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Boys and girls bowling teams each take first during meet at Olathe Lanes East

The boys team scored 2509 points and the girls team scored 2101 points Tuesday, Jan. 30
By Anna Zwahlen
Stepping forward, freshman Joseph Wainaina bowls at the meet Tuesday, Jan. 30.

The boys bowling team took first during a Sunflower League meet held at Olathe Park Lanes Tuesday, Jan. 30.

Senior Ethan Diehl believes that this season has been especially successful for the team.

“We’ve only lost to one school which was Olathe South and every other meet we’ve won. This is the first time that has happened in my four years of bowling [on the school team],” Diehl said.

This is probably one of our best years so far, so I’m very excited.

— Senior Kiara Gonzalez

In order to maintain the season’s streak, the team, including Diehl, practices on the days that they do not have a meet.

“In bowling, [practice] is all about staying the same and being consistent at hitting the same mark on the lane every single time because that’s how you do well,” Diehl said.

The meets themselves have a positive environment, according to senior Kiara Gonzalez.

“The team aspect [is my favorite part of meets] because we get to do a lot of cheering and having fun,” Gonzalez said.

Diehl thinks this is in part because of the nature of bowling.

Fist bumping, seniors Dawson Berg, Noah Zade and Brett Stockwell celebrate. (By Anna Zwahlen)

“I like to say that in bowling, it’s all offense, no defense, you can’t play defense in bowling,” Diehl said. “So that’s why you know a lot of other people because the only way to defeat the person or outscore them is score better and there’s no defense there. I’d say it’s really easy to make friends because of that aspect.”

Diehl echoes that supporting each other during meets is essential to keeping up the team morale.

“[Team morale is built by] hanging out a lot with each other, communicating, helping each other out and coaching each other if you can, which is what I try to do to help out the younger kids,” Diehl said.

Gonzalez hopes that the team continues their winning streak and makes it to state.

“This is probably one of our best years so far and so I’m very excited,” Gonzalez said. “I hope we have a really good regionals and state this year.”

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Quin Peters, JagWire reporter/photographer
This is sophomore Quin Peters’ first year on the JagWire staff. She will be exploring the roles of writer and designer for the newspaper this year. Outside of school, Quin crochets, reads, writes creatively and is involved in art. Quin is a member of several clubs at the school, including National Art Honor Society, Youth for Refugees, Women’s Empowerment, Scholars Bowl, Creative Writing Club and Model UN.
Anna Zwahlen, JagWire editor-in-chief, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
This is senior Anna Zwahlen’s second year on the JagWire newspaper staff. She is thrilled to be one of the new Editors In Chief of the JagWire and Mill Valley News. Anna is also involved in the National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Scholars Bowl, GSA and is co-president for Youth for Refugees. Outside of school, Anna loves to read and spend time with her friends, as well as listen to new music and watch her favorite TV shows and movies between her work as a barista.

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