Following a season spent solely practicing together after school, the members of the men’s and women’s bowling team are back on the lanes and competing once again in 2012.
The Eagles have settled back into the GCL and GGCL, finding their groove down the stretch this year. The men’s team wrapped up the regular season in second place behind only Carroll in the North division, while the women’s team finished third in the Grey North ahead of Fenwick.
Junior captain D’Angelo Thompson led the Eagles with an average just shy of 200. His single-game high of 267 pins against Badin on December 1 leaves him tied for eighth best among all GCL bowlers this season.
“My dad’s a bowler and my cousin is a professional bowler. I’m just from a bowling family,” Thompson said.
Thompson, who played basketball his freshman year, said he enjoys spending time with new friends on the bowling team including three freshman teammates whom he also mentors during the school’s morning Peer Mentoring sessions. Fellow captain Elizabeth Terzian, a junior, said the feeling is mutual for members of the women’s team.
“We are proud of what we’re doing and we are having a lot of fun,” said Terzian, a two-year bowler and member of the volleyball team.
“Bowling is a great way to make friends with other students from different schools,” she added. Terzian often strikes up a conversation with her competitor during matches, as opposing bowlers roll on the same lane.
The Sectional tournament begins Wednesday, Feb. 15 for the men’s team and Friday, Feb. 17 for the women’s team. Thompson encourages all CJ students not involved in a winter sport to try bowling next school year.
“If you want a varsity letter and you’re not that athletically gifted, it’s a fun sport to come out and play,” he said.
Men's team -- Greg Evans, Eric Handorf, Josh Haralson, Kris Heidenreich, Justin Shells, Paul Stephens, D'Angelo Thompson
Women's team -- Hannah Mayer, Rebecca Mayer, Breonna Pinson, Sharon Reynolds, Katie Sargent, Elizabeth Terzian
BOWLING FOR FEATURE TEAMS
Members of the CJ Quiz Bowl team were also recognized by Spirit Committee during the week of February 6-10.