The Dublin Coffman High School club boys bowling team is 0-7 with only one dual match left on its schedule after going 6-3 last season.

The Dublin Coffman High School club boys bowling team is 0-7 with only one dual match left on its schedule after going 6-3 last season.

Yet, coach Greg Snyder said he doesn't consider this season to be a disappointment.

"Our top priority is to have fun, and we're doing that," Snyder said. "Secondary is to become better bowlers, and most of our kids have made a lot of progress. This isn't about just wins and losses. We meet twice a week, and it's more of a social thing. All of the teams that we bowl against have their own balls and none of our kids have their own balls to compete with them, so our kids just grab an alley ball and do their best without any sound technique."

The Shamrocks knocked down a season-best number of pins in a 1,899-1,783 loss to Olentangy Orange on Jan. 6.

Bowling two games against Orange were senior Jordan Smith (309), junior Trevor McCue (306), senior Sam Haynes (296) and junior Cody Gibert (269). Junior Mason Eberhart (177) and senior Nate Rehm (166) each bowled one game.

"We definitely have improved a lot since that first match," Snyder said. "We were pretty competitive against Olentangy Orange, but they were just a little bit better than us on that day.

"Trevor McCue has made good improvements and become a consistent scorer for us. Jordan Smith and Trevor are both in contention to be named our team's MVP at this point."

•The girls team is 1-3 after finishing 0-8 last season.

"We have no year-round bowlers," senior Michelle Salvatore said. "Most of us are good friends and we're doing it just for fun. I was awful in the beginning, but this has helped me improve a lot. I had some scores in the 60s and 70s in the beginning, but I rolled a career-high 198 last week with my parents, which was exciting."

The Shamrocks beat Hilliard Darby 1,336-1,322 on Jan. 7 for their only victory.

Bowling two games against Darby were senior Cassie Lawrence (246), senior Maddie Gravois (243) and Salvatore (212). Senior Kaylaee Niederhelman (103), senior Tiffany Ruz (102), junior Cammy Johnson (101) and senior Lauren Bond (83) each bowled one game.

The boys and girls teams are scheduled to wrap up their seasons against Gahanna on Friday, Jan. 28, at Sawmill Lanes, but Snyder is looking to schedule a few more dual matches.

"We've had issues with illnesses and scheduling conflicts where our kids have had to miss some time bowling and have come back rusty," Snyder said. "But our girls also are making progress and getting more consistent with their scoring. Cassie Lawrence is the leading contender to finish as our MVP, and Michelle Salvatore is our most improved bowler."


Below are the recent results and coming schedules for the Coffman boys and girls bowling teams:

Dec. 17 - Boys: Lost to Ready 1,796-1,370; Girls: Lost to Ready 1,648-1,336

Jan. 6 - Boys: Lost to Olentangy Orange 1,899-1,783; Girls: Lost to Orange 1,505-1,330

Jan. 7 - Boys: Lost to Hilliard Darby 1,937-1,554; Girls: Defeated Darby 1,336-1,322

Jan. 12 - Boys: Lost to Worthington Kilbourne 1,710-1,542

Jan. 18 - Boys: Lost to Pickerington North 1,974-1,551

Jan. 19 - Boys: Lost to Delaware 1,800-1,677

Jan. 28 - Gahanna at Sawmill Lanes