LIHU‘E — As a sophomore, Noel Campos led ‘Aiea to a state title last season, ironically on her former home turf, Lihu‘e Lanes.
Now a junior, the fifth-place finisher in last year’s state bowling championships, returned home and teamed up with a strong Kaua‘i girls team, who should contend for the KIF title this season.
“It feels really good to be back home, but I miss my friends and family on O‘ahu,” Campos said.
The 180 average bowler moved back to Kaua‘i because her sister, who she was living with, moved to Las Vegas.
Her main goal this season is to average over 200 and win the KIF crown.
Campos joins the 10th best bowler in the state in senior Meiling Keopuhiwa.
“It’s nice to have her back and I think we should have a better chance to win this year,” Kaua‘i head coach Wil Tabian said.
The KIF bowling season begins today at Lihu‘e Lanes, starting at 2 p.m. The Waimea girls and the Kaua‘i boys are the defending KIF champions.
“We have a decent squad coming back. We have the potenial to do well,” Tabian noted.
All bowling matches this season will commence at 2 p.m. at Lihu‘e Lanes.
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