By: John Raffel
Frankenmuth bowlers compete in finals
The boys varsity bowling team traveled to Jackson , Michigan to JAX Lanes this past Friday to participate in the Division 3 State finals for the first time in the programs history. The eagles found themselves leaving there hometown Thursday afternoon with a police escort out of town. The Eagles hit the lanes Thursday afternoon for a practice session on the oil pattern that they would be competing on. Things went well in practice and it gave the Eagles a lot of confidence going into the following days event.
The Eagles found themselves right at the cut line in 8th place with 2 Peterson games to go. The first regular Peterson game saw the Eagles being led by Senior Logan Pickelmann throwing a clean 197 game and Hunter Garchow chipping in with a solid 171 helping the Eagles total an 860 game. With one game of qualifying left the Eagles needed one more solid game as they were the 8th place cut line. It did not start well for Muth as they missed a few spares and strikes were hard to come by. But the lead off man Cameron Severs started an epic run for the Eagles in the 7th frame by sparing and the rest of the team followed. The eagles only had one open frame in the final four frames.
Cameron also doubled in the 10th frame setting up a thundering finish from Brian Farnsworth throwing his final 5 strikes in a row for a 212 game. The Eagles finished with an 888 total and then they had to sit and wait to see if they made it to the final 8. There were so many teams that were right there at the cut line no one really new the results so the anticipation waiting for the announcement was very tense. They started announcing from the one seed on down and when they announced the number 6 seed with a total pin fall of 3128 the Frankenmuth Eagles the team and fans
The Eagles ended up paired with number 3 seed Sanford Meridian. With a lunch break and the re-oiling of the lanes the Eagles struggled mightily the first game only firing a 137 to Sanford Meridians 209. Game 2 saw more of the same with the Eagles falling short 176 to 154. With only one game left the Eagles could not muster up a big run and fell 865 to 820.