2017-01-26 / Sports

Glen Lake boys bounce back, brace for unbeaten Benzie Central


GLEN LAKE bowlers (from left) Nichole Cox, Shelby Charlton, Lili Kaastra, Annie Lively, Ina Vanderwerff and Breanna Geiger were on hand for Saturday’s win over Bellaire. Photo: Ashley Parent GLEN LAKE bowlers (from left) Nichole Cox, Shelby Charlton, Lili Kaastra, Annie Lively, Ina Vanderwerff and Breanna Geiger were on hand for Saturday’s win over Bellaire. Photo: Ashley Parent The Glen Lake bowling teams got back to their winning ways at Lucky Jack’s on Saturday.

The Lady Lakers beat Bellaire 29-1 and the boys varsity team beat Traverse City Christian’s “white” team 23-7.

Glen Lake girls coach Ashley Parent said her team needs to start gearing up for the fast-approaching postseason.

“Spares continue to be an issue and the biggest thing that we are continuing to work on,” Parent said. “Regionals is five short weeks away and we are trying to keep our eyes on the prize.”

Ina Vanderwerff led the Glen Lake girls with a 143 on Saturday. Shelby Charlton bowled a 141.

The Glen Lake boys, meanwhile, aren’t looking too far ahead — especially since a big matchup with unbeaten Benzie Central awaits on Saturday.

A Glen Lake win would give the Lakers a share of first place.

Glen Lake’s JV team will take on Traverse City Christian’s top bowlers on Saturday, the same team that handed Glen Lake’s varsity team its only loss of the 2016-17 campaign.

“Hopefully, they can avenge their teammates,” coach Rod Parent said.

The Glen Lake varsity team tuned up for the showdown by splitting its pair of baker games against the TC Christian white team on Saturday. The Lakers rolled a 155 in the first game but dropped to 108 in the second game.

“Individual games picked up a bit, but the boys need to concentrate better on spare shooting,” Rod Parent said.

Tristen Witkowski anchored the Lakers with a 182 while Ed Pleva turned in a 175 and Peter Macke penciled consistent scores of 151 and 142.

Saturday’s action will start at 11 a.m.

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