By: Maisie Stout
Beginning next year, Ripley High will have a much-awaited bowling team. Because bowling is now considered a sport by the MSAC, the athletic department decided that it would be a good sport that could include everyone.The team will be open to all of the bowling lovers at our school and will consist of a coed varsity bowling team of four people, and a JV bowling team made of four more people. To accommodate the bowling team, a bowling alley will be built on the other side of the Board Office. This would cut the junior parking lot in half but it would be for a worthy cause.
“I have bowled every Friday since I was three. I have been waiting for a bowling league to include our school. I am so excited,” junior Katelin Sinclair said.
The bowling team, the “Ripley Bowl-kings” will be competing against teams from all over the state. Anyone interested in joining the bowling team should see social studies teacher John Smith for more details. Tryouts are scheduled for the end of September so that members can prepare for an intense first season.“This is a really big deal to me because I have always loved bowling. I am really excited to see what our student bowlers are capable of,” Smith said.