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Liberty’s Lauren Strauser to bowl for Trojans

2019-2020 Iowa City West High girls bowling preview

IOWA CITY– Liberty High senior Lauren Strauser will be the sole Bolt on the Iowa City West High girls bowling team this season. Liberty bowlers and swimmers have competed with West High in shared programs since Liberty’s founding.
Mike Mellecker is the coach for the Women of Troy (Mellecker also coaches the boys’ team) with a 68-129 career record. West High went 3-18 last season.
Seniors Strauser, Kylie Rohm and Alexie Little are back, along with juniors Jordynn Brackett and Kaitlyn Rohm. Mellecker has a promising newcomer in freshman Neena Turnblom but with only ten girls total, he’s a bit short of a full squad.
“Another year of a very competitive conference,” the Mellecker said. “Top to bottom anyone can win the conference.”
The season began on Tuesday, Nov. 26, as City High visited the Women of Troy’s home, Colonial Lanes, located at 2253 Old Highway 218 South in Iowa City, in the annual Battle for the King and Queen Pins. The squad returns on Friday, Dec. 13, to face Cedar Rapids Prairie at 3:15 p.m.

2019-2020 Iowa City West High Girls Bowling Schedule
Friday, Dec. 6 AT CR Washington (Lancer Lanes) 4 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 HOME vs. CR Prairie 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 AT CR Xavier invitational (Lancer Lanes) 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 AT CR Kennedy (Cedar Rapids Bowling Center) 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 3 HOME vs. Dubuque Wahlert Catholic 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 10 AT Linn-Mar (Cedar Rapids Bowling Center) 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 17 AT Waterloo West (Maple Lanes) 3:15 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 24 HOME vs. Dubuque Hempstead 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 30 MVC Divisional (Cedar Rapids Bowling Center) 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 7 HOME vs. CR Jefferson 3:15 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 10 HOME vs. Durant 3:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 18 State Qualifier TBD
Wednesday, Feb. 26 STATE (Cadillac Lanes, Waterloo) TBD