Published On: Wed, Nov 16th, 2016

Unified bowling season gets rolling

WAYNE — The Osmond Community School Unified bowling team competed in its first meet during the weekend.  This is a new activity added to the NSAA list of sports this year.  It is a joint venture between Nebraska Special Olympics and the Nebraska School Activities Association.

Screenshot 2016-11-16 08.07.38Two teams — one consisting of Kenzie Schmidt, Kayla Wingert and Logan Campbell, the other consisting of Maddie Aschoff, Ashley Wingert and Zach Sims — competed at Wildcat Lanes in Wayne on Saturday, Nov. 12. There were a total of eight teams participating from Wayne, Bancroft-Rosalie and Osmond.

The Osmond teams fared quite well for their first outing.  The first team finished fourth with 613 pins (three short of third), and the second team was fifth with 552 pins. They play six games utilizing the bakers format.  Total pins for the six games are added to determine the team total.

Missing from action was Jared Bessmer who had a prior commitment.  He will be joining the rest of team in action on Saturday, Nov. 19, at King’s Lanes in Norfolk with a starting time of 10 a.m.  Their season will culminate with district competition on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Norfolk.

Coach Dave Hamm commented, “The students (and fans) really seem to be enjoying this new activity.  It is rewarding to see the excitement and accomplishments of these young men and women.  Many of them have shown tremendous growth and confidence since the first day of practice.”