The Grand Haven boys bowling team is on pace to advance to next weekend’s state meet after the first day of regional competition at Starlite Lanes in Grand Haven on Friday.
Grand Haven’s total pins of 3,851 put the Buccaneers in second place, behind first-place Grandville (4,050) and just ahead of third-place Zeeland (3,745).
The Bucs bowled an 887 in Game 1, a 793 in Game 2 and a 1,004 in Game 3.
Justin White had Grand Haven’s highest three-game total at 573. Jimmy Mitchell had the high score for the Bucs in Game 1, rolling a 200, Kaleb Schmidt in Game 2 with a 181 and White in Game 3 with a 215.
Schmidt had a three-game total of 562. Mitchell added a 558, while Joel Collins rolled a 542.
Grand Haven’s six Baker games were 176, 168, 228, 199, 221 and 175.
The Bucs are hoping to stay on track in the second day of competition today; the top three schools will advance to next weekends’ state finals at Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights.
Girls sit in fourth
The Grand Haven girls bowling team is currently in fourth place after day one of regional competition at Starlite Lanes. The Buccaneers’ 3,408 pins puts them behind Wyoming (3,601), Hudsonville (3,496) and Zeeland (3,468), respectively.
Taryn Metzler led Grand Haven on the day with 546 total pins. The junior had high scores for the Bucs in Games 2 and 3, rolling a 174 and 193. Dominique Sauers led Grand Haven in Game 1 with a 209.
Sauers’ three-game total was 527, followed by Breanna Olthof at 489 and Meagan Batka at 460.