The Marion High School scholars’ bowl team wrapped up its season with a 2-5 record at the regional tournament Thursday in Douglass.
Marion scored wins against Leon-Bluestem, 40-30, and Sedgwick, 50-20.
Marion lost to state-qualifiers Wichita-Independent and Moundridge, as well as Kingman, Trinity Catholic, and Remington.
Nick Meyer led Marion scoring with 100 points, followed by Zach Robson with 60. Elizabeth Goentzel and Jared Hague had 30 each, and Kaylie Waner contributed 20 points.
At four of the nine meets MHS competed in this season, the team posted winning records, but never advanced to the final rounds.
Sophomores Robson and Meyer carried the bulk of the scoring load for the season, with 620 and 465 points, respectively. Senior Drew Knolla contributed 240 points, followed by juniors Goentzel with 230, and Angel Funk with 180. Freshmen Waner scored 100, and sophomore Jared Hague contributed 50 points to round out the bulk of the varsity scoring.
While Marion coach Doug Vogel was disappointed the season didn’t include a trip to the state tournament, the abundance of talented underclassmen has him looking forward to next year.
“These results bode well for the future of the program, as the younger team members take increasingly advanced courses as juniors and seniors,” Vogel said.