Bowling looks to close out Fall season

Written by Muleskinner Staff

By ALLYSON COOK
Sports Reporter

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) — Jennies bowling wrap up their fall season Nov. 18-20, by traveling to Millsboro, Delaware, for the University of Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawk Classic.

The fifth-ranked Jennies have brought home two first-place finishes and a fifth-place finish so far for this season. Last year at the UMES Hawk Classic the Jennies took first.

“I would love to win it again, that would be so cool,” said senior Heather Wiehe.

Wiehe bowled a 212 average at the Sam Houston State Kat Klash Nov. 4-6. She had two games where she bowled a high of 222 and totaled 1,060 pins over five games. Wiehe was named MIAA Bowler of the Week for the first time in Jennies bowling history. This year is the inaugural season for women’s bowling in the MIAA.

“It’s quite an honor,” Wiehe said. “I’m glad I can show the Jennies bowling team well.”

The Jennies will bring nine girls to the Hawk Classic. Five girls bowl at a time and then head coach Ron Holmes may sub girls in and out. Friday consists of a baker match where five girls bowl one game, so they each bowl two frames of one game. Then Saturday is filled with individual games, followed by bracket play of baker matches on Sunday.

“Baker games are quicker and more on-the-spot whereas individual games you have more frames to pick yourself up,” said redshirt freshman Katey Furze.

After the UMES Hawk Classic the Jens have a break until Jan. 13, when they travel to Jonesboro, Arkansas, for the Arkansas State Mid-Winter Classic. Furze said the team wants to work on staying positive until then.

“If one person gets down the rest of the team gets down,” Furze said. “Things get to us too easily.”

Both Furze and Wiehe have previously won all-tournament team at the Lindenwood Lion Classic in October.

“I’d like to see some of the other girls on our team be in that team as well,” Wiehe said. “It’s a good confidence boost going into the second half of the season.”