by Jesse Weiner
Senior Denise Weinberger, co-captain of the Upper Dublin High School girls bowling team, has been a force on the lanes all year long, but her true colors showed at the Brunswick Zone in Feasterville on Thursday, February 12th. At the Suburban One tournament, Denise rolled a 180, a colossal 242, and then a 191 on her way to a 1st place finish in the Continental division. Her 614 series was the only series over 600 of any girl in the SOL Continental American tournament, and her win makes her the Lady Cardinals’ first individual tournament champion in Upper Dublin bowling history.
Denise has bowled with UD Bowling for three years in high school, and participated in the Suburban One tournament every year, continuing to improve through the years. The Suburban One tournament is held in February every year, and it features the seven best boy and girl bowlers from each school. Bowlers are separated on the lanes based on season average. During her senior season, Denise had a 162.06 average, eighth best in the conference, but she displayed her best bowling when it mattered most.
After the shocking win, reporters and fellow team members surrounded Denise, congratulating her for representing Upper Dublin well. Denise exclaimed,
“I am so happy and surprised to have won 1st place in our conference. I’ve enjoyed my four years on the bowling team and would like to thank Coach Mike and Morgan for their help and encouragement.”
The Lady Cardinals will certainly miss Denise as she goes on to college, but by winning the tournament, she definitely left her mark on Upper Dublin bowling history. Denise now goes on to regional championships at Dutch Lanes in Ephrata. We wish her luck as she continues to make Upper Dublin proud.