Kennedy Boys Bowling Competes at State

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Kelly Dolphin

The Kennedy varsity boys bowling team prepares to compete at the state competition.

Neenah Alyassiri, Writer

The Kennedy High School varsity boys bowling team competed for a state title on Tuesday, February 23rd.  The boys finished in sixth place in the 3A division.The team’s first match was led by Lucas Dolphin, so., scoring 225 points in his first game. Jaxon Robinson, so., also pushed the team forward with a game total of 222. Entering game two, the team was strong with 1,009 points.

The second game ended with Dolphin taking fourth place in individual scores. Dolphin bowled a series total of 459 to earn his medal. Following Dolphin was Dakota Harris, jr., with a score of 434, as well as Robinson with a series total of 391. Kennedy was given fifth going into the Baker rounds with 2,037 points.

A Baker game in a traditional bowling match is where multiple bowlers combine to bowl one game, alternating each turn.

The team fought hard in the Baker rounds. After the first two rounds, the team sat in fourth place, with 2,477 points. By the end of the Baker rounds, the team landed in sixth place with a final score of 3,068.

“Individual-wise, I was just ecstatic about it, mostly [be]cause I didn’t think I had placed, so getting fourth was amazing,” Dolphin said.

Dolphin is a sophomore, so this is only the beginning of his journey as a varsity Kennedy bowler. 

 “I’m still very proud with how we did as a team,” Dolphin said.