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Boys and girls varsity bowling teams each take first place

Bowling competed at Olathe Lanes East Wednesday, Jan. 24

Boys and girls bowling competed at Olathe Lanes East Wednesday, Jan. 24. Both boys and girls varsity teams placed first overall, with many bowlers placing in the top five. In the girls competition, sophomore Abby Haney placed third, sophomore Layla Gonzalez placed second and senior Kiara Gonzalez placed first, with a 620 series. In the boys competition, seniors Noah Zade took fourth, Ethan Diehl took second and Brett Stockwell took first, with a 716 series. 

After bowling a good game, Kiara reflects on how she competed at the meet. 

“The lanes were very nice, I really like bowling at Olathe Lanes East because they have really good lanes and have a decent approach, which makes bowling a lot easier,” Kiara said. “I feel like I competed very well, I placed first and got a 620 series. However, I did get some unlucky breaks, which was unfortunate, but I still bowled pretty well.”

Similarly to Kiara, Stockwell shares about his performance at the meet.

“I competed pretty well, obviously placing first, but also got my first 700 series,” Stockwell said. “The meet was at Olathe Lanes East, which is where the varsity bowlers bowled league during the summer, so I knew the lanes pretty well. That was very helpful because I could use that to my advantage to score higher.”

While the meet was good, Kiara talks about the negatives of the meet.

“The worst part was starting the first game because some of the teams at the meet didn’t know what lane courtesy was, which kinda sucks to bowl with,” Kiara said. “It was just hard to get to the lanes with everyone standing around instead of sitting, which was a bit frustrating.” 

Overall, Stockwell explains how the boys team keeps getting close to the school team series record.

“The best part of the meet for me was seeing the teams scores after the first game. The top four scores were all above 230, which was a promising sign for going for the school record,” Stockwell said. “However, when we summed up all of the scores and found out that once again we were close, only four pins away, to breaking the school team series record. At the Lawrence Free State Invitational last Friday, we were six pins away from breaking the record, so we are getting closer. I am hoping that we can achieve this by the end of the season.”

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Kate Haney, JAG editor-in-chief
This is senior Kate Haney’s third year on the JAG yearbook staff and she will be taking on the position of JAG editor-in-chief. When not in C-101, you can find her participating in NHS, NEHS and SNHS or hanging out with the Mill Valley swim team. Outside of school, you can catch her working at Target, rereading and obsessing over her favorite fantasy novels, stressing over her homework, watching her comfort movies and shows or fangirling with her younger sister about their favorite celebrities. 

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