Bowling to be offered by LMHS
For the first time in several years, students at Lake Mills High School will have the opportunity to bowl competitively, as the school is joining forces with the already established North Iowa Bowling team.
Lake Mills High School is working to add bowling once again for our high school students.
“This is a chance for us to give kids a chance to bowl,” said LMCS Athletic Director, Jim Boehmer. “If it is an activity they want to try, or have done in the past, they should join our bowling team.”
“North Iowa is excited about this opportunity, and encourages any students who are serious about bowling to go out and give it a try,” said North Iowa Athletic Director Nate Hemiller.
For his part, Boehmer said, Mr. Hemiller has been great to work with on this. He has welcomed our district into this agreement.”
At this point in time, Boehmer said that they are aware of at least one high school student who plans to take advantage of the opportunity next year, but he hopes there will be others.
“We will certainly be looking for, and hoping for more kids,” he added. “We would love to see boys and girls, who may not be involved in other athletic teams give this a try.”
Bowling is done in the winter, at roughly the same time as basketball and wrestling, with the state tournament concluding the season in February. Boehmer continued, “The research is clear; if you participate in educational athletics, you will see benefits in many aspects of your life.” He stated that it is his goal to get every student involved n a sport of some kind. “We offer many activities in Lake Mills, but until we have something for every student, we need to keep working.”
With individual boys and girls teams, the 1A squads will compete in the newly formed North Central Bowling Conference, with Forest City and many schools to the east. Practices and home meets will be in Buffalo Center. The teams are coached by Doug Aukes.
While the agreement was approved this month by the Lake Mills School Board of Education, some details concerning travel to and from practices and meets, still needs to be answered, prior to the start of the season.