FHC bowling shines during senior night


On Wednesday, February 8, the Rangers went up against the Grand Rapids Christian Eagles at Eastbrook Lanes. The last time the boys played GRC, the match was held at Park Center Lanes (the home of the Eagles). This match was like no other, as it was a significant game for the seniors and their families because it was senior night.

Senior night is when time is taken to recognize the seniors before the match begins. It is a way to honor the seniors on the team and everything they have done. Senior night serves as a right of passage, as the bowlers are saying goodbye to their high school bowling careers, and moving on to a new chapter of their lives in the upcoming months. The seniors on the boys varsity bowling team are Peyton Price and Carter Lyons. In respect of the other seniors part of the bowling team, on the girls varsity team there is Paris Gooch and JJ Putney. On the boys JV bowling team, there are three seniors: Jack Manchesky, Enzo Valderisseri, and Nick Francisco. This night meant a lot to the seniors.

Carter Lyons justified that statement by saying, “It was really cool to see that everyone cares for the seniors and it was a special night to bowl and be with family and friends.”

To kick off the senior night, the boys played two baker games. They won the first baker game 182-154 as they were on a roll with picking up spares. They also won the second baker game 185-112. That victory destroyed the Eagle’s mentality. On top of those two victories, they gained two more points for winning the total pin count of 367-266. Starting off the match 8-0 was phenomenal for the team and gave them a great head start.

They proceeded to win eight points in the first individual match, winning four out of five individual match-ups, and the total pin count was 778-697. In the second individual match, they won seven points, winning three out of five individual match-ups, and the total pin count was 786-765. On top of winning 15 points across those two matches, they won two extra points from winning the regular game pin count total of 1564-1462.

Overall, senior night was a success for the team as they won the match 27-3. The Rangers’ next game is next week Monday, February 13, against Lowell, at 3:00, at Hillcrest Lanes.