 670 series. Heitritter finished with games of 186, 223 and 258 for a 667 series. The final score in the top eight was a 695.

MMCRU/RSMís two individuals finished near the bottom of the 32 bowler field. Colbey Penning was 29th with a series score of 550. He rolled games of 195, 166 and 189. Carver Miller was 31st with a score of 493. He ended with games of 150, 179 and 164.

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