Raider Bowlers place 5th at Huskie Invitational
On Sunday, the Portland bowling teams traveled to Kalamazoo to compete in the Huskie Invitational tournament. The Portland Girls team qualified for match play by placing 5th in qualifying out of 14 teams. They beat the host school, Portage Northern, in the first match. In the second match, they beat the top qualifying team, Hastings, by one pin in the deciding game. In the finals they girls took on Coldwater. Once again in a very close match, the Portland Girls pulled out a victory to finish as Champions of the tournament. The top bowler for the girls was Anna Humphrey, who continued her hot streak with a 461 three game series. She finished 11th overall in the singles event and just missed the top 10 by 8 pins. On the boys side, the boys qualified with a 7th place finish. In their first match, they won a barnburner to advance. Unfortunately, they would lose their next two matches to finish the tournament in fourth place. The top bowler for the boys was Paul Roberts with a 554 three game series. This placed Paul in 12th place just 9 pins out of the top 10.
The Portland Raiders competed against the Dewitt Panthers on Monday. The Girls Team improved to 5-1 on the season with a 19.5 to 10.5 win. The Girls were led by Ann Humphrey who had a 295 two game set. Our Boys team are now 3-3 after losing 23-7. The boys were led by Jack McBride with a 362 two game set. The JV boys team improved to 6-0-1 with a 29-1 victory. Today was a great day for the JV team as they shot a 733 game 2 which is the highest team game our JV team has shot in a match. They were led by Camden Calkins who had a 313 two game set. Our next match will be Friday at Wagon Wheel against Grand Ledge.