Striking up the Start of a New Season


Andrea Salow

Hannah Axline (12) kicks off her senior season with a 385 series to help the Hawks win Friday’s meet against Monticello.

Aleah Heims, Staff

The West Delaware Hawks girls bowling team rolled into their first meet on Friday, Dec. 6. 

They won the meet, 2,654-1,973.

Without our coaches, parents and mentors, we wouldn’t be able to perform like we do.”

— Hannah Axline

Team captain Hannah Axline (12) finished the night with a 385 series. “We always practice with our growth and positive mindsets,” Axline said. “Your mental approach is just as important as the physical approach.” 

Bowling is an individual sport as much as it is a team sport. “We spend a lot of time together and know how important mindset is,” Axline said. “A lot of us have put in a lot of time on the lanes all year-round.”

The girls have four returning seniors and two returning juniors bowling varsity this year.

On the other side of the alley, the boys bowling team has nine new members this year. Friday night, at Legacy Lanes in Monticello, the varsity team lost, 2,792-3,161. 

With a series finish of 433, senior captain Brandon Larsen said, “We have a young team, with only two seniors bowling varsity. We are overcoming this by communicating on and off the lanes to create a connection.”

Axline and Larsen agreed that team bonding is the secret to a strong team. They said that they will strive for success with a close team. Both teams will bowl in Independence at Lucky-10-Lanes Friday, Dec. 13.