Girls bowling strikes at state


Olivia Ellerbruch, Editor-In-Chief

On February 26 and 27, the LOHS girls bowling team attended the state tournament and placed fifth overall. The team had practice twice a week for an hour on Mondays and Wednesdays in order to prepare for the event. 

Senior Talya Clopton remarked, “I feel good about placing at all and it was rough to lose by so much to them… Overall it was the best bowling season yet, I am super close with the girls on my team and feel like we bonded and spent quality time with each other.” 

Sophomore Camille Francis agreed, stating “I think that we placed well and fought hard with the number one team in overtime… I enjoyed my bowling season a lot and the end of the year practice with pizza and fun games.” 

The team is coached by Mary Dailey, Chris Hill and Molly Ferris and the team members consists of seniors Hannah Hilton, Rylee Winn, Clopton and Gianna Alati; juniors Kyla Zhang, Grace Johnson and Marisol Karsonovich; and sophomore Francis. Prior to state, the team placed first in the district competition, and two other girls bowling teams were able to earn second and third place, however, only the first place team was moved forward to compete in the state competition. 

For Winn, the district competition was “a very long day, but we competed super well and got a lot of good practice for state.” Francis stated, “We just hung out there and got some dubs. It was very competitive, but we didn’t let our spirits down.” With an extremely successful 2022 season, the girls cannot wait for next season to see what else they are able to achieve with the fantastic chemistry the team has created.