Haven boys settle for share of bowling title

Grand Haven's varsity boys bowling team held onto a share of the O-K Red Conference championship despite finishing third at Saturday's league tournament.
Tribune Staff
Feb 22, 2012

Grandville won Saturday’s event with 3,794 total pins. Rockford placed second at the league meet with 3,791 pins, and the Bucs took third with 3,681.

Paired with their regular-season league finishes, the Bucs and the Bulldogs both finished with 19 points, leaving the two teams in a tie for the overall league title.

Grand Haven’s Nick Laird placed fifth overall in boys’ singles with 662 total pins in three games. Nate Hix was 12th at 590, followed by John Morehouse in 16th place at 579.

Despite bowling only two games, Shamar Stailey took 28th at 425. Justin White was 30th at 385 and Kaleb Schmidt 31st at 379. Both White and Schmidt also bowled twice.

Zach Gargano, who bowled just one game, was 40th with a 149.

In the girls’ competition, Grand Haven turned in some of its best scores of the season and finished fifth with 2,615 total pins. Grandville was the league champ with 3,220 pins.

The Bucs’ Sam McKinnon placed seventh overall in girls’ singles with a three-game total of 492. Dominique Sauers was 21st at 413, while Gina Hartwell and Lindsey Bronold took 26th and 27th with their scores of 393 and 392, respectively.

Marina Chavez bowled a 103 for the Bucs while Claudia Melton added an 87 and Becca Hartwell added a 67.

Grand Haven next competes in the Division 1 regional tournament this weekend at Sherman Lanes in Muskegon. The team event takes place Friday, followed by the individual regionals on Saturday.

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