MARSHALLTOWN - The Fort Dodge boys and girls bowling teams battled Central Iowa Conference Northern Division rival Marshalltown Thursday night.
The Dodger boys dropped a 3,171-2,951 decision, while the FDSH girls prevailed, 2,440-2,018.
Drew Hanson (233-213-446) and Jacob Ladlie (173-268-441) paced the Dodger boys.
Leading the way for the Fort Dodge girls were Allison Birnbaum (153-191-344) and Christina Hemann (159-168-327).
"I thought our effort was perfect, but we just got outcoached," said Dodger head coach Don Ervin. "Our boys started out good and just ran out of steam. It's driving me nuts that I can't put my finger on what went wrong."
In junior varsity boys action, FDSH came out on the short end, 2,603-1,969. Zach Casey (165-147-312) rolled the top score for the Dodgers.
Marshalltown 3,171, Fort Dodge 2,951
Fort Dodge boys - Drew Hanson, 233-213-446; Chase Messerly, 158-221-379; Alex Markov, 173-192-365; Jacob Ladlie, 173-268-441; Coletyn Nelson, 212-188-400; Brady Anderson, 167-155-322. End of regulation: FD 2,001.
Fort Dodge 2,440, Marshalltown 2,018
Fort Dodge girls - Christina Hemann, 159-168-327; Shelby Jacobson, 141-166-307; Allison Birnbaum, 153-191-344; Michaela Spaulding, 169-157-326; Ciara Sturm, 146-170-316. End of regulation: FD 1,620.
Junior Varsity Boys
Fort Dodge - Austin Graves, 130-82-212; Zach Williams, 126-86-212; Zach Casey, 165-147-312; Eric Feldham, 142-155-297; Matt Fauto, 135-156-291; Joe Gerdes, 75-141-216. End of regulation: 1,328.
Next outing for Fort Dodge is Monday when they host Urbandale.