The Kingwood Bowling Club was formed in 2015 and two of Kingwood’s senior bowlers, Anthony Desko and Tucker Blaine, were on the inaugural team.

Kingwood competes in the Baytown/Humble District of the Texas High School Bowling Club (THSBC), whose bowling season runs from November through March. Kingwood is a co-ed team competing in the boys division and their home matches are bowled at MaxBowl Lanes in Humble. Through their first four seasons, Kingwood finished 1st in the district all four seasons and placed 1st at regionals during their 2017-18 season.

The club’s sponsor is Anisha Virani and the team’s coaches are Chris Desko (head coach), Joe Gage and Wes Pierce.

Kingwood qualified as the 8th seed out of 16 qualifying seeds for match play. Match play is a Bakers format competing in best of three game matches. Kingwood went 8 and 1 through the match play round, averaging a score of 222 per game and bettering their opponents by an average of 43 pins per game.

From left, Doug Davidson (MaxBowl general manager), Wes Pierce (coach), Keegan Swoopes, Joseph Gage, Anthony Desko, Liberty Pierce, Joe Gage (coach), Travis Sorola, and Chris Desko (coach).

Individually, four Kingwood bowlers advanced from district to regionals this year, with three bowlers advancing to the THSBC State Tournament; Anthony Desko, Joseph Gage and Liberty Pierce (girls division). Pierce bowled a 614 series and qualified as 12th seed for match play, however she was eliminated in Round 1. Gage bowled a 674 series and qualified as the 15th seed for match play; he won the first round but was eliminated in the quarterfinals.

In addition to winning the 2019 THSBC State Championship, this year Kingwood placed 1st in the 9th Annual Kat Cup, a Texas High School Elite Bowling Tournament presented by TRACK Bowling and Logo Infusion and hosted by Sam Houston State University Bowling. Kingwood placed 2nd in the 2018 Ebonite HS Classic sponsored by Ebonite International.

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