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Nine Bolts and three Boats will bowl for the Trojans

2019-2020 Iowa City West High boys bowling preview

IOWA CITY– Nine Liberty High School student athletes and three from Clear Creek Amana (CCA) will join the Iowa City West High’s boys bowling team this season. The Bolts (Liberty Lightning) and Boats (CCA Clippers) join 13 West High Trojans.
Mike Mellecker is the coach for the Trojans (Mellecker also coaches the girls’ team, as well) with a 69-110 career record. West High went 8-14 last season.
The Trojans return West High senior Jonah Mohr and Liberty High sophomore Ryan Bys to the line-up along with letter winners Stevie Jenkins, Cameron McKnight, David Jang and Alexander Rohm. Jenkins and McKnight are Liberty juniors while Jang and Rohm are West High sophomores.
Newcomers include sophomores Stirlen Roberson (CCA) and Nathan Jones (Liberty).
“We have numbers but are lacking in experience,” Mellecker said. “We will be a young team, lost one of the best bowlers in the state from last year, Cory Roth, and will be hard to replace him. As the season goes along, we should be good.”
The coach felt the Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) was so competitive, anyone could champion it.
“Another year of a very competitive conference. Top to bottom anyone can win the conference,” he said.
The season opened Tuesday, Nov. 26, with the annual rivalry match against Iowa City’s City High in the Battle for the King and Queen Pins. The Trojans return home, to Colonial Lanes, located at 2253 Old Highway 218 South in Iowa City, on Friday, Dec. 13, to battle Cedar Rapids Prairie at 3:15 p.m.

Liberty High bowlers
Juniors- Stevie Jenkins, Nathan Jones, Robert Jones, Cameron McKnight, Christopher Nair, Brennan Plank, Garrett Roggy, Nicholas Rose.
Sophomores- Ryan Bys.
Clear Creek Amana bowlers
Sophomore- Stirlen Roberson.
Freshmen- Kolby Ripperton, Maxwell Whitehead.

2019-2020 Iowa City West High Boys Bowling Schedule
Friday, Dec. 6 AT CR Washington (Lancer Lanes) 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 13 HOME vs. CR Prairie 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 14 AT CR Xavier invitational (Lancer Lanes) 1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 17 AT CR Kennedy (Cedar Rapids Bowling Center) 3:15 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21 AT CR Prairie invitational (Lancer Lanes) 1:00 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) 10:00 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