Girls bowling will compete in state final


IMAGE / Stephanie Lane

Girls bowling qualified for the MHSAA Division 3 state championship tournament.

Girls bowling earned many victories in the past week, winning two tournaments and qualifying for the state championship.

The Hornets will roll in the Century Bowl State Finals Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7.

Regional Tune-Up Tournament

The Hornets participated in the Grand Blanc Regional Tune-Up Tournament at Grand Blanc Lanes Sunday, Feb. 23.

The game began with a match against Lake Orion. The Hornets won with 1,952 total pins in the individual games.

The standard eight Baker games commenced with the Hornets qualifying first with scores of 235, 158, 160, 235, 204, 210, 203, and 184.

The Hornets gained a lead over Lake Orion with a 300-pin difference.

Following the Baker games, the field was divided into the top eight teams and the Hornets sat at eighth place.

The Hornets rivaled with Saginaw Heritage, winning with games of 178 and 215 over the Hawk’s 169 and 182.

This advanced the Hornets into the final four, battling against Davison in the first round.

The Hornets remained supreme against Cardinals, winning 397 to the Cardinal’s 362.

In the final round of elimination, the Hornets bowled against Flushing.

The Hornets excelled throughout the games, winning the first round with 252 to Raider’s 200 and 197 to Raider’s 171 in the second round.

Victory for the Hornets, crowned tournament champions for the day.

Top scores made by the Hornets were senior Imari Blond (258 and 263) for a 531 two-game series.

MHSAA Regional Tournament

Following the victory of the Regional Tune-Up Tournament, girls bowling traveled to Gaylord for the annual Regional Tournament Friday, Feb 28 and Saturday, Feb 29.

Starting with standard six Baker games for team qualifying, the Hornets climbed to the top spot with the highest scores of the day.

Advancing to three individual games the girls bowling pushed out the competition, bowling a 920 in the 1st match alone.

The Hornets outmatched the teams in the 2nd match, scoring 952 team game, a 142 pin difference compared to the 2nd highest-scoring team.

Ending with the individual matches with a 966, the Hornets earned a total pinfall of 3844.

The Hornets left the day with the Regional title, what they earned for 9 consecutive years.

Top scores from the match came from seniors Samantha Timm (173 and 158), Blond (190, 189, and 216), and Hannah Simms (183).

Contributing to the score were juniors Allison Robbins (178 and 159), Emilea Sturk (211, 210, and 236), Megan Timm (168 and 212), and Allison Eible (211 and 144).

The Hornets also bowled individuals in single qualifiers.

Megan paved the way for the Hornets, winning her first Regional Singles title.

Megan received a six-game score of 1183.

Sturk finished in 3rd place, earning a total of 1089.

Finishing with 1063, Robbins earned her spot in 4th.

Lastly, Eible ended the match with 1032, taking 8th.

Two of the Hornets did not place, Samantha earning 13th spot with 982 points and Blond taking 14th place with a 6 game total of 979.