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Andrea Salow (12) Reflects on Her Bowling Career

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Bowling against Marion, senior Andrea Salow sends the ball rolling down the lane.

Bowling against Marion, senior Andrea Salow sends the ball rolling down the lane.

Kennedi Rogers

Kennedi Rogers

Bowling against Marion, senior Andrea Salow sends the ball rolling down the lane.

Leah Philipp, Contents Editor

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Senior Andrea Salow has become a striking phenomenon.

With State Qualifiers coming up on Feb. 13, Salow aims to make it to State, which would allow her to set a school and state record for the first female to be the Individual State Champion three times throughout high school.

Bowling in a youth league during elementary and middle school, Salow stayed dedicated to the sport.

Though she started bowling in first grade, Salow says she learned the most about the sport during her high school career.

When Salow’s older sister began bowling, she was asked, as a sixth grader, to be a manager for the team. Since then, she has been actively involved with the West Delaware bowling team. After her first year being a manager, Salow says she started committing herself to the sport, and Coach Ken Boesenberg taught her more about bowling.

Salow has been on the varsity bowling team all four years of high school, and she has never missed a single meet.

Last year, Salow was ranked in the top 10 bowlers in the state. Right now, she is ranked in the top 25 with an average game of 190.7.

“I think one of my biggest accomplishments was being invited to the All-Iowa Sports Award Ceremony,” Salow said, adding that she was selected as a Bowler of the Year finalist and a member of the Des Moines Register’s All-Iowa Elite Squad.

As she prepares for her future, Salow has decided to focus more on her education than the sport, but she “hopes to continue bowling in tournaments and to continue doing the sport.”

“I’m sad to see the sport go as my life continues, but I’m glad I participated in the high school bowling program,” Salow said. “I’m forever grateful for the strong, supportive program that West Delaware has built for us bowlers and can’t wait to see how much farther it will go in (the future).”

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Leah Philipp, Contents Editor

I am Leah Philipp, and I am a senior. I’m involved in FFA, Speech, and NHS. I am obsessed with Thomas Rhett, french toast, and Netflix (especially Gilmore Girls and Friends).

Kennedi Rogers, Staff
My name is Kennedi Rogers and I am a senior. I’m involved with bowling, dance and very involved in the music program. Most of the time you’ll see me in the hallway between classes either chatting away like there’s no tomorrow, or completely spaced out in my own little world. I absolutely love coffee, just...
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