Bowling roundup: Decker rolls 300 to win regionals; Haldaman leads TC Christian to states | Sports
LANSING – Traverse City West’s Jeremy Decker played 300 games in the region on Friday, making him the only competitor in the region to qualify for the Division 1 final.
Decker’s perfect game came on day four, in the middle of a 919 streak for the junior, who won the regional singles title with 54 pins against Brighton’s Hayden Hale.
West was fifth as a team and TC Central was tenth. Only the best two teams from each region make it to the finals, with Holt and Swartz Creek receiving this award at Royal Scot in Lansing.
Hunter Haldaman approached Traverse City Christian with an 815 series to lead the Sabers to the state finals as a team.
Haldaman won the Division 4 singles title last year, rolling games of 221, 202 and 237 in his 815 series. TC Christian senior Jeremy Hansen finished third overall with 741, while Bellaire’s Brady Hoogerhyde (716) finished fourth and Glen Lake’s Kenneth Plamondon (698) and Isaac Flask (680) finished seventh and ninth, respectively book the finals.
The Lakers missed qualifying as a team by 85 pins, with Coleman taking that spot.
Girls Regionals are Saturday.
Cadillac’s boys finished eighth. Dylan Vermilyea finished fifth in the singles to reach the state finals. The top 10 people from each region qualify.
The guys from Benzie Central finished sixth overall. Dray Hewitt finished 15th overall and missed the top 10 with 17 pins.
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