Boys bowling squeezes past Swartz Creek, places fifth in Baker tournament

The boys bowling team struggled in its last two contests, a Baker tournament and a match against Swartz Creek.

Hornets vs. Dragons

The Hornets battled through a close match on Tuesday, Dec. 20, besting Swartz Creek 17-13.

Senior Brandon Wheeler led the team with games of 211 and 219.

Wheeler said that despite the victory the team had a tough day at Holly Lanes.

“We had a hard day,” Wheeler said. “That was one of the worst performances that we have had this year.”

Wheeler said he thinks the team needs to try something different in order to bowl better.

“Yeah, we won, but we need to start doing something different.”

Baker’s Dozen Tournament

The boys bowling team finished fifth in the Bakers Dozen Tournament on Sunday, Dec. 18.

This Baker tournament, hosted by Bay City Western, came just one day after the Hornets won the Bangor John Glenn Tournament.

In the first round, Kearsley faced Lapeer in a pair of Baker games.

The Hornets started out strong, beating the Lightning 490-339 with games of 222 and 268. This advanced the team to face Sandusky in the second round.

Kearsley shot 192 in both games, but that was no match for Sandusky’s games of 213 and 232 respectively.

This meant the Hornets were out of the competition, unhappy with a fifth-place finish.

Senior Zach Timm said they could have done much better.

“I think we were all pretty angry about it,” Timm said. “We should have been better, and we had a target on our backs after winning that tournament the day before.”

The Hornets appear next at the Holiday Mixed Doubles Tournament on Friday, Dec. 30., at Richfield Bowl.