Wednesday, January 10, 2024

MCC Bowling Teams finish 2nd and 3rd in inaugural season debut

 The Montcalm Community College men’s and women’s bowling teams competed in their first match on Friday, Jan. 5, at Ancilla College in Indiana. 

Freshman Zoey Guernsey, of Ionia, took third place overall with a 523 series and the highest scoring game of the day with 200. 

“Today was an overall great day,” Guernsey said. “I was very nervous walking into the match. Everyone played very good and I’m very proud of everyone.” 

The women’s team finished second overall, while the men’s team finished third overall. 

The teams competed in three games to make up the series and four baker challenges to conclude the meet. The competition consisted of 52 bowlers, 29 men, 23 women from five schools: Jackson College, Muskegon Community College, Montcalm Community College, Ancilla College at Marian University and Kellogg Community College. 

Coach David Berry talked about the future of bowling at MCC. 

“I think we have a solid team for both men and women,” Berry said. “I am looking forward to our bowlers getting better each week and continuing to grow the program moving forward.” 

The men's team was led by Ethan Hopkins who finished 12th overall and finished the series with a 489, followed by Nickolas Pennock  (451), Jake Cutler (423), Jerald Brownell (378), Drake Syrjala (347) and Lucas Hirkaway (229). The women's team was led by Zoey Guernsey who finished 3rd overall to lead the Centurions (523). Anna Humphrey finished in the top 15 with a score of 398, followed by Aubrey Marlin (310), McKenna Nash (279), and Alyssa Unger (260). 

Both teams will travel to Muskegon Community College for the East/West Jamboree on Jan. 12, with a start time of 9:30 a.m. 

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