R-P bowler

The Reeths-Puffer girls bowling team had a strong showing on Saturday, finishing in second place at the R-P Invitational at Northway Lanes.

R-P’s Brenna Ackerman had the best day on her team, finishing 11th individually with a 176-179-145-501 series. She finished only one pin behind the tenth-place bowler.

The Rockets placed well as a team in preliminary competition due to their depth, with four bowlers finishing in the top 40.

R-P bowler Brenna Ackerman

Bianca Kammers took 23rd individually with a 453 series, followed by Brook Buchan (31st, 418), Hailey Johnsen (40th, 388) and Makenze Carr (75th, 231).

The Rockets advanced to the eight-team playoff. They beat Fruitport in the quarterfinal round and Grand Haven in the semifinals before falling the Zeeland East in the finals.

“We’re starting to see a lot of potential in our bowlers,” said R-P coach Dan Kammers. “All the girls were excited.”

R-P bowler Quinn Alderink

The R-P boys finished 14th out of 22 teams in preliminary competition and did not qualify for the final eight.

Quinn Alderink was the top Rocket in the boys competition, finishing 21st individually with a 163-201-157-541 series.

Tanner Bahr rolled a 457 series, followed by Liam Copenhaver (447), Karsen Boeskool (264), Carter Hekkema (229) and Colin Wozny (221).