Bowling Makes Kennedy History, Taking Second and Third at State


Jason Kline

Seniors Jaxon Robinson and Lucas Dolphin pose with their medals after achieving second and third at the state bowling competition.

Two Kennedy bowlers finished as finalists during the state bowling competition on Monday, Feb. 20. Seniors Jaxon Robinson and Lucas Dolphin took home second and third place respectively.

Dolphin scored a 256 in his first game, followed by a 248 in his second and a 214 in his third game. In the quarterfinals, Dolphin won 279-227 moving him to the semifinals where he lost 246-290. He fought his last match 205-201 and ended in third place. 

“I’m happy with my performance,” Dolphin said. “I lost the semis to a very talented bowler then ground out a win in the consolation for 3rd after qualifying 2nd.” 

Robinson rolled through his first few games with scores of 235, 236 and 220, qualifying him for the quarterfinals where he won 246-165. Moving to the semis, Robinson rolled 5 strikes in a row giving him a win of 223-205.

“I did amazing,” Robinson said. “It’s my best mental game I have ever had.” 

During the championship match, Robinson took the loss 226-195 and placed second in the state. 

“I am very happy. I would have liked to pull it off and win but second is amazing,” Robinson said. 

This marks the finish of the boys’ bowling season and leaves Kennedy with a new school record of two finalist state bowlers.