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UPCOMING ATHLETIC EVENTS THIS WEEK

  • Thursday, January 10th:

6:30 Wrestling @ Urbandale

  • Friday, January 11th:

6:15 Girls Basketball vs Urbandale @ DCHS

7:45 Boys Basketball vs Urbandale @ DCHS

  • Saturday, January 12th:

9:30 Wrestling @ Perry Invitational

  • Tuesday, January 15th:

6:15 Girls Basketball @ Waukee

7:45 Boys Basketball @ Waukee

  • Wednesday, January 16th:

3:00 Boys & Girls Bowling @ SE Polk

GIRLS BASKETBALL

The Dowling Catholic Girls Basketball team is currently 7-4 after picking up two wins in the last week.

The Maroons beat Ankeny 57-48 on Friday, January 4th. After getting down 31-29 at half, Dowling Catholic outscored the Hawks 18-10 in the 3rd quarter and 10-7 in the 4th. Caitlin Clark had a team high 33 points and also finished with eight rebounds. Emma Gipple pulled down 10 rebounds, Grace Gaber scored 10 points and Ella McVey chipped in eight points.

The Hoover Huskies came over to Dowling Catholic on Tuesday, January 8th. The Maroons picked up a great team win with 13 players scoring in the game including Clark with 15, Ny Toang with 9, Gaber & Jacey Koethe with 7 and Jessi Sarcone with 6 points. Lexi Boles led the team with seven rebounds and Clark, Meg Simplot, Koethe & Abby Gierstorf each had five rebounds. Clark ended with eight assists on the night.

The Maroons host Urbandale on Friday, January 11th and travel to Waukee on Tuesday, January 15th.

GIRLS & BOYS BOWLING

Girls Bowling:

The girls continue to improve as three bowlers set personal records at Monday's meet vs. DM North. The girls came up short as North was led be state champion Sam Meade who rolled a 223 & 234 for a 457. Three Dowling Bowlers established new PR's for the season: Samantha Hilbert rolled a 151 game, Emily Jenkins fired a 145 and CO-Captain Nicole Bellis shot a career high 203 game. The girls take to the lanes again on Wednesday the 9th against Urbandale at Val Lanes at 230 pm.

Boys Bowling:

The boys started 2019 on the right foot as they garnered their first win of the season versus DM North. Co-Captain Luciano Bertagnolli led the team with games of 173, 202 for a 375 series. Brandon Klock added a 343 series and Co-captain Vinnie Cataldo chipped in a 319 series.

The boys square off against Urbandale on Wednesday the 9th at 2:30 at Val Lanes. Come on out and cheer on your Maroons!

BOYS SWIM

DCHS defeated Johnston 99-71 in the final dual of the season and on Senior Night this past Tuesday. The seniors celebrated by tossing Coach Spike in the pool! Congrats, Seniors!

Results:

100 Back 1st: Chase

100 Breast: 1st: Culver , 2nd: Xu, 4th: Arnold

400 Free Relay gets 2nd Brown, Hancock, Melcher, Boot

100 Fly: 1st: Chase

100 Free: 1st: Rinke 2nd: Arnold

500 Free: The freshman Hancock twins dominate the 500 Free, Joey touching for 1st & Tommy coming in a close 2nd.

200 Free Relay team of Chase, Agnew, Melcher & Culver bring home the gold

200 Medley Relay team of Culver, Xu, Chase and Agnew 1st

200 Free 1st-Melcher 3rd- J. Hancock

200 IM 1st- T. Hancock 2nd- W. Boot

50 Free 1st-Agnew 2nd-Rinke

BOYS BASKETBALL

Dowling Boys Upset #3 Ranked Ankeny, 58-51

On a night when the Dowling Catholic honored the 1979 state championship team, the varsity boy’s looked like a championship team, upsetting third ranked Ankeny by a score of 58-51. “The kids put a complete game together”, said a happy coach Mike O’Connor. “I thought we played as well as we have all year”.

Dowling jumped out to an early 14-9 lead at the end of the first quarter and stretched the lead to nine at halftime. The Hawks made a run in the 4 th quarter and cut the lead to two, but Dowling was clutch from the free throw line in the last few minutes to secure the win. “It was a much needed win versus a very good opponent. A win like that should help with some confidence, as we move forward”, said O’Connor.

The victory moves the Maroons to 4-5 on the season. Dowling was led in scoring by senior Jack Keough with a season high 13 points. Sophomore Andrew Lentsch added 12 points and 7 rebounds. Nine different Maroons scored in the game.

WRESTLIING

At the Jack Mendenhall Wrestling Invite in Ames last Saturday, the Maroons performed very well! Final results:

  • 113lbs Mahoney takes 3rd
  • 120lbs GIlge takes takes 2nd
  • 126lbs Murray takes takes 3rd
  • 145lbs Derry takes 6th
  • 220lbs Hagan takes 1st
  • 285lbs Nank takes 7th

Great job by everyone!

Maroon Crew Spring Sports News Reporters

Kasey Tickel – Coordinator

Loralee Chase - Boys Swim

Kristin Meyer - Girls Basketball

Judy Svendsen - Bowling

Michael Lentsch - Boys Basketball

Sara Hagan - Wrestling

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A BIG thank you to our contributing photographers for use of their amazing photos!

Chris Pose

Tony Topping

Tom Donahue