As the calendar flipped to February, the lanes heated up. A quick recap of Monday’s action.
Allegan 16 def Paw Paw 14: The Tigers pulled out a narrow victory against Paw Paw. Christian Brink led the team with a 419 series (233-186). Shane Wesche added a 200 individual game.
Allendale 16 def Reeths-Puffer 14: The Falcons topped the Rockets on Monday. After a split result in the Baker Games, Allendale’s pin total (325-315) gave them a narrow 6-4 edge. Puffer responded by winning four of five individual matches to take a 12-7 lead. In the second series of individual matches, Allendale won three matches, and captured the total pin count by twelve. Jace Ayala led Puffer with a 213 game. Nate Diephouse led Allendale with a 204 game, while Sean Jenkins scored a 176 and won both points.
Caledonia 25 def Grand Haven 5: The Fighting Scots won big on the scoreboard, but the pin count was much closer. Grand Haven got 200+ games from Brantley Wicks (218), Jaxon Batka (204) and Austin Breuker (202). Parker DeRubber led Caledonia with a 460 series (214-246), while Alec Bisterfeldt posted a 424 (221-203).
Cedar Springs 29 def Wayland 1: The Red Hawks took down a short-handed Wayland team on Monday afternoon. Andrew Fliearman paced Cedar Springs with a 404 series (225-179), while Cody Marshall nearly broke the 400 club (399 series, 219-180). Alan Beggs led Wayland with a 374 series (235-139), scoring the Wildcats’ lone point.
East GR 18 def Northview 12: The Pioneers got up early 10-0 in the Baker Games with narrow wins by a combined 21 points. Corbin Olsson paced the team with a 412 series (212-200). Finn Moher posted a 203 to help deliver the win. Ron Horling posted a 374 series (204-170) to lead Northview.
Fruitport 26 def Mona Shores 4: The Trojans had little trouble against the Sailors on Monday. Evan Simonis posted a 420 series (228-192), while Zander Leonard (220), Jray Conklin (218) and Cameron Weaver (216) posted strong individual games.
Greenville 22 def Lowell 8: The ‘Jackets took down the Red Arrows on Monday in an OK White battle. Greenville swept the Baker Games by a combined tally of 337-234 to jump out to a 10-0 lead. They proceeded to sweep the first regular games (919-667) to create a 19-0 edge. Devin Knickerbocker led the way with a 375 series for Greenville (226=149), while Logan Noble (208) broke 200 in a single game. Lowell was paced by a 373 series (193-180) from Jakob Reynolds.
Hudsonville 15 tied Jenison 15: The Eagles and Wildcats tied in an OK Red battle on Monday. The Baker Games were close, as the teams each won a game. Jenison won the two points for the pins total lead, 400-373. After Hudsonville won four of the first five individual games, Jenison rallied with four wins in the final series. Brendan Unseld was the top scorer for Hudsonville with a 485 (226-259), while Seth Parrow led Jenison with a 435 (210-225).
Kenowa Hills 29 def Ottawa Hills 1: The Knights took down the Bengals in an OK Gold match. Luke Buck posted a high team series score for Kenowa Hills (419, 232-187), while Greyson White posted a pair of 190s to finish with a 380 series. Sherrod Raglin posted Ottawa Hills’ best series total (291), while Jaycee Quam led the team with a single-game best of 181.
Middleville 16 def GR Catholic Central 14: The Trojans took down the Cougars in a close game. GRCC swept the Baker Games, but Middleville dominated in the individual games. Michael Willshire led the team with a 428 series (215-213), with Wyatt Jacobson (409, 189-220) close behind. David Shamblin was the top scorer for the Cougars (426 series, 214-212).
Rockford 28 def East Kentwood 2: The Rams rolled their way to a convincing victory on Monday. They swept the Baker Games by a total of 353-301, and followed that up with eight victories in ten matches. Tony DeLuccia finished with the best series for Rockford (446, 225-221), Micah Frost posted a 435 (212-223), and Sam Colbey added a 414 (212-202). Parker Lovejoy scored the single-game high for East Kentwood with a 201.
South Christian 17 def Forest Hills Eastern 13: The Sailors took down the Hawks in a conference match. FHE swept the Baker Games to take a 10-0 lead, but they were defeated in the individual matches. Lucas Hineline (392, 193-199) finished as South Christian’s top scorer, while Lance Koelzer paced FHE with a 347 series (161-186).
Sturgis 22 def Constantine 8: The Trojans jumped out to a 10-0 with a 224-190 series in the Baker Games. Constantine rallied with a 889-868 win in the first series of individual games to come back within five at 12-7. Sturgis bounced back with a 904-747 victory in the second set of games to come out victorious. Drake Harker led Sturgis with a 416 series (234-182), while Constantine was led by Corey Goldsmith (475 series, 216-259).
Unity Christian 26 def Wyoming 4: Unity Christian started their Monday afternoon victory with a sweep of the Baker Games (449-344). In the individual games, they won six of the ten matches. Tanner Pitsch paced the team with a 389 series (204-185), Tyler DeKock added a 367 (206-161), and Alex Waters posted a 363 (193-170). Sawyer VanDyke was the match’s top scorer, as Wyoming posted a 426 series (203-223).
Zeeland 28 def Coopersville 2: The Zeeland combined bowling team dominated Coopersville on the lanes. A Baker Games sweep gave the team a 10-0 lead. Grant Bush posted a 433 series (216-217) to lead Zeeland, and Isaiah Reyes added a 419 series (204-215).
Allegan 30 def Paw Paw 0: The Tigers blanked Paw Paw in their Monday night match. Leah Snyder (178), Haylee Thompson (170) and Rainah Spohn (158) were the top three scorers.
East GR 29 def Northview 1: The Pioneers nearly swept Northview in this victory. Anna Edleman posted a 249 series (124-125), while Laura Hurlburt added a 222 series (121-101).
Forest Hills Eastern 27 def South Christian 3: The Hawks took down a short-handed South Christian team with a sweep in the Baker Games and a 7-3 individual match advantage. Megan Schestag finished with a 214 series to lead FHE, while Lexi Westra was the Sailors’ best scorer with her 261 series (141-120).
Fruitport 17 def Mona Shores 13: The Trojans remained unbeaten with a victory over a strong Mona Shores team. Jessica Plichta led the team with a 407 series (216-191), while Bryanna Hanson finished with a 327 series (167-160).
Grand Haven 20 def Caledonia 10: The Bucs took down Caledonia in an OK Red battle. Alexis Morgan had the high score with a 218, while Alexis Thompson added a 202. Savannah Hitsman won both of her match points to help deliver a victory. Kendra Whitman led Caledonia with a 323 series (165-158), and Carley Hopkins added a 320 series (180-140).
Greenville 15 tied Lowell 15: The ‘Jackets and Red Arrows tied on Monday. Kellsey Green (172) and Jailyn Rauch (161) led Greenville in this match.
Hudsonville 30 def Jenison 0: Hudsonville posted a clean sweep of the Wildcats with a phenomenal performance. In the first game, the five Eagles bowlers posted a 1000 team score. Makenna Hendrickson posted a 470 series to lead the team (258-212), while Emilee Vis joined her in the 200+ single game club (202). Lexi VanWyychhuyse led Jenison with a 360 series (182-178).
Middleville 20 def GR Catholic Central 10: The Trojans took down GRCC in an OK Gold battle. Carly Snyder paced Middleville with a 401 series (224-177), with Dalace Jousma (356 series, 188-168) putting a season-best effort out there. Madi Kehoe was the top scorer for GRCC (414, 192-222).
Unity Christian 28 def Wyoming 2: The ‘Saders dominated the Wolves in Monday’s match. After sweeping the Baker Games to take a 10-0 lead, they won eight of the ten individual games. Madison Schrotenboer led the team with a 357 series (200-157), while Marrisa Stanton added a 335 (176-159). Wyoming was led by Lalia Lupercio, who scored a 389 series (190-199).
Wayland 29 def Cedar Springs 1: The Wildcats nearly swept Cedar Springs in an OK Gold match. After a Baker Games sweep, Wayland kept rolling. Kadence Bottrall was the top scorer with a 428 series (255-173), while Isabella Harnish posted a 342 series (195-147). Chloe Fisk led Cedar Springs with a 344 series (170-164).
Zeeland 30 def Coopersville 0: The Zeeland combined team swept Coopersville on Monday. In the individual games, they posted a team high 1045 score in the first set. Meghan Gemmill (236), Brianna Fortney (235) and Lexi VandenEnde (208) all posted season bests.