One of McNicholas’ winter sports, offered to both men and women athletes, is bowling. The women’s bowling season is coming to an end with a record of 1-14. Besides their record of 1-14, the team is positive and ready for new matches coming their way. The women’s bowling match this week was Feb. 6, which was also Senior Night.
“We’ve been playing as well as we can and we’ve been having a lot of fun, which I think is important,” says Sophomore Emily Richmond. The bowling team has stayed positive and still has fun in these bowling matches.
Coach Brian Combs has been coaching bowling for over 15 years. “The girls are kind of in a rebuilding year. We lost four seniors who were all on the team for four years, so that’s kind of hard to replace. We’re sort of bringing in a lot of new people,” says Coach Combs
The bowling team keeps up with their cheers and positive attitudes no matter the total amount of losses this bowling team has had. In preparation for each game, the bowling team has a routine. Sophomore, Emily Richmond said, “We do a Prayer and then we do our cheers.”
“Everybody makes sectionals. We will go to sectionals. We’ll qualify for sectionals. Everybody in the State gets the chance to advance. Last year for the first time the girls advanced to districts as a whole.” Says Coach Combs
“So it’s going to be a little tougher this year. But you never know, the girls have bowled some really good baker games, which are team games, and if we can keep the in the 140-150 range we can advance to districts,” says Coach Combs
With sectionals coming up Tuesday, Feb. 14 the girls have been practicing and working hard to win and advance to districts. Sectionals are going to be a bit tougher for the McNicholas girls bowling team this season but with practice and commitment and team positivity, the girls have a real chance at advancing to districts.
The girls, if not all, have a really good shot at moving up from the tournament. They have had a rough season in the beginning and then it started getting better and now they have better hopes for the tournament and sectionals both in just a couple of weeks.
Despite their record of 1-14, the McNicholas girls bowling team have a shot at their upcoming tournament and upcoming sectionals. And if the girls, if not all, have a really good shot at moving up from the tournament.
“So, if the girls, if the whole don’t make it, we’ve got two juniors who both have started to bowl really well this year, Lucy Timko and Avery Elliot and they can advance on their own too, individually they can go onto state in addition to bowling with their team,” says Coach Combs
McNicholas had a large amount of new people interested in joining the bowling team with members from last season leaving and new freshman coming in. “Greatest part about bowling is all the kids this year who tried out. We had the most ever in history, like 60 kids. We were able to keep 48. That’s between the boys teams and the girls teams, so there’s a lot interested in the program really, it’s doing well that way.”
Good luck to the McNicholas bowlers in the upcoming tournament.