Blaine High School Bowling Teams
*** 2014 STATE CHAMPIONS ***
For Blaine students, in grades 7 - 12,
who like to bowl and have the desire to become a better bowler.
Interested in learning more?
Email Christine or call her at 612-269-0771.
HOMESCHOOLED STUDENTS WHO LIVE IN THE
BLAINE DISTRICT BOUNDARIES ARE ALSO WELCOME!
Bowling is a student club at Blaine 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.
Ham Lake Lanes is the sponsoring bowling center for the Blaine High School bowling teams.
Ham Lake Lanes provides lanes for practices and conference competition.
During the fall...
Practices are held at Ham Lake Lanes on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Matches are held on Thursday afternoons at bowling centers in Blaine, Ham Lake, Anoka, Andover, and Coon Rapids.
The activity fee for the Blaine bowling team is $100.
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.