With CCHS striking into the new year, many students have expressed their ideas to make CCHS enjoyable for all students. With these recommendations to the school, CCHS now has a wide diversity of extracurriculars that all students can take part in. One thing that has developed in the school is recognizing bowling as a new sport.
The CCHS bowling team has had a huge start in practices and tournaments. They have practices every Monday from three to five o’clock after school as well as tournaments every Tuesday and Thursday at the same time located at SpareZ Bowling Alley.
“CCHS finally recognizing bowling is amazing because having a sport that’s fun to play is also fun to play professionally,” junior Rachel Mansfield said. “Some benefits from joining the bowling team are that it’s all really good energy, no one feels left out and everyone gets a turn.”
The bowling team is open to all students and has an atmosphere that doesn’t exclude anyone and allows all students to participate and enjoy the sport.
“We will cheer you on even if you are doing bad,” Mansfield said. “It’s a really good atmosphere for you to hang out and have fun.”
Stereotypically, school sports are seen with the expectations of the students already knowing how to play when a part of a certain sport. With the school’s bowling team, even if some students don’t play as well as others, they can all learn from each other.
“I think it’s really cool because personally, I wasn’t aware how many real bowlers we have,” math teacher and flag football coach John Browning said. “We have a couple of people that love it and do this on a regular basis, they are in leagues but now they get to do it for their school, and there are scholarships involved.”
With CCHS’s development in diversity involving extracurriculars, it has become a lot easier for students to be a part of something that revolves around their interests and to get more involved with the school. By being a part of a sport in the school, students are able to receive educational benefits such as scholarships as Coach Browning stated.
“Unfortunately because of the timing, we started over the summer. It’s the first year doing it so everything got thrown together really fast” Browning said. “I think a lot of kids missed tryouts and people are talking about it and they see how much fun the kids are having.”
At the end of last year, many students at CCHS spoke out about their ideas for extracurriculars and if they wanted to continue their ideas, most students had to start planning over the summer. One main issue that can be caused by this is that not enough students know about the new clubs and sports for the new year.
Being on campus was the quickest way to spread information because of the many resources available for everyone. Examples being the intercom for announcements and flyers that were placed around campus. Social media is typically used for all students to see, but some students on campus have restrictions when it comes to the use of social media.
“Whether we win districts or not, the kids are really having fun with this sport,” Browning said. “So I think next year the tryouts will be a lot bigger.”
With this being the first year of having a bowling team, there are a few things that need to be settled throughout the course of the year. But over time, things will be on course and soon, the CCHS bowling team will be on a roll.