(Denison) — Each ladies and boys bowling groups at Denison-Schleswig are rolling alongside within the 2022-23 season with excessive hopes for the latter half of the schedule.
“The season began off actually sturdy for each groups,” Denison bowling head coach Shelby Brawner mentioned. “We have had some hiccups alongside the street with looking for our groove and with issues outdoors of our management which are taking place. We’re simply looking for that rhythm proper now and I am hoping it may possibly actually fall into place this second half of the season.”
The Denison ladies maintain a file of 3-1 on the season, which is thanks partially to the stellar performances from the Musgrave sisters, Brianna and Brittany, who’re first and second in complete pins for the Monarchs.
“These [Musgrave] ladies have a dedication like none different,” Brawner mentioned. “They’re down on the bowling alley on a regular basis, whether or not it is at follow or Saturday morning youth league or simply for enjoyable. They’re at all times making an attempt to work on getting higher and so they actually take the teaching into consideration. They take these little ideas we give them and put it to make use of.”
For the boys, a veteran group of upperclassmen is sustaining Denison’s standing because the crew to beat in Western Iowa.
The defending state champions have a file of 4-1 by means of the primary half of the schedule and are beginning to hit their stride because the season progresses.
“We did lose fairly a number of members on the crew this 12 months, however they’re nonetheless a robust crew due to the boys which have come as much as substitute these seniors that graduated final 12 months,” Brawner mentioned. “They’re on the bowling alley on a regular basis, watching different individuals on a regular basis, taking notes on the completely different types of bowling.
Junior Jake Fink leads the cost for the boys with 2,025 pins by means of 5 meets, whereas seniors Christian Schmadeke (1,920 TP) and Logan Segebart (1,873 TP) observe intently behind.
The abundance of fine bowlers makes for fierce competitors among the many Monarch teammates.
“We have got seven aggressive bowlers for these varsity spots, so their battle is having the rotation of who’s in these high six spots each week,” Brawner mentioned. It is good having these sturdy bowlers and realizing that there is at all times going to be someplace there that will help you out alongside the way in which.”
Even with the spectacular information up to now, because the common season winds down and the postseason approaches, each the women and boys Denison bowling groups know there may be at all times room for enchancment.
“We have at all times obtained our quantity objectives that we’re taking pictures for,” Brawner mentioned. “However, skill-wise, we actually have to be engaged on our spare taking pictures. We have stumbled upon some lanes that may actually be a doozy for us, so we’d like to have the ability to have these strong spares for once we’re struggling to get strikes and discover our spots. We additionally have to follow on completely different lane circumstances to work on studying a lane, determining oil patterns and issues like that. If now we have these issues down and actually determine that out over the following few weeks, that is actually gonna set us up for some success within the postseason.”
The postseason is a spot the place Denison bowling has grown accustomed to success, contemplating the boys have been state champions a 12 months in the past and the women positioned third on the state event in 2021-22.
“I believe each groups have a shot [to go to state],” Brawner mentioned. “Individually, I believe we’ll have a very good shot this 12 months as effectively. I’d actually like to see [both teams] make it once more. That may be actually thrilling, particularly as a result of we have got some new youngsters on the crew, so simply having that have for them can be nice.”
Each Denison’s ladies and boys bowling squads shall be again in motion Thursday for a house date with St. Albert.
Click on under to listen to the complete interview with Brawner from Wednesday’s KMA Sports activities Characteristic.