UNION CITY – Greenville Senior High School honored six seniors on Bowling Senior Night at Woodcrest Lanes prior to the Green Wave’s bowling match with West Carrollton.
“We would like to take this opportunity to honor our senior bowlers and their parents for their dedication and support of our athletic program,” said Greenville High School Principal, Stan Hughes.
The GHS seniors include: Trent Billenstein, Trevor Coppess, Ryan Crampton, Aleiha Fenton, Noah Mansfield and Graham Shafer.
“Super proud of our kids and our coaches, really proud of the efforts they have put in,” Greenville Athletic Director, Aaron Shaffer stated. “Our six seniors have done a good job of helping some of the younger bowlers. They’ve done a nice job and we look forward to seeing how they finish their year.”
“We have several of these guys that we have taken from the ground up,” said Greenville bowling coach, Rich Hadden. “They started and really didn’t know how to bowl when they first got here. We taught them the basics of the game and then through a lot of hard work and practice they took it from there and made this a fun event to coach and be a part of. Their skills have increased dramatically and now I can put them on the lanes, let the throw the ball and they do a great job.”
The Lady Wave defeated the West Carrollton Lady Pirates 1341-1208 led by Trinity Bowling’s 315 and Aleiha Fenton’s 290.
“It’s a challenging sport in that this year we moved out to Woodcrest Lanes in Union City so we had some travel issues that we had to figure out early but the coach and the kids, both on the boys and the girls sides have done a great job of working at it,” Shaffer noted. “They still have some work to do.”
The Wave boys fell to the visiting Pirates by an 1811-1638 score. Alex Hadden paced the Wave with a 301 score followed closely by Trevor Coppess with a 295 and a Noah Mansfield 283.
“A lot of people have bowled but when you come in on a Friday night or a Saturday afternoon to bowl it’s not quite the same as it is when you’re bowling competition,” said Shaffer. “The format is interesting. I encourage people to come and check out a bowling match because it’s a neat thing to see. It’s kind of a hidden gym within the high school athletics world.”
Trent Billenstein has been a member of the GHS bowling team for three years. After graduation his plans are undecided. He is the son of Ryan and Priscilla Billenstein.
Trevor Coppess has been a member of the GHS bowling team for three years, a member of BPA for two years, National Technical Honor Society for two years, National Honor Society for two years, Rubik’s Cube Club founder, and Marching Band for three years. After graduation he plans on going to a four year University to study Computer Science and Engineering. Trevor is the son of Peter and Angela Coppess.
Ryan Crampton has been a member of the GHS bowling team for one year. He is a two year member of Careers with Children, Science Club for two years, football for four years, and track and field for two years. After graduation he plans to attend Wittenberg University to play football and major in Education. Ryan is the son of Bryan and Catherine Crampton.
Aleiha Fenton has been a member of the GHS bowling team for four years. She is a member of Careers with Children for two years, Wavaires for four years, and Concert Choir for two years. After graduation she plans to major in music education, Wright State University. Aleiha is the daughter of Robert and Kim Fenton.
Noah Mansfield has been a member of the GHS bowling team for three years. He has been a member of Business Professionals of America for two years. After graduation he plans to graduate from Wright State and get a job in finance. Noah is the son of Donnie and Melissa Mansfield.
Graham Shafer has been a member of the GHS bowling team for two years. He has been a member of Med Tech, marching band and concert band. After graduation he plans to become a dental hygienist. Graham is the son of Chris Shafer.
“Each of you efforts have made a positive contribution to the Green and White and the respected traditions of Greenville Athletics,” said Hughes. “We are very proud of each of our seniors. Thank you for your time, effort, and commitment. A big thank you to the parents of our seniors for your support.”
“We have a lot of students here that are going to be successful down the road,” Coach Hadden stated. “A couple of them are going to my alma mater, Wright State so looking forward to seeing what they do. I have teachers, finance people and one person is thinking about Criminal Law Enforcement Officer, so we have a lot of great people that are going to not only have some fun skills in their bag but bring things back to the community and make it beneficial to the community as well.”
With the win, the Lady Wave improve to 3-3 in the conference and 4-8 overall on the season. The Greenville boys stand at 2-5 in the MVL and 4-8 overall.