The fall bowling season is definitely coming to an end. Spring is upon us. Winter coats have been traded in for spring jackets, the temperatures are rising, the sun is shining and the days are becoming longer. These are all signs that our bowling seasons are winding down.
This week wrapped up some of our leagues, more are ending next week and all will be done in the next two weeks. With this comes a gratefulness for warmer weather but also a sadness that the every week meet with friends is being put on hiatus for the summer.
Schedules are being rearranged for other activities and new summer bowling leagues. Some will continue their bowling careers, while some will put the bowling ball, or balls, and shoes away and leave them stored until the fall. Whichever one you are, spring is a time for change.
This weekend most of our local youth bowlers will be heading to Terre Haute for the Indiana Youth State Tournament. Bowling at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday makes for a weekend of fun. In between bowling sessions, families will go out to dinner, hang out at the hotel, swim, relax and enjoy the time spent with friends. New friendships will be made, and old friends will catch up with the goings on in their lives. The memories being created will last a lifetime.
On Saturday evening, some of our youth will even tackle the sport shot conditions of the Masters and Queens qualifications. This lane condition will test their ability to adjust to a different style of bowling than most are used to. Only the top 16 boys and top 16 girls will make the teams. Qualifications run simultaneously with the state tournament, and next weekend will wrap up both. The standings are posted on the INUSBCYA website so they all know exactly how they must perform.