Ishpeming-Negaunee dominate Superior Lanes

MARQUETTE – Ishpeming-Negaunee pulled off a dominant performance, but the home teams weren’t quite as fortunate at a high school bowling meet held at Superior Lanes in Marquette on Jan. 19.

League-leading I-N stomped Escanaba B, 37-3, pulling off a victory of more than 400 pins in the regular part of the bowling that counts for three-quarters of the score.

The Redette girls came closest to winning out of Marquette’s three teams, falling to Iron Mountain Gold, 26-14, despite sweeping the Baker-style portion at the beginning of the match.

The Marquette boys A team suffered a similar fate, losing to Escanaba A, 28-12, despite holding the advantage in Baker.

The Redmen’s boys B squad faced a tough Iron Mountain squad and were nearly shut out, losing 38-2.

The Ishpeming boys rolled through the Baker round, 157-137 and 171-115, where teammates alternate frames to come up with a single-game score

In regular bowling, I-N won eight of nine points each game. Kirk Guckenberg led the way with a three-game series of 598, including a 233 opening game. Other three-game scores, including highest game, were Matt Kilberg, 581/206, Andrew Maki, 598/233, and Austin Wilkins, 514/193. Tyler Windahl had a two-game score of 340, including 190, while Lucas Solka bowled a game of 147.

The Redettes won two close Baker games, 115-110 and 118-117, to start 10-0. In regular games, Brianna Holm shot 406 with a 167 top game, Hannah Crampton, 405/158, Abigail Engman, 366/155, Aubrey Owens, 357/142, and Ashley McIntire, 291/116.

MSHS boys A split Baker, losing 206-150 and winning 215-150, to go up 6-4, but were unable to take team totals in any regular game.

Drew Scott bowled the only three-game series, 561 with a 197 best game. Two-game totals included Andrew Virch, 347/192, Justin Flood, 336/171, and Jesse Bianchi, 324/167. Brandon Young had 150 and Caleb Kaznowski 145 for one game.

Marquette boys B were swept in Baker, 210-107 and 176-127. For three games, Jake D’Ambrosia had 464 with a 186 best, Bailey Inch, 433/169, and Taylor Hedmark, 354/137. Two-game totals were Trevor Buchanan, 297/181, George LaBlonde IV, 265/144, and Garrett Flores, 214/115.