Published DateThe Laconia High School bowling team competed Saturday at Spare time lane in Manchester. Laconia finished the regular season in ninth place among the 11 teams in the state. LHS was knocked out in a first-round match against Spaulding; Souhegan was the overall winner.
Laconia started Saturday's match on fire, with a strike from Cheyenne Noyes, spare by Aaron Smith and strike by Trevor Lange. Laconia went on to take the first two games from Spaulding. The match went back and forth and Laconia pushed it to game seven but came up a little short. Said coach Jack Batchelder, "The team was determined to do their best today. They had confidence needed to be winners." Laconia's Baker game averages for the season was 115. On Saturday the average for the 7 games was 126. Laconia's other bowlers were Zina LaBrie, Samantha Batchelder and substitutes, Katie Doherty, Tony Roy and Lily Chanthasak. All players contributed in the seven game match and had at least one mark in the effort.
Zina LaBrie and Samantha Batchelder will compete in individual state finals on Saturday. The individual championship competition is made up of the top 64 bowlers in the state and split into two divisions. Zina finished season in 50th place with a 138.56 average while Samantha was 59th with 134.06. The match starts at 11:30am in Manchester.