Bowlers competed against FHN and Northview last week
by Justin Scott
The boys and girls bowling teams at LHS had their Lowell Invitational canceled last Saturday due to weather. However, the past week gave them a couple of chances to bowl.
On Thursday, against FHN, the boys defeated the Huskies 20-10, and the girls team fell to FHN by the same score. The boys got off to a good start taking Baker game one against FHN by a score of 182-157. Baker games are games in bowling where each bowler on a team of five only gets to bowl two frames. The anchor, generally the team’s top bowler, gets the all-important tenth frame. Collin Clark, the boys’ team anchor was able to get a spare in the tenth and then nine pins on his next roll to help seal the win while FHN left their 10th frame open. The Red Arrows would take the second Baker 155-126 after the game was tied 108-108 after eight frames. Lowell got a strike from senior Aaron Fritsma, followed by two strikes and a 7 in the last frame from Clark.
In the individual games, Lowell locked up the win in the first of two sets after winning all five individual matchups against the Huskies. Those winning scores were recorded by Mitchell Anderson (121), Lucas Sloma (174), Jakob Reynolds (162), Aaron Fritsma (200), and Collin Clark (244). The 19-0 score after those games meant Lowell mathematically sealed the win, with only 30 points up for grabs in bowling.
During Clark’s 244, he successfully converted a 6-7-10 split into a spare, one of the trickiest spares in bowling.
The second set of individual games had a near-perfect game accomplished by Carson Hommes. Hommes rode eight straight strikes before knocking down nine pins in the first roll of the ninth frame. While not getting a perfect game, the alley would applaud a strong 267 game which was one of four Husky wins in the second set. Winning his matchup for Lowell was Jakob Reynolds with a 140.
The Lady Arrows fell to the Huskies by a score of 20-10. A strong 216 game by Emma Blakie who led the Red Arrows. The girls team has been without the senior Brianna Lachowski due to injury.
LHS would drop the first Baker game by a score of 161-120, but would bound back with a 161-103 result in the second Baker game. In the individual games, the team picked up two points in both sets which wouldn’t be enough to get the win. Both teams fell to Northview the day prior. The bowling team have their home matches at The Bowling Alley - Ionia. They visited Cedar Springs on Monday this week and FHC on Tuesday.