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Clarke bests field at Keny Brammer invite once more

Kacie Schieler signs with Iowa Central

Clarke's most skilled bowlers have been able to put their best on display at the Kenny Brammer Invite since its inception in 2013.

The Clarke boys and girls bowlers throttled Mount Ayr and Lamoni/Central Decatur Monday at Alley Bowl, led by plus-400 series performances by Kacie Schieler and Brock Bucy.

The Clarke girls posted a team score of 2,211 pins, besting the field by over 700 pins. The Indians boys bowled a team score of 2,614, nearly 800 pins better than Mount Ayr in second place.

Garnering the top three medalist honors for the boys were Brocky Bucy, TJ Woods, Gage Eggman all of Clarke. Cooper Raney of Lamoni/CD took fourth and Mount Ayr's Conner Swank was fifth.

Grabbing four of the top five medalist spots on the girls side were Clarke bowlers. Schieler's 414 series (192, 222) led the group of Landi Helgevold in second, Kaitlyn Dolecheck of Mount Ayr in third, and Layla Carney and Erin Silzer in fourth and fifth respectively.

The victory was special first for Clarke senior Kacie Schieler.

"It means a lot because I've waited three years," Schieler said. "LeAnn Helgevold (now at Moringside College) has been my biggest competition since I started. She used to come in first for three years. Now that she is off at college, it meant a lot for me to get first and I knew that I could do it."

Helgevold was in attendance, and the two exchanged barbs at the end of the Invite.

Schieler knows if she focuses on each shot at a time, she can qualify for state. Iowa Central bowling took notice of her skill. Schieler also signed with Triton bowling alongside friends, family and coaches after the invite with IC coach Gregg Haden.

"I'm ready to perform well at regionals and make it on to state this year," Schieler said.

Schieler has thought about the possibility of bowling in college for several years, but now that it's a concrete reality set to happen, she's excited for what it may hold.

Until then, Schieler will look to continue leading the Indian varsity girls.

Boys varsity individual scores — Jeremiah Morgan 106, 119 (225); Nick Hadley 130, 127 (257); Jack Kjellsen 110, 176 (286); Gage Eggman 155, 214 (369); TJ Woods 265, 141 (406); Brock Bucy 187, 227 (414).

Girls varsity individual scores —Mady Hill 87, 126 (213); Dana Pearson 118, 106 (224); Erin Silzer (120, 130 (250): Layla Carney 147, 124 (271); Landi Helgevold 154, 198 (352); Kacie Schieler 192, 222 (414).

The Clarke girls and boys both fell at Newton Thursday. The girls fell 2,321 to 2,045.

The boys lost 2,844 to 2,621.

Boys varsity individual scores — Jeremiah Morgan 154, 139 (293); Nick Hadley 141, 119 (260); Jack Kjellsen 156, 188 (322); Gage Eggman 169, 153 (322); TJ Woods 197, 223 (420); Brock Bucy 190, 209 (399).

Girls varsity individual scores — Mady Hill 98, 57 (155); Dana Pearson 102, 100 (202); Erin Silzer 118, 140 (258); Layla Carney 134, 135 (269); Landi Helgevold 169, 134 (269); Kacie Schieler 191, 150 (341).

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