By Mark Blentlinger
The Schoolcraft Eagle bowling teams are having a great season. The boys team has had good success as most of the team returned from last season. The record so far is 9-3, with losses to Coloma twice and Comstock once. The team consists of seniors Aiden Hursey and Ben Kessler; juniors Max Desmond, Zach McGill, Simon Sheen and Kyle Fleck; sophomore Brian Crofoot and freshmen Josiah Stuart, Ian McDonald and Shawn Sampsell.
Leading the team in average so far this year is Fleck with 164, followed closely by Desmond with a 161. The team went to Bronson on Jan. 17 to bowl in a tournament put on by Bronson High School. They competed against teams such as Bronson, Vicksburg, Portage Central, Sturgis, Coldwater, Niles and Galesburg. They were able to qualify in the fourth position with a total pinfall of 2,376. They had to face off against a Coldwater team that posted a total pinfall of 3,562. Although the Eagles put in a great effort, they were not able to keep up with the Division 1 team that walked away the winner that day.
Girls Bowling Team
The Lady Eagle bowling team has only two returning members from last season’s team, junior Maya Pearce and sophomore Brynleigh Macinnes. The team ended up adding eight new faces to this year’s roster: seniors Dani Warnarr, Savannah McDonald and Madi Ballett, who had just come off a great senior season of volleyball for Schoolcraft. The remaining new additions are freshmen Alayna Meade, Haley Earles, Catie Wright, Clair McIntyre and Molly Pearce. Leading the team in average so far is Pearce with a 149, followed by McIntyre with a 120 average.
Both teams will be competing at the Feb. 14 SAC conference meet being held at Airway Lanes. At the conclusion of the regular season they will head to Jackson to bowl at Jax60 on February 28 and 29 for the division 4 Regional Championship.