2016-12-15 / Sports

Gushurst, Witkowski shine as Lakers cruise past Bellaire in Traverse City

By Jay Bushen
Of The Enterprise staff


GLEN LAKE bowling Zach Gushurst spins a ball down the lane during a practice at Lucky Jack’s in Traverse City this week. Photo: Ashley Parent GLEN LAKE bowling Zach Gushurst spins a ball down the lane during a practice at Lucky Jack’s in Traverse City this week. Photo: Ashley Parent The Glen Lake “black team” started its season off with a bang at Lucky Jack’s on Saturday, rolling past Bellaire’s “red team” 22-8 and avenging a 2015-16 loss in the process.

The “black team” won both baker games with a total pin fall of 267.

“Not great, but respectable,” said second-year boys coach Rod Parent.

Zach Gushurst and Tristen Witkowski turned in a pair of impressive performances, penciling the top two scores in the entire conference last week. Gushurst rolled a 192 and 163 for a 355; Witkowski came away with a 354 after games of 160 and 194.

Glen Lake’s “white team,” meanwhile, struggled in a 26-4 loss to Traverse City West. Brandon Cox, Tony Duperon, Leland Macke and Gus Slack scored points for Glen Lake.

“Again, consistency and making spares remain a big problem,” Parent said. “This can be remedied by hitting the head pin on the first ball, leaving an easy spare of one or two pins instead of four or five pins.”

The Glen Lake girls team made Saturday a success for the program, however, after beating the Traverse City Central girls 19-11.

Senior standout Nichole Cox led the way with scores of 144 and 179 (323).

All three Glen Lake teams will be back in action at Luck Jack’s on Saturday at 11 a.m.

“All parents, siblings, and students are invited to watch and not freeze to death in warm confines, unlike a freezing Thirlby Field a few weeks ago when they cheered on a victory for the Glen Lake football team,” Parent said. “Just remember to take off wet and snowy shoes at the door.”

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