Bowling struggles against Northview, losing 29-1

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Coming off two tough losses to Forest Hills Northern, the Ranger bowling teams looked to turn things around against the Northview Wildcats on Monday. Earlier in the season, the boys and girls fell to the Wildcats by a landslide; the score was 29-1 for the boys and 26-4 for the girls. On Monday, it was more of the same, as both teams fell by huge scorelines, 29-1 each.

On the girls side of things, the team was met with adversity even before play began. The Lady Rangers only had four bowlers Monday, so one of the matchups was automatically won by the Wildcats. Senior Sydney Payne carried the team both games, with high scores of 174 and 146; however, that was not nearly enough, as the Rangers were routed 29-1.

For the boys team, things didn’t get much better. The other Payne sibling, sophomore Tommy Payne, led the way for the boys by scoring a 166. The game was full of inconsistent bowls from usual star contributors, which was made worse by the talented Wildcat bowlers. The boys also fell 29-1.

After the poor performances this week, the Rangers are looking to bowl and place well against top teams in the area at the Zeeland Baker Invitational on Saturday. A win for both teams could build up some momentum heading into the final stretch of the season.