LM bowlers ready to roll

Posted on: November 30, 2017
Photo of varsity bowling team

Although it doesn't always get all of the attention, Little Miami's bowling program has produced some outstanding athletes.

In recent memory, both Gavin Vires (class of 2015) and Kay Rothermund (Class of 2016) have competed in post-season play, with Vires even rolling at state.

In this Q and A, new Head Coach Robert Carpenter said he is preparing this year's men's and women's squads to build on these past successes. 

Q. What are your goals for this season? 
A. To improve the teams and individuals execution during matches

Q. Who will be your toughest opponents?
A. It sounds cliche but each match presents different challenges, physically and mentally.

Q. Who are you looking to this year to be a leader/leaders for your squad and why? 
A. Boys- Having five seniors will help through out a high school bowling season. Their senior leadership will show the younger bowlers the focus that is needed for nature season. Girls- Amber Treat..Looking for Senior leadership, as she is the only returning senior with experience. Also, senior Briana Ott has moved to the district and will bring experience. 

Q. Who are players to watch?
A. Boys- Anthony Conte, Mitch Wehrung, Brahm Ritter and Brian Roy. Girls- Sarah McCowan..she had a very good Freshman year and should make another big step forward her sophomore year.

Q. What else should we know?
A. Our program has grown from four boys the first year to now we have Boys Varsity and JV, and Girls Varsity and JV with 37 total bowlers!

Carpenter has 20 years of coaching experience, including time at Graham Local Schools in St. Paris, OH. He is a Gold Certified USBC Bowling Coach and has rolled six 300 games in bowling. He also won the 2009 USBC State Doubles Championship in Columbus. 

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