Clare boys finish 4th in bowling regionals

The Clare varsity bowling teams competed at regionals on Saturday at Park Center Lanes in Grand Rapids, though neither team could move on to the state finals. The boys team did not have an individual qualifier either, but senior Katheryn Warner came in fifth to move on to the individual finals for the girls.

The Clare boys took fourth place, missing out on the third state finals spot behind third place Grand Rapids South Christian who rolled 3511.

Douglas Prince was the top finisher for the boys as the junior rolled a six game score of 1042 to come in 16th place. Seniors Justin Calkins and Jordan Hales finished next for the Pionees, with Calkins knocking down 1033 pins and Hales getting 1017.

Dalton Cipoletti, a junior, rolled a 934 to come in 45th, senior Lucas Combs had a 910 to place 51st and sophomore Kyle Duffett took 58th with a score of 881.

The Clare girls came in 12th out of 17 teams, rolling a total score of 2553.

Warner led the way for the girls, coming in fifth place with a six game score of 1000. Fellow senior Kay Musser was the next finisher for the girls, coming in 24th with a pin total of 852 and freshman Natalya Prosser rolled a 782 and came in 38th.

Clare’s sophomore rollers of Desi Sayles and Samantha Warner came in 45th and 48th respectively, with Sayles rolling a 766 and Warner getting 761.

Farwell and Harrison competed the same day at the Cheboygan regional, with Farwell’s boys team coming in fifth with a pinfall of 3740 and the Harrison boys coming in 10th with 3503.In the girls portion, Farwell came in 10th with a pinfall of 2897 and Harrison came in 13th with a score of 2717.

The Harrison boys had Quincy Jones and Chase Howey qualify for the individual finals while Farwell’s Tony Boyd qualified for the girls.

The Harrison boys swept the top two spots, getting Jones, a junior to roll a six game score of 1269 to become regional champ and Howey, a sophomore rolled a 1267 to come in second. Senior Ryan Hubbard came in  in 46th with a total pinfall of 1011, freshman Jarod Given was 50th with 1001, Bradley Walsh, a sophomore was 58th at 951 and freshman Robert McCarver was 65th with 901.

For Farwell, Joshua Gross was the boys top  finisher with a 16th place finish and 1165 score, junior Riley Skornicka was 18th at 1162,  junior Jacob Eigner was 22nd with 1151, senior Kyle Skornicka was 43rd at 1033 and fellow senior Nick Saupe was 64th with 913. Freshman Jacob Gross rounded out the finishers for Farwell, coming in 72nd with a total pinfall of 859.

Boyd, a junior took ninth place to lead the Farwell girls and qualify for the state finals, getting a total pinfall of 1003. Sophomore Alex Osmond came in 30th with 914 and junior Lauren Eigner was 32nd with 909. Junior Cassie Reid was 58th at 780 and freshman Meeri Hujanen was 68th with 741. Junior Rebeka Averill rounded out the lineup for the Lady Eagles, coming in 81st with 674.

For Harrison, junior Courtney King was the top finishers, coming in 23rd with 943 pins and sophomore Ashley Johnson was 25th with 937.

Senior Taylor Bondie finished 52nd at 823, junior Kayla Shinerar was 60th at 777, junior Haley Sulla was 63rd at 758 and Shelby Kile, also a junior was 76th totaling 710 pins.

The individual bowling state finals are at Airport Lanes in Jackson on March 1 and 2.