Sturgis bowling competed Saturday and Sunday in the Mel Wolf Invitational hosted by Jackson. Saturday’s competition was the girls event and Sunday’s was the boys.
On Saturday, the Sturgis girls placed 10th out of 25 teams, falling short of the next round.
“A bit of a struggle in singles today, leads to missing the cut for the ladies in a deep field of 25 teams,” said coach Scott Spahr. “Tried to make up for it in Baker play but a three game stint of one bad game and two at just below their season average left them 50 pins short.
The top individual score for Sturgis was Kami Kimes at 159, followed by a 152 peak for Donna Henson-Bohlen and 148 from Kortnie Matz. Kimes had the best series at 289.
“Nice day for Kami Kimes in leading the team in performance and quite solid contributions from Jaden Moore and Lydia Boland. Another set of lessons learned,” added Spahr.
Then Sunday, the boys placed 10th out of 28 just miss the cut, but still had notable moments.
“Outstanding day, especially in singles, for Andrew Matz,” said Spahr. “Setting a freshman record for two game series with a 461 (208-253) and having the third highest game ever for a freshman (259-Drake Harker 2021).”
In addition to Matz, Caleb Hehnson-Bohlen had a 192 game and 369 series. Brayden Smoker had a 186 game.
“Super proud of what these gents are accomplishing this season. More good things on the way,” concluded Spahr.
For Three Rivers on Saturday, they picked up wins against Paw Paw at Eastland Lanes. The girls final was 28-2 with a 27-3 boys result.
Top boys scores came from Theo Hermann (214), Jonah Zietlow (184), and Devin Svoboda (180). Top girls marks came from Tayler Mohney (166), Laighnee Roll-Pike (161), and Maddie Hammon (122).
Sturgis and Three Rivers collide in a big Wolverine Conference match Tuesday at South Lanes.