Varsity bowling qualifies for State


Reagan Bunch, Photo Editor

The varsity bowling team took third place at the Regionals tournament yesterday, Mar. 6, qualifying for the State competition in San Antonio, Texas.

“Since the team is in a rebuilding phase, having graduated two top bowlers last year, making regionals was a legitimate goal for us this year,” coach Robert Diethrich said. “The boys put everything together yesterday and overcame a myriad of obstacles.”

The team won five out of eight games and three boys placed in the Individual Boys Singles contest. Senior Braden Thom won the title and averaged 249 over five games, junior Daniel Gaw finished second to Thom and junior Ben Van Oostendorp finished seventh out of 15 bowlers.

“The parents, other coaches and I are still in a delighted state of shock,” Diethrich said. “The day read like the script of a Hollywood movie, and we are proud of these fine, hard-working young men.”