By Anthony Lundy ‘21

Just when we all thought sports were not going to be played, the IHSA brought a glimpse of hope into the eyes of winter sport athletes. They said that bowling is a lower risk sport, therefore giving it the okay to play.

Brother Rice has always had a strong bowling team and looks to be even stronger this year with leading seniors Josh Bell and Tony Lundy. The Crusaders also have shown improvements for the season under seniors Ryan Kirchman, Collin Rice, and Brennan O’Malley. These Crusaders look to accomplish more from last year as they fell to Saint Patrick’s two years in a row for the CCL title.

During the off season, many kids have been struggling to practice due to the global pandemic, but as of recently we are more than ready for anything the season throws at them. Coach Dwyer said, “Even though we are looking at a whole new type of season, we will be ready for the season.”

The JV team under Coach McAuliffe is looking forward to improving their game from last season where they fell just shy of where they wanted to be. The team should be seeing new faces when they start the season on Nov. 16.

Assistant Varsity coach, Mr. Cullom said, “After the first open practice, this team has the most capability to do something great this season.” Brother Rice last year fell at regionals, not advancing to sectionals, but this season is different.

This year is completely different than any other year the team has had, but the Crusaders are prepared to fight and roll on just like we always do. Brother Rice is seeking vengeance after last season.