BETHALTO — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers and Roxana Shells split their rivalry game Monday at Bethalto’s Airport Bowl, winning on the boys’ side while the Shells stole the girls’ match.
The EA-WR boys prevailed in all three games, earning the win with 2264 total pins to Roxana’s 2118.
“We’ve been short early in the season,” EA-WR head coach Jesse Daniels said. “We have been missing Brior Wiegand, he wasn’t able to start off the season with us. He’s definitely a senior leader for the team. We’re glad to have him back. Anthony Lane has been coming along good. He’s really improved since he started with us this season.”
Weigand earned high score for the Oilers with games of 148, 202, and 167 for a series of 517. Seth Stanley took second for EA-WR with games of 156, 187, and 171 for a series of 514.
Top honors for the Shells went to Griffen Brock with games of 150, 147, 167 for a series total of 464.
The Roxana girls were able to even up the bragging rights with the pin total of 1930 over the Oilers’ 1833.
Roxana senior Deb Bethel scored 150, 169, 165 with a series total of 483 and was able to pull off a win for the Shells in the individual scores by a single pin margin over EA-WR junior Shelby Yarborough with game scores of 191, 167, 124 for a series total of 482.
The Oilers will face off Civic Memorial at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday at Airport Bowl, while the Shells battle with the Eagles on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Bethalto.
EAWR Game Total Pins: 1st 690, 2nd 778, and 3rd 796 for total pins of 2264.
Zach Hudson 443, Tyler Hayes 450, Anthony Lane 340, Seth Stanley 514, Brior Wiegand 517
Roxana Game Total Pins: 1st 644, 2nd 673, and 3rd 711 for total pins of 2118.
Marcus Hartnett 413, Brady Hensley 448, Brock Griffin 464, Dalton Baggett 393, Zach Wilson 400
Roxana Game Total Pins: 1st Game 632, 2nd game 681, and third game 617 for total pins of 1930.
Andrea Mellenthin 436, Erica Griggs 338, Faith LaRue 306, Amy Scroggins 370, Deb Bethel 483, Alexis Davis 205
EAWR Game Totale Pins: 1st Game 651, 2nd game 629, and third game 553 for total pins of 1833.
Sammy Johnson 353, Diaria McCarvey 320, Megan Huebener 283, Kirsten Niethe 395, Shelbey Yarborough 482