The Wauseon girls bowling team hopes to duplicate last season when they took second in the Northwest Ohio Athletic League and later advanced to state.
Head coach Chuck Carr believes they have the pieces in place to have a successful season.
“The Wauseon Indian girls have a good core coming back,” he said. “All returning athletes have experience at state so we’ll do good in the league. We hope to go back to state again.”
Returning for the Indians are Kama Brackman, Jenna Simon, Mackayla Kearney, Jaslynn Johnson and Jessie French.
“The weakness for the season that we have is lane time,” said Carr. “We would like more time to practice but athletes have to go to Napoleon to bowl. We would love a (bowling) center in our hometown. That would be awesome!”
They will have to replace departed letter winners Summer Brown, Payton Lovins and Cheyanne Wolpert. Both Brown and Lovins received bowling scholarships upon graduation, Brown at Wright College and Lovins at Ursuline College.
Looking to help fill the void will be newcomers Emily Brunn, Quinlynn Rohda, Sam Knauer, Skylar Figy and Brooke Nichols.
“Our team looks awesome this year. So we hope to do good in the league and on to state,” said Carr.