By Matt Browning
Jason Berens of Salina South was named The Alley Bowler of the Month for November. Berens is expected to be a varsity bowler for the Cougars this season.
While Berens does not have a significant amount of experience at the varsity level, Berens has lofty expectations for himself and his team this season.
“My expectations this season as a team and an individual would be to get to state,” Berens said.
Berens, just a sophomore, said he has been focusing on trying to move on from a bad shot or an off day.
“I think a strength of mine would be to not lose sight even when it’s an off day,” Berens said. “This can help the team when they’re down on themselves. I could do my best to have a positive impact on them.”
An unfortunate injury has limited Berens and what he can do to improve.
“After I cut my knuckle I haven’t been able to do much and to overcome this I’ve been trying to bowl in my free time,” Berens said.
It is the time away from the lanes have been some of Berens’ better memories so far.
“Being able to hang out with the team and the bus rides home they make me just want to keep doing the sport and try my best,” Berens said.