Bowling gets rolled over by Northview, loses 29-1 and 26-4

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In their first home match of the season, the Ranger bowling teams took on their second conference opponent of the year in the Northview Wildcats. Similar to last week, the game was pretty quickly out of reach for the Rangers. In high school bowling, once you lose a couple games, it’s hard to dig yourself out of that hole. That was the case yesterday, as the boys lost 29-1 and the girls were defeated 26-4.

For the boys team, junior Ben Kastner bowled a very good game with a team-high score of 189. He and his teammates were held back with some inconsistencies; however, there are some learning experiences and positives to take out of a loss like this.

“As a unit, our varsity team really improved from last week,” junior Ryan Andrews said. “I see a bright future for the team.”

The girls team was a little bit more successful against the talented Wildcats. Seniors Zoey Guikema and Sydney Payne both had stellar rounds, as Zoey scored a 178 and Sydney earned a 165. The girls had more success than the guys but still have a lot of room for improvement.

Later this week, the bowling teams will look to get their first wins of the season while they host conference opponent Cedar Springs. With a slow start to the season, a win this week could be a huge momentum booster for the Rangers.