Morning Sun

Midway point of the current bowling season...

- By Dave Lewis

With the fast pace that life throws at us these days, the Christmas and New Year holidays always seem to come at a perfect time in the bowling season.

Most use this time to enjoy more family time, recharge internal batteries, start 2022 refreshed, get in mid-season bowling form, and prepare for the upcoming city and state tournament­s!

Most leagues may not see a direct impact by the holidays at all.

However, some leagues may take a one or two-week break, the bowling column will also take a one-week break between Christmas and New Year’s Day!

Check with your individual league schedules.

REPEAT — Team Captains: Many indicate they plan to enter the MS USBC state tournament, the open being held in Livonia/ Westland and the Women’s in Muskegon for 2022. Spots are available by checking a new

online system. Go to if interested or call, text, or email Dave (989-560-8009 or

Additional details:

▪ INFO: You’ll need the USBC bowler ID of each bowler to complete your reservatio­n, as well as pay with a credit card.

▪ COST: $90 per person for TEAM, D&S, & Allevents for both the OPEN and Women’s state tournament entry fees.

With tryouts completed, local high schools are preparing to start their bowling season!

▪ MPHS Boys JV & Varsity: Colin Powers, Justin Vance 9, Thomas Ferguson 9, Cody Pendall 10, Dane Sampson 10, Matt Baker 10, Evan Mills 11, Justin Phlaum 11, Christian Quigno 11, Jackson Gutzman 11, JD Jarrard 11, Angelo Porter 12, Kyler Gephard 12, Nick Baker 12, Taylor Parker 12.

▪ MPHS Girls Varsity: Josclynn Shaw 9, Katelyn Pope 10, Millie Finney 10, Kaliyah Hustick-peterson 11, Jaylinn Johnson 12, Meri Cowles 12, Tyra Denman 10

▪ SHS Varsity boys: Braiden Compton 12, Dylan Daniel’s 12, Craig Shanteau 12, Sayer Updegraff 11, Noah Smith 9

▪ Varsity girls: Kendra Walch 11, Shelby Rolston 12, Carlee Spedoske 12, Sarah Montney 10, Amelia King 11, Natalie Hyde 11.

▪ JV boys: Jaxon Swayer 11, Quentin Lowensberr­y 10, Kelton Hutson 10. JV girls: Jasper Webb 10, Karlie Misenhelde­r 12, Anna Figest 11, Abigail Saxton 11, Zoey Labree 11, Kasina Laughlin 10

2021-2022 state tournament destinatio­ns (women’s open and youth)

(Entry for women’s and open state tournament­s both using a new online registrati­on system

— see below for more details.) MS USBC online tournament reservatio­n/ payment system (women’s and open) Call 616-6352032 for additional help.

To access, you will need your community logon email address and To secure your dates/times, you will need your bowler ID numbers, along with a valid credit card too.

▪ 95th Annual MS USBC Women’s State Tournament, Muskegon, weekends Feb. 19 thru May 8 (unless extended). Visit the Website: www.michiganst­ for addition details. Questions: Contact the MS USBC office directly at 616-635-2032.

▪ 119th Annual MS USBC Open State Tournament, Livonia & Westland, weekends Feb. 5 thru May 8. Visit the Website: www.michiganst­ for addition details. Questions: Contact the MS USBC office directly at 616-6352032.

▪ 40th Annual MS USBC Youth State Tournament, Bay City(monitor & Alert Lanes), March 12 to April 24 (unless extended). All weekends currently open. Contact Becky Pope (989506-6299) for entry forms and additional details. Reserved entry request deadline: Jan. 26, 2022 Final entry deadline: Feb. 16, 2022 Website: www.michiganst­

Northern Michigan Tournament

▪ Annual Northern Michigan Women’s Championsh­ip, Traverse City, March 5 to March 27, additional details pending. If interested in bowling in one of these March weekends, Contact Pam, 231-947-2610 ext. 306 at Lucky Jack’s.

▪ Annual Northern Michigan Open Championsh­ip, Traverse City, April 10 — May 23, some details still pending. Contact Pam, 231-947-2610 ext. 306 at Lucky Jack’s for opening any weekend during the tournament next spring. MP USBC reserved weekend: April 30 / May 1 — Locally, contact Dave Lewis (989560-8009) to reserve your team’s entry. A team reservatio­n sheet will be circulated through all leagues during January until our 16 team-quota is reached

Local Notable: Recently, in the 989 Men’s “A” league, Will Kelley delivered his second 300 game of the 2021-2022 season at Riverwood Lanes! (His 5th career USBC 300 game!)

Well done, Will Kelley, well done indeed!

Mount Pleasant USBC — Serving all mid-michigan communitie­s (over 60 different Mid-michigan cities are represente­d within our active bowlers from 2020-2021).

See you “on the lanes” at Riverwood Lanes during the 2021-2022 season. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy. Mid-michigan finds their bowling needs at Riverwood, Gateway, & Pins!

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