Jets bowling brings home a win!

Jets bowling brings home a win!

Congratulations to the Jackson College Jets men's bowling team, who brought home the first place in just their third tournament Friday!

Both the men's and women's bowling teams traveled to Gaylord for the Kirtland Community College Invitational Friday. The tournament marked the best performance to date for both programs. The men's team jumped out to first place after the first individual game before falling to second place after the individual series games and before the "baker" games. The women's team sat in fifth place (out of 8) all day. They bowled great, and with only four women, they were able to defeat a team of five, which was a huge confidence boost or the program, Coach Corey Daniels said.

The Jets' men trailed Mid Michigan Community College by 183 pins going into bakers and made up 66 pins the first four bakers before getting beat the fifth and sixth bakers. With two bakers to go, the Jets were chasing 153 pins for a tie. The men really buckled down, made great shots, and held their composure en route to a 156-pin make up over the final two games.

"I've been around bowling for almost 20 years and I've never seen anything like it," Daniels said. "We averaged a 78-pin victory over Mid Michigan the final two games, and what a boost that was for our season. Going into this tournament we were coming off a second place finish at Muskegon and we knew we had an opportunity to win, we just were ecstatic it happened this early in our third tournament ever.

"The men really stepped up when it mattered and all five played a huge factor in this win. Ryan Saville led us individually and was a huge catalyst in bakers. It was great for our momentum heading into the Schoolcraft Invite and getting closer to our Regional Tournament."

Scores for the Jets

Jackson College Men (team)

  S1 S2 S3 B1 B2 B3 B4 Totals
Jackson College 1057 906 960 386 424 396 433 4,562


  Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Series
Ryan Saville 207 183 237 627
John Kortz 235 184 201 620
Andrew Richard 232 197 173 602
Brock Fullerton 183 179 177 539
Keegan Campbell 200 163 172 535


Jackson College Women (team)

  S1 S2 S3 B1 B2 B3 B4 Totals
Jackson College 563 625 578 239 247 249 222 2,723



  Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Series
Amanda Enners 156 153 155 464
Cami Emerson 135 183 144 462
Maddie Spataro 134 114 190 438
Hannah Boobyer 158 175 89 422