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Congratulations to this week's Trojan Athletes of the Week... Ellen Selby, Ondrea Ream and Gabby Haddix, all from our Trojan Bowling Team!
Head Coach, Ms. Sharon Vreeland, shared this about her athletes:
TCC Varsity Bowling would like to recognize Senior Ellen Selby and Juniors Ondrea Ream and Gabby Haddix for outstanding performances in their January 4 meet against the Traverse City Christian Sabres White JV squad. Ellen and Ondrea are third-year team members, while Gabby just joined the team this season.
In high school bowling, we use a 30-point system to decide the winner of each match. The system is set up to reward both team and individual performance. A full competition squad is five bowlers. The scoring system penalizes teams without a full squad to the point that it is basically considered impossible to win a match when you are short-staffed.
Since January 4 was at the tag-end of winter break and many of our bowlers were unavailable, these three ladies were the entire team for the day...a seemingly impossible situation. However, Ellen, Ondrea and Gabby rose to the challenge and won the meet 16-14! They lost all 10 of the Baker game points, but won all 16 of the 20 regular game points that they could by each beating the opposing team members they were matched up with head-to-head, and by a large enough margins that their three scores totalled more than the opposing five ladies’ scores in both regular games!
Ellen Selby bowled two solid games of 166 and 188. Ondrea Ream, who was a member of last year’s All-Conference Team and currently holds the second high ladies’ average in the conference (176) shot 184 and 169. On December 29 Ondrea also came in second in the annual Great Northwest Bowling Conference Holiday Singles Tournament. Gabby, who just started bowling in mid-November, added games of 109 and 141, showing rapid progress with her skills for so early in her career.
Ellen and Ondrea have also stepped up as team leaders this year, mentoring and encouraging the newer girls and demonstrating good practice ethic.
I couldn’t be prouder of these young ladies, and it’s a joy to coach them!
Wow! Congratulations Ellen, Ondrea & Gabby!