Austin High School
*** For students in grades 7 - 12 ***
If you are an Austin student, in grade 7 - 12, who likes to bowl and has the desire to
become a better bowler, then the Austin High School bowling team would likely
be a good fit for you! Interested in learning more? Contact Jim by email.
HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS WHO LIVE IN OR NEAR THE
AUSTIN DISTRICT BOUNDARIES ARE ALSO WELCOME!
Bowling is a student club at Austin High School. Bowling is a co-ed sport in the fall and
a girls-only sport in the winter. Members of the bowling teams are eligible for varsity letters.
Echo Lanes is the sponsoring bowling center for the Austin High School bowling teams.
Echo Lanes provides lanes for practices and conference competition. Practices are held at
Echo Lanes on Thursdays at 7:30pm. Matches are held on Saturday
afternoons at bowling centers in Austin, Rochester, Hayfield, Stewartville, and Byron.
The activity fee for the Austin bowling team is $25.00.
Jerseys are provided at no cost.
Team members may be asked to participate in some
fundraising activities that help fund certain team expenses.
It is the opinion of many that Minnesota High School Bowling and Girls Minnesota High School Bowling
are the best-organized club programs in the state. The fall co-ed league features 129 varsity and 119 junior varsity
teams, with more than 1575 students competing throughout the state. The girls-only winter league is just four years
old and features 42 varsity teams with 280 students competing statewide.
Minnesota High School Bowling uses the baker-system. Five bowlers each bowl two frames
to complete a single game. It is a very exciting competition format for both players and spectators.
Each fall, 44 varsity and 50 junior varsity teams from around the state will advance to
postseason competition where they will compete for a chance at winning the state tournament.
Minnesota High School Bowling and Girls Minnesota High School Bowling are administered
by the Bowling Proprietors Association (BPAM) and are governed by a set of rules
that have been modeled after those of the Minnesota State High School League. Learn more about
the leagues at www.mhsb.org or www.girlsmhsb.org.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BOWLING
Bowling is an NCAA sport for women (many tournaments can be seen on ESPN) and an NAIA sport for men.
Approximately 100 colleges and universities are now offering scholarships to bowlers (men and women).
Bowling is good exercise. Many bowlers...
* Burn up to 198 calories per hour
* Use 134 muscles while bowling
* Walk 1/2 a mile over a period of three games
* Improve balance and hand/eye coordination
For the past 10 years, bowling has been one of the two fastest growing varsity sports in the country.
Twenty states have varsity bowling. Twenty-seven states have club bowling.
In just the 20 states that offer varsity bowling, there are 52,000 high school bowlers.
Bowling is non-contact sport. Bowlers experience very few significant injuries.
Bowling is done indoors. There is no extreme cold, heat, or humidity to deal with.