The Bowling regular season is winding down, with regionals on the horizon on March 19-20. A recap of some late season action:
Battle Creek Pennfield 18 Hastings 12: The Saxons lost to Pennfield in an Interstate 8 match. Austin Fenstemaker (247), Cameron Eaton (168-191), Drew Rhodes (179) and Gage Richmond (183-192) paced Hastings in scoring.
Byron Center 22 East GR 8: The Bulldogs thwarted the Pioneers in OK White play. James Wheeler (244), Jeff Wheeler (226-201) and Dom Batraville (229-214) led Byron Center to victory. Corbin Olsson (255) and Finn Moher (237-212) led EGR.
Caledonia 21 Grandville 9: The Fighting Scots put together a strong performance to top Grandville. Ayden Sulzener (227), Nick Dykstra (232) and Parker Dekubber (235) led Caledonia to this victory, as they topped Grandville by 255 pins.
East GR 27 Greenville 3: The Pioneers dominated Greenville in OK White action. Finn Moher posted a 213-204 series, while Corbin Olsson’s 251 single game was the best on either side. Greenville was led by Anthony Mangold (235).
East Kentwood 22 Grandville 8: The Falcons got the best of the Bulldogs in OK Red play. James Ansell (224), Antonio Martinez (205) and Nick Boomstra (201) led EK.
Frankenmuth 29 Saginaw Nouvel 1: The Eagles cruised to a victory over Nouvel in a TVC crossover match. Cameron Sever led the ‘Muth with 203, Alec Martin added a 200 game, while Hunter Garchow added a 190-180 series.
GR Catholic Central 17 Forest Hills Eastern 13: The Cougars beat the Hawks in OK Gold action. David Sepulveac (200-163) posted GRCC’s top score, while Jonah Whalen’s series (160-151) was the best for FHE.
Hudsonville 27 Grand Haven 3: The Eagles defeated the Bucs in OK Red play. Connor Mesman (233-219), Peyton VanKampen (235-213), Jaxson Wicker (193-215) and Brenden Unseld (222-224) posted 400+ series for Hudsonville. Grand Haven was led by Brantley Wicks (246) and Collin Prokopec (193-210).
Middleville 27 Forest Hills Eastern 3; The Trojans battled, topping the Hawks in convincing fashion. Michael Wilshire (263-202) and Ethan Kriekaard post a 186-246 series total.
Rockford 25 Hudsonville 5: The Rams cruised to a big win over the Eagles. Jackson Emmert (237-223) led Rockford, while Owen Alston (217-223) contributed a strong individual series.
Unity Christian 16 Reeths Puffer 14: The ‘Saders battled against Puffer, taking down the Rockets late in the match. UC led 6-4 after the Bakers, and they got 195 from Tanner Pitsch and a 189 from Ryan Shinabery to win the match.
Vicksburg 17 Mattawan 13: The Bulldogs edged the Wildcats on Saturday. Eric Wheeler posted a 161 for Mattawan, while Charlie Johnson added a 162.
OK Red Conference Championship: The Hudsonville Eagles captured the OK Red Conference Championship over the weekend. Caledonia won both the pre-conference and post-conference tournaments, but Hudsonville’s 10.5-1.5 conference record in matches propelled them to the overall title.
Wolverine Conference Tournament: Allegan captured the conference tournament championship in the Wolverine Conference, but Three Rivers managed to maintain the overall conference championship. Jim Tolfree (Three Rivers) earned Wolverine Conference Coach of the Year honors.
Byron Center 30 East GR 0: The Pioneers were completely swept by Byron Center in OK White play. Mady Komrad (237) and Jenna Kroft (227) paced Byron Center in scoring. Eleanor Hileman led the Pioneers with a 154.
East Kentwood 21 Jenison 9: The Falcons beat the Wildcats in OK Red action as Parker Lovejay set the pace with a 247. He followed up with a 193-point effort. Seth Parrow shot a 206-249 to lead Jenison in defeat.
Frankenmuth 28 Saginaw Nouvel 2: The Eagles topped the Panthers in a TVC crossover bowling match. After sweeping both Baker games, they continued their roll in the individual games. Jozie Felske led the ‘Muth with 164-134, with Tia Bierlein (127), Katie Deal (122) and Hannah Brown (107) adding strong performances.
GR Catholic Central 16 Forest Hills Eastern 14: The Cougars took down the Hawks in OK Gold action. Madi Kehoe (144-145) and Bianca Chavez (139) posted the top scores for GRCC. Megan Schestag (122-119) was FHE’s top scorer.
Grandville 18 Caledonia 12: The Bulldogs defeated Caledonia in the regular season finale for the Fighting Scots. Alexa Baker (188-155) paced Grandville, while Kala Bisterfeldt (181-183) was the top scorer for Caledonia.
Greenville 26.5 East GR 3.5: The ‘Jackets dominated the Pioneers in the lanes. Kellsey Green posted a 387 series while Genesys Noble added a 335 series. Anna Edleman (278) and Laura Hulburt (268) led the Pioneers in scoring.
Greenville 27 Forest Hills Northern 3: The ‘Jackets defeated FHN in a conference battle. Kellsey Green led the way with 179, while Hailey Gillmer added a 169.
Hastings 28 Jackson Northwest 2: The Saxons found a way to secure a league win, taking down Northwest. Abby Barton (161-164), Ally Herder (133-203), Daisy Kerby (147-133) and Shyanna Baker (139) led the way for Hastings.
Hudsonville 23 Grand Haven 7: The Bucs lost to the Eagles in OK Red action. Morgan Blouw led Hudsonville with a 235, while Alexis Thompson scored a 215 for Grand Haven.
Hudsonville 16 Rockford 14: The Eagles edged the Rams in OK Red action. Morgan Blouw (212-190) paced Hudsonville, while Bryanna Bentley added a 196. Rockford was led by Gabby Breke, who posted a 213-184.
Mattawan 27 Portage Northern 3: The Wildcats had little trouble finishing their regular season with a win over Portage Northern. Janelle Wheeler led Mattawan with 174, while Mackenzie Pierce posted a 169.
Middleville 28 Forest Hills Eastern 2: The Trojans thrashed FHE in OK Gold action. Carly Snyder (188-170) and Dalace Jousma (179-149) posted the high scores for Middleville. Tina Ferrer 146-143 paced FHE.
Unity Christian 17 Jenison 13: The ‘Saders topped the Wildcats in a close non-league match. Madison Schrotenboer (178), Alyssa Ridder (170) and Marissa Stanton (147-140) propelled Unity to this victory. Jenison was led by Bianca Kammers (169-189) and Caitlyn Duffey (177-170).
OK Red Conference Championship: Hudsonville completed the season sweep to win the OK Red title with an undefeated campaign. They won all 12 matches, the pre-conference tournament and the post-conference tournament.
Wolverine Conference Tournament: Allegan captured the conference tournament title, allowing the Tigers to repeat as overall conference champions. Tonia Lamb, the leader of Allegan’s girls bowling team, earned Coach of the Year honors.