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Bowling to participate at state in Grand Prairie

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Knocking down the competition

The boys' bowling team places fourth in the regional tournament on Sunday, March 3. Courtesy of LHS Bowling.

The boys' bowling team places fourth in the regional tournament on Sunday, March 3. Courtesy of LHS Bowling.

The boys' bowling team places fourth in the regional tournament on Sunday, March 3. Courtesy of LHS Bowling.

The boys' bowling team places fourth in the regional tournament on Sunday, March 3. Courtesy of LHS Bowling.

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The bowling team participated in the regional competition and placed fourth, enabling them to qualify for the state tournament. The team won against its biggest competition, Jesuit High School, after losing to them twice in the regular season. The team expects to see them at the state finals in Grand Prairie on Saturday, March 30.

“We actually went against [Jesuit High School]; everyone was fearing [them],” senior Kadin Conner said. “They claimed to have a 240 average but they actually came in second behind our own team. In state we got quite a bit of competition though.”

With only three non-returning players, Conner, who qualified to go to state last year, wants to add-on to last year’s success.

“It’s pretty cool to go again,” Conner said. “I’m one of the only returners going to state again and it’ll be a fun experience but we’ll see how it goes. I have some confidence with our team. We showed up at regionals, I didn’t expect us [to]. I think we’re a pretty good team, for once we’re doing good.”

With this being senior Logan Lewis’ first year on the team, he is excited that they qualified for state his last year in high school. He hopes the team can work on their communication to keep their momentum up for future competitions.

“It feels good [to make state my] senior year,” Lewis said. “It’s my first time making it to state. I think we can work on talking to each other on the lanes we’re breaking down.”

Even though they finished with a lower record than they hoped for, they believe they can beat any team they will go up against at state and welcome the tough competition.

We were 6-4 during the season, which I thought was below what we expected,” bowling coach Ronald Baxter said. “We expect to beat everyone we bowl. [It’s] always a thrill to bowl in a high stakes tournament with tough competition.”

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