Wauseon girls bowling hopes to have a successful season yet again with the return of five letter winners off a squad that was sectional champions a season ago.
The Indians posted an 11-3 record in 2017-18, finishing sixth at the district tournament which put them three places away from punching a ticket to state. They had qualified for state the year before.
Head coach Chuck Carr calls his team’s outlook “promising” for the upcoming season. He highlights their five returnees as being a strength.
Returning for the girls squad are Mackayla Kearney (first team All-Northwest Ohio Athletic League), Jessie French, Emily Brunn, Skyler Figy and Quinlynn Rohda. They will be adding newcomers Nancy Kelb, Elena Pratt, Alyssa Stricklen, Paige Pahl and Mia Zuniga.
However, the Indians will have to replace a pair of second team all-leaguers. They will be without Kama Brackman and Jenna Simon. Other departed letter winners include Jaslyn Johnson and Brooke Nichols.
A lack of depth is a concern for coach Carr. But, he expects another strong finish in the NWOAL.
“We will be in the upper third,” Carr said of the league race.
Wauseon opened the season with a win over Defiance last Friday. They are back in action Friday, Nov. 30 when they travel to Defiance for a matchup with Tinora.