Boys varsity bowling does exceptional against Grayslake North

By Jacey Sola

Staring down the glistening wood floor with great focus. Picking up the bowling bowl and releasing it with intense speed. Watching the ball slide smoothly across the floor. Anticipating the shatter of the pins. Boom! The pins all knock down and screams and cheers are heard all around.

This was what it was like during the entertaining match between the HHS boys bowling team and Grayslake North.

The Boys bowling went up against Grayslake North for the Nov. 11 meet at Bowl Hi-Lanes. The team was able to take home the win and each player played phenomenal.

Varsity crushed Grayslake North and won 3125-2661. JV also did outstanding and won 3090-1909. Freshman Austin Tenglin on varsity scored the highest with 684, and junior Caleb Vergona scored second with 662.

Parents and families lined up behind the alleys to show support for the team. There were constant cheers and lots of energy in the crowd.

“The team’s performance was immaculate tonight, lots of energy and nice balls thrown,” senior Austin DeBello said.

Austin DeBello, who played for four years on the team, also did outstanding, scoring an overall score of 655 with an average of 218 per game.

Sophomore Ethan Abrath also put on a show with a third game score of 263 with an awesome accomplishment of nine consecutive strikes.

Ethan Abrath was the teammate that definitely stood out to me as he has always been my partner in bowling and had nine strikes in a row during the third game. For someone that is on JV, I find that very impressive.” senior Beau Lee said.

“I thought we all did amazing. That was one of our best games this year. Everyone did great and bowling for the school has made an impact on me in meeting new people,” Abrath said.

Beau Lee also did well with a total score of 552. “I felt that today’s performance was the best I have ever seen.The energy was out of the roof as teammates were able to build each other up if we missed a strike or a pin. Overall a very fun night and glad to be a part of it,” Lee said.

One thing that stood out was the support the team had for each other. Whenever someone scored big, the whole team and crowd erupted with cheers. The group truly had a lot of fun playing with each other and had a high and positive energy.

“I thought the guys did a great job of working together and being a team. They do a really good job at staying together as a team and playing together as a team. We’re one unit and we stick together all the time,” said Coach Wagner.

The Bowling team truly gave it their all against Grayslake North and put on an exciting show.