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The student news site of Jones College Prep High School


The student news site of Jones College Prep High School


Senior night strikes

Girls bowling honored players at senior night
Photo credit to Melissa Flisk

On Jan. 22 at Waveland Bowl, the Jones College Prep girls bowling team won their senior night game against Mather High School.

Senior Night was one of the team’s biggest wins against Mather High School, and seniors thought of it as a favorite memory from the season.

“Senior Night was fun! It was a great experience with a lot of my friends and I bowled the best I had the whole season,” said Laurel Huntley ‘24. “It was probably my favorite memory from the season. The vibe was very happy and exciting. It was so nice to have everyone be so supportive.”

The night honored bowlers of the class of 2024 as they played one of their final games of the season.

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“Our seniors were honored with certificates and special shout-outs at the start of the game,” said coach Melissa Flisk. “The seniors will be missed, they all modeled positive attitudes and made bowling a welcoming space for underclassmen.” 

The younger members of the team are sad to see the seniors go.

“I am very sad the seniors are leaving, they were such a big part of this team and were very welcoming to new players,” said Simone Greicius ‘26. “They brought such good spirit to all of the games and really helped build a community on the team.”

The girls bowling team is an inclusive, enjoyable environment for many Jones students.

“I just joined bowling this year because I had a lot of friends who did it last year and enjoyed it,” said Huntley. “I think it’s a super fun way to participate in after-school activities and hangout with friends because it’s very chill and non-stressful.”

An additional factor in what makes bowling popular with students is the relaxed state of the games and the lack of pressure.

“I joined bowling to have a stress-free sport and to spend more time with friends outside of school, which is an added benefit of the sport,” said Carys Lewelling ‘26. “I really liked the atmosphere that being on the team and bowling with friends provided for me.”

The 2023-24 season was filled with great memories for members of the team.

“The 2024 season was so fun. Some of my favorite memories included bowling my first strike of the season, cheering whenever a teammate had just bowled, and standing with my fellow seniors at senior night,” said Meghan Herrington ‘24.

The supportiveness of fellow bowlers made players feel welcome and made the sport more enjoyable.

“The energy of the crowd at Waveland Bowl is what has made this bowling season so fun for me,” said Herrington. “Everybody–not just from the Jones team–has been so supportive. Plus, the thrill of trying a new sport was a lot of fun.”

The seniors on girls bowling will be missed by teammates and coaches alike. 

“I think that one of the things I enjoyed about coaching is that the sport is so positive and everyone on the team is overwhelmingly supportive of one another,” said Flisk. “Each game this season was a time for people to come together, have fun, and knock some pins down.”

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