Girls Bowling Finishes 8th at State

The girls’ bowling team lost in the quarter finals 228-211.


Jack Degner

The girls’ bowling team lost in the quarter finals 228-211.

Jack Degner

The girls’ bowling team has been on a roll this year, going undefeated in the regular season with a 10-0 record. Ending the season as the Mississippi valley conference champions for the 2nd time in team history and after narrowly defeating Cedar Falls at the state qualifying meet the girls’ bowling team went to state for the second straight year.  

City High came into the meet ranked 5th but head coach Mike Degner explains how close the rankings actually are. 

“49 pins separates the favorite and the 5th place team and in bowling 49 pins is the equivalent to a one-stroke lead in golf or a three-point game in basketball.”    

Sophomore varsity bowler Kendra Schwarting said they aren’t satisfied with just qualifying.

“I think that we’ve done so much this year that it would be disappointing to not do at least better than last year.”  

Schwarting speaks about the mindset the little hawks will need to have during these close matches.

We will need to not let a single frame get us down. If we have a bad frame or ball, we will need to move past it and just think about what we can do better for the next one.”   

The bowling team ended up placing eighth this is the best that the team has ever done. They set multiple school records and went undefeated for the first time in history.  

Degner talked about how proud he is of this team regardless of where the team finished.

This team has accomplished so much, pretty much setting every single school record, going 10-0, winning the Prairie Baker Invitational, and winning the State Qualifier Tournament. A state championship would just be the final masterpiece.”