GHHS Bowling 2011-12: Everything You Need To Know About Our Bowling Team
Andy Treasure - February 24, 2012
The bowling team is having an exciting season so far.
The bowling team at Grandview Heights is in season and looking to dominate in 2012. This year’s team has an abundance of experienced players and it shows.
The boys roster consists of freshmen Tristen Rose, sophomores Jon Sterneker, Jake Bottorf and, Austin Lewis, junior Joe Nichols and seniors Ryan Grinstead, Chase Hill and Connor Sarich. The girls team has sophomore Hannah Jones, juniors Anna Field, Daniela Pichardo and Molly Wenk. They are lead by senior Maddie Gibbons.
This year the Bobcat boys finished 8th in the Central Ohio Bowling Conference with a record of 7 wins and 7 loses in the conference and 7 wins 8 loses overall. The girls finished 10th with a 3-8 conference record finishing 3-9 overall.
There were many high points in this season of play one of which was the Grandview girls setting a school record for total score for a match with 1246. The boys high score of the season was 1972. The boys also had a 1923 game to beat a good Bishop Watterson in the biggest win of the year.
The men of the lanes also got recognized with Connor Sarich being awarded 1st team for the Mid State League and Tristen Rose with 2nd team all league. Maddie Gibbons was an honorable mention for the girls.
In the Mid State League Tournament the boys competed well. They scored a total of 2339 with a Baker score total of 826, which, makes the overall score total 3165. Connor Sarich lead the way with a score of 606 and Tristen Rose was close behind with a score of 570.
Bowling is a sport of maturity, a sport where boys become men and girls become women. In bowling you are your own opponent and only you can control your score. I asked senior bowler Ryan Grinstead about some of the emotional and spiritual obstacles you must overcome to be a world-class bowling magician.
He explained his pregame routine of closely examining the lanes and searching for the perfect ball. He even told me about the psychological tactics each team plays against each other. The Grandview Boys have a tradition of huddling and breaking on “Bowling Girls!” which freaks out the other team. Ryan also told me other teams try to knock him off his game by talking and even yelling while he is in motion.
Bowling teaches you great patience Ryan Grinstead told me. The many times he became frustrated Grinny , as he is called, found saying a quick prayer always brought him back to reality. Grinny said you have to learn to not rush because you have to calm down to find you sweet spot. Once you find you sweet spot, its game over.
On an average day Grinny is just like a bear cub; furious, crazy, young and clueless. On game day though Grinny is a majestic eagle; ready to swoop and kill the prey with the graceful coolness of a god.
To finish, I would like to congratulate the men’s and womens bowling teams and thank those who provided me information on the team. The bowling team had a great, fun season and many bowlers learned a lot and got better.
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