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Bowling Program History & Philosophy
The De Smet Jesuit Bowling team bowls in the West County Division against other local private and public schools. In the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 seasons, De Smet set several high school records. In 2019-2020 they had a team high game of 1153 (avg. 230 per bowler) and in 2020-2021 they bowled a record best 2177 two-game set (avg. 217 per bowler). Currently De Smet hosts two bowling teams: De Smet White and De Smet Maroon. The team bowlers are Ben Kinealy, Kalle Evjen, Jayden Roach, Andrew Davis, Jay Sorrell, Evan McEvoy, Clark Chamberlin, Matt Rimmey, Charlie Frein, Noah Headrick, Maurice Whiteside, and Brian Williams. A school is also allowed to have up to three bowlers from other schools that do not offer bowling and three bowlers from 8th grade. New members can be added at the beginning of the season and the holiday break.
Bowling is a no-cut sport that employs a handicap system to allow new bowlers to compete alongside more experienced bowlers. Joining the De Smet Jesuit Bowling Team is a great way to have fun, improve your game, and earn a varsity letter. The bowling season runs from October through March. The matches are against St. Louis area public and private schools and are contested at various bowling centers throughout St. Louis County.
Practices: Mondays after school from 3:30-5 p.m. at Olivette Lanes. Rides from school will have to be arranged between the parents, coaches, and bowlers who drive to school. There is no cost for practice.
Matches: Usually on Sundays, with an occasional Saturday match. Cost for the matches are $10 per game, with each match consisting of 3 games. Shoe rental fees vary among bowling centers. There is limited college scholarship money available to those who qualify. For more details, visit the Mid-America High School Bowling website at www.stlbca.com.
Head Coach: Brian Fenili, Phone (314-945-9444); Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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