Senior ends bowling career with Baldwin bowling team

BALDWIN – Cameron Wroblewski has had a fun senior season for the Baldwin bowling team.

And it’s only his first season on the team.

“A bunch of my friends kept telling me how fun it was, so I decided to come out for the team and see what I could do,” he said. “We used to go on family trips to bowling alleys, a little bit.”

But this marked his first year of actual competition. He’s averaging more than 160. His high game has been a 251.

“I’ve definitely improved,” he said. “I’d say I’m a pretty good bowler. There’s definitely room for improvement.”

Being focused is very critical to being a good bowler, as far as Wroblewski is concerned.

“You also want to have fun doing it,” he said. “Just apply it to when you’re playing.”

A major highlight for Wroblewski has been playing for a team that won the West Central Michigan High School Bowling Conference.

Wroblewski played football in the fall and plans on running track this spring.

“Bowling is a more relaxed sport,” he said. “You’re indoors and get to be a little more comfortable.”

Wroblewski was hoping his team would do well at regionals in Muskegon last weekend.

“We have a real good chance of going to state (March 2-3 at Sterling Heights),” he said. “We’ll have a couple of more practices and then head for regionals.”

Coach Nick Miller noted that the Panthers placed ninth at regionals as a boys team when they needed to be at least third to advance to state.

“C.J. (Sidock) missed the cut by 70 pins and Patrick (Rogers) missed it by 87 pins,” Miller said. “The other kids weren’t close, but they all did well. I was happy with their performance. We did have a chance to make it as a team. When they saw the scores and saw how close they were, they kind of fell apart on me. That was from being young and inexperienced. We missed the cut by 180 pins.”

Miller enjoyed the season.

“We have a strong foundation to work on for next year,” he said. “We’ll have even a better team. We’re only losing two seniors. But we have three freshmen, two sophomores and a junior coming back. We’re losing C.J. and Cameron.”