Athlete of the Week: Gianna Scarpelli
Gianna Scarpelli is a member of the girls bowling team at Jacobs High.
Gianna Scarpelli is a senior at Jacobs High School. She's a member of the varsity girls Golden Eagles bowling team.
Algonquin Patch: How long have you been bowling?
Gianna Scarpelli: I've been bowling since I was a sophomore.
Algonquin Patch: What made you want to join the bowling team?
Scarpelli: My Uncle is a semi-pro bowler and he convinced me to do it. My other friends were doing it, so I decided to do it.
Algonquin Patch: Why do you enjoy bowling?
Scarpelli: I enjoy bowling because I get to meet new people and bowl with my friends. I love to do it.
Algonquin Patch: What is your bowling average?
Scarpelli: My average is 184.
Algonquin Patch: What's your best score of the season?
Scarpelli: My best score thus far has been 245. My high series is 642 in three games.
Algonquin Patch: Is that your best score ever?
Scarpelli: Yeah, that's the highest I've ever bowled.
Algonquin Patch: Do you have any special routines or tricks you use when trying to clear a difficult split or second frame?
Scarpelli: Usually when I get a split I don't worry about is and I just pick it up the next frame.
Algonquin Patch: How often to do you practice?
Scarpelli: As a team we practice five days a week and I usually bowl on Sundays with my family.
Algonquin Patch: What are you most looking forward to in your next meet?
Scarpelli: I'm looking forward to doing another 600 series and beating Woodstock. I also want to as a team, go to state again this year.
Algonquin Patch: Do you plan to continue bowling next year?
Scarpelli: I would like to continue bowling.
Algonquin Patch: Do you know what school you're going to go to?
Scarpelli: I have two schools in mind. I'm either going to go to Elgin Community College or University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Algonquin Patch: What steps have you taken to strengthen your bowling abilities this year?
Scarpelli: Just to focus and stay positive.