Schoolcraft Bowling team hosting open tryouts

by Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief

The Schoolcraft Bowling team are hosting tryouts at MerriBowl Lanes on Mondays Oct. 8 and 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. and Thursdays Oct. 11, and 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours (full-time student) during the winter semester. Students are required to maintain at least a 2.0 grade-point average.
“I strongly encourage anyone interested to come out,” said Bowling Coach Patrick Yelsik. “Even if you haven’t bowled in a while, that’s OK. Yes, we’re competitive and take it very seriously, but bowling is fun and we make sure that stays a fundamental part of the program. It’s a lifelong sport and whether you’ve been playing all your life, just starting out or anywhere in between we’d love to have you come out!”
Last year, the Men’s bowling team were crowned champions at the regional tournament and finished at 6 of 20 at the national championship in New York. The women’s team finished third in six out of seven tournaments.
“We have four returners from the men’s team along with some freshmen that we’re expecting a lot from, so we’re optimistic that we can have a special year,” said Yelsik. “We have to be a bit more consistent week-to-week especially on certain oil patterns but the foundation is in place for us to accomplish a lot of our goals that we’ve set.”
The first tournament of the season begins at Plymouth, Indiana Jan. 4. The teams will compete every Friday until Feb. 15. For more information call 734-462-4804.