Bowlers off to good start

Boys have 4-1 mark halfway through season


Jesse Faires, staff writer

The Ben Davis Bowling season is underway and head coach Gregg Pulley has high expectations for his squad. 

“I’d say expectations are relatively high for this season,” Pulley said. “ We’ve really built the program up since 2020. Over the last two years, we’ve only graduated one senior so our team is the most experienced it’s been since I’ve been coach.” 

This year the team welcomes multiple newcomers and first-year bowlers and Coach Pulley is excited to see how they learn from the experienced leaders of the team. 

“I’m most excited to see the seniors lead a new batch of bowlers,” he said. “We have a lot of first-year bowlers that are learning quite a bit from our leaders. This can be a recipe for success and something the next group can keep passing along.”

When asked about how to get kids to come out for tryouts and get kids interested in bowling for the team Pulley said, “A great way to get into bowling is to join a youth league. Many leagues are broken up into three sessions of eight weeks. Leagues usually take place on Saturday mornings around the city at various Bowling Centers. As far as the high school team, listen for announcements and watch parent square for updates from the school.”

Senior bowler and co-captain Owen Pulley is a huge part of this year’s bowling team. He is also the son of coach Gregg Pulley. Coach Pulley spoke on what it’s like being able to coach his son.

“I love having the opportunity to coach my son,” he said. “It’s been something I’ve been blessed with most of his life and I’ll cherish forever. It does come with its challenges for both of us, but in the end, I’m his coach and he’s a member of the team.”

This year the team and Coach Pulley have some big goals to chase after. As for individual players they look to be selected to all conferences and advance in the playoffs personally. As for the team, Coach pulley wants his team to win the conference and sectionals and advance to the regionals.

 “We are in a very tough conference so it’s a tough road ahead, but we look forward to the challenges that lie ahead of us,” he said.

This year’s bowling team has started off on a high note with a record of 4-1 and hopes to carry their strong performance into the rest of their season and into the playoffs.