MN River Strike Force bowling team

The Minnesota River Strike Force adapted bowling team kicked off its 2024 season in early March and now have a few matches under its belt this season! The Strike Force is a cooperative program between Saint Peter High School and Le Sueur-Henderson High School. 

(ABOVE) The Minnesota River Strike Force adapted bowling team members, shown here prior to the team’s April 3rd match against Austin, includes: front row (l to r), Ashlee Miller, Abby Voeltz, Cooper Johnston, Lucas Henze, Judd Wartman; middle row, Angela Molina, Paul Warzecha, Hanie Sirovy, Ryleigh Sullivan, Kallie Brovold; back row, Connor Mugaas, Caleb Westphal, Mitchel Joosten, Jayda Marroquin, Chesney Freeman, Peyton Attenberger, Abby Schily, Logan Gessner, and Caden Pugh.

Head coach Kris Voeltz and assistant coach Keith Bense and their crew kicked off the competitive portion of their schedule in late March and early April with matches against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial, Spring Lake Park and Austin at the Wow! Zone in Mankato. The Strike Force has two more meets before they compete in the State Qualifier Tournament at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2 also at the Wow Zone.

“The season is off to a great start, the kids are having a blast, and their scores are improving each week,” Coach Voeltz said. “We look forward to hopefully sending more kids to state this season! We are so thankful for having a great facility like the Wow Zone available to us each week during the season. Nancy McVenes and her staff at the Wow Zone have been so wonderful to work with and we really enjoy visiting there each week for our matches.”

Minnesota River Strike Force team members (grade) include:

SPHS students
Ashlee Miller (12)
Paul Warzecha (12)
Caleb Westphal (11)
Chesney Freeman (11)
Connor Mugaas (10)
Abby Schily (10)
Abby Voeltz (10)
Kallie Brovold (9)
Judd Wartman (9)
Caden Pugh (8)
Peyton Attenberger (8)

LSH students
Lucas Henze (12)
Cooper Johnston (11)
Angela Molina (10)
Ryleigh Sullivan (9)
Jayda Marroquin (9)
Hanie Sirovy (9)

(All regular season matches 4 p.m. at Wow! Zone, Mankato)
April 17 - Albany
April 24 - Dassel-Cokato
May 3  - Section/State Qualifier Tournament at Wow! Zone, Mankato
May 12 - State Tournament (at Bowlero, Brooklyn Park)

Strike Force pre-match hypeMembers of the MN Strike Force bowling squad hype each other up before Wednesday competition!