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Bowling team strikes through competition with undefeated season

Gull Lake bowling team remains undefeated throughout 7 games. With their 7-0 record, it broke a four year drought and made the Battle of the Baker tournament.

“This is the best start we have had in my four years of on the bowling team,” said senior bowler Tony Schnotala.

This is his last year and Schnotala said starting off this great means a lot to him. Schnotala said he truly loves the sport and has been playing for a long time.

“One day my dad took me to the lanes and I never looked back,” Schnotala said.

Gull Lake’s bowling team has six seniors, almost half of the team. The boys’ team has a total of 13 players. This undefeated team is being captained by Tony Schotala. He is a four year veteran and averages 220 points for every ten frames.

“I’m so proud of what my team has done so far this year and can’t wait for what come later,” Schnotala said.

Schnotala said that being a captain has been rewarding for him. Since this is his fourth and final year, Schnotala has one more chance for a strong season. 

“I have bowled more offseason this year than I have in any of my past years,” Schnotala said.

He said he has been pushed this year to make it his best. 

“My goal for the end of the season would be to make it to states,” Schnotala said.

This huge end of the year tournament is competitive and simply just qualifying for this tournament is difficult.

Three sport varsity athlete, junior Justin Mansager plays varsity tennis, bowling and baseball. Scoring about 230 every match, Mansager has one of the highest averages on the team.

“I just love the sport. It’s fun to just lay back and crush some pins,” Mansager said.

Justin Mansager with his perfect form as he rolls the bowl down the alley. Photo Credits: Megan Kiss

Though this is Mansager’s first year on the team, he has bowled for years. He said really enjoys hanging out with his friends, relaxing and “hucking” some balls. 

To view the rest of the teams schedule, click here. 

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Daniel Keene
Hello! My name is Danny Keene, I enjoy sports such as hockey and tennis. I am a sophomore at Gull Lake high school and enjoy writing on my opinions and sports.

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