Brian Kasperowski averages 225 a game. The Mid Valley senior leads a trio of spartan bowlers from the Northern Lackawanna Bowling Conference into the 2013 PA state USBC Pepsi Bowling Championships Saturday May 18th in Mechanicsburg.
"I'm very thrilled. I have a lot of friends going so it's going to be more of a fun kind of state tournament, but I have high expectations. I finished 8th last year and this year i want to win it," said Brian Kasperowski.
Sean Ottone and Steve McCauley are classmates with Brian at Mid Valley. Bowling bonds their friendship.
"Yes it's pretty cool. You know having a couple of buddies down there it takes a little pressure off yourself, just knowing that your going to have fun with them," said Sean Ottone.
"Yes it's cool. Their all great guys and great friends. I love bowling with them. We're all around the same average and everything. So it's nice competition," said Steve McCauley.
Many bowlers from District 8 will represent Wayne, Wyoming, Lackawanna, and Luzerne County at states including sophomore David Burge from Holy Cross high school.
"It's kind of cool having friends that bowl and stuff because you can go with them and bowl and talk to them about bowling and stuff. It's pretty cool I guess," said David Burge.
Sean, Brian, and David have all been to states before. This is the first trip to Mechanicsburg for Steve, but they all go as friends and with mutual respect for one another.
"Mid-Valley has really good bowling that's all I can really say. I'm surprised this league has only been around for three years because there's a lot of good talent in Mid Valley. So hopefully this keeps on growing and these guys keep on shooting their 270 games and all that," again said Brian.
It's one lane and one frame at a time for the Spartans to strike gold and bring home that state title.