The Yelm bowling team poses for a photo after their matchup against Shelton on Thursday, Nov. 14, in Olympia.

The Yelm bowling team had a successful second week of the season, shutting out the Peninsula Seahawks 5-0 and working to a 4-1 win against the Central Kitsap Cougars.

The Tornados (3-1 in South Sound Conference) traveled to Port Orchard Tuesday, Nov. 19, to take on the Seahawks and ultimately won out, both the Baker competition and the series total.

Tornado Bowling Shows Consistency in First Week of Play

Junior Bethany Place caught fire in the second game and finished out with the highest series total of the competition, bowling 359 over two games. Senior Gracie Mathis found consistency in her lane and bowled a 283 series total.

Yelm took both Baker games, besting the Seahawks 156-147 and then 108-103. The Tornados matched up well and took the series 1,657-1,446.

The Tornados hosted the Cougars Thursday, Nov. 21, and dominated the first two games.

Senior Jerilyn Schrader played an impressive first game, bowling 152 and besting the competition in pins. Mathis then worked magic in the second game, bowling a 192 and bringing Yelm a healthy lead going into the Baker games.

The Cougars fought back in the first Baker game, clinching a 122-103 win, but Yelm would prove consistent by winning out the second game, 123-85, to take the win for series totals 1,466-1,329.

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