Mountaineers upend undefeated Westwood


IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School boys bowling team took care of business at home Saturday.

The Mountaineers thumped previously undefeated Westwood 36-4 at Recreation Lanes.

“We only get one home meet a season, so we have to make it count,” said Coach Pete Tomassoni. “After last week’s stinging defeat to Menominee, we practiced simplifying the game. If we could do the easier things well, we could overcome the difficult lane conditions. We had a good week of practice, and it paid off.”

Iron Mountain got out to a quick 6-0 lead by sweeping the Baker games 192-139 and 172-150. The boys then won all three match-play games 581-780, 880-688 and 925-800.

Lincoln Pettibone led the Mountaineers with a 564 three-game series which included games of 194 and 207. He was followed closely by Zach Hanson with 559 (201 and 191 games). Ian Driscoll tossed a 525 series (189 and 186 games). Zach Spera chipped in with a 204 game.

The undefeated Mountaineer X Team won its match 33-7 over Marquetteteam.

Leading the way was Trey Nichols with a 478 series with a high game of 185. Freshman Nathan Arndt followed with 457 including a 198 game.

The Combo X Team, comprised of bowlers from both Iron Mountain and Menominee teams, lost to Ishpeming X 30-10.

The Mountaineers travel to Ishpeming after the holidays for a double meet Saturday, Jan. 6, where they will play Ishpeming and Marquette.

Mountaineer girls improve bowling record

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School girls bowling team improved its Upper Peninsula Bowling Conference record to 2-1 by defeating the Marquette Redettes 30-10 at Recreation Lanes.

In the Baker match, each team won a Baker game, with the Mountaineers holding a 15-pin lead, 283-268, on their home lanes.

In team match-play competition, Iron Mountain won game one 648-601. Hanna Bastian and Carina Anderson each took an individual point.

Game two also went to Iron Mountain 670-593, increasing the Mountaineers’ total pinfall lead to 139. Anderson tossed a 170 game and Bastian followed with 166. Contributing to the win were Natalie Dykhuis, who edged her opponent by one pin to win her point, and Lexi Jacko claiming her point by two pins.

The sweep was completed in game three with the Mountaineers topping Marquette 721-683, finishing with a 177-pin lead. Dykhuis, Bastian and Maddy Doucette each took their individual points.

Leading the Mountaineer scoring was Hanna Bastian with 452 and three match-play points. Following closely behind was Carina Anderson with 444 (1 point).

Taking all three points and finishing with a 414 was Natalie Dykhuis. Chipping in with a match-play point each were Lexi Jacko and Maddy Doucette.

Upper Peninsula Bowling Conference will resume competition after the holidays on Jan. 6, with a double meet at River Rock Lanes in Ishpeming. The Mountaineers will face the Menominee Maroons at 9 a.m. (Central time) and then the host Ishpeming Hematites at 4 p.m.