Junior League Information
We offer an exciting Junior Program with leagues on Mondays, or Wednesdays after school as well as Saturday mornings. The program offers league bowling, tournaments, awards, and opportunities to win scholarships for youth in grades 1 thru 12. We have "USBC" certified coaches on staff to coach and help youth develop their bowling skills while having fun with their friends! Junior leagues are now forming for the season. See Program flyer below. Call us at 736-3333 for more information and to register for a Junior league!
FergusHigh School Bowlers Sweep Conference Tournament
By Dean Paulson - Wadena, MN Nov. 3rd, 2013
The Fergus Falls Varsity and JV1 teams will be representing the West Central (North) Conference at the MHSB State Tournaments in December, after victories in the conference tournament held in Wadena on Sunday.
In the first varsity semi-final match, the number one seeded Otter squad squared off against the number five seed, New York Mills. New York Mills had defeated Perham (4) in a play-in match to fill out the four-team, single-elimination bracket. The format would be five-game matches, with the first team to get three wins earning the victory. The Otters wasted no time in dispatching New York Mills by taking the first three games, earning a spot in the championship match. Zack Anderson, Mary Gettel, and Hunter Christenson were all clean 100% for the match, with Wyatt Swanson and Dylan Huffman in at 75%. In the other semi-final contest, Wadena (3) defeated DetroitLakes (2). Wadena, bowling on their home lanes, came into the final match with some momentum, but the Otters would have none of it, and came out of the chute with a strong 212 game to take game one. Game two was more of the same, with FergusFalls rolling up a 20 pin victory. Game three was close right up to the end, when Christenson crushed the first two strikes in the tenth frame to lock it away, and send the Otters to their fourth trip to the State Tournament in the five years of the program. Anderson was clean 100% again in the win, with Christenson at 85%, and Gettel, Swanson, Huffman and Arnold Bolland finishing at 75%.
In JV action, number two seed Fergus Falls JV1 began the day by scoring a 3-0 win over the young Otter JV2 team. Kylie Jennen and Dan Anderson were perfect 100% in the match, with Hunter Norman at 83%. In the other half the bracket, Wadena JV (4) defeated New York Mills JV (5) in their play-in match, and went up against number one seed, Detroit Lakes JV. The regular season wins and losses didn't mean a thing to Wadena, as just like the varsity teams, Wadena (9-11) would take down DetroitLakes (19-1) and earn a spot in the finals. In the championship match, it would be Wadena getting the jump on FergusFalls, taking the first game by eight pins. JV1 would come right back and take game two, but then dropped game three as Wadena put up their second highest game of the year at 178. Down 1-2, and facing elimination, the Otters roared back with 181-126 and 182-109 wins to earn the JV Championship. Casey Thom and Ryan Wilson were team-high for the match at 75%, Norman was at 70%, Jacob Halvorson had 66%, and Allison Krensing and Anderson finished at 62%. This is FergusFalls' fourth year of JV competition, and it will be the second trip to the State JV Tournament.
At the conclusion of the regular season, the All-Conference team was announced, with FergusFalls claiming five of the top eight bowlers in the conference. Olivia Anderson, Arnold Bolland, Mary Gettel, Hunter Christenson, and Wyatt Swanson will represent West Central (North) at the All-Conference tournament at Mattie's in South St Paul, on Saturday, November 30.
The MHSB Varsity State Tournament will be held at Flaherty's in Arden Hills on Saturday, December 7, and the MHSB JV State Tournament will be at Midway Pro Bowl in St Paul on Sunday, December 8.
Sun., October 27, 2013
Otter Bowlers Earn Regular Season Championship
By Dean Paulson - Fergus Falls, MN
The Fergus Falls Varsity bowling team swept all three matches at their final regular season meet, finishing first
in the West-Central (North) Conference, and earning the number one seed for next week's conference tournament in Wadena.
New York Mills was the opponent for match one, with Fergus Falls earning a 4-1 win. Dylan Huffman had a clean, 100% match, with Olivia Anderson and Mary Gettel at 77%. The Otters bowled against the bye in match two, and secured a 5-0 win. Arnold Bolland set the pace at 88%, with Wyatt Swanson and Hunter Christenson finishing at 87%. The final regular season match was a 4-1 win against second-place, and host team, Detroit Lakes. Swanson rolled the Otters' second 100% match on the day, with Huffman filling at 83%.
Fergus Falls JV1 scored a 5-0 win in their first match against New York Mills JV. Casey Thom had a team-high 80% fill rate, with Hunter Norman second at 75%. Match two, against the bye, was another 5-0 win, with Dan Anderson leading the way at 75%, and Thom at 71%. The JV regular season conference title would come down to the final match of the year against Detroit Lakes. A match win would earn a tie in the standings, but the Otters would have the tie-breaker by way of game wins for the season. The Otters would take game one, but it was not to be, as they dropped the next four, including one loss by three pins, and another game lost by just one pin. Jacob Halvorson led the way at 83%, with Thom at 81%.
Fergus Falls JV2 dropped a 1-3-1 decision to Detroit Lakes JV in their first match. Ronnie Becker was team-high with 66%. Match two was a close battle with Wadena JV, with JV2 pulling out a 3-2 win. John Runningen, Nolan Booth, Levi Danielson, and Becker all posted 66% fill rates. JV2 finished up their regular season with a 5-0 win over the bye. Spencer Jennen filled at 87%, and Morgan Christenson was second with 83%.
The West-Central (North) Conference tournament will be held on Sunday, November 3 at Wadena Lanes, with both the Varsity and JV winners earning spots in the MHSB State Tournament. The Varsity State Tournament will be in Arden Hills on Saturday, December 7, and the Junior Varsity State Tournament will be in St Paul on Sunday, December 8.