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Lakers shine on the lanes

The Laker adapted bowling team took part in its first-ever State bowling meet last weekend. Submitted Photo

The Detroit Lakes High School adapted bowling team ended i season at the state tournament Friday, May 17.

Five of the eight bowlers on the team and their parents attended State and had a fantastic day.

Warms ups for the CI and PI division in singles began at 8:45 a.m. and bowling started at 9 a.m.  In the PI division, boys’ singles, junior Landon Hochstetler bowled with assistance from his sister, Shanda, with a combined two-game score of 356, placing 34th.

In the CI division, girls’ singles, freshman Sammi Schouviller  bowled within a few pins of her average and a two-game combined score of 365, placing 60th.

DL’s three boys in singles CI were freshman Isaac Kuether,  juniors Derek  Hanson and Dane Bellefeuille.

Hanson bowled a combined two-game score of 324 and Bellefeuille bowled a 413, 104th place and 29th place, respectively. 

During his second game, Kuether rocked out a turkey, which is three strikes in a row and 81 pins above his average of 44, bowling his best game for the season and a two-game combined score of 475, bringing home a third-place medal in the CI boys singles.

Kuether received his medal among the top 10 in the event and with his teammates and his parents watching.

The CI Division Laker team consisted of Schouviller, Kuether, Hanson and Bellefeuille.

The team had a lot of power in Hanson’s bowling. Bellefeuille consistently bowled above his average in singles and the team events.

With a few ball adjustments, Schouviller bowled above her average over 20 pins each game, improving her score during the team event.

They ended the team event with a combined score of 1,579, placing in the top 10 at 9th place out of 26 teams in the division. 

Awards are given to the top three teams.

The first place team, Lake City scored 1746, second place Albany scored 1652 and third place Simley scored 1645; putting the Lakers at 66 pins behind third place or 167 pins behind first.

State Tournament T-shirts were available at the event and the kids all purchased one, with their names printed on the back of the shirt.

The bowlers all received participation certificates and tags.

The Laker bowling team is the first adapted sports team in the district, as well.