Bowling team places seventh at State


Mackenzie Bickling

High fiving her teammate, Sapphira Knight celebrates after bowling a strike. Knight is on the girl’s varsity bowling team this year and has been bowling through Free State for three years now. “I think meeting new people [is my favorite part about] each tournament we go to. There’s like six people on each team, so you get to meet six new people you bowl with,” Knight said.

Will Cook, Reporter

The boys bowling team placed seventh at the state tournament Friday, March 3 at Northrock Lanes in Wichita. Senior Alex Jiminez led the boys team who placed fifth individually.

The boys team members were not pleased with their performance at the state tournament, but were satisfied with their season overall.

“It was a down year for us at the beginning of the season, and for us to come together at the end and make it to state was good,” senior Alex Craig said.

The girl’s team sent  junior Morgan Wright and freshman Nicole Miele to the state tournament.

Miele was not satisfied with her performance, but commended the boys team and Wright for their attitudes at the tournament.

“They all stayed calm and every time they would miss, they would pick themselves back up,” Miele said.

Boys team results: 5. Alex Jimenez 256-226-173 – 655; 30. Bayn Schrader 191-208-148 – 547, 39. Zach Lockwood 172-171-184 – 527; 40. Cameron Edens 185-178-158 – 521, 46. Cam Edgecomb 174-146-189 – 509; 68. Alex Craig 150-154-151 – 455.

Girls results: 49. Morgan Wright 121-158-182 – 461; 52. Nicole Miele 158-133-156 – 447.