2017-2018 Winter sports previews: Bowling


Kevin Eviner

After a successful 2016-17 season, the Scotch Plains Fanwood bowling team rolls into this year with enthusiasm and confidence.
The SPFHS’ bowling team won counties last season and qualified for states with most members of the team bowling an average of around 170.
“Last year the bowling team had a historic season, winning their first county championship since 1981,” Ryan Goracy, the coach for the bowling team said. “After losing four key bowlers to graduation, I hope to see some of the sophomores and juniors continue to improve and compete at the varsity level.”
This year, the team is lead by three co-captains comprised of seniors David Chango, LeeDar Sneor and Mike Bonnell. Although the bowling team had an amazing season last year, its co-captains still have plans to further progress their skills.
“I think as a team we could always do more to support one another and encourage each other to maintain a positive attitude and high scores,” Chango said. “Personally I want to raise my average as well as be able to continue playing well even after a bad game.”
On top of focusing on their individual scores, they still work as a team by motivating and inspiring one another to do better.
“Despite games being individual scores, the team relies on each other a lot for mental support during matches,” Bonnell said. “Since concentration is really important, it is vital that we be able to help each other through frustration, and keep each other focused on the task at hand.”
With morale high as well as expectations, the SPFHS bowling team is ready to take on this season and show those pins what they’ve got.