The Port Angeles girls bowling team. From left, front, are Zoey Van Gordon, Izzy Spencer, Violet Mills, Kenadie Ring, Paige Pangaro and Abby Rudd. From left, rear, are Lily Thomas, Natalie Robinson, Abby Robinson, Taylor Worthington and Coach Rebecca Gundersen. Not pictured is Sophie Constant.

The Port Angeles girls bowling team. From left, front, are Zoey Van Gordon, Izzy Spencer, Violet Mills, Kenadie Ring, Paige Pangaro and Abby Rudd. From left, rear, are Lily Thomas, Natalie Robinson, Abby Robinson, Taylor Worthington and Coach Rebecca Gundersen. Not pictured is Sophie Constant.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: Port Angeles girls bowling team

For the first time, we’re recognizing an entire team for our weekly Athletes of the Week feature.

Usually, a brand new sports team struggles in its first couple of years.

Not the Port Angeles girls bowling team, which was formed just a few weeks ago. In the girls’ inaugural season, they qualified for the West-Central District 3 tournament with a second-place finish at the Olympic League tournament last week.

The Roughriders saved their best for the league tourney, bowling a season-high game of 704 and a season-high Baker score of 161. They got three girls — Abby Robinson, Zoey Van Gordon and Paige Pangara — ranked in the top 10 at the league tournament.

Meanwhile, Sequim will send two individuals, Nikoline Updike and Morgan Kayser, to district, with a third bowler, Tilly Lundstrom, as an alternate.

The district tournament will be held in Tacoma this Saturday.

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