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Girl bowlers place third in state BY KATIE MAZZAROLLO k.mazzarollo@gmail.com

Over spring break, the girls bowling team placed third in state on March 12 in Des Moines, Iowa. The team came together in the state tournament by bowling four games of 200 or more and they all cheered each other on. Sophomore Lindsey Entsminger led the Falcons by taking seventh in the individual standing. Entsminger said she contributed to their success by scoring a 243 and a 203 while striking and picking up multiple spares. Entsminger ended with a total score 446 in a two-game series. Sophomore Anna Hedges was 13th with a total score of 431 and senior Hallie Lucero was 20th with a 403. The girls say they plan on working hard to go to state again, but to get there; they need to practice their spares and consistently finding their strike mark so they

The West girls bowling team poses for their team picture. (photo by yearbook)

Golfer hits the fairway strong by Malik Salsberry salsberrym1@gamail.com At the start of her sophomore year, junior Allie Mengler got a birdie on a course that her and her team had trouble with. Mengler began to participate in West girls golf her freshman year because her good friend Morgan Ripperger told her it would be a fun experience. Since her freshman year, Mengler has been working on her strengths in the fairway and weaknesses on the green. “I feel that playing on the fairway is my strongest point,” said Mengler, “but I can improve a lot on my putting skills.” Mengler’s farthest drive was 172 yards. Mengler looks back on her worst hole to look for improvement. “During a meet on one hole I got a 10 on a par 3!” said Mengler. Her season long goal this year is to improve her overall scores from last season. Mengler believes “that focusing and a lot of practice will help me reach my goals for this season.” While improving on her own skills, Mengler found that the young team this

year can work on form and on their putting. Mengler plays at a variety of courses from Devils Gleen to Duck Creek, but her overall favorite is Hidden Hills golf course in Bettendorf, Iowa because “it is very well kept and maintained through out our season.”

18 BEAK ‘N’ EYE ● APRIL 12, 2013

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Beak'n'Eye - April 12, 2013  

The newspaper of West High School, Davenport, Iowa, USA

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The newspaper of West High School, Davenport, Iowa, USA

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