After winning O-K Red, Bucs’ bowlers have sights on gold

Today’s final O-K Red contest at Rockford should feel more like a coronation than a competition for the Grand Haven boys bowling team.
Nich Wolak
Feb 14, 2014

Barring a fourth place finish or lower for the Bucs, and a first place spot for the Rams, Grand Haven will clinch the league title.

And coach Pat Mitchell has even bigger goals in mind.  

“They did a fantastic job,” Mitchell said of his team’s performance this season. “They continue to just keep rolling, and we fully expect to be one of the three teams that advance to go to the state tournament from regionals.”

Grand Haven finished second to Rockford in the third day of O-K Red postseason competition, which was held at Starlite Lanes on Thursday. The Buccaneers’ three day total of 7,541 trails the Rams’ 7,629.

Grand Haven won the preseason and regular season portion of the competition though, which accounts toward 75 percent of the final standings.

Rockford outshot Grand Haven 1,223 to 1,093 in Game 1 on Thursday.

“The first game we started off really good, but then we kind of fell into a little bit of a slow down,” Mitchell said. “We had some splits and some missed spares in the middle towards the end of the game.”

But what everyone was paying attention to was Mitchell’s son, Jimmy.

Read more of this story in today's print edition or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.


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