KAKE Sports Athlete Of The Week: Hollyann Johansen

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January 26, 2012

Since then, his family's been knocking down pins throughout the generations, leading to a bright future for his great-granddaughter, our KAKE Sports Athlete Of The Week.

If you're looking for Hollyann Johansen in the bowling alley, then X marks the spot. The Bishop Carroll sophomore is coming off a city, regional, and state championship as a freshman.

Jim Nance/ Bishop Carroll Head Coach: "To have a freshman step up and win state is very rare in any sport. And HollyAnn is just that. She's got that make up. She's a rare individual and a rare competitor."

But her dynamic debut does come with extra weight, on top of an 8 pound ball.

Hollyann Johansen: "It's definitely pressure. It's a lot to live up to. But I'm trying to stay focused on the next shot. And not get too ahead of myself... The people around me that keep me happy, it makes it more fun, because you're not thinking about the pressure. You go and throw your shot and you're done."

So easy that strikes are the expectation. when all ten aren't falling, her coach has the easiest job in the world."

Nance: "Don't bother coaching her because she knows what she's doing wrong. And so if I tell her something it might just screw her up. So just leave her alone... She's a great coach on the alley as well. She helps everybody."

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