The girls and boys bowling teams took second place at the meet at Crown Lanes Bowling Alley on Tuesday, Jan. 16 with a combined team score of 1,740 for the girls and 2,053 for the boys.
Despite coming up short in the duel meet with close losses to Lansing, junior Jack Matchette placed first individually on the boys side with a high series of 620, while sophomore Bri Laluk placed third individually with a score of 556 during the girls meet.
According to varsity bowler senior Emily Jackson, the Jaguars did well for their second meet of the season.
“With us not having very many practices [so far], I think it went pretty good for our second meet,” Jackson said.
Jackson believes that the losing to Lansing doesn’t determine the outlook for the teams going in to the rest of the season.
“The team’s goal for the season is to have fun and try to get to state,” Jackson said. “[I] want to make it to state one last time.”
Senior Trey Callahan believes the rest of the season is shaping to be a positive and successful one. According to Callahan, the team is looking to improve during the upcoming weeks.
“I myself did not [do] very well, but that is OK,” Callahan said. “My team’s goal is to just get better throughout the year to prepare for league and regionals, but also have a fun time doing it.”
The Jaguars will compete again at Olathe Lanes East Bowling Center on Monday, Jan. 22 and again on Tuesday, Jan. 23 in a quad tournament at Royal Crest Lanes in Lawrence.