Below is a brief summary of our how our high school sports have done up until winter break.
The varsity boys are 4-1, with only a very narrow loss at SE Polk keeping them from a perfect record. Kameron Doughman is currently averaging 213, which is in the top 30 in the state of Iowa out of nearly 600 high school boys’ bowlers. The varsity girls are 3-2 with our only losses to 3A SE Polk & Ankeny. Maeci Williamson has been our top girls’ bowler, averaging 156 in meets. The JV boys have had a great season, including destroying the previous JV meet record by 300 pins. The JV girls have shown steady improvement, with Tayla Lovan leading the way with a 119 average. We’re very much looking forward to coming back in January and establishing ourselves as the team to beat in our conference.
GBB sits at 4-1 on the season. After starting 1-1, with a tough loss to #2 Ballard, we head into break winning three in a row. Kate Lappe averages a double double (13pts./10 reb, including a 17 rebound performance vs Carlisle, which ranks as third best all-time in a single game), while Katie Fogarty and Avery Fried both avg. 10ppg/5 rpg as well. Many games have been hard fought, tough wins, including Winterset, ADM, and Carroll which were close until the very end. We practice over break before playing 6 games in 2 weeks, with many of those teams carrying winning records of their own (Gilbert #3, 8-1; Boone 3-1; North Polk). We continue to get better and work to improve on the little things that can help us win those close games.
The Bondurant-Farrar boys basketball team enters the season with 3 seniors. Braden Miller, Ben Trulson, and Cade Eichmeyer. They opened the season with a overtime win at home against Winterset. The followed that up with a defeat to defending 4th place state finishers and 2nd ranked Ballard. In their 3rd game of the year, they lost a heart-breaker to ADM 51-50 as ADM hit a bucket with 2 seconds left. They evened up their record to 2-2 with a convincing win at Carlisle. They finish the first part of their season with a conference road game at Carroll before the holiday break. The Bluejays are led by sophomore Colby Collison averaging just under 16 points a game. When the Bluejays return after break, they will play 6 games in 10 days. With Covid-19 impacting some of the teams across the state, the boys are thankful they still get a chance to play and compete. With the smaller crowds and social distancing efforts, the boys have adapted well and continue to work hard and improve with each day!
The wrestling team has faced many challenges in this early season with several meets & tournaments being cancelled. The team has over 40 students out for the team making practices very competitive. At the first home dual Rylie Anderson was recognized for his 100th win which occurred during last years state tournament. The team is working hard to improve every day. Prior to the winter break the team had four ranked wrestlers: Cody Hay #7 at 106, Rylie Anderson #4 at 120, Chase Fiser #3 at 126, Kanon Ekstam #8 at 138. As a team the Bluejays checked in at #13 in the most recent rankings. The team returns to competition with a double dual at Fairfield (w/Chariton) on Tuesday January 5th. The team then heads to Boone for a quad with Perry & Woodward Granger on Thursday January 7th. Important future dates include; Saturday January 30th Raccoon River Conference Meet at Carlisle, Saturday February 6th Sectional Wrestling at Knoxville and Saturday February 13th District Wrestling at ADM.