Prep bowling postseason kicks off Feb. 25-26 with the regional tournaments.

By: Jon Malavolti | C&G Newspapers | Published February 22, 2011

 Local bowlers compete at a tournament earlier this season. The top teams and individuals will fight for spots in the state finals at the bowling regional competitions Feb. 25-26 at various sites.

Local bowlers compete at a tournament earlier this season. The top teams and individuals will fight for spots in the state finals at the bowling regional competitions Feb. 25-26 at various sites.

Photo by Patricia O’Blenes

The high school boys and girls bowling postseason kicks off Feb. 25-26 with the regional tournaments.

Local teams will compete in regional tournaments held at 5-Star Lanes in Sterling Heights (Division 1), Drakeshire Lanes in Farmington (D-1), Taylor Lanes in Taylor (D-1), Merri-Bowl Lanes in Livonia (D-2), Nortel Lanes in Monroe (D-3) and Nightingale Lanes in Burton (D-4). Tickets to regional tournaments cost $5.

In the individual portion of the regional tournament Feb. 26, all entrants will bowl six regular games, with total pinfall determining scores. The top 10 individuals from singles competition will advance to the March 5 MHSAA singles state finals.

Teams will bowl six Baker games and three regular games at the Feb. 25 team regional. Total pinfall will determine team scores. The top three teams advance to the March 4 MHSAA team state finals.

The state finals take place at M-66 Bowl in Battle Creek (D-1), Century Lanes in Waterford (D-2), Airport Lanes in Jackson (D-3) and Sunnybrook Lanes in Sterling Heights (D-4).
Local teams have often fared well in the state bowling tournaments. Last year, Macomb Dakota and Hazel Park High’s boys teams finished as runners-up in Division 1 and Division 2, respectively.