Marshfield junior to bowl for college scouts in Texas

Marshfield High junior bowler Troy Liggett, June 14, 2018. (SBG)

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Troy Liggett is a junior at Marshfield High School and is comfortable in his lane.

"I started bowling probably about five. My great grandmother started bringing me here."

What started off as a family hobby is now the reason he's headed to Texas soon for the Bowling Combine in Arlington, a gathering of college-eligible high schoolers to be critiqued by college scouts.

"It's a new opportunity," he says. "I'll get a lot more practice. They'll show me all my physical abilities and where I place among others."

He's also headed to nationals in Dallas after placing second in a qualifying game.

"My mom always tells me to keep a positive attitude, so I think of that each time; always try to get better."

His coach, Mike Hoyt, couldn't be happier.

"It's really exciting having a local bowler be able to qualify and then bowl in it," Coach Hoyt said. "It's meaningful, especially when they get excited and they make it this far."

The coach hopes that the Texas Combine opens up doors and college scholarships for Troy.

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