Bowling Dominates Against Vista Ridge in First Match of Season

After Winning Their First Tournament a Week Prior, the Team Adds on to Season Success in First Meet


Photo by Addy Bates

Putting up a T-wolf, senior Ian Cheek poses before the meet. The team defeated Vista Ridge 27-2. “I personally know that we are one of the best teams and we are what makes the division the “hard division,”” Cheek said. “As long as we bowl well as a team, I am not worried at all.” 

Addy Bates, Reporter

The bowling team began their 2019-2020 season on Nov. 8 and made a new name for themselves. After falling short of playoffs by one spot in the 2018-2019 season, the team defeated the Vista Ridge Rangers at their first meet 27-2.

From one of the teammates averaging 232 overall to another stringing five strikes in a row during the first match, the team dominated against the Rangers.

“I’m proud of the team for showing poise against adversity now that we’re going heads up,” head coach David Bates said. “We only fell behind two out of the 10 matchplays we were going up against and in baker games, we executed well with our high being 187.”

Even though the team didn’t sweep Vista Ridge, the Timberwolves managed to take the win overall and moved themselves into second place in their division, two points behind the first place Georgetown Eagles.

“I think we’ll compete well this season,” Bates said. “We’re placed in the stronger division, with Georgetown and Round Rock, where we’re going to have hard opponents, but I know we’re going to compete well.”

After placing third at the Bryan Burr tournament and winning their first match of the season, the team is using this positive momentum going into their second match on Nov. 15, according to senior Kyle Redfern.

“[Even though] we started out rough, because of our camaraderie, we were able to band together and pull through,” Redfern said.

Redfern blew out his opponent and took both of his points, helping to place him 10th in men’s averages on Friday. According to Redfern, focusing on how everyone is bowling individually is going to be key this year.

“We know we have what it takes to win the division,” Redfern said. “All we have to do is go out there and roll our game.”

Even though the team will be facing the bye this week, according to senior Ian Cheek, the team is going to treat it like they’re going against an opponent and will use this match to help them in their journey to win district.

“I personally know that we are one of the best teams and we are what makes the division the “hard division,” Cheek said. “As long as we bowl well as a team, I am not worried at all.”

The team will resume competitions next semester, starting in Jan. 10.