Mountaineers going to state

BAY CITY – Iron Mountain’s Al Tomassoni rolled to seventh and qualified for the MHSAA Division 2 individual state bowling tournament Saturday at Monitor Lanes.

Tomassoni spilled an 1134 series, opening with a 225 in the six-game series. He closed out with 211s in the fifth and sixth games.

Nathan Moszyk led the 10-man contingent reaching the state tournament this weekend at Sterling Heights’ Sunnybrook Lanes. Moszyk tossed a 1259 series, with a 248 high game.

In the girls individual tournament, Kayla Emmendorfer of Flint Kearsley topped the regional with a 1166. She threw a high game of 243.

Iron Mountain’s Jade Driscoll (1033 series, 196 high game) and Tori Boersma (1001, 191) wound up 13th and 14th, respectively. Top ten qualify for state.

Iron Mountain has earned a berth in the MHSAA Division 4 competitive cheerleading state finals.

The Mountaineers claimed the final qualifying spot from the regional meet Saturday at Muskegon Mona Shores.

Munising, 717.48, won the Division 4 regional title, with Manistique third (686.42) and Iron Mountain fourth (685.70). Norway just missed advancing, winding up fifth at 648.70.

Division 4 state meet begins at 1 p.m. (Central time) Saturday at the Delta Plex in Grand Rapids.

In the Division 3 regional at Rockford, Kingsford placed seventh with 696.90.

“We knew today was going to be a fight and that’s what this team did all day,” Flivver coach Sara Pericolosi said. “They never gave up and fought hard.”

Kingsford finished less than 12 points behind the third and fourth-place teams.

“We had the highest score from our district which unfortunately left us short of qualifying,” Pericolosi said.

Gladstone placed 11th with 666.70.

“We graduate two seniors who have been phenomenal leaders this year,” Pericolosi said of Emily Tramontin and Britt Johnson. “I’ve never been more honored to coach a team. It is definitely a bittersweet end to the season as we came closer then we’ve ever been to qualifying.”