Cheboygan bowling teams win at home, stay unbeaten in NMBC play

CHEBOYGAN – Hosting a meet for the first time all season, the Cheboygan High School bowling teams both stayed unbeaten in the Northern Michigan Bowling Conference by picking up two victories apiece at Spare Time Lanes on Saturday, Jan. 21.

The Cheboygan girls (7-0) rolled to a 28-1 victory over Grayling then captured a 30-0 triumph over St. Ignace.

In the win over Grayling, the Chiefs were led by Izzy Portman (192, 183), Alicia Vieau (180, 163), Izzy Taylor (176, 136), Jenna Knaffle (146, 144), Ellie Kennedy (145) and Lily McKervey (143).

Taylor (203, 170), Portman (201, 157), McKervey (180, 122), Knaffle (159, 156), Vieau (162) and Kennedy (107) all played a role in Cheboygan’s victory over St. Ignace.

The Cheboygan boys bowling team improved to 7-0 in Northern Michigan Bowling Conference play by picking up a pair of victories at Spare Time Lanes on Saturday, Jan. 21.

As for the boys, Cheboygan (7-0) earned a 22.5-7.5 victory over Rogers City in its first match of the day. Cole Swanberg led the Chiefs by rolling games of 232 and 182, while Tommy Jones (215, 202), Deegan Schoenith (189, 173), Marvin Stokes (179, 171), Luke Marsh/Jesse Harbison (132) and Luke Marsh ( 161) all contributed in the win.

In a 29-1 victory over St Ignace, Jones (194, 189), Schoenith (188, 148), Swanberg (178, 162), Marsh (155, 140), Stokes (155) and Harbison (152) helped out for Cheboygan.

Pellston wrestlers compete at Mancelona tournament

MANCELONA – It was a busy weekend for the Pellston wrestling team, which competed at the six-team Mancelona tournament on Saturday, Jan. 21.

In their opening match, the Hornets suffered a 36-30 loss to the host Ironmen. Pellston wrestlers picking up wins were Hunter Sonnenberg (132 pounds), Kenny Crawford (144), Waasmowin Craven, Will Kline (165) and Aiden Klungle (215).

During their second match of the day, the Hornets fell short in a 36-21 loss to Cheboygan. At 138 pounds, Trevor Waller earned a pinfall victory, while Kenny Crawford (150) beat Cheboygan’s DJ Wichlacz by pinfall, Craven earned a 14-7 decision win over Cheboygan’s Evan Blaskowski at 157, and Will Kline pinned Cheboygan’s Hayden LaPointe in a 175- pounds bout.

In a 60-18 loss to Tri County, Colin Philips (126), Kline and Klungle earned pinfall victories in their respective weight classes.

Taking on Traverse City St. Francis in match four, the Hornets suffered a 54-18 defeat. Crawford earned a 13-2 major decision victory, while Craven won by pinfall, Kline won by pinfall, Klungle won by forfeit, and Sonnenberg won by pinfall.

In the final match of their tournament, the Hornets captured a 60-18 victory over Benzie Central. Wins from the Hornets came from Crawford, Kline and Klungle, who all prevailed by pinfall.

Wrestling in Newberry on Wednesday, Jan 18, the Hornets earned a 30-18 victory over Rudyard in their opening match. Securing victories for the Hornets were Crawford, Craven, Kline, Klungle and Sonnenberg.

However, Pellston did suffer a 42-21 defeat to Cheboygan in its last match of the night. Leading the Hornets with victories were Craven, Kline, Sonnenberg and Crawford.

Pellston will host a Straits Area Conference meet on Wednesday night.

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