Bowling - Wed, Dec. 26, 2012
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - The Union bowling teams are at the halfway point in their season, and both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are looking to build on their progress.

This group of young men and women have worked hard this first semester," said Union interim coach Chelsea Gilliam. "This is a very committed group that has worked hard already this year. I feel that it has shown in the improvements made at every tournament."

The Bulldogs posted a 12th-place finish at the Green River Classic and then finished 16th and 17th at their last two events. At the Raider Classic on Nov. 11 when Union placed 17th, Keith Venis posted a team-best finish as he came in 12th. 

The Union men return to action Thursday and Friday at the Keystone Quaker Classic in Allentown, Pa., followed by the Lehigh Valley Collegiate Classic on Saturday and Sunday, also in Allentown.

After placing ninth out of 13 teams at the Green River Classic to open the season, the Lady Bulldogs posted 15th- and 11th -place finishes in their last two events. Christy King recorded back-to-back top 25 finishes in the last two meets, coming in 23rd and 20th. Laurel Everett turned in the best individual finish as she came in 17th at the Striking Knights Invitational on Nov. 18.

Next up for the Lady Bulldogs is the the Honike Classic in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Jan. 12-13.

"The spring semester is a major part of our season," said Gilliam. "We have our host tournament and a couple others to start off and then postseason begins with the conference tournament, sectionals, and finally the national tournament.

"I feel we have the ability to make it into post season and we will do what we need to in order to be there at the end of the season," she continued. "The future is looking bright for this group and I am excited to see what is in store for us."