The Gabriel Richard girls bowling team finished second at the Division 4 regionals hosted by Ten Pin Alley in Tecumseh Feb. 29.
The Pioneers scored 2841 pins to finish behind only regional champion Clinton, which had 2939. Pittsford (2805) was the third team to qualify from the Tecumseh regional.
By virtue of its runner-up finish, Richard advanced to the D4 finals at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing on March 6-7.
Richard was led by Chrtistiana Trela, who was the team’s lone individual qualifier. The top 10 individuals qualify for the individual state tournament and Trela, a junior, was fifth with 959 pins. Trela’s high game in the six-game set was a 180 in the first match.
Other bowlers for the Pioneers for the Pioneers were sophomore Lucy Carol (800), senior Alyssa Wladysiak (789), junior Hanna Sauve (784), sophomore Madelyn Frank (746) and Lydia Soria (723).
Richard’s boys team finished ninth at the 16-team regional with 2823 pins. Richard’s top individual was Matteo Fadele, who missed out on qualifying for the state tournament by four spots. He was 14th with 1012 pins
Riverview qualifies a pair
Neither Riverview’s boys team nor its girls team made it through to the team state tournament at Division 2 regional at Town and Country Lanes in Westland, but they each did get a bowler through to the individual state tournament.
Individually, senior John Strassner was ninth for Riverview and qualified. His final two games of 230 and 211 wre enough to put him into a qualifying position. For the girls, senior Hannah Epling was also ninth. Two of her six games also resulted in big scores as she rolled a 232 in game three and a 214 in game four.