Freshman Peyton Price led the way for FHC Bowling as he always does, coming out swinging in game one with a score of 200 and a 189 in game 2, but it wasn’t enough to lead FHC to the promise land as they fell to Forest Hills Northern in the final regular-season match 16-14.
FHC came into this match after a string of tough losses, with the latest one coming at the hands of Greenville. They wanted to come out swinging and do everything they could to win this match going into their conference meet with confidence.
“This match was one of the best team performances I have seen in my three year career,” senior Ben Kastner said. “Despite the eventual loss, we fought back after going down 10-0 after a slow start. Still, I am incredibly proud of the way my team and I showed up and performed.”
With Peyton performing well and Ben holding his ground in both games, junior Tommy Payne did his job as he always does, holding his ground and eventually winning his match in the first game. In game two, senior Alex Souza did his job as always, scoring a 161. This would lead to more points for the Rangers, and they were back in it again after a slow start. Eventually, though, FHN would run away with the match, outscoring the Rangers by one pin. The Huskies got the points for the overall score, and they Rangers would end up losing in heartbreaking fashion.
“This was heartbreaking for our guys, but I am proud of them,” head coach Grant Vermeer said. “We have to come in swinging on Saturday in our conference meet.”
The Rangers will go on to face their conference at Rockford Lanes this Saturday, February 22nd.