Varsity girls’ bowling team makes another appearance at state


Esmeralda Flores

Sophomore Lexi Norris approaches the lane and makes a strike for her team. The girls’ bowling team knew they advanced to state Feb. 18.

Esmeralda Flores, Staff Writer

The varsity girls’ bowling team qualified for the state, which will be held Feb. 25 at Plaza Lanes. Two girls also qualified for the individual tournament.

The team won its regional meet at Marshalltown Feb. 18 and scored 2,806 pins. Junior Loyal Ulm, who has been on the bowling team since freshman year, ended the night with the highest score out of 427 pins, putting her in first place in the state qualifying meet and also making her high series with that score.

“I didn’t believe it at first, we don’t know the results right away since they have to tally it up all, but one of the girls Amber on the team was like, ‘I think you have high series,’” Ulm said. “It was crazy.”

Senior Kelli Bormann was the second participant who qualified for individuals, she fell right behind Ulm with a score of 411 pins.

The team needed to work together to get them to state once again. “We have been really pulling together as a team lately and supporting each other a lot more than we did in the beginning of the season,” Ulm said. “It has helped out a lot for the team.”

Last year the team placed sixth out of 10 teams at state. The team hopes to come back with a strong comeback and to win first place.

“We want [to win the championship], we want to be first, and we actually do have a chance this year,” Ulm said. “We have been right up there with our scores I definitely am hopeful.”