Published DateLaconia High School bowling team hit the lanes on Saturday, traveling to Merrimack to face three tough schools, Souhegan, Hollis-Brookline, and Pinkerton. Although Laconia finished in fourth place after the standard games, the team had a very good week. Out of the nine bowlers Laconia had on the lanes, six of them bowled their average or better and three bowled withing two pins of average. Leading the pack was Trevor Lange who bowled 290 and increased his average by six pins. Behind him were Peter Stivali and Cheyenne Noyes, both increasing their averages by five pins. Laconia was up against top seed Souhegan in the first Baker match. Laconia had a tough time putting marks together, losing first two games 170 to 125 and 128 to 116. Souhegan went on to beat Hollis-Brookline to take first place for the day. "It was a good week for us. The lanes were a little different then what the team is use to practicing on but they adjusted well", Said Coach Batchelder.
The team is coming off the bowling match against the faculty of LHS last Thursday. Out of the 20 standard games bowled the team beat the faculty in 12. In the Baker format the top five students and faculty faced off in best two out of three games. The faculty won the first games 132 to 109. The students won the next two games 110 to 96 and 129 to 105. Other students against faculty won their Baker match in two straight games. 107 to 84 and 112 to 101. The LHS bowling team wants to thank the teachers that came to support the team. Laconia will be back down in Merrimack Ten Pin on Saturday to face Merrimack and Souhegan. Laconia then wraps up the regular season on February 9 at Maple Lanes in Claremont.