As the bowling season comes to an end, the girl’s bowling team prepares for the NLCC conference on Friday, Jan. 28. For most of these girls, it will be the last chance they have to bowl as most of the bowling team is composed of seniors.
There is no doubt these ladies will succeed. This week, they have been especially focused on preparing for the conference meet.
“We have been preparing by participating in skill shots,” senior Sidney Tindell said. “We have been doing drills to pick up spares so that our group average goes up.”
Most of this team has been together since the beginning of their bowling career and hope to place as a team, many have been practicing to place as individuals. Last year, the bowling team took first place in the conference, and then competed in the state finals where they took eighth place.
“I feel like there is a lot of pressure to do well at the conference. It’s my senior year and I want to do well for myself,” senior Allyssa Tanner said. “My team can take some of the pressure off, but most of it stems from me and my goals for my senior year.”
Throughout the season this team has proved that they are capable of doing great things. They have accomplished bigger things than being just a bowling team; they have made lifelong friendships and created a strong bond with their teammates.
“All the people on the team from my past years till now are my best friends. I talk and hang out with them inside and outside of school all the time,” Tanner said.
These girls have formed a bond with each other and with their coach, Phil Lindenburg. Lindenburg has been the coach of the bowling team for the past 15 years. Lindenburg has been bowling since he was twelve years old and has helped this team grow a lot.
He’s a super good coach because he knows our limits,” senior Ashley Lubkeman said. “He knows how to push us to make sure we compete at a competitive level, He has brought the team to state all four years I have been on the team.”
The NLCC conference will be a great game for these girls to compete in. Their opponents will be tough, but these girls have shown that they are more than capable of keeping up with the competition.