The 2013-14 bowling season has come to an end for school teams.
Bowlers have been busy the past few months participating in state competitions, starting with the high school competition in March and the middle school championship in May.
Ashwaubenon Lanes hosted the Middle School State Team and Individual Tournament May 3. Sami Struzynski, Sydney Bailey, Kelsey Jaeger and Carlene Beyer represented Manawa Middle School. Beyer finished 13th with a total pin fall of 511, Jaeger finished 16th (497), Bailey finished 19th (489) and Struzynski finished 20th (487).
These girls, along with teammate Amanda Prill, then went on to compete in the team competition that featured 13 all teams from throughout the state.
This is a Baker-style tournament has 12 games. Each girl takes turns bowling two frames out of each game and the total pin fall is tallied to determine the top team.
After the first five games, the Manawa girls were in fourth place with 811 pins. They pulled ahead of the other teams in the next five games with a total of 1,685 pins and finished the tournament with a total pin fall of 2,034. The next highest score was a 1,951.
“The girls were very excited about winning the competition and bringing the state title home to Manawa,” coach Jason Bailey said. “Hopefully, people will know where Manawa is after this last year with the bowling tournaments. Manawa is one of the smaller schools that participate in the bowling competition on the state level and it is housed in one of the smallest centers in the state with only six lanes. Manawa has a lot to be excited about when it comes to the youth and their bowling ability.
Other coaches include Matt and Jennie Beyer, Wayne Krueger and Tammy Prill.