Allegan bowlers set school record in win over Three Rivers

Jason Wesseldyk

It’s one thing to secure a win.
It’s another thing to secure a win in school-record fashion.
That’s exactly what the Allegan boys’ bowling team did in its Wolverine Conference match against Three Rivers on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
In a battle of teams that entered the match sporting identical 2-0 league records, the Tigers won game one 960-718 and the game two 906-780 as part of their 24-6 victory in the match. That series score of 1,866 represented a new school record for Allegan, which improved to 3-0 in Wolverine Conference action and stayed unbeaten overall at 7-0.
“That was an early Christmas present,” Allegan coach Don Lamb said of the record-breaking performance. “What an awesome job each and every boy did covering spares when they didn’t strike.”
Fletcher Beilfuss led the way in game one for Allegan, bowling a 242 game. Layton Brown was next at 187.
“Both teams started out the game throwing mark for mark,” Lamb said. “Then we pulled away in the sixth.”
Game two saw Gunner Evans bowl a 224.
“The boys had all the confidence from the game-one win and jumped out to an early lead (in game two) and never looked back,” Lamb said.
The teams split the Baker games, with Allegan winning the first 155-118 and Three Rivers taking the second by a narrow 174-172 margin.
The Allegan girls were also victorious, winning 18-12 to improve to 2-1 in the Wolverine Conference and 4-3 overall.
“The girls were very solid today,” Lamb said.
Brooklyn Reed bowled a 148 in the first game as Allegan won 609-538. Haylee Thompson (162) and Theresa Tice (140) led the way in the 642-519 Allegan win in the game two.
Three Rivers captured both Baker games—132-95 and 146-102—but that couldn’t prevent the Tigers from claiming the victory in the match.


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