Their first conference championship
The Cedar Springs boys bowling team finished the 2013-2014 OK Bronze conference season with a first place co-champion position with Northview. It’s their first ever conference championship.
The Cedar team consisted of Senior Josh Austin, Juniors Kyle Knarr and Mitchell Johnson, Sophomores Jacob Cartwright, Blake Fisk, Jarod Plank, and Shane Robarts, and Freshmen Trevor Ruark and Dugan Conely. The boys finished a successful season by finishing strong and challenging Northview to the end.
Cedar started the bowling season by winning the pre-season tournament on December 7 at Northfield Lanes. Cedar took the tournament with a total pin count of 2715 followed by Northview with 2684, Forest Hills Northern with a 2628, Forest Hills Eastern with a 2406, and West Catholic with a 2154.
Regular season matches took place and Cedar stayed strong throughout the season with a standing of 6 wins and 2 losses.
“The losses came early on in the season, but the boys rallied together as a team to finish a strong season,” commented Coach Austin. “Each bowler contributed a piece to such a successful season.”
The post-season tournament on February 15 at East Brook Lanes was a close match for the boys as they fought to finish first in their conference. Jacob Cartwright led the Cedar team and finished 5th in the post-season tournament with a 352 series. After 2 games, Cedar was behind Northview by 123 pins. Cedar came back strong in the 6 Baker games, but came up 18 pins short to claim the tournament from Northview.
“The boys struggled in their second game, but rallied back to finish strong with their Baker games,” explained Coach Austin. “I am proud of their accomplishments and personal bests this season.”
Some personal accomplishments this season were Blake Fisk finishing 1st in the Conference with a 208.5 average, Josh Austin finished 4th with a 191.7 average, Trevor Ruark finished 7th with a 182.2 average, and Jacob Cartwright finished 10th with a 175.9 average. Honorable mention for Kyle Knarr for a 166 average.
Congratulations to the Cedar Springs boys bowling team on a successful season.