"My dad and my mom wanted me to start having extracurricular activity," said Ives. "They promised me they would get me an XBOX 360 if I did something, so I started bowling. I got hooked on it after about two months and just stuck with it.
Ives has been bowling for five years, and in the past year his average score rose from a 146 to a 210. That is something he attributes to hard work.
"I'm almost like a bowling addict I guess you could say because I bowl here almost every day," said Ives.
All of Ives' hardwork and determination paid off last Saturday when he kept bowling strike after strike after strike all the way to a perfect game.
"After I got that first nine, everybody just stopped bowling," said Ives. "As soon as it happened, the place just erupted in applause. I was the last one and everybody just started cheering when I got 11 and I finally got that last one. I almost was crying, you knwo crying tears with it."
Ives' perfect game is only the second in the history of the Midland-Odessa Youth League, but he's not content.
"I just gotta move on to the next goal, you know."
One goal is to make the Pro Tour. For Kevin, that would be perfect.