The season debut for the Wayland boys’ varsity bowling team proved to be a tough one Saturday, finishing 12th out of 16 schools at the Wyoming Invitational.
Wayland found itself in 10th place after the first set of individual games in which senior Jordan Peters led the team with a 189 game. The boys dropped one place to 11th after the second game in which anchor Dillon Smith, led the team with a 180 game.
“Seeing their first varsity action today were newcomer Alex Marble and returning bowler Michael Cole and senior Hunter Osborn, who was with the team his freshman and sophomore years,” said coach Sherry Miklusicak. “It was good experience for these young lads, who will need to step up to the plate as one of our experienced bowlers is out of the lineup for 25 to 50 percent of the season.”
The Wyoming tournament then progressed to the Baker portion and the first two Baker games were Wayland’s downfall.
“Once we got those games behind us there was only one way to go and that was to improve,” Miklusicak said. “Here is what I like about this team — they didn’t give up and every game was fought for. The last Baker game was a 182, which was fourth high on the tough Allen pattern.
“A point of focus for the upcoming week will be to hit the pocket consistently as we face Grand Rapids Christian on Monday at Park Lanes and host South Christian on Wednesday at Airport Lanes.”