At Saturday’s individual regionals, bowlers across the state had six games to prove they deserve a shot at the state crown.
The top ten in each region qualified, and it looks like the Blue Water area will have a good showing next weekend.
Division 1, Region 4
Port Huron Northern’s Caleb McPhail bowled six, 200-plus games en route to his regional championship. He’ll be bowling in next week’s state finals in Sterling Heights.
Port Huron’s Chase Hollis tied for sixth with a 1,272 and will be rolling in the states as well.
For the girls, Northern’s Samantha Creasor took seventh place with a 1,175 to book her spot in states.
Division 2, Region 11
Marysville’s Tyler Fields blasted the competition like he did the pins, winning the regional with a 1,388 total pinfall. That count was 164 pins higher than the closest finisher.
The Vikings will also send freshman Carson Mills to the Division 2 state finals at Century Lanes in Waterford after his seventh place finish at 1,181.
Vikings freshman Jessica Badley will be heading to the girls state finals after her sixth place finish with 1,060. She was the lone freshman girls to qualify from the region.
Division 3, Region 17
Croswell-Lexington is sending one boy to states as Jakeb Chrzanowski finished ninth overall with a 1,053.
Cros-Lex senior Katie LaPorte also placed seventh with a 976 to qualify for the finals.
Division 4, Region 23
Cardinal Mooney freshman Robert Kehrig tied for the final qualifying spot with his 1,039 total.
Memphis junior Kirsten Gombos grabbed fifth with a 997, taking her to the Division 4 state finals at Royal Scot in Lansing. Despite placing first at the team regional on Friday, no Memphis boys qualified for the individual finals.
Division 4, Region 24
Sandusky had a field day by sending three boys and two girls to the state finals.
For the girls, junior Leslie Williams took home first with a 1,121 and senior Keri Molloy placed third with a 1,058.
Junior Brett Hancock came in second (1,136), sophomore Cody Johnston placed fourth (1,127) and senior Seth Steinkopf took sixth (1,110) for the Redskins.