The Woodmore bowling teams started off strong once again under the coaching direction of Steve Burner.
There are only enough people for a varsity team this year, consisting of Ty Burner, Tyler Crump, Tyler Porter, Jake Neuffer, Hunter Gregory, Zach Mathna and Ryan Paul. The girls team consists of Courtney Burner, Elissa Knipp, Emily Paul, Abby Sullivan, Sarah Avers and Allie Burner.
The boys’ team is currently 9-3.
“The team has strong leadership and good communication this year and offer each other encouragement throughout matches,” said Crump.
The boys are most proud of defeating both Eastwood and Fostoria.
On Saturday, Jan. 5, the bowling team won the NBC tournament. The Wildcats came from behind 34 points to win by 50 and defeated their rivals the Port Clinton Redskins. Tyler Burner placed first with his scores of 241, 230 and 234. He was also award first team All-NBC honors.
The girls team isn’t doing as well with a 1-11 record, but the girls haven’t had as much competitive bowling experience as the boys’ team.
Bowling at Woodmore has only been around for three years and is still currently a club sport. Bowlers have had three pretty successful seasons for only being around for a short amount of time. Bowlers say it is a great way to spend one’s afternoons and is a fun way to get involved in something.
(Reprinted with permission from the January edition of Window To Woodmore, a student publication)