Baldwin bowling teams continue to post success

BALDWIN — Baldwin’s girls bowling team had a big match on Saturday at the Baldwin Bowling Center in a victory over Mason County Central.

“They won their match because they were real consistent,” Baldwin coach Amy Park said.

Nicole Mooney had a high game of 155 for Baldwin. Rosie Lemieux had scores of 152 and 146.

Park also was happy with how the boys team performed against MCC. Tyler Clugston had a high game of 205 and a 374 series.

Clugston’s teammates were Da’Ron Copeland, Ryan Kolenbrander, Deshawn Moore and DeMarco Williams.

Baldwin also will have a home meet this Saturday, and is gearing up for conference action on Feb. 20 at the Gate in Big Rapids, prior to regionals Feb. 26 and 27 at Lucky Jack’s in Traverse City.

Kolenbrander is a freshman and is on the bowling team for the first time.

“I wanted to come out here and be with my friends,” he said. “It’s going pretty good. My average is coming up a lot.”

Kolenbrander estimated in mid-January after a match in Big Rapids that his average was around a 150.

“It’s a matter of practicing and having better games,” he said, adding, after a recent match, “we did decently, but not as good as we should have. I hope to get my average up so I can try to make it to state.”

Kolenbrander is among the athletes playing multi-sports, including bowling. He’s playing basketball and also played football. Bowling “is a lot more mental, and (deals with) footwork,” he said.