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Striking season

Millard West JV one dominant bowling season
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Senior Luke Wu getting ready to bowl another strike to help his team prevail over Benson. “This season was very fun,” Wu said. “I got to bowl with a good amount of my friends and also made some new friends.”

Millard West has three bowling teams that all take part in full seasons, varsity, JV1 and JV2. JV one had a near perfect season with only one loss on the year.

The team moved around a little but mainly kept the same seven people on the team. The team consisted of four people that returned from the team last year, but also had three people who started playing this year and were new to the team. 

“It was my first year, so I really just wanted to go out there and have fun with my friends,” senior Luke Wu said. “I had a lot of fun during the bowling season, and I really wish that I started bowling earlier in my career.”

Millard West started their first few duals by moving different players around to different teams to hopefully find the best fit for every player. Despite the moving around of the players, JV1 got out to a very good start, starting their first five home games of the season 5-0 against Papillion-LaVista, Fremont, Lincoln Pius, Burke and Omaha Benson. The Wildcats won all of these duals without a sweat, winning by a landslide in each of these games. The Wildcats then took on The Storm at Elkhorn South for their first away game of the season at Bowlero. They took the win pretty easily, winning 18-3.

“I played on the bowling team last year so I knew what to expect coming into the season, but it was still a lot of fun because I had more friends join the bowling team,” senior Cameron Bizzarri said. “I’m glad I got to come down and help JV one win a few duals.”

Millard West came into their last game of the season 6-0 and hungry to make it 7-0. The first game was looking good for the Wildcats and took an early lead. Millard South responded with a very well put together second game to tie the game up going into the baker’s games. The first baker’s game goes to Millard South with an array of strikes, but the Wildcats respond with a baker’s game win of their own, forcing OT. The Patriots found success bowling consistent strikes to defeat the Wildcats and hand them their first loss of the season.

“I am really glad that I decided to join the bowling team this year, but I am kinda mad that I didn’t start earlier,” senior Jackson Williams said.”I had a lot of fun at practices this year getting better each and every practice with the advice and new skills that I learned from our coaches.”

To conclude their season the Wildcats traveled to the Chops bowling lanes for the Bellevue West invite. They started off very strong with very good games to start the pool play, blowing every team out of the water taking a very commanding lead to get the number one seed. They took on the Creighton Prep Blue Jays in the first baker’s game, and won by a big margin. They then took on the Papio South Titans, in the first game they caught fire with many strikes and won the first baker’s game. The Titans continued their hot streak to beat the Wildcats to knock them out of the tournament. Millard West claimed fourth place, but had 3 people finish in the top 4 for individual scores, including Holden Clausen in 4th place, Taven Appicella in second place and Colin Witte in first. The Wildcats had a very good season finishing 6-1 in the regular season and finishing in fourth place in the end of season tournament.

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Holden Clausen, Staff Reporter
Holden is a senior and this is his first year on the Catalyst staff. He likes to spend his time doing various things such as hanging out with his family and friends, playing sports, watching sports, and working. He enjoys writing about and reviewing things such as sports games, new restaurants, and movies.

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