As another bowling season comes to an end, the state competition is at hand. Every year, this competition takes place the weekend of the 3rd and 4th in Canton, Michigan. Team competitions take place on Friday while state singles were held on Saturday of this two part event. This is the third year in a row our bowling teams have qualified to participate. Three Shorians from the girls team and one from the boys qualified for state singles.
Team competitions took place on Friday, March 3rd. Both boys and girls teams participated, with our Lake Shore boys placing 8th and girls 16th, both out of 18 teams. Despite the team consisting of mostly lower classmen, they placed quite well. The boys team lost their match point to the winners of the competition, Lowell, in a close game. One Shorian from the boys team, Jacob Frogge, and three from the girls team, Becca Ludwick, Jessie Ludwick, and Jess LeDuc, competed in the single event.
The Lake Shore bowling teams have taken part in the state competition for years in the past and this year is no different. This makes the third year in a row both the boys and girls teams have qualified. While in most past years our bowling teams have consisted of more upperclassmen, these competitors were made of mostly lowerclassmen, but did not stop them from performing very well at this years competition. Head Coach DeLong says, “From an inexperienced team, they did a great job under pressure.” Despite only a small handful of bowlers participated in the state singles, the team competition offers a good benchmark for the season and a great team event.
Although last year’s state competition ended with a 3rd place accomplishment for our school, this years was no defeat. Tyler Knight, junior from the boys bowling team, says, “I think it went okay.” The state competition served as a solid ending to this year’s bowling season.