Team 'bowls' over competition
Many teams know what it feels like to fight to be at the top, but it takes determination and teamwork to sit at the number one spot.
The bowling team is currently first in the league after recently overtaking Penn Manor.
“The fact that we have been trailing behind Penn Manor majority of the season and to finally pass them is a fantastic feeling and morale boost to the team that we can do bigger and better things,” said senior Scott Garrett.
Garrett is averaging 190-200 and junior Kolby Bennett is averaging 221 per game. Bennett won the state bowling match last year.
“Honestly, being the state champion has affected me a great deal coming into this season because all my friends and family members want me to get back to States and win again,” said Bennett. “Obviously I don’t want to let them down so I have been really working hard to make sure I am capable of repeating what was done last year.”
The team is big on togetherness and lifting each other up during their matches. This year there were several newcomers on the team who still contribute to the unity.
“Our strength this year as a team is definitely that we are all quite compatible mainly because we have all competed against each other and with each other which allows us to know what each and every one of our teammates is capable of,” said Bennett. “We are also able to help each other a great deal physically and mentally.”
“I feel teamwork is the key,” said Garrett. “When one of us struggles we are quick to pick each other up.”