Waukon girls and boys bowling teams each return three of their top five bowlers from last season, including the program’s best thus far

2022-2023 Waukon girls bowling team ... Left to right - Front row: Olivia Shelton, Mia Huffey, Hayden Holzwarth, Mercedes Wilkins; Back row: Haley Rochin, Lauryn Howard, Maya Dahlstrom, Molly Peake. Not pictured: Cara Mikkelson.

2022-2023 Waukon boys bowling team ... Left to right - Front row: Ethyn King-Marshall, Gabe Goettel, Ryan Kolsrud, Keigan Leiran, Trent Jones, Wayde Winter; Back row: Jason Benda, Brady Peterson, Cody Huinker, Logan Lubahn, Tyler Jones, Dekota Bechtel. Not pictured: Cael Rethwisch, John Blake.

The Waukon bowling teams will each have plenty to look forward to in what they have returning to the lanes for this 2022-2023 season, whether that be in quality or quantity. Both the Indian girls and boys squads will return three of their top five bowlers from last season, the Lady Indians bowling to a 4-5 season record last winter and the Tribe boys rolling to a 5-4 mark on the year.

Within that returning quantity lies some of the greatest quality the program has ever seen in its young existence, as senior Cody Huinker returns from an historic season last winter that saw him accomplish some things no other Waukon High School bowler has. Huinker was part of a first-ever duo to qualify for last year’s Class 1A State Tournament and went on to not only bowl to the lane Tribe’s highest State Tournament finish with his sixth-place result among the Class 1A bowling elite, but he also achieved that finish by rolling the program’s highest-ever single-game total of 280 pins.

The bowling Indians were scheduled to open their season with a home match against Jesup Tuesday, November 22. The Tribe is then scheduled to hit the road for back-to-back Friday matches, at Decorah December 2 and at North Iowa December 9.

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