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  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Lynn Sharlow)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (Photo courtesy of Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)
  • The Wyandotte Roosevelt boys captured the program's first-ever state championship on Friday at the Division 1 State Finals at Sterling Lanes. (MIPrepZone Photo Gallery by Ray Skowronek)

After picking up victories in the Division 1 quarterfinals and semifinals on Friday at Sterling Lanes, a tough Macomb L’Anse Creuse stood in the way of the program’s first-ever state title.

The Bears continued to roll strong and went on to capture the ultimate prize.

“This is the highlight of my bowling life. These kids just kept their foot to the gas,” said Roosevelt coach Mike Calhoun. “They just kept going. Most of it is mental, and we as coaches just try to keep them calm. We put our time in on this pattern. We practiced diligently on it. We’ve seen different surfaces at different houses. Fortunately, today we matched up well.”

In the finals, the Bears outscored LCN 411-305 in the two Baker games and 931-906 in the individual games to win the championship match by a score of 1,342-1,211.

Early on, the Bears finished first overall in the qualifying round out of 16 total teams.

In the quarterfinals, Roosevelt knocked off Grand Haven 1313-1266 and in the semis took down University of Detroit Jesuit 1334-1160.

Calhoun said he key to success on Friday was avoiding open frames.

“We made our spares,” he said. “We had some breaks. Obviously, bowling is taking advantage of those. We were able to string a couple doubles and some triples together, but most of all we filled frames. In this tournament, spares are everything.

“We got off to a good start in the Bakers and that gave us a hundred-pin cushion.”

Also representing the Downriver area on the boys’ side was Woodhaven.

The Warriors didn’t advance past the qualifying round, as they finished 16th for the day.

On the girls’ side, Woodhaven finished third in the qualifying round and then knocked off Lake Orion 1225-1081 in the quarterfinals. In the semis, the Warriors fell to Farmington by only six pins, 1178-1172.

The Roosevelt girls also made the trip to Sterling Heights on Friday and placed 17th in the qualifying round.

In Division 2, the New Boston Huron boys qualified first with a score of 3517 at Super Bowl in Canton. In the quarterfinals, however, the Chiefs fell to Owosso 1269-1219.

Four-time Division 2 regional champ Taylor Kennedy also made the trip to Canton, but finished 10th in the qualifying round, with a score of 3104, and didn’t advance to the quarterfinals.

In Division 3, at Airport Lanes in Jackson, the Flat Rock girls finished third in the qualifying round with a score of 3032, but were knocked off 1213-1104 by Cheboygan in the quarterfinals.

The Allen Park Cabrini boys earned the eighth and final qualifying spot in Division 3 and went on to lose to Essexville-Garber 1379-1325 in the quarterfinals.

Also representing the Downriver area on the boys’ side of Division 3 was Romulus Summit Academy, which placed 18th in the qualifying round with a score of 2701.

Last Updated: 3/5/2016 12:13:54 AM EST