Greenville pulls the rug out from under FHC’s feet with two dominating victories


After FHC’s conference game against Greenville on Monday, the rest of the OK White might have to accept that the Yellow Jackets are just too good.

“Greenville is usually a very good team, but this season, we have met them two times and walked out of both matches more impressed by them than usual,” coach Metzner said. 

Carrying a two-game winning streak into Monday’s game, FHC was excited to measure its growth this season with the Yellow Jackets star-studded roster. 

“Right now, Greenville is the best team for others to measure up with,” senior Joey Spaletto said. “We knew that they [the Yellow Jackets] would make it hard for us to put points on the board.”

Joey’s expectations for the game mostly came true, as Greenville quickly brought FHC back down to earth with two abrupt endings to both baker games. In the first game, Greenville snuck past FHC 193-192. However, in the second baker game, the Yellow Jackets handily defeated the Rangers by a score of 165-149. 

Following a sweep in the baker-game rounds, Greenville upped the ante, winning every matchup in Game One. 

“Being down by that much that early made it difficult for our boys to come back,” coach Metzner said. “The boys had a steep climb ahead of them.”

Needing a boost of confidence, Joey stunned his opponent Travis Fraser in Game Two, beating him 160-125. 

“It was nice to get that win when my team needed it,” Joey said. “I thought that was my best round of the day.”

The Yellow Jackets steamrolled the Rangers from there on out. Greenville’s Lance Durrell, who scored a 278 in Game Two, and Devin Kinderbaker, who torched junior Peyton Price for 224 points, were FHC’s worst nightmare, as they both combined for 911 points. Greenville proved to be too much for FHC, and the boys lost 29-1.

While the boys struggled, the girls team flipped to a new page of its season and put up an impressive six points against one of the better teams in the state. 

Led by senior Sammie Wing and freshman Sam Sturgis, the Rangers stole the first baker game from Greenville 99-92. Sammie and Sam then went on to each win one matchup, levying the score to 24-6. 

“I was really impressed with how some of the girls bowled today because they were competing against some really good talent,” coach Metzner said. 

Continuing on in conference play, FHC is set to make the trip out to Byron Center’s home alley,  Spectrum Lanes, on Wednesday, January 26.