High expectations for young bowling team


Coach Karabinus

Image of the team huddling up before a match

The bowling program fielded its biggest tryout in recent history with enough bowlers for a men’s and women’s varsity team and two junior varsity teams. 

Coach John Karabinus has great hopes for the squad especially after the women’s team finished fourth in the conference last year with a 14-6 record.

“Our goal this season is to build upon our success and battle for an ECC title. We also hope to create meaningful relationships and experiences while bowling versus some top teams in the city,” Karabinus said. 

While the men’s team was young last year, both squads have key players returning this year to take their team to an ECC title. Reflecting on last year, the bowlers know how to capitalize on their strengths from last year and believe they can come out and win matches.

“Excited, I think we have a chance at state this year because as a team it looks like we are averaging near 200 pins,” Chase Adams said. 

A big issue last year for the men’s team was a lack of experience, and leadership throughout the whole season. “We plan on trying to have more team positivity, and I like to help everyone out and make them better. My goal is to be a leader for my team, and carry us to a state championship,” Adams said.

Last year was a rebuilding year for the women’s varsity team due to losing all but two varsity players. Even though the team was very young they still managed to have one of the greatest seasons in Kings history, and are looking great for the following years to come. 

“The young girls really stepped up and did some amazing things with their season. They worked hard and were able to produce, which made us go 14-6 overall,”  Sydni Baker said. 

Baker explained that she never intended to have a good season with bowling; she just wanted to have fun, but over the years she realized how great the team can be. 

“Bowling was at first just for fun, but it turned into my favorite sport. I loved everything about it. We never failed to have fun no matter the practice or the match. These girls are something special, and they will do great things,” Baker said.