Competition bowled over by Sparwood girls

Two young bowlers have just returned from putting Sparwood on the map at provincials.

Two young bowlers have just returned from putting Sparwood on the map at provincials.

Portia Eldaun, 11 travelled to Vernon, B.C. at the weekend for the bantam competition while and Maddison Graham, 14, went to Kelwona, B.C. for the junior competition.

Portia blew away the competition, throwing 1038 for five games, winning by over 200 pins, while Maddison finished second, losing by 43 pins.

Coach Bob Stockey could not be more proud of the young girls’ achievements. “Bowling might not be the most popular sport out there, but it’s still incredible that two girls from a town like Sparwood could get so far,” he said. “We have an awesome program at Sparwood bowling. It’s now three years in a row that we have sent kids to provincials.”

Portia is now getting ready to head to nationals in Vancouver in May. This will be her second time going to nationals. Last year she qualified with a bantam girls’ team and went to Newfoundland.