Girls bowling places second at Regionals, boys ninth

Rachel Edie, Business Manager

A fighting attitude paid off for the girls Varsity bowling team on Friday when they placed second in Regionals to qualify for a state bid. 

Out of the girls team, sophomore Jasmine Bridges and GRADE Megan Whitson placed in the top 10 girls of the tournament, which was in Junction City.

“[My favorite moment was] cheering for my team, jumping and crying with them and seeing how happy we all were was just truly amazing,” freshman Alexia Arnwine said.

While the girls had quite a good run that day, the boys team didn’t perform as well. They placed ninth, short of qualifying for State, and failed to place any individuals in the top 10.

“I struggled pretty bad in my first two frames and by the time I got it together it was already too late,” junior Kyle Millet said. “The team did fairly well in the three games but didn’t do so hot in the baker games.”

Even with the boys team not doing their best, their season has still ended with a pretty great track record, placing both as a team and individually in most meets. 

The girls have really improved this year, starting with being the biggest girls team the school has ever seen, with six girls on Varsity. The team has placed at regionals before, but this year has felt quite different considering the leaps and bounds they’ve made as a team. 

“We have put in a lot of hard work this year,” senior Emerson Murrell said. “And we are excited to see it paying off.”

On Friday, the girls team will travel to State, which the location is currently undecided.