2018-02-08 / Sports


ATHERTON: The Atherton boys lost to No. 1 ranked Corunna Saturday. Gavin Libbie rolled a 258 for the high score.

The Atherton girls came close, but lost to Corunna by a mere six points. Madison Modonas was the high scorer for the girls (score not provided).

The Wolverines lost against New Lothrop on Jan. 27, despite Libbie firing a high score of 250. The varsity girls defeated New Lothrop and Sierra Pletcher shot her highest game to date, a solid 185. That’s 33 pins higher than her previous best, noted Atherton coach Don Lambert. – L.P.

BENDLE: The Bendle bowling teams faced Montrose on January 20, with the Bendle boys pulling out a 1,570-1,512 win. Bendle took a 10-0 lead after sweeping the Baker games, 166-152 and 153-104. Bendle then took both individual matches, 775-729 and 795-783.

In game one, Logan Counts led with a 209. Ryan Wick threw a 180, Chase Arnett 150 and Dennis Cook 90. In the second game, Ethan Morquecho threw a 191. Counts added a 175, Richard Mailhot 163, Arnett 138 and Wick 128.

The Lady Tigers defeated Montrose 1,678-1,257. Bendle won both Bakers, 182-120 and 166-88. In the individual matches, Bendle won both, 715-702 an 963-555. In game one, Anna Robbins led with a 170, followed by Brandi Clark with 146, Faith Lynn and Rylee Lambert with 145s and Aimee Hagar with 109. In the second game, Clark threw an impressive 264. Lambert tossed a 202. Robbins added a 168, Lynn 169 and Coreena Forstner 160.

Bendle faced Atherton on Jan. 27 and LakeVille on Feb. 3. The Tigers are scheduled to bowl against Bentley on Saturday and Corunna on Wednesday. – K.R.

BENTLEY: The Bulldogs competed against Montrose during Week 10 of Genesee Area Conference play and were unable to come away with a win on either the boys’ or the girls’ side.

The boys’ team lost both Baker games, 153-92 and 197-59. In the singles matches, Seth Allinger led the team with games of 198 and 159. Kieran Ferris followed with games of 169 and 148 and Ryan Teare had a 177 and a 129.

The girls’ team also lost both Baker games, dropping the first, 105-74, and the second, 141-57. Mackenzie Cooper led the team with games of 91 and 129. Kaylee Isbell had a 100 and a 106. Olivia Gooch rolled games of 104 and 100 and Shelby Haywood had games of 104 and 78.

Bentley is slated to face Bendle on Saturday at Grand Blanc Lanes. – A.V.

KEARSLEY: Kearsley’s Imari Blond took first place at the Cavaliers Singles Tournament on Saturday after defeating Grand Blanc’s Clarissa Baldwin in the finals, 227-127. Karlee Griffin also finished third for Kearsley.

The Lady Hornets had six bowlers participate, with five of the six qualifying for the top 32. Blond qualified first overall with a fourgame total of 800. Alexis Roof was 11th with 719, Barbara Hawes 12th with 718, Mary Wheeler 16th with 701 and Griffin 18th with 699.

All five Kearsley bowlers threw scores to move them on to the top 16. Blond, Hawes and Griffin then qualified for the final eight, with Blond and Griffin making it to the final four.

On Saturday, the Kearsley girls defeated Linden 29-1. The Lady Hornets swept both Bakers with 215- 154 and 229-120 for a 10-0 lead. In the first individual game, Kearsley threw a 1,084 and followed it up with a 1,026 in the second game. Linden scored a 623 and 592. Roof rolled a 269 and 248, Griffin 266 and 204 and Hawes 240 and 215. Wheeler added a 198, Allison Robbins 161 and Boychuck 136.

The Lady Hornets are currently sitting at 101 consecutive league wins, a streak that has been ongoing since January 2009. Coach Robert Ploof also leads Div. 2 with 130 wins and only 13 losses. The Lady Hornets, and Ploof, show no indication of slowing down any time soon.

The Kearsley boys also defeated Linden on Saturday, winning 28-2. Kearsley took the first Baker 154- 121 and the second 180-123 for a 10-0 lead. Kearsley then took the first match 952-789, led by Jake Reid’s 222. Justin Todd and Chase Gebhardt combined for a 205, Kyle Langworthy added a 203 and Nathan Maxwell 157.

In the second game, Kearsley threw a 936. Todd set the pace with a 235. Seth Varner added a 212, Langworthy 185 and Gebhardt and Maxwell combined for a 136.

Kearsley will face Brandon today and Clio on Saturday. – K.R.

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