Day: November 22, 2011

Lady Celt bowling roster overflows

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes While some may consider them “just a club,” the McNary High School girl’s bowling team has a rep to protect. “We want to show people that we’re returning and we’re strong. Some people hate on us because we’re known, but it’s because we’re good,” said returning junior Vanessa Garza. Last year, the team gained entry to the state tournament as a wild card and eked out a fifth place finish. “We had some conflicts last year, but I think we have a stronger team and we can take the state title this year,” said junior LeAnne Miller. The team had just enough members to participate in tournaments last year, but a 10-Celt turnout has its ranks overflowing this year. “With that few we didn’t have anybody to rotate in or out. This year, a lot of people will get more time to play and we won’t get tired,” Miller said. Coach Kathy Kaplan was elated to have so many enthusiastic participants turn out for practices this season, “It’s going to be a building year and a learning team, but it’s great to have so many brand new girls interested in bowling.” The team competes in baker style bowling in which team members roll one ball and, if any pins are left standing, it’s up to a teammate to clean up the lane....

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