“We have more bowlers than we do shirts,” said coach Dan Simkins as the bowling season begins to roll out with a noticeable amount of new players.
Over the past year, the bowling team lost one of its star players, Max Fischer, who graduated in 2020.
This leaves a question about what the future of the bowling team may be.
The odds of finding another star player this upcoming season seem much higher than usual, though. There is a large number of new bowlers wishing to join the team. “There’s probably like 20 people joining in my grade alone,” says sophomore Aiden Powell. Despite his exaggeration, there seems to be an expectation of many new players this year.
“I honestly don’t know what this season’s gonna look like, the sheer number of players, though, may have a few lucky eggs in the big ol’ basket,” said new team member freshman Jameson Cook.
New team members can see the success of past years though as a platform for their own future. In fact, last year, Avonworth qualified for the WPIBL with 8 wins and 2 losses.
Avonworth, historically, succeeds in bowling. Back in 2015, the girls varsity team was set for states. This recent history of success after rebuilding might show some implications for how this season plays out.
All in all, the expectation moving forward with the bowling season seems to be highly positive with many new players ready to roll flush and leave no frames open in 2021.
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