Boys Bowling Season 2021

Questions Answered in Successful 2021 Season


Jake Olson, Staff Writer

With the pandemic driving right through the senior year of the Class of 2021, a lot of stuff has changed. No more dances, no more field trips, and a school year filled with open note tests and Google Meet. If you ask a lot of people, this has not been the year they wanted it to be. But, if you look at the 2020-2021 boys’ bowling squad, then they had a significantly better year than years prior.


Going into the season with a lot of uncertainty on who would step up and who was going to be on varsity, people had a lot of questions. The excitement was high for the first practice. Of course, they had the varsity guys from last year in Aaron Lastuvka, Owen Brauch, and Jake Olson, but the team was looking for three more bowlers to step up to varsity and make some noise.


“This year was different for sure, we had a lot of ups and downs, but we had a lot of really solid meets with great individual play from our senior class and the young guys,” Owen Brauch (12) said.


After getting their final lineup ready, the boys bowled well with total pin scores going through the 2600s and a season-high of well over 2700. With close losses every week to really good teams, it is easy to see the brightness of this team that includes four juniors on the varsity squad. With only losing two starters next year, this junior class is ready to make a name for itself in the upcoming bowling season. 


When looking at the numbers, this was a successful season. Everyone’s averages went up from last year, and the team had a lot of competitive meets, putting up high pin totals. The team had a lot of chemistry from day one to the final meet. A great year for these boys, and excitement is in the air for the next year.