Lawson’s team bowled over at staff fundraiser


Staff bowling champions Rory Gentile, John Nicastro, Maria Lysen, Chris Kobs, James Cook and Shaun Goulart

HANNAH SEARS, Staff Writer

On Wednesday, more than 90 faculty and staff members participated in the 2nd annual bowling fundraiser to support the G.H.S film club.

With 16 teams participating, competition was fierce, particularly between last year’s defending champions, team “Splitz Happens”, and its formidable challenger team “Stacked”.

It was a close contest, but Splitz Happens, led by Cathy Lawson, could not overcome the athletic prowess of team Stacked, led by Assistant Principal Maria Lysen.

Lysen’s team –Shaun Goulart, Rory Gentile, John Nicasto, Chris Kobs and James Cook – were in it to win it this year, with Gentile (a.k.a. “Roar”) averaging a score of 104.

“We are the team that takes it too seriously,” said Gentile. “And I plan on taking it more seriously next year.”

“It’s not about winning, it’s just about beating Mrs. Lawson’s team,” said history teacher and GHS film club adviser Shaun Goulart.

“The better skilled team won last night, and congratulations to everyone else,” said math teacher Sean Lyons of Splitz Happens. “I’m looking forward to getting back the championship next year. But I might have to cut some people.”

Lawson says she feels everyone is a winner because it was a fundraiser. All profits raised will fund a second high definition camera for the film club.

“The greatest obstacle I had was blocking out the trash talk in the lane next to us,” said Lawson referring to team Stacked.

When asked what she would say to the winning team, Lawson said “Enjoy your hollow victory.”