Participants must complete the following before practice or tryouts begin:

  1. Have a completed physical. This can be emailed to the office (, dropped off in the office (office hours are 7:15 - 3:30 M-F), or brought on or before the first day of tryouts. No player will be allowed to try out without a completed KSHSAA physical packet on file.

  2. All athletes must have a physical on file in the MS office before they can attend practice (no exceptions).  


Shannon Swift

Jason Brown

General Bowling Information for the 2023 Season

The school is finalizing details for the second season of SHMS Bowling. We will host a parent meeting on Monday, December 19th at 5:30 PM in the middle school commons. If your child will participate, this meeting is mandatory. If your child plans to bowl, but you can’t make it please contact Coach Swift before January 5th.

Practice Information

·       Bowlers will practice at Gage Bowl beginning Friday, January 6th.

·       The school will provide one bus to and from Gage Bowl each day.

·       Gage Bowl assigns each school a limited number of practice lanes. Thus, students will practice every other day.

Bowling Meet Information

·       Varsity will consist of one girl’s division and one boy’s division.

o   Each school can send 6 bowlers per division (6 boys and 6 girls)

o   Each school will be assigned 2 lanes.

·       For JV meets, bowlers are assigned 4 to a lane.

o   The school will take as many JV bowlers as the bowling center can accommodate.

·       The top ten finishers at each meet will medal.

·       Each Monday, Coach Swift will notify bowlers if they will compete at Varsity or JV and if they will attend the week’s bowling meet. JV bowlers will rotate the weeks they compete.

·       Bowlers must meet academic eligibility requirements to practice and compete. (See SHMS handbook.)

·       Your bowler must have a current physical on file in the office.

Fundraising and Fees

This is Year 2 for the SHMS bowling team. By district policy, newer teams are parent-funded for the first three years. Parents and sponsors fund the coaches’ stipends, bowling center fees, competition fees, transportation fees, and bowling shirts. We’ve completed two fundraisers: The direct donation campaign and operating the concession stand at last weekend’s wrestling meeting. The last fundraiser will be a pancake feed on the morning of 1/21/23. The fundraisers have been successful and have reduced the flat fee that all bowling families must contribute to participate in the season.

A note on the direct-donation campaign: The direct donation campaign raised money, but not in the way we expected. 1/3 of the bowlers were represented by donations with a small handful of students raising 90% of the total. We had envisioned that participation would be more equally distributed. To make things fair, if your child was represented by donations, we will rebate that against the flat fee.


·       $100 per bowler.

·       $45 sports fee

Fees must be paid by Thursday, January 5th. You may pay them via check or cash at the bowling meeting, by sending a check to school with your student, via RevTrak, or by calling 785-379-5830 and paying over the phone.