Girls and boys bowl their best in 2017-18 season

Mary Hoffman, Copyeditor

The Grayslake Central High School girls’ bowling team started the season strong by winning their first games against McHenry. Varsity won by 42 pins, and Junior Varsity won by 77 pins. So far this season, juniors Jessie Gurchak and Maddie Ervin have broken their personal records.

The boys bowling team has also had a strong competitive presence, winning the majority of their games at the beginning of the season. They swept away GCHS cross-town rival, the Grayslake North Knights, winning with 1,191 total pins. This score set a school record, averaging 232 pins per person.

“This year we have a great group of guys of all grade levels that are eager to help each other out and support each other. I just love the atmosphere and my teammates,” said senior Zachary Reese. The teams have been thriving overall by building a competitive team of great bowlers through weekly practices.

“State is the main goal this year… just seeing the growth and potential is exciting,” said Reese. This would be the program’s fourth year attending state, and Reese is optimistic that the team will make it.