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Williams Lake youth bowlers strike placement at provincials

Kara-lynn McAlpine and Rennee O’Hara placed first at zones
Junior girls bowlers Lily Stewart, left, and Jayden Moxon, with coach Teresa Tom place third at zones. (Photo submitted)

Two youth bowlers will represent the North Central Zone at provincials in Nanaimo March 2 and 3.

Kara-Lynn McAlpine and Renee O’Hara won that spot after competing at the zones in Prince George where there were teams from communities between Smithers and 100 Mile House competing as bantams, juniors and seniors.

“We did pretty good,” Kara said during a practice at the Cariboo Bowling Lanes in Williams Lake Monday, Feb. 12.

At the zones they played five games and the total points pushed them into first place.

A bowler since she was two-and-a-half years old, Kara said she likes the adrenaline of tournaments and meeting different people.

Looking forward to competing in Nanaimo, she said it will be her first time going there.

She is also excited about playing against teams from the south.

Renee began bowling when she was eight years of age.

When asked why she thinks the did so well in Prince George, she responded because they listened to their coach Kevin McAlpine.

At provincials, they will play 10 games, Renee confirmed.

Over the two days they will play five games each day.

Some other Williams Lake bowlers also did well at zones.

Senior girls Lila-Dawn McAlpine and Nina Saric placed third, coached by Travis McAlpine.

Senior boys Caleb Cebuliak and Cadance Ragen placed second, coached by Val McTavish.

Junior boys J.J. McAlpine and Aiden Fletcher got second, coached by Lisa McAlpine.

Junior girls Lily Stewart and Jayden Moxon placed third, coached by Teresa Tom.

Bantam boys Emery Wiege and Daeton Sexsmith, placed fourth, coached by Brandon Wiege.

Senior boys bowlers Caleb Cebuliak, left, and Cadance Ragen, right with coach Val McTavish placed second at zones. (Photo submitted)
Senior girls bowlers Nina Saric, left, and Lila-dawn McAlpine with coach Travis McAlpine placed third at zones. (Photo submitted)
Junior boys bowlers JJ McAlpine, centre, and Aiden Fletcher, right, with coach Lisa McAlpine, left, placed second at zones. (Photo submitted)
Junior girls bowlers Kara-Lynn McAlpine, left, and Renee O’Hara, right with coach Kevin McAlpine won at zones. (Photo submitted)

Monica Lamb-Yorski

About the Author: Monica Lamb-Yorski

A B.C. gal, I was born in Alert Bay, raised in Nelson, graduated from the University of Winnipeg, and wrote my first-ever article for the Prince Rupert Daily News.
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