Published DateTwo members of the Laconia High School bowling team participated in the State Bowling Individual Championships, held Saturday at Spare Time Lanes in Manchester. The competition is open to the 64 bowlers with the highest season averages. Zina LaBrie and Samantha Batchelder, both representing LHS, made the cut this year. Both also performed well enough in the first three-game series to be remaining in the competition after the field was cut to 12 bowlers for the medal round, marking the first time a Laconia bowler has advanced beyond the first round. Both were knocked out in the first round of bracket competition.
Following the championships, the coaches of each team competed in a bragging rights tournament, which was won by LHS coach Jack Batchelder. Said Batchelder, "LHS bowling team had a great season. I hope other students will notice the success of our program and want to join our winning team next season."