Cardington girls’ bowling is hoping for a successful season behind three returning letter-winners.
Coach Morgan Edgell graduated Gabrealle Arnold from last year’s 12-6 season. Arnold was a state qualifier last year, as well as an MOAC first-team bowler.
However, she returns junior Addie Wilhelm, a first-team MOAC competitor with a high game of 246 and two-game series of 470. Also back are senior Makenzie Blake and junior Laynee Wilson, who both earned honorable mention from the league last year.
Morgan Lehner and Stella Spires are new to the team and expected to bowl varsity.
“We want to develop the team work to improve on last year’s record,” said Edgell. “As a young team, there is a lot to learn about the sport and the team work it takes to become a winning team.”
In the new KMAC, Edgell looks at both Northmor and Highland as having strong teams to compete against.
The boys’ team, coached by Tim Edgell, also was 12-6 last year. While hit harder by graduation, they have two returning lettermen. First-team all-conference pick Blake Clapham returns, as does Mason Travino.
The Pirates will have to replace a trio of skilled bowlers, though. Three-time first-team all-conference bowler Austin Edgell graduated, as did second-team pics Matt Craig and Dallas Crum.
“Our goal is to build on a very young team,” he said. “We are looking forward to working with the new conference.”
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