Bowling Belles finish season fifth in state

The Bowling Belles recently completed their season, which once again included postseason action. The team finished 5-1 in their regular season matches, came in fourth at this year’s Baker Competition in late January, and finished in third place at the 6A Central Conference Tournament in Conway on February 5. The top-three finish earned them one of 10 spots in the 6A State Tournament in Fort Smith on February 13, where the team came in fifth overall – up two places from last year’s finish. The Bowling Belles are coached by MSM science teacher Lauren Naeyaert and volunteer assistant Justin Draeger.


“We are super proud of the Bowling Belles this season,” Coach Naeyaert said. “We improved since last season, and we expect to improve even more over the off season. These ladies are amazing!”


In addition to the team’s success, Haley Draeger ’22 earned All-State honors with her ninth place overall finish at the State Tournament.


Congrats to the Bowling Belles and their coaches for another successful season!


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