The Mason girls bowling team took it upon themselves to receive private instructions in the summer after last season’s loss in districts. So far, the extra practice has resulted in a 10-1 overall record and a 5-0 record in the Greater Miami Conference.
The Comets are ranked number one in the Enquirer area coaches’ poll. The team has made districts the past two years. Today, the team will compete in the Bearcat High School Classic. The Comets will then gear up for sectionals Feb. 13. Sectionals will be held at Crosstown Lanes or Colerain Bowl.
Mason girls bowling coach Connie Smith said a birth in the state championship is not out of reach. She said she could sense an immediate change in the bowlers from last season, noting that their footwork was significantly better.
“At the beginning of this year I saw every one of the girls bowling technique change significantly and I knew this was going to be a very special team,” Smith said. Senior captain Emily Harrison, who leads the team with an average of 198, has seen a 19 point increase in her average this year.
Smith said she expected a good season and has been very impressed that the team’s averages have gone up across the board.
“I really did expect a lot this year,” Smith said. “ I wasn’t expecting first placer per se but they have really excelled, the whole team, all their averages have gone up since last year.”