VANDALIA — For junior Jessica Sacks, bowling is not just a game, it is part of life. She has been bowling for as long as she can remember.
Sacks bowled in her first league at the age of three. She says she cannot remember a time when she was not bowling. When asked what she would do if she could only do one thing for the rest of her life, “I would bowl because that’s what a Sacks does,” she said.
With three brothers who bowl and two supportive parents, Sacks is always encouraged to take her physical and mental game to the next level.
One of her favorite memories is from her first match as an Aviator. During that game, she bowled on the same lane as her twin brother Paul. “I love bowling on the same lanes as my brothers; we feed off each other’s energy,” Sacks said.
For the 2017 regular season, Sacks has a 200.9 average and a total of 10245 pins. Her high game for this season was a 287 and her high series a 512.
Sacks enjoys building new friendships with her teammates and bowlers from other teams. She has one more year as an Aviator then she hopes to continue her bowling career at the collegiate level.
The girls’ varsity bowling team advanced to District this season and just narrowly missed making State.