GOODRICH: Goodrich bowled against Bentley Saturday and came away with the resounding, 29-1 win. The Lady Martians took both Baker games, 106 and 116, and both regular games, 805 and 838. High scores came from seniors Rachel Girling, who rolled 210, 168, Leah Peraino bowled 166, 213 and junior Bailey Choate a 205 in Game 2. Sophomore Lindsey Kisielewicz fired a 180 in Game 1 and freshman Kayla Lawrence rounded out the scoring for Goodrich. Bentley was down two bowlers, but still managed to place pressure on Goodrich. Bentley’s high scorers were Kelsey Isbell (197) and Catherine Folts (155) in Game 1 and Brittany Page rounded out the scoring for Bentley. — L.P.
GRAND BLANC: Hitting the road on Tuesday, the Grand Blanc bowling teams returned home with a pair of wins over White Lake Lakeland as the boys cruised, 25-5, as did the girls, 16.5-13.5.
Nick Ross led the boys’ team with a 180 and 203 while Jaquan Taylor came through with a 214 and 189. Nick Piotrowski rolled his way to a 219 and 193 and Lucas Dixon had a 186 and 223. The Bobcats split the ensuing Baker games, falling, 200-188 and bouncing back in game two, 160-137.
The Lady Bobcats’ effort was spearheaded by Alexis Flenniken’s 215 while Meranda Arter had a 165 and Jazzmyn Newman posted a 183. The girls lost both Baker games, 180-143 and 171- 137, however, they responded with some key spares from Flenniken and Brittany Farver.
The Bobcats traveled to Salem on Monday for their season opening match as the Lady Bobcats knocked off Salem, 27-3, and the boys fell, 23.5-6-5. Flenniken led the girls with a 192. Newman chipped in, bowling a 168 and 176 and Andrea Sykes rolled a 169 and 161. Dixon was atop the boys’ scoresheet with a 221 and Taylor bowled a 194.
The Bobcats host Milford on Sunday. — B.P.
GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats fell to Lake Orion, 6-4, last Thursday at the Detroit Skate Club. Grand Blanc took a 2-1 lead in the first period on Jack Clary’s goal at 6:27, assisted by Mason Walker, and Walker’s power-play goal at 5:08 assisted by Andy Molzon. Lake Orion scored with 4:02 left in the period.
The Bobcats stretched their lead to 3- 1 with 11:07 left in the third on Clary’s second goal, assisted by Tyler Sutton and Tyler Sly. But Lake Orion scored the next three goals to take a 4-3 lead by the end of the period.
Grand Blanc got into penalty trouble in the third and gave up two power-play goals, at 12:44 and 8:25. The Bobcats got back within two goals at 6-4 on Clary’s third goal assisted by Zac Grunkemeyer, but they couldn’t score again.
Grand Blanc, 1-3, played a home game last night against Walled Lake Northern and will host Walled Lake Western at 3 p.m. Saturday at Perani Arena. — D.N.
ALLIANCE: After the Alliance (LakeVille/North Branch/Dryden/Goodrich) varsity hockey alliance fell behind Swartz Creek 2-1 last Wednesday at the end of the first period at the Polar Palace, the squad came back to outscore the Dragons, 6-2, in the second and third to claim a 7-4 victory.
Brandyn Matte charted Creek’s opening goal at 11:21 of the first assisted by Zach Atwell prior to Nick LaJoie making it a two-goal game just over three minutes later unassisted. Alliance center Travis Gilmer then began to turn the tide by connecting at 5:46 with help from Charlie Ferreri and Austin Hendrickson, allowing Austin Hendrickson’s goal at 16:11 of the second to tie the score at 2-2 on the Ferreri pass.
The Alliance then claimed its first lead of the contest at 3:43 of the second off the stick of Gilmer on assists from Austin Hendrickson and Logan Hendrickson that set the stage for Gilmer’s third goal at 16:06 of the third on passes by Gilmer and Mitchell Bushnell. While Swartz Creek did manage to pull within a goal at 4-3 when Atwell scored at 10:38 of the third with help from Matte and Chris Seelye, Zach Giegler responded for the Alliance 25 seconds later with a goal of his own on the Mitchel Wildey assist.
Gilmer’s fourth and fifth goals of the night for the Alliance came at 7:36 and 3:37 of the fourth, respectively, on a pair of passes from Austin Hendrickson and were sandwiched around Atwell’s final connection for the Dragons at 4:04 with help from Connor Houle and Matte. While this affair was tightly contested throughout and also featured a bevy of defensive highlights, each team only had a single two-minute penalty, both of which were called in the third period.
“Goaltender Andrew Larsen was outstanding in net,” said coach Tom Ferreri.
The Alliance, 3-1-1 overall, was at Dearborn Crestwood yesterday. — M.S.
GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats open their season tonight with a meet at Waterford Mott. — D.N.