Article by Phoenix writer Griffin Noumair ’24:
On March 4th, senior Memphis Ling, captain of varsity bowling team, completed his impressive Kellenberg career by competing in the New York State bowling championship. After a slow first game, Memphis bounced back and rolled a 269, the second highest of the day. Ultimately, he came up just short of the top five and finished in seventh out of the 25 bowlers that took part in the championship.
This concluded Memphis’s successful time as a Kellenberg bowler, as he finished in seventh place last year as well. Memphis was a key part of the team, even away from the lanes. He has been captain for multiple years, and was always willing to help the team in any way possible.
“Memphis has been a leader by example- he often set the tone early in many of our matches and the team would always follow his lead. His confidence and consistency this year greatly helped us to our 2nd place finish in the league.” stated Coach Farrell.
For Memphis, every game mattered, and no matter the outcome, his confidence never wavered. “I felt total control of each and every game, good or bad, because I always saw them to the very end.” said Memphis.
Memphis’s continued dominance and ability to consistently be one of the best bowlers in not only the league, but the state, has tremendously helped the team and everyone appreciates the time he spent as a Kellenberg bowler.