“Out cheer, out last, out win” 6-0 clean sweep against Dixie for Girls Bowling


The anchor of the team, Senior Abby Bach, rolls the bowling ball down the lane.

Yesterday, on January 19, the Highlands High School girls bowling team took to the lanes, at the Bellewood bowling alley, to compete against Dixie high school. The ladybirds started their first game strong, with two teams prepared to face the opposing lineup. The starting team was made up of Senior Ellen Rowland, Juniors Madison Clore and Kristen Egan, and Senior Abby Bach. Members of the second team competing included Seniors Greta Noble, Kenzie Nehus,  Amanda Parrott, and Tessa Killen with Senior Anna Kidney as an alternate.

During the first regular game played, the majority of the team were able to rack up some points. Junior Madison Clore and Senior Abby Bach lead the game with each individually getting five strikes, including a turkey within those scores. Senior Tessa Killen then came in with four strikes and four spares, respectively. The top scores of the game were from Bach, a 187, and Clore with a 182.

The second game was, once again, a breeze for many of the Highlands bowlers, including rookies, earning strikes. The top scorers in this were Bach with three strikes in a row with a total of four strikes and Killen with three strikes. New bowlers this year, seniors Kenzie Nehus and Greta Noble, shared their games, where both achieved one strike in their own frames played.

Veteran bowler, junior Kristen Egan, was excited for the huge win, explaining how a positive mindset could really impact the game. “It’s all about the attitude,” Egan said, “If you have a bad attitude, you’re going to struggle. If you have a good attitude, you’re going to do great.”

The bowling birds finished strong with another win during the baker game, where multiple bowlers combine to bowl one game. During this, both teams won their games against their opponent once again.

The season is definitely shaping up to be competitive, as the new bowlers are as talented as they are eager to improve. This spirit, combined with the experience of the veteran bowlers on the team, will prove helpful as they continue to match up against various opponents in the weeks to come.

The Bowling Birds’ next match is co-ed, taking place tomorrow at Erlanger against St. Henry High School at 3:30 in the evening.