Harlem senior bowler Jake Nimtz had two reasons to celebrate the first Friday of December - he turned 18 years old and signed his national letter of intent to bowl for McKendree in Lebanon, Illinois.
Nimtz has had an illustrious career as a Huskie - he rolled the third best score for Harlem at state as a freshman, and followed that up with a 3,011 score at state as a sophomore to take top individual honors that year. As a junior, he carded the fifth best individual score at state for Harlem, and now heads into his senior year eager to put the final touches on his four-year career. He credits the quality of NIC-10 boys bowling for his steady improvement.
"Having such good competition with each other, it makes you want to push yourself to be better," Nimtz said. "Having them push me the last few years has made me better as a bowler myself."
It was an emotional day holding the ceremony at Forest Hills Lanes. "It's really special because I've grown up here as a child. My grandparents ran this place before they passed away. Being here meant a lot because I knew they were here too."