Boys and girls bowling have a great start to their seasons


Ellie Ursillo

Jack Ruth, Keven Margad, and Brady Pollard all joined the bowling team this year and have loved it so far.

Starting in early to mid November, the boys and girls bowling teams have started practicing at Suburbanite Bowl. With new and returning players, both teams have a lot of potential and hopes for the upcoming season. 

The boys’ team has been practicing for a few weeks now and has already had two matches. Their most recent one being Forest Lanes in Lyons, Ill.

“Five or six bowlers represent Hinsdale Central and the total pinfall between the teams, not individual, determines who wins or loses,” said John Naisbitt, assistant boys bowling coach. 

Each of the players have been putting in the work at practices to improve and better their skills.

“Practices are usually an hour and a half and some days we’re working on things like spares while other days, we’ll simulate a match and have two teams play against each other,” Naisbitt said. “We like to have competition

Bowlers go to Suburbanite Bowl after school to practice and work on their skills. (Ellie Ursillo)

at practice.”

The success of the team is looking good this year with multiple returning bowlers, including Brian Wiliams, Devan Mehta, Jacob Lue and Adam Schaik.  

“These are four kids who are going to give us a chance. It’s going to be a fight to get out of regionals, it will be hard, but we have a lot of experience and a high number of senior leaders,” Naisbitt said.

Brian Williams has been on the team since freshman year and he is back for one last year with high hopes for the team. 

“Both teams are looking strong. JV has won almost every game except for one, and varsity has a veteran squad with a lot of solid four year players,” Williams said.

There are also a number of new senior bowlers this year who decided to join for their last year. These guys have really enjoyed their experience so far. 

“My favorite part about the bowling team is that my friends and I can go out to the lanes and have a great time and also get quite competitive on match days,” Brady Pollard said.

Girls bowling is still going through the tryout process, however, their skills are already looking good.

“I think this year we have a potential to do pretty well compared to our other years,” said April McPhillips, girls bowling coach. “We have a couple returning bowlers and then some new people as well.”

As these two teams continue their seasons, they both hope to make it as far as possible and finish strong.