Bowling teams ready to strike

Candice Buford, Staff Writer

The Center Hill High School bowling teams are getting better with every frame.

“Consistent scores is one thing we struggle with this year, but we manage to improve each match,” said first-year head coach Jake Faust, whose goal for the two-year-old program is to “get some consistency and bring the team together.”

Like Faust, sophomore Tommie Williams is also new to the bowling team.

“It’s fun and good family time,” said Williams, who has bowled off and on since he was eight years old. “It can get competitive.”

One of the teams to beat, Faust said, is Lewisburg.

“Our biggest rival is Lewisburg, for obvious reasons, but we also try to play each other more than once since we are rival schools in general and that adds to the competitiveness of our matches,” he said.

Faust said he is grateful for the support of CHHS administration, as well as a volunteer coach.

“I would like to thank my assistant coach Marvin Jackson (Kymberly Jackson’s dad) for all his help and support,” Faust said. “Coach Jackson volunteers his time to not only help our athletes become better bowlers but also become better people, and I am very thankful for that.”

Faust said Kymberly Jackson, a senior on the girls team, is one of the better bowlers in the region.

“I’ve been bowling since I was five,” she said, describing the sport as one suitable for individuals as well as teams. “Since there’s three games I have a chance to redeem myself. Since there’s a team I have to push myself. There is more logic to it.”