Coach Jack Batchelder welcomes members of the public to come to Funspot on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. as the bowling team challenges the faculty of LHS to a bowling match. This fund raising event will consist on standard games and Baker games is sure to be a good time. The team is raising money to keep ten pin bowling as a varsity sport. Money raised from sponsorships will go towards bus rides to matches along with shirts and other expenses. Batchelder said, "There is no fee to come and watch. It is good chance for people to meet the team and see what High School bowling is about."
Laconia High School bowling team last competed in Dover on Saturday, a match that saw LHS come in with a fourth-place finish behind Spaulding, Raymond and Sandown. Due to a competing music festival, the team had only half of their players to pick from, explained Batchelder. Among the absent were the team's top two bowlers, Zina Labrie and Samantha Batchelder. The absences gave Lily Chanthasak, Emilie Santiague, and Tony Roy their first shot at bowling at the varsity level. Lily stepped up by bowling 51 pins over her average, with a 127 and 72. Emilie also stepped up by bowling 33 pins over her average. In the four Baker games the team combined for 15 marks but just could not put them together. Coach Jack Batchelder sais, "it was a good week for us. Despite the forth place finish everyone was able to pull something good from there performances."
Laconia will make the trip to Merrimack Ten Pin next to meet Souhegan, Pinkerton and Hollis Brookeline. "We are going up against some tough schools on Saturday but team is looking forward to the challenge," said Batchelder.