Established 2009 as a club team for Petoskey High School.
2011-12 season achieved Varsity status with Petoskey High School.
Our team goal is to provide an opportunity to participate in a varsity sport and compete
at conference, regional, and state levels for boys and girls in grades 9-12,
for Petoskey High School.
Head coach, Steve Hamlin, is a bronze-level certified bowling coach and began the program in 2009, after coaching/assisting with Saturday Youth Leagues for the previous 10-years. Girls coach is Deb Hamlin, who is a Level I Certified Coach. They are assisted by Dale Houston for the boys and Arvin Sanders with the girl’s teams. All coaches are active bowlers with USBC
and all but Arvin (past member), serve on our local Board of Directors for the
Petoskey-Emmet USBC Association.
Our team participates in the Northern Michigan Conference consisting of Petoskey, Sault Ste. Marie, St. Ignace, Cheboygan, Rogers City, and Gaylord.
In 2015-16, our boys finished 2nd in the Big North Conference Tournament after qualifying first after the team totals round. Kevin Walter made first team, Taylor Ives, Nathan Emery, and Nathaniel Clarkson made the 2nd team. For the girls, Mya Hernandez and
Taylor Bentley made the 2nd team, also.
All-Conference winners in 2016 for the boys were Senior Taylor Ives (a 4-time All-Conference Champion), and Sophomore Mya Hernandez, finished 6th place for the girls.
In 2016, the boy’s team missed State Final competition with a 4th place finish in Regionals. Senior Taylor Ives, finished 10th place (boy’s All-Conference 4-years) and
Mya Hernandez finished 6th All-Conference.