February 01, 2012 - The pins fall back as the bowling ball strikes them and the Clarkston Boys Varsity Bowling team celebrates with the teammate who made it happen.
The Clarkston Boys Varsity Bowling team with Brian Billups, Chris Gemborys, Tyler Hancsak, Kyle Kirby, Cyree Merritt, Eric Wagner and Max Wolfgang. Photo by Wendi Reardon (click for larger version)
The Wolves have been working hard after school at Cherry Hill Lanes North on their techniques and their skills to get to their 5-1 record.
They knocked Lake Orion out of a tournament during the weekend and the Dragons were out for revenge on Monday at Collier Lanes.
The Wolves fought back with Max Wolfgang leading the way with a 464 series from a 234 and a 230 game. Kyle Kirby had a 459 series, with games of 235 and 224. Eric Wagner had the high game of 255 putting his series to 455.
They ended up losing the match, 20-10.
Prior to their meet against Lake Orion on Monday night they were undefeated after beating Troy-Athens, 27-3 on Jan. 17.
Tyler Hanscak had games of 225 and 214 for high series of 439. Wolfgang with close with games of 219 and 216 for a 435 set. Kirby had the high game with a 256.
The Wolves beat Troy at Cherry Hill North, Jan. 9, 28-2. Chris Gemborys had a 223 for the game high.
They also beat Oxford, 22-8, on Jan. 5.
Gemborys had a 213 and 202 for a 415 game. Wagner shot a 233 and 418 for a 451 series.
The boys opened the season at the OAA Singles Meet on Dec. 5.
Wagner placed first and Gemborys placed in third.
The boys also finished in third place at the Farmington Early Bird tournament at Drakeshire Lanes. Hancsak finished in sixth place with a 654 series and Wagner in seventh with a 652 series.
They head to the Swami Invitational this Saturday at Imperial Lanes in and host Oxford next Wednesday at Cherry Hill North, 3:45 p.m.
Wendi graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a degree in communications. She wrote for the Michigan Times college paper and Grand Blanc View before joining The Clarkston News in October 2007.