Given top area bowler at State finals

March 6, 2014

Five of Clare County’s varsity bowlers competed in the division three individual state finals on Saturday, competing against some of the best bowlers in the state at Jackson’s Airport Lanes.

Harrison’s Jerod Given fared the best of the area athletes, coming in 35th place in the boys’ portion, having a six game series of 1086.

Given, a sophomore, started off with a 181, then rolled games of 178, 167, 188 and 182.

Farwell’s Riley Skornicka finished in 47th with 1020 pins.

Skornicka, a senior, started off strong with a 183 but followed that with games of 135, 145 and 166 before finishing well with games of 191 and 200.

The top finishers on the girls’ side of things was Harrison’s Courtney King, who placed 51st with 905 pins on the day.

King, a senior began well with a 196 but couldn’t match that the rest of the day with scores of 138, 119, 166, 141 and 145.

Coming in 52nd was Farwell junior Toni Boyd, who had a total of 899 pins.

Boyd started with a 164, then had scores of 101, 199, 152, 118 and 165.

Lauren Eiger of Farwell also competed, coming in 57th with a score of 837.

Eiger, a senior had games of 142, 122, 135, 154, 124 and 160.

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