Girls Bowling Qualifies for State, Making City High History

Julianne Berry-Stoelzle, Executive & Sports Editor

For the first time in City High’s history, the girls bowling team has qualified for the state tournament. They won their district meet at Colonial Lanes this past Tuesday, with a team score of 2,720.

“We’ve been wanting to do this since the beginning of this season,” Shaylin Brown ‘22 said. “It’s a great accomplishment.” 

City had three of the top seven individual scores. Elyse Rios ‘22 placed second overall with a score of 244-185 – 429.

“It was a good meet for us. We had some ups and downs, but we definitely pulled through at the end and came [together] as a team because we knew we had a really good shot at going to state and the only way to do that is for us to become one team,” Brown said.

The girls bowling team only has nine members, which means that they do not have enough people to form a separate junior varsity team and that they all practice together. This has enabled them to push each other throughout the season. 

“I feel like I have more understanding of my ball and how I can help control my ball,” Brown said. “My technique is a lot better and I can understand a little bit more [about] oil patterns.”

The state tournament will take place on February 24 in Des Moines. 

“I’m a little nervous, but nerves come with everything. Those nerves can help you get things done,” Brown said.