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The Lightning Strike

The Student News Site of Dr. Michael M. Krop

The Lightning Strike

Boys and girls bowling roll into states after district win

Fox-Mar//Coach Hudson

On Monday, Oct. 23, Krop’s girls and boys bowling team arrived at the North District Championship at the AMF Bowling Tournament. The girls team won first place, boys won second, and both teams are now headed to states. 


Both teams also attended the GMAC and Youth Fair Tournaments on Oct. 19 and Oct. 13, respectively, the girls placing second in both games. 


For the district tournament, the pressure was real; out of all the teams competing, only four would advance to the finals. Winning big for the girls team, sophomore Joselyn Reyes-Clark and Thalia Nelson tied for first, senior Jodie-Leaa Hercule finished third, and senior Sophia Platonov finished fourth. For boys, the top bowlers were juniors Earlington Adams, Aden Edwards, and senior Edwin Sylvain.


“It was exciting and I knew that we could win so I was really proud of the girls because they did really well and they tried their best,” sophomore Joselyn Reyes-Clark said. “All of my teammates have helped me, but mostly Thalia Nelson, so if she tells me I need to fix something, I’ll fix it. I trust her and my coach a lot.”


After losing the first match against Belen, the boys team advanced to the championship round, beating Hialeah Gardens and Barbara Goleman. Although they lost 3 to 1 in the baker round, they placed second in Districts, qualifying them for states after knocking down a total of 2,493 bowling pins. 


“I felt confident and brave, we got second place in the district even though we couldn’t make it to first, but second is the best,” senior Edwin Slyvain said. 


McMillan and Boys Bowling Coach David Hudson have been taking their players to AMF multiple Fridays and Saturdays for added practice and to help improve their skills.


The kids also practice on their own, which is vital for them to get better, and they’ve gotten better,” Hudson said. “We did a great job, the kids played well, they motivated one another, and they pushed one another to bowl better than they did during the season.” 


Both teams are now preparing for the state championships taking place at AMF Sky Lane in Orlando on Tuesday, Oct. 31, continuing to strive for victory and accomplish their goal of making into the top 16.

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