On a Thursday night in early May, four young bowlers walk into North Bowl for a weekly get together alongside their parents. They sit by the lanes as those participating deliver the ball with skill and ease, talking as an extended family, really, watching the game they love.
While this night may be more relaxed than their typical Saturday league practice, the one thing on all of their minds is their task at hand — competing nationally at the Junior Gold Championships in Grand Rapids, Mich. this July.
The bowlers — Alexis Hubert, 15 of North Attleboro; Justin Goodspeed, 15, of North Attleboro; Thomas Carter, 10, of Attleboro and Victoria LaRouche, 12, of Attleboro — may not be who you’d expect to see bowling competitively at a local center. However, they’re here for what the sport has always given — a sense of fun and community. And with hours spent