The Burlington High School bowling teams recently competed at state. (Boys photo, front row, left to right) Camden Ludwig, Joey Piccolo, Cameron Ludwig, Russell Glessing. (Back row) Dylan Umnus, Landon Bieneman, Coach George Fennell, Coach Jeff Al-brecht, Tristian Albrecht, Dominick Alvarez. (Girls photo, front row) Ashton Campbell, Chloe Schallert, Brianna Ludwig. (Back row) Coach Ethan Witterholt, Jadelynn Davis, Amber Wenman, Chloe Nicikowski, Coach Marcus Ludwig. (Submitted/SLN)


By Mike Ramczyk

Earlier this month, three local high school bowling teams finished their seasons at the state tournament.

The Burlington High School boys and girls team, along with the Wilmot Co-Ed varsity squad, which all compete at Towne & Country Lanes in Burlington, battled in the Division 2 state tournament March 3 in Wausau at Weston Lanes.

The teams each bowled 15 Baker games.

The BHS girls had a series of 2,109 and finished 7th out of 13 teams. The BHS boys shot 2469 and finished 15th out of 25 teams.

As a co-ed squad, Wilmot competed in the same division as the BHS boys. Wilmot shot 2776 and was tied for third place going into the second round of qualifying. They bowled a two-game match against Peshtigo and ultimately lost, 365-311, finishing in fourth place.

Wilmot seniors Abigail Clark and Zach Sasser both also qualified for the singles portion of the tournament. Clark struggled and missed the cut, but Sasser qualified fifth overall and advanced to the live-stream finals on Sunday. Zach lost his opening match 222-290 and finished fifth overall for the singles portion.

“We are extremely proud of the kids,” said Towne & Country General Manager Theresa Riemer. “High school bowling is a long season. They start practicing in October, matches don’t begin until December and they wrap up in March.”

“It was successful because the kids are willing to put the time and effort into what is asked of them from the coaches. Our coaches are all volunteers. The kids learn to work together as a team, encouraging each other. High school bowling embodies the true team atmosphere.”

The Wilmot High School bowling team is: Front row: Justin Seelig, Abigail Clark, Allison Clark, Coach Michelle Clark
Back row: Coach Randy Clark, Zach Sasser, Brandon Keller, Ethan Dalen, Dominick Bellina. (Submitted/SLN)