When Ron Norris took over the girls’ and boys’ bowling programs at Barren County High School last year, he believed success would come, he just didn’t know how quickly.
Well, in just its second year, BCHS is quickly becoming a force in the region. Earlier this week, the Trojans and the Trojanettes pushed their season records to 4-1 with easy wins over Caverna.
“I am a little surprised at the success we’ve had and how quickly it’s come, but at the same time I am not really surprised with these kids,” said Norris. “The new players we’ve brought on have really boosted our program. And that’s not to take away from our veteran players. They’ve really stepped things up, too.”
In the girls’ match against Caverna, the Trojanettes swept both team games, the Baker game and the total pin count by a score of 891-670 to earn the 4-0 win.
Mackenzie Taylor led the way for BCHS with games of 161 and 124 for a two-game series of 285. Kristina Waller added a single game score of 156.
Cody Miller paced the Trojans in the boys’ match with the Colonels, pushing BCHS to a 4-0 victory. He opened the match with a game of 200 and finished with a two-game series of 369. Travis Tarter shot games of 188-183. BCHS won both team games, the Baker game and the total pin count by a score of 1,097 - 974.
“We’ve gotten a lot better at picking up our spares,” said Norris. “I preach to the kids that strikes will come; however, you win with spares. We’ve worked a lot on picking up spares in practice and I think that has definitely helped.”
BCHS visits Greenwood Thursday.
“We’ve got to continue to practice, practice, practice,” Norris relayed. “While some athletes may not want to practice, this team wants to practice. They want to bowl every day. I think they want to practice so much because they know they’re getting better.”