The regional singles competition kicked off Saturday afternoon with 83 bowlers vying for ten spots in the state final. Each school was allowed 6 bowlers. All of our boys bowled really well, with Dylan Vermilyea being in the running until the end. We were able to secure four of the ten spots overall. Of the boys that did qualify, all four of them had to overcome some adversity in one game or another. Brandon Foster and Korbin Keller started pretty slow but really finished strong. Foster bowled his best lifetime set in games 3,4, and 5 with a 718 series. Keller finished really strong, including striking out in the 10th frame of the final game to punch his ticket. Tyler Campbell bowled really well through his first 4 games but stumbled a bit in the fifth game. We didn’t know at the time, but he needed a double in the tenth to get in and he did just that. He made it through in dramatic fashion, earning his spot by one pin. Kyle Vermilyea has been our strongest bowler all year, and after a good start with 204, he came back with 158, one of his worst games of the year. We talked about a couple things and ended up making a ball change. He was lights out after that, rattling off games of 235,248,193, and 226 to move up to fifth. I couldn’t be more proud of the effort and resiliency they all showed. Our pin carry overall was pretty terrible, but we made our spares for the most part and continued to throw great shots. To put four guys from our program through, out of a possible 10 spots is a monumental accomplishment, in just our second year as a program. Foster was 3rd, Vermilyea 5th, Keller 7th and Campbell 9th. The boys all bowl at 8:30 am Saturday at Century Bowl in Waterford.
|Escanaba High School||1st||1332|
|Marquette High School||2nd||1297|
|Cadillac High School||3rd||1287|