High school bowlers wanted

October 8, 2020 | Sports

PONCA CITY — The Ponca City Bowling Association, in cooperation with Ponca Bowl, is seeking high school students for the Oklahoma High School Bowling Team. 

For the past several years, Ponca City, Newkirk, Frontier, and Tonkawa have fielded both boys and girls teams which have competed against each other in conference competition and other high school teams at the regional and state level. 

Both have advanced to the State Finals in the past, with the girls winning the Championship in 2010-11 season. The Frontier High School Boy’s team competed in the 2019-2020 State Finals. 

Practice will start at 4 p.m. Oct 20 at Ponca Bowl and be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the season.   Team Try-outs will be at Ponca Bowl on Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. 

There are coaches willing to assist in developing the skills needed to compete as a bowler.  Regardless of experience in bowling, students are encouraged to try out.

The High School Bowling Program is free for all participants with the only qualification being academic eligibility.  Funding is provided by participating bowling centers, bowling associations, and sponsors in the community and state. 

During competition rounds, boy’s team will use five bowlers and the girl’s will use four bowlers.  Team’s can have up to eight bowlers on the roster.   Additionally, when teams compete, they use the baker format for scoring the game. 

Like baseball, each team member participates in the team’s final score, taking their turn during the game.  There are no individual games bowled during the competition.  It is team based, with each bowler responsible for bowling in designated frames in each game. 

The High School Bowling Program has a strict code of ethics and grade eligibility requirements.  Program participants are expected to maintain acceptable grades and will have to present report cards to the Conference Coordinator in November and January. 

For more information visit the Oklahoma Bowling Centers Association web page at http://oklahomabca.com/bowling.asp?Page=High+School+Bowling or contact Duane Hunt at 580-401-3877.

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