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As she tosses her ball down the lane, sophomore Gwendolyn Naumann scores 134 pins for her team in game one against Millard North on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Naumann assisted her teams win against the Mustangs with a total of 17.5, and one and a half individual points coming from Naumann alone. “My goal for the meet was to beat whoever I was versing,” Naumann said. “Along with getting the highest score I could and picking up all the pins.”

This is how we roll

Samantha Vojslavek, Feature Story Editor
February 14, 2022
Stepping down the lane, junior Jayci Reimers zones in and prepares to release the ball towards the pins. Reimers had bowled a 119 in the first round of the dual against Bellevue West. “Starting the game was rough for me but my teammates picked me up as I kept going,” Reimers said. “Going frame after frame, they always had my back and in the end I did better and started to bowl like myself.”

Oh… spare me

Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2022
Junior Jillian Weland follows through after releasing the ball during the duel vs. Papillon-La Vista South. The varsity girls competed hard against a strong Titan team, falling 13-8. “I struggled with the oil on the lanes,” Weland said. “I think it could help our team by practicing on different styles of lanes so we would be exposed to different oil patterns.”

Keep on rolling

Camille O'Neill, Sports Director
January 12, 2022
Both Varsity bowling teams had a tough fought day at Western Bowl. They both went home 1-1, and are ready to pick back up next week. “For our first duel we did really well, considering we bowled a couple tough teams,” coach Megan Smith said. “Through this, we were able to keep our spirits up, and I’m looking forward to a great season.”

Rolling to a win

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2021
Keeping the ramp sturdy, junior Jayci Reimers helps her teammate Addison Scott roll her bowling ball down a lane at the Millard Invite. Participating in several Unified sports before Reimers was looking to expand her relationships with her fellow teammates. “You get the privilege to work with kids that help you learn more life skills that you can use in the future,” Reimers said. “I am so happy I chose to join Unified Bowing because everyday and every minute you spend with these kids you are learning so many new things and making so many memories.”

Talent to spare

Riley Kramolisch, Managing Editor
November 5, 2021
Taking on the hardwood, senior Kaitlyn Dickmeyer throws the ball at the NSAA Bowling Championship. With COVID-19 restrictions, this was one of the only times her mother Heidi Dickmeyer could watch her play. “I don’t think she quite grasps how cool it is that she will forever be in the books, in Nebraska’s high school bowling history, as being one of the firsts,” Heidi said. “We couldn’t be more proud of her.”

A striking young athlete

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
April 28, 2021

Sports Corner 01.15.21

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
January 14, 2021
Senior Kaitlyn Dickmeyer rolls the ball down the lane. She thinks that she needs to improve on some of her skills. “The skill that I would like to improve for the next meet is to keep my elbow in,” senior Kaitlyn Dickmeyer said. “I need to make sure that I dont top the ball which is when you twist your wrist too much which will cause it to go more towards the left.”

Rolling into action

Camille O'Neill, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2020
Kirk gets set for his next turn to bowl. He competed in game one and scored a 149, as well as helping the team to a combined score of 172 in the Baker game. In the Baker game the team was able to work well together giving them the final points they needed to secure the victory. “Our teams work really well together,” Smith said. “They cheer each other on when theyre bowling well, and they encourage each other if someone is struggling. Their attitudes are a big factor of their success.”

Dominating down the lane

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
December 17, 2020
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