The Mustangs defeated Signal Mountain 17-10 Thursday, plus knocked off McCallie 18-9 and Chattanooga Central 25-2 the previous week. The Lady Mustangs posted a 21-6 win over Lady Eagles to go along with a tight 15-12 victory over GPS and 23-4 blowout of the Lady Pounders.
“We have been working hard to improve on the fundamentals,” declared Walker Valley coach Dean Anderson. “The teams are improving and are consistently working to post season play.”
The Mustang squads will host Chattanooga Christian and East Ridge on Jan. 6 and 7 to wrap up the regular season before the District 5 Tournament Jan. 9 at Leisure Time Bowling. The Region 3 event will be rolled on Jan. 15.
In the victory over the Signal Mountain boys this week, the Mustangs got four 600-series as they claimed a 3,507-3,310 pin fall victory.
Nathan Kirby led the victors with a 244 team high game on his way to a 638 series (he also had a 228 game), while Tanner Kincaid rolled a trio of 200-games (208, 204, 215) for a 627 total. Caleb Zanoska helped out with a 616 (214, 204) series, with teammate Jacob Baker rolling a pair of 215s on his way to a 614 three-game total.
Rolling a 655 series (227, 216, 212), Zanoska paced the Walker Valley 3,574-3,334 win over McCallie, while Briton Helton had a match-high 246 game in his 639 series (204). Kirby added a 611 (237) three-game tally, while Kincaid rolled a 606 (222, 202) series. Dakota Dawson came close to a 600-series with a 594 (224, 203).
In the 3,483-2,589 win over Chattanooga Central, Helton posted a 673 series (233, 225, 215). Kirby helped out with a 610 total, with a match-high 258 game. Zanoska collected a 581 series (219), with Kincaid rolling a 543 (227) and Dawson knocking down 530 pins (200).
In the girls action, Alexis Rutledge led the Lady Mustangs in two of their three victories. She rolled a 581 series, including a match-high 220 and a 213 in the 2,734-1,795 win over Signal Mountain. Nicole Hartman helped out with a 542 (212) three-game tally, while Megan Cavett rolled a 433 series.
Rutledge had a 572 series, with a 226 match high game as Walker Valley downed Chattanooga Central 2,795-2,165. Kara Davidson posted a 197 game while knocking down a total of 522 pins against the Lady Pounders, while Hartman had a 452 and Miia Thompson a 416.
The Lady Mustangs edge GPS 2,805-2720 to claim the overall pin fall bonus points that made the difference. Davidson topped the winning effort with a 526 series, while Cavett had the match-high game with a 211 on her way to a 507 tally. Hartman and Rutledge helped out with a 478 and 476 series respectively. Thompson rolled a 411, with Delana Jones adding a 407.