GREEN This season thus far has mixed bag for the Green High Lady Bulldogs bowling team. Two of the top bowlers from last year graduated, so the Bulldogs entered with not having a lot of experience. But that set the stage for the younger girls to fill the gaps.
"We need the new girls to setup," said head coach coach Cory Potter. "We have for seniors back, but they don't have a lot of experience at the district or state level even though we did make it to the districts last year. This year, we are really motivated to try and make it back to the state finals.
"I have seven varsity bowlers but only five compete at one time. From the top one to the bottom one, they are as competitive as ever before, but that is a good problem to have. We need to be more consistent in our game. That, I think will be our biggest issue this season."
The top bowler have been seniors Courtney Ripley an Lauryn Jones.
"Both are coming along well but they don't have a lot of experience," Potter said. "So far this season we are 3-1 in non Federal League play. But now we are starting two weeks of tournaments so that will give us an indication of how well we will do in tournament play."
Ripley is in her third year on the varsity.
"So far the year is going good for me," she said. "And the team is doing better than I thought it would do. I am hoping we make it through the sectionals and districts as a team and go on to the state round. But if we don't do that I hope I will be able to make it to the states. In addition, I hope to get my average above 250 by the end of the season."
Jones , who is also commander of the ROTC cadets, says the season has been "awesome" so far and has high hopes as the postseason nears.
"I think the team has a lot of potential, and that we can make it past the sectionals, and go on to the district and state finals," she said. "Personally, I'd like to get my average up over 200 and speed up the delivery of my ball. My advice for us this year is to focus on being one team with one goal in mind."