Lakeview Bowling Team Rolls to State


Bowling boys after they worked hard at districts to make a spot for state.

Evan Pirtz, Reporter

Lakeview bowling team has been doing especially well this season. The varsity bowling team is made up of six members including Conner Pawlosky, Evan Pirtz, Charles Pawlosky, Sebastian Ruddy, Cade Cratsley, and Cooper Schiavone. These few individuals are coached by Lakeview Middle School STEM teacher Marissa DeFrancesco and Christina Pawlosky.

Throughout the regular season the bowling team had ten matches and ended up going 10-0. To seal the undefeated season the bowling team had to win during the NE8 tournament. This is a tournament from teams through our district to see who did the best of that day. The Lakeview boys ended up coming out on top finalizing the truly undefeated regular season.

On Monday February 8th, 2021 the bowling team had sectionals. It is a day where everyone in our league that we played in the regular season compete to move onto districts. Lakeview kicked the other teams into the gutter and ended out on top to advance onto districts in Cleveland.

Districts was another story. The Lakeview bowling team had some struggle. The bowling team walked into districts thinking all they had to do was place fourth to advance to state, which was true, but not the mentality they should have walked in with. Going into the baker games towards the end the Lakeview team was losing by about 120 pins.

Senior Evan Pirtz wasn’t worried even when they were down: “Our team truly bowls as a team and that’s what we do in bakers. We usually do especially well in them and I was confident that we could bring back about 120 pins.”

The bowling team did end up coming back during the baker games and making the cut by only 45 pins.

At this point the Lakeview bowling team is bound for state on Saturday February 27th, 2021. At state there will be 16 teams competing for the number one spot. The Lakeview team will have to work hard, but are very capable of achieving first place in the entire state.