Bowling falls behind by six points in home meet

Brianna Carmack, Opinions Editor

In the most recent triangular held at Little Apple Lanes, Manhattan High placed second with Washburn Rural placing first and Emporia placing third. The tournament happened on Feb. 8 during the inclement weather day when MHS was out of school. MHS had.

“The meet was not too bad,” senior Avery Groover said. “I feel like we tried our hardest and that we need to get out and practice more.”

Both Varsity and J.V. boys placed second while the J.V. girls, unfortunately, placed last.

MHS Varsity boys fell behind by six points with their total score of 2309, Washburn’s score of 2315 and Emporia’s final score of 2149.

Senior Alexandria Newell was the top scorer in the meet, making her final series a 690. Following her, junior Grant Terrill finished with a 609.

Just like with the last meet, some of the bowlers were facing a hard time avoiding splits, when two pins are up but not next to each other, to the point where some of the parents gave it a name.

“We were struggling and kept getting what our parents named ‘The Manhattan Split,’” Groover said. “Seems like it got all of us.”

With almost half a season left of bowling meets, the team’s behavior has been very evident in their performance and communication with one another throughout the season.

“I feel that we have become more supportive of each other,” Groover said. “ and will continue to help each other out.”