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Bangor John Glenn's Zach Fylling wins first individual state title for a Bay County bowler
BANGOR TOWNSHIP — Last Friday was a heartbreaker for Zach Fylling and his teammates on the Bangor John Glenn bowling team.
Favored for a state title, they were eliminated before the finals even began.
But the weekend wasn’t over. In the singles tournament the following day Fylling won the championship, becoming the first Bay County bowler to do so.
“There’s a little bit of redemption in there,” Fylling said. “It was upsetting we lost on Friday but it happens to everybody.”
Fylling’s championship was hard earned, after the first three games of the opening qualifying round he was only 27th on the scoreboard. Only the top-16 advance to the elimination rounds and Fylling, a junior, stepped it up with a 247 and 256 in his last two games to move all the way to fifth. Four Bobcats had qualified for the individual state finals and all four of them made the cut for eliminations.
“It was a real good feeling,” Fylling said of his comeback.
Once in the elimination round Fylling rolled past his opening round opponents, winning every game in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals. His Glenn teammates weren’t so lucky. Only Alex Ouilette, having made a similar comeback to Fylling’s in the qualifying round, advanced past the first round and he was eliminated in the quarterfinals.
In the semifinals Fylling faced off against Flint Kearsley’s Adam Streeter and it was Streeter who won the first match of their two-game showdown. Fylling came back to win the second game by enough pins to advance to the finals.
Once there he faced Iron Mountain’s Al Tonassoni for the state title. Fylling’s 511 two-game series, with a 267 high game, topped Tonassoni’s 391 and gave him the crown.
“It’s sunk in,” Fylling said. “It was pretty cool, I had fun...It’s nice to bring it home to the local area.”
Courtesy for the Bay City Times
Fylling’s title is the first individual crown for a Bay County bowler. The previous best performance for a Bobcat was female bowler Katie Ciszewski’s second in 2006.
“It was one of my side goals for something that would be nice to do before I got out of high school,” Fylling said of the title. “I wasn’t sure if it would happen but sure enough it did.”
“He has his moments like everyone else but he improved his average from last year,” Fylling’s coach Craig Block said. “He got better as the year went on...I’m looking forward to a solid senior season from him.”
As a team the Bobcats, including Fylling, won the Division 2 state title last season. With only one graduation the Bobcats had come into Friday’s team tournament as the favorites and backed it up by qualifying first and knocking out last year’s runner-up Hazel Park in the opening round. Their title bid ended in the semis when they were defeated by eventual state champion South Lyon.
“You can’t complain as we got beat by the champs,” Fylling said.
Most of the team stuck around to watch the individual tournament Saturday and they were thrilled for Fylling’s victory.
Fylling, 17, started bowling at the age of four after his parents got him into it. In addition to his high school team he currently bowls in two weekend leagues, a Saturday morning league at Bay Lanes and the Tri-City Youth Classic (TCYCL) travel league.
Fylling is a two-sport athlete for Glenn. With bowling season now over his attention is soon to turn to baseball.
“They are both games that require a lot of concentration,” Fylling said. “They tie into each other on the mental aspects of the game.”
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