Wadena-Deer Creek / Bertha-Hewitt /

Verndale / Sebeka-Menagha / Park Rapids

High School Bowling Teams






For students in grade 7 - 12 who like to bowl and have the desire to become a better bowler.

Interested in learning more? Email Deanna







 Bowling is a co-ed sport in the fall and a girls-only sport in the winter.


Wadena Lanes is the sponsoring bowling center for the Wadena Lanes High School bowling teams.

Wadena Lanes provides lanes for practices and conference competition.

During the fall...

Practices are held at Wadena Lanes on Tuesdays evenings at 7:30 Thursday evenings at 5:30 p.m.

Matches are held on Saturday or Sunday afternoons at bowling centers

in Detroit Lakes, Fergus Falls, Wadena, Perham, and Bemidji


 The activity fee for the Wadena Lanes High School bowling team is $65.00


It is the opinion of many that Minnesota High School Bowling and Girls Minnesota High School Bowling

are the best-organized club programs in the state. The fall co-ed league features 128 varsity and 129 junior varsity teams,

with more than 1575 students competing throughout the state. The girls-only winter league

is just four years old and features 49 varsity teams with 325 students competing statewide.


Minnesota High School Bowling uses the baker-system. Five bowlers each bowl two frames

to complete a single game. It is a very exciting competition format for both players and spectators.


Each fall, 44 varsity and 50 junior varsity teams from around the state will advance to

Post season competition where they will compete for a chance at winning the state tournament.



Minnesota High School Bowling and Girls Minnesota High School Bowling are administered

by the Bowling Proprietors Association (BPAM) and are governed by a set of rules

that have been modeled after those of the Minnesota State High School League. Learn more about

the leagues at www.mhsb.org  or www.girlsmhsb.org.





          Bowling is an NCAA sport for women (many tournaments can be seen on ESPN) and an NAIA sport for men.

Approximately 100 colleges and universities are now offering scholarships to bowlers (men and women).  


          Bowling is good exercise. Many bowlers...

          * Burn up to 198 calories per hour

          * Use 134 muscles while bowling

          * Walk 1/2 a mile over a period of three games

          * Improve balance and hand/eye coordination


   For the past 10 years, bowling has been one of the two fastest growing varsity sports in the country.

Twenty states have varsity bowling. Twenty-seven states have club bowling.

In just the 20 states that offer varsity bowling, there are 52,000 high school bowlers.




   Bowling is non-contact sport. Bowlers experience very few significant injuries.

Bowling is done indoors. There is no extreme cold, heat, or humidity to deal with.