Brand New Bowler

First-year bowler makes a big impression at districts and state
This is Samantha Michaud at Sun valley Lanes in Lincoln. Shes bowling at the first tournament of the season. After he release of the ball shes able to achieve a spare.
This is Samantha Michaud at Sun valley Lanes in Lincoln. She’s bowling at the first tournament of the season. After he release of the ball she’s able to achieve a spare.
Joslyn Hoback

Strike after strike after strike. Freshman bowler Samantha Michaud is already showing great talent, despite previously being an amateur bowler.

Michaud mostly decided to take up bowling as a carefree activity to do with her friends, but this sport also helps her in another way.

“I decided to do it for fun, but I also play softball and the pitching part is kind of the same thing,” Michaud said.

With softball as her main sport, Michaud found that bowling and softball were very similar, especially because she is a pitcher. Already being familiar with the arm movements from pitching, bowling came more easily to Michaud. With this skill, she recently won districts.

“To win districts, I beat everybody,” Michaud said.

In her district match, Michaud bowled a 520 overall, which landed her the top spot over the four other competitors who also made the state tournament.

“I was really excited because I didn’t expect it,” Michaud said.

Throughout the season, Michaud has compiled a number of good stats.

“My best score was a 195,” Michaud said. “In one game I had probably six to seven strikes.” 

While bowling top scores, Michaud still makes memories and has fun with the bowling team.

“My favorite part is the people and getting to hang out with everyone,” Michaud said.

To end her season, on Monday, February 5th, Michaud will compete in the NSAA State Bowling Championship.

“It’s in Lincoln, and you bowl four games and then top eight go to the bracket and bowl more games,” Michaud said.

 

 

 

 

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Lea Naujokaitis, Reporter
Lea is a sophomore and a first-year reporter for the Antler Express.
Claire Nuismer, Reporter
Claire is a senior and a first-year reporter for the Antler Express.
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Joslyn is a sophomore and a first-year reporter for the Antler Express.
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