GREEN The Green High School boys bowling team has a solid core of veterans this year, led by six seniors. Still, the Bulldogs are still searching for consistency as the Federal League portion of the schedule is now in full swing.
"Last year, we just missed going to the districts which would have helped give the boys some some very good experience," said head coach Randy Hanson. "We were lucky to send one of our bowlers, Payton Kruml, to the state finals as an individual, but unfortunately he graduated. This year, the team is either juniors or seniors and I feel they can be competitive with most of the teams we will bowl against in the area. But right now we are very inconsistent and need to work very hard to develop that consistency if we are to have a good season and make it into postseason play. On the plus side, this has been a really fun season so far. I have a very nice group of young men who are a very likeable group.
The team's top two bowlers are Chris Hedrick and Christian Kosmos, both seniors who have been on the varsity team for several years.
"I think they will do very well for us this year," Hanson said.
"The season has been well, so far," said Hedrick. "We do need to work together as a team, and I see a lot of potential. But I also know we have a lot of room for improvement. My goal as an individual would be to average over 200, and I would like for the team to make it to the districts and state, or if that doesn't happen, to make it there as an individual."
"Things have been going good," added Kosmos. "We have gotten better since the beginning of the season as a team. We had a rough start but fixed a few things. We need to get higher scores and raise our average if we hope to make it to the state finals."
The Bulldogs have the potential to go far in the tournament, but consistency will play a critical role in that.