Many student-athletes would be happy to reach state once in their high school careers.

Hubbard bowler Jenny Reebel made it in the last two years and led the Eagles to a state tournament appearance on March 3.

The Eagles lost to eventually state finalist Coldwater 3-1 in the state quarterfinals. Reebel placed 11th among individual qualifiers with a three-game series of 557.

Reebel led the Eagles to an All-American Conference White Tier title in February. The Eagles won their title in February with a team total of 2,200 while Struthers finished in second with 1,966.

It was Hubbard’s fourth consecutive White Tier title.

During the conference tournament, Reebel was named the White Tier MVP after bowling a two-game score of 330.

Reebel’s performance at state led to an All-Ohio selection. She said it was a “honor” to be selected.

“It was just exciting getting to go to state again as a sophomore,” Reebel said. “I went as a freshman, but it was exciting to go again as a sophomore. To make the All-State team was really surprising for me.”

She said the her high level of performance has been “nerve-wracking” but was pleased with the team’s success in her first two years

“I feel if we work hard we’re gonna have a great team last year,” she said. “We’re losing a lot of our people, we’re losing four seniors next year that were on varsity.”

Even though the season just ended, Reebel is already focused on next season.

She is already a member of a summer bowling league at Bell-Wick Bowl in Hubbard. Reebel will go there once a week to practice with one of the boys bowling coaches during the offseason.

Reebel will be a junior in 2019, and the most experienced bowler on the team.

“I’ll be the oldest on our team as a junior,” Reebel said. “A lot of responsibility falls on me to make sure our team stays positive and to make sure we keep working — all of us as a team. Not just me, not just everybody else, but as a team.”

Reebel said she can improve next season and is willing to put in the work.

“Practice never stops,” Reebel said. “You’re never too good to not practice. You can always use practice and I think that’s what I’m gonna be doing a lot of this summer, the beginning of next year and throughout the season.”

— Dan Hiner

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