Rolling into the season

BY BRITTAN SCHMITZ & KYLER DUNHAM

There are no spare moments for bowlers because they are constantly working hard for a strike. Souths bowling starts off the season with a tournaments at West Acres Bowling Center on January 12 and 13.

“I prepare by listening to music on the way to the meet,” Sydnee Doyle, 11, said. “I have two balls so I just practice for what kind of shot I would have. I usually ended up getting the score I wanted.”

The oil patterns on the lanes play a big part in determining the outcome of the ball. Oil patterns dictate the speed and direction of the ball as it goes down the lane.

“The lanes weren’t oiled well so you had to make adjustments to that. The oil patterns worked against us because it wasn’t that even.” Cameron Davis, 12, said. “I try to improve through repetition and your shot. Just make sure you are fundamentally set.”

The bowling team continues to prepare and improve their bowling technique before their next meet.

“The last tournament wasn’t my best but there is always room for improvement.” Mason Edwards, 9, said. “Overall I think we finished two above last, so not very good but you know again we can get better.”

Mason Edwards, 9, bowls at the Varsity tournament on Jan. 13. Photo by S. Doyle
Mason Edwards, 9, bowls at the Varsity tournament on Jan. 13. Photo by S. Doyle