The MHSAA Bowling season rolls along with another jam-packed week of action. Highlights from the MSR coverage area can be found below:
Allendale 22 Coopersville 8: The Falcons secured an OK Blue victory over the Broncos. It was a sweep in the Bakers for Allendale, and they edged out Coopersville in the individual games.
Allendale 15 Zeeland 15: The Falcons and Zeeland came to an even draw on the lanes. It was an extremely competitive game that saw Alex Vogt and Nick Woodman pace Zeeland.
Birch Run 19 Frankenmuth 11: The Panthers defeated the ‘Muth thanks to a 10-0 sweep in the Bakers. In the individual games, the teams were nearly even, but they could not overcome the deficit.
Cedar Springs 27 Forest Hills Eastern 3: The Red Hawks took down the Hawks in an OK Gold battle. Cody Marshall (208-175) and Alex Steil (205-167) led the way for Cedar Springs. Ashton Feenstra (170) and Bryce Jenkins (166) led FHE.
East Grand Rapids 28 Lowell 2: The Pioneers dominated their rivals at Clique Lanes on Monday evening. Caden Chenlo (227-193), Nolan Snoeyer (185-199), Michael Colombo (194-251), and Finn Moher (233-186) led EGR. Theo Wassink made his varsity debut, and also secured a point with a 153-151 victory in Game 2.
East Grand Rapids 29 Potter’s House 1: The Pioneers nearly swept the Pumas. Just a single victory in the individual games prevented the perfect 30-0 win.
Forest Hills Eastern 26.5 Ottawa Hills 3.5: The Hawks soared past the Bengals in an OK Gold battle on Monday evening. Ashton Feenstra (166), Jonah Whalen (161) and Bryce Jenkins (150-154) led the way for the victors. Kamani Jones Jr (145-164) and Alexander Hamm (123-145) paced Ottawa Hills.
Frankenmuth 29 Essexville Garber 1: The Eagles nearly swept Garber in Saturday’s match. Mayson Knop (231) and Cameron Severs (189) posted strong scores for the ‘Muth.
Hastings 28 Parma Western 2: The Saxons hosted the Panthers and cruised their way to victory. Jackson Byers (185), Cam Eaton (179-142), Miles Lipsey (161-181) and Gage Richmond (154-191) had phenomenal performances for Hastings.
Kalamazoo Central 20 Otsego 10: The score was misleading in this narrow win by the Maroon Giants. In the final game, it came down to the last frame. Otsego’s bowler hit a clutch pocket shot, posting a split. K Central responded with a spare that earned the individual point, and narrowly gave the Maroon Giants the series as well. This frame swung the match from a 16-15 Otsego win on tiebreak to a 20-10 K Central victory.
Marshall 22 Hastings 8: The Redhawks defeated the Saxons in an Interstate 8 battle. Miles Lipsey (215) and Cam Eaton (189) scored victories with high scores for the Saxons.
Mattawan 24 Otsego 6: The Wildcats took down the Bulldogs in a league match. Eric Wheeler (249-171), Charlie Johnson (214) and Tyler Pierce (159) paced Mattawan in victory.
Mattawan 22 Vicksburg 8: The Wildcats defeated Vicksburg over the weekend. Eric Wheeler (221), Cameron Johnson (178), Tyler Pierce (149) and Charlie Johnson (140) led Mattawan in their victory.
Northview 21 East Grand Rapids 9: The Northview team took down the Pioneers in an OK White battle. It was 6-4 Wildcats after the Bakers, and they kept their momentum in the individual games, edging EGR by just 60 pins.
Orchard View 29 Fremont 1: The Cardinals nearly swept the Packers in this one. Andrew Lyon and Gave VanVleet paced Fremont with 155 games.
Rockford 18 East Kentwood 12: The Rams defeated the Falcons in an OK Red battle. Talon Riksen (258), Tony DeLuccia (248) and Landon Stoklas (227) led Rockford in their victory that saw them overcome a Baker sweep. EK was paced by Parker Lovejoy (212-193), Elijah Cruz (205) and Bradyn Curtis (199).
Sturgis 27 Edwardsburg 3: The Trojans cruised past the Eddies. After sweeping the Bakers, the stellar play continued. Blake Adamski (198), Caleb Heason-Bohlen (157-172), Christian Quirin (173) and Drake Harker (142-167) led the way. Edwardsburg was paced by Brayden Hardy (168) and Colin West (174).
Three Rivers 20 Sturgis 10: The Trojans got past 1000 pins for the first time this year, but a Baker Sweep proved to be too much for Sturgis to overcome. Christian Quirin (241) and Blake Adamski (227) led the way for Sturgis. Sully Zietlow (242-206) paced Three Rivers.
Zeeland 29 Mona Shores 1: The co-op Zeeland crew nearly swept the Sailors. Alex Vogt (233), Nick Woodman (211) and Noah Vandervelde (201) led the way for the Dux. Trevor Blackburn added a 194 for Zeeland in his first ever match.
Alma 21 Frankenmuth 9: The Panthers defeated the Eagles in TVC action. It was a split in the Bakers that allowed Alma to take a 6-4 lead. Alma’s roll continued into the individual games. Frankenmuth was led by Jozie Felske who bowled a 130.
Birch Run 23 Frankenmuth 7: The second match at Alert Lanes on Saturday saw the ‘Muth lose to Birch Run. Similar to the Alma match, Frankenmuth split the Bakers and found themselves down 6-4. The individual game woes continued. Hannah Brown (153) and Jozie Felske (133) led the Eagles.
Cedar Springs 27 Forest Hills Eastern 3: The Red Hawks took down a three-player FHE squad. Kayla Walters (170-126) and Chloe Fisk (155-150) led Cedar Springs. Emilee Nowicki (179) and Sarah Laidler (160-143) paced FHE.
Coopersville 28 Allendale 2
East Grand Rapids 28 Potter’s House 2: The Pioneers started just four bowlers, while Potter’s House started five. It wouldn’t make a difference in this convincing victory for Hunter Myers’ squad.
Fremont 26 Orchard View 4: The Packers defeated the Cardinals at Northway Lanes. A sweep in the Bakers set them up for success. Sophia Romine set a new personal best 197, while Makayla Johnson added a 148.
Hastings 29 Parma Western 1: The Saxons swept the Bakers on their way to a blowout victory against Parma. Ally Herder (148), Shyanna Baker (146-130), Amber Rabideau (146), Abby Barton (156-132) and Andrea Rhodes (167-167) led Hastings.
Lowell 30 East Grand Rapids 0: The Red Arrows took down a short-handed EGR squad that only started three bowlers. This allowed them to complete a sweep.
Marshall 17 Hastings 13: The Redhawks defeated Hastings by four points. Andrea Rhodes (191), Shyanna Baker (148-129) and Amber Rabideau (150) all scored points with strong efforts.
Northview 20 East Grand Rapids 10: The Wildcats doubled up the Pioneers on the scoreboard in this match. It was 6-4 Pioneers after the Bakers, but Northview rallied. Erin Fennema (132-112) and Courtney Delaney (160-159) led the Wildcats. EGR was paced by Avery Bishop (15) and Keely Tyrer (112).
Otsego 30 Kalamazoo Central 0: The Bulldogs cruised past K Central. Wybie Burke led the way with a 146 for Otsego.
Otsego 22 Mattawan 8: The Bulldogs took down the Wildcats in a league match. Aurora Winters (100), Brenna Hagenbarth (92), Klara Kruschwitz (82) and Sarah Nondorf (82) led Mattawan.
Sturgis 23 Edwardsburg 7: The Trojans led just 6-4 after the Bakers, but their stellar play in individual games carried them to victory. Maddison Bailey (166), Lydia Boland (152) and Kortnie Matz (144) led Sturgis. The Eddies saw a team-high from Kayla Tweedy (143-127).
Three Rivers 27 Sturgis 3: The Wildcats swept the Bakers and kept on rolling past a strong Sturgis crew. Brooklyn Page (221-206) and Tayler Mohney (210-191) led Three Rivers. Kortnie Matz (191) paced the Trojans.
Zeeland 30 Allendale 0: The Zeeland squad raced past Allendale in a 30-0 sweep. Morgan Smith (236), Alyssa Fortney (205), Ellie Drenten (202) and Hayden Pompey-Oshinski (196) rolled strong games for Zeeland.
Zeeland 30 Mona Shores 0: It was another sweep for the co-op Zeeland crew. Morgan Smith (252), Alyssa Fortney (225-225) and Ellie Drenten (213) led the way for the victors. Zeeland set a new state-high for this season with a 258 Baker game.
Rockford Invite: Eight teams travelled to the Rockford Invite over the weekend. East Kentwood brought home the boys title with a 2762 team total. They narrowly edged Rockford (2747) and Allegan (2746). On the girls’ side, Grandville secured the title with a 2283 total. Allegan (2161) and Byron Center (2102) rounded out the top three. The All-Tournament team for the boys was Alec Bisterfeldt (Caledonia, 547), Parker Lovejoy (East Kentwood, 479), Nate VanderBeek (Wyoming, 471), Andrew Snyder (Allegan, 465), Landon Stoklas (Rockford, 465), Tyler Bockhein (Rockford, 448), Tony DeLuccia (Rockford, 431) and Connor Vandersloot (Grandville, 419). On the girls side, Chloe Fisk (Cedar Springs, 394), Paiton Thompson (Grandville, 391), Kala Bisterfeldt (Caledonia, 381), Kyleigh Smith (East Kentwood, 363), Harleigh Wesche (Allegan, 354), Kayley Seeley (Grandville, 346), Emily Brown (Grandville, 345) and Leah Snyder (Allegan, 334) brought home the honors.
Sturgis at the Troy High Tri-County Invitational: The Trojans were one of just three non-Division 1 teams at the talented event. The boys averaged 181 on the day, but they were just 25 pins short of advancing to the bracket play. The ladies posted a 142 average, which placed them in the bracket in 15th place.