Girls Bowling prepares for upcoming sectionals

Jade Lewis and Tiffany Kajiwara

Girls Bowling reflects on a successful bowling season as it is comes to a close.

Varsity coach Robert Ray, who has been a bowling coach for four years and head coach for two years, said that towards the beginning of the season, “We started out struggling, but right now, we’re at least 300 pins better than we started. We’re doing outstanding.”

The bowling team placed fourth in their regional.

One particular player has done exceptionally well on a “competitive team,” as Ray described it.

Junior Jamie Knutsen got 4th in a tournament close to the beginning of the bowling season. She also got 10th in the Plainfield South invite and then placed 12th for her highest average of 179.4 and 10th for her highest series of 658 for the regular season.

Knutsen practiced vigorously and kept pushing herself to focus and learn. Knutsen said “I feel good about focusing and learning.”

This is Knutsen’s 3rd year playing bowling and her goal is to go to state and represent the school.

With all of the prizes she has won, Knutsen said “There was a point in the season that I wasn’t doing as best as I knew I could.”

The team as a whole is preparing to go to sectionals on Saturday, February 11, at the Arlington Lanes. They had four practices in the week leading up to t h e competition to ensure that they were playing at the top of their game. The top four teams at the sectional will move on to state, and the top ten girls in the nonqualifying teams will proceed as well.

Happy with the season thus far, Ray said, “No pun intended, but we’re on a roll.”