It was a busy week of high school bowling across the Michigan Sports Radio area. A recap of the coverage:
Allegan 30 Otsego 0: The Tigers swept Otsego on Wednesday. Trenton Nagelkirk (227-184), Shane Wesche (204-204), Andrew Snyder (199) and Christian Brink (195) led the way.
Allegan 22 South Haven 8: The Tigers completed a 2-0 week with a win over the Rams. They set a school record for high series (2008), as Andrew Snyder (257-223), Trenton Nagelkirk (222), Shane Wesche (219-213) and Ryan Brink (215) all broke the 200+ pins barrier.
Allendale 20 Coopersville 10: The Falcons took down the Broncos on Wednesday. Coopersville led 6-4 after the Bakers, but Allendale came to play the remainder of the match. Braden Vanham was the star for Allendale with a 258-180 series, while Gabe Netzel added a 203. Aydin Johnson (201-170) paced Coopersville.
Battle Creek Pennfield 29 Hastings 1: The Saxons were nearly swept by Pennfield on Tuesday. Cam Eaton scored the lone point with a 139. Gage Richmond posted a 169-165, while Austin Fenstemaker scored a 156.
Cedar Springs 29 Forest Hills Eastern 1: The Red Hawks nearly blanked FHE in an OK Gold match. Drew Abbo (123) scored the Hawks’ lone point. Cody Marshall (198) and Ethan Plummer (187-184) led Cedar Springs.
Forest Hills Northern 16 East GR 14: The Huskies edged the Pioneers in an OK White match. The Pioneers took a 10-0 lead in the Baker Games, but struggled in the individual matches. Finn Moher (212-185) posted the highest score for EGR.
Grandville 23 East Kentwood 7: The Bulldogs defeated the Falcons on Thursday in an OK Red showdown. Grandville won all 10 Baker Games points, and continued to roll in the individual games. Logan Straub (200-232) and Connor Morse (205) led the way for Grandville, while EK relied on Parker Lovejoy (233) and Antonio Martinez (211).
Greenville 28.5 Forest Hills Central 1.5: The ‘Jackets captured a Wednesday victory over the Rangers. After a sweep in the Baker Games, Greenville continued to roll. Logan Noble posted a 223-215 series, and Anthony Mangold scored 422 pins (236-186). Zach Guikema (150-204) scored all 1.5 points for the Rangers.
Hastings 16 Marshall 14: The Saxons bested Marshall in a Interstate 8 match. They took a 6-4 lead after the Baker Games, and that proved to be the difference as they split the individual games. Drew Rhodes (210-170), Steven VanOoy (166-189) and Gage Richmond (223-266) led the way for Hastings in this victory.
Hudsonville 21 Caledonia 9: The Eagles beat the Scots in an OK Red match. Jaxson Wicker (226-214) and JJ Swain (256-205) led the way for Hudsonville, while Alec Bisterfeldt (221-222) had the best series for Caledonia.
Kalamazoo Central 20 Battle Creek Lakeview 10: The Maroon Giants won their weekend match against Battle Creek Lakeview. In nail-biting singles matches, Suhib Bedoor earned a 117-115 victory, Chance Vallelunga won 159-156 and Andrew Jenkins reeled off a 178-170 win.
Middleville 29 Forest Hills Eastern 1: The Trojans nearly swept FHE on Tuesday, with Gabe Biel’s 178 earning the Hawks their lone point. Michael Willshire (199-175) and Wyatt Jacobson (144-194) posted the best scores for Middleville.
Northview 21 Byron Center 9: The Wildcats topped the Bulldogs on Wednesday. After losing the first Baker Game, Northview closed on a 21-5 run. Kyle Pranger (256-203), Ethan Holt (215-206), Ryan Carpenter (224) and Ian Carmichael (202) all recorded 200+ scores for Northview. Josh Boersma (226), Adam Coval (208), and James Wheeler (216) did the same for Byron Center.
OK Red Mid-Conference Tournament: The Caledonia Fighting Scots won the OK Red Mid-Conference Tournament over the weekend. They posted a 3829 team score, which edged out a close battle between Jenison (3674), Hudsonville (3663) and Grand Haven (3635). Alec Bisterfeldt (Caledonia 719), Ayden Sulzener (Caledonia 680), Jaxson Wicker (Hudsonville 675), Aspen Pietryzkowski (Jenison 660) and Peyton VanKampen (Hudsonville 649) were the top five scoring individuals in the tournament.
Otsego 17 Three Rivers 13: The Bulldogs won a weekend match against Three Rivers, as John Clark (247-201) and Jack Ordway (200) posted high scores.
Paw Paw 28 Vicksburg 2: Paw Paw captured a convincing victory over Vicksburg. Justin Plankhorn (154-219) led Vicksburg, while Paw Paw had individual scores of 257, 246 and 225 posted by their team.
Sturgis 16 Coldwater 15: The Trojans and Cardinals bowled a thrilling match on Sunday. Coldwater took an 8-1 lead by winning the first individual games 979-890. Sturgis responded with a 897-896 second game victory. The teams split the Baker Games, and the total pin count resulted in a 15-15 tie. The teams went to a Baker Game roll-off, where Sturgis won 178-162 to capture the victory in the match. Caleb Henson-Bohlen (223), Drake Harker (218) and Blake Adamski (198) posted the highest scores for Sturgis.
Vicksburg 27 Mattawan 3: The Bulldogs topped the Wildcats over the weekend. Justin Plankenhorn posted a 162-223, while Regan Powell added a 169-200. Charlie Johnson of Mattawan led all scorers with a 193-242.
Allegan 27 Otsego 3: Allegan captured a victory over the Bulldogs on Wednesday. Haylee Thompson (171-181) was the top scorer, while Leah Snyder (168) and Savannah Beilfuss (164) added strong performances.
Allegan 29 South Haven 1: The Tigers swept the week with a near-sweep of South Haven. They set a team record for High Game (884), Series (1716) and Baker Game (210). Both Leah Snyder and Haylee Thompson posted a 212 individual score.
Battle Creek Pennfield 19 Hastings 11: The Saxons lost on Tuesday to Pennfield. The two teams split the Baker Games, before Pennfield won the individual games. Andrea Rhodes (179), Ally Herder (152) and Daisy Kerby (127) each scored points for Hastings.
Byron Center 15 TIE Northview 15: The Bulldogs and Wildcats tied in an OK White match. The teams split both the Baker Games and the Individual Games. Jenna Kroft (199-208) paced Byron Center, while Abby Ludwick (248-179) led Northview.
Cedar Springs 28 Forest Hills Eastern 2: The Hawks fell against the Red Hawks in an OK Gold match. Chloe Fisk (196-170) and Nicole Baker (151-181) led Cedar Springs, while FHE saw Abbey Addington (131-107) post their highest scores.
Coldwater 27.5 Sturgis 2.5: The Trojans fell against a strong Coldwater club on Sunday. Sturgis battled in the first individual game, losing by fifteen pins. Kortnie Matz posted a team high for Sturgis with a 213 score.
Forest Hills Northern 28 East GR 2: The Huskies dominated EGR in an OK White match. FHN swept the Bakers 250-226 and never looked back. Laura Hurlburt’s 119 was the highest total for a Pioneer that captured a point.
Greenville 30 Forest Hills Central 0: The ‘Jackets swept the Rangers in an OK White match. Siera Merlington (166) and Jailyn Rauch (170) led Greenville in this victory that kept them atop the OK White standings.
Hudsonville 29 Caledonia 1: The Eagles completed an undefeated first half of OK Red play with a near sweep of the Fighting Scots. Bryanna Bentley (216), Makenna Hendrickson (214-207) and Ciara DeJongh (202) posted the best individual scores for Hudsonville. Kala Bisterfeldt (193-207) earned Caledonia’s point on two split matches.
Marshall 23 Hastings 7: The Redhawks bested the Saxons on Thursday. Andrea Rhodes posted a team-high for Hastings with a 221, while Amber Rabideau scored a 168.
Middleville 29 Forest Hills Eastern 1: The Trojans topped the Hawks on Tuesday. Dalace Jousma posted a 186-126, while Carly Snyder scored 148 pins in both singles matches. Emma Stapleton scored a 166, earning FHE’s lone point.
OK Red Mid-Conference Tournament: The Hudsonville Eagles captured the title with a team pins total of 3470. Grand Haven and Rockford each posted a 3075 to tie for second. Grandville (2901), East Kentwood (2598), Caledonia (2587) and Jenison (2262) rounded out the leaderboard. Alexis Morgan (Grand Haven, 635), Bryanna Bentley (Hudsonville, 602), Ciara DeJongh (Hudsonville, 599), Makenna Hendrickson (Hudsonville, 580) and Lexi VanWuyckhuse (Jenison, 560) rounded out the top five individual performances in the event.
Sturgis 22 South Haven 8: The Trojans captured a victory over the Rams with a strong team effort. They took a 6-4 lead after the Bakers and battled off a South Haven charge in the second individual games (765-764 pin count) to win. Kortnie Matz (158-152) and Janae Baumeister (132-185) led the way for Sturgis. Jazzlin Johnson (157-173) led South Haven.
Three Rivers 19 Otsego 11: The Wildcats topped Otsego, but Alicyn Klok posted a 190 for Otsego.
Vicksburg 29.5 Paw Paw 0.5: The Bulldogs nearly swept Paw Paw in a Wolverine Conference match. Mykah Reaner (165-147) and Sammi Fritz (164-121) led Vicksburg. Taryn Welling’s 162 was the best score for Paw Paw.
Vicksburg 21 Mattawan 9: The Bulldogs won over Mattawan over the weekend. Mykah Zehner rolled a 156-174, while Samantha Fritz added a 112-174. Janelle Wheeler posted a 112-162 for Mattawan.