Clugston having impressive season on bowling lanes

BALDWIN  — Tyler Clugston has a good feeling abut this season for the Baldwin bowling team.

There’s good reason for that as the Panthers continue to bowl extremely well.

“We took all 30 points,” Clugston, a senior, said after a home match earlier this month. “It’s the first time anyone has done that since my freshman year. It doesn’t happen much. Everyone was on their A game. We all bowled good games, well over our averages. We all bowled good bakers.

“Probably my sophomore year was my best team. That was me, my brother (Alan), Maverick (Fisher), Brandon (Childress). That was a good team. If we would have stayed together two or three more years, we would have won state.”

The Panthers will continue to bowl league matches in upcoming weeks.

“I’m confident we’ll do well at regionals,” Clugston said. “I’m expecting we can do second or third at regionals. We have some good bowlers. A lot of them will come back next year.”

Clugston is averaging around 195 pins. That’s his highest average.

“I’m down here all the time, whenever I have free time, working on my game,” he said. “When I’m not bowling, I’ll go hunting and fishing. Ryan Kolenbrander and I went to Star Lake and got 35 nice bluegills, all over nine inches. Every once in a while, we’ll go to the Gifford Lake. That’s a pretty good lake.”