Westwood, Gwinn face off in High School Bowl

The Westwood Patriots played the Gwinn Modeltowners in the second round of High School Bowl and won by a score of 180-130. Forty schools from the Upper Peninsula and Northern Wisconsin fielded teams for Public TV 13’s High School Bowl tournament, now celebrating 40 years on the air. Westwood will advance to the third round when they play Houghton in Game 25, scheduled to air on Feb. 9. Running from November through the championship game in April, the High School Bowl series airs on Public TV 13 Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Mondays at noon. Find more information on the 2017-2018 tournament at wnmutv.nmu.edu. Representing Westwood, seated from left, are players Hunter LeClair, team captain Calli Solka, Amanda Matznick and Celeste Achatz. Standing are alternates Ian Pohlman and Jacob Mattson with coach Catherine Lange. Players for Gwinn are, seated from left, Chris Packard, Hunter Uhlbeck, team captain Julien Beltz and Tia Nordeen. Standing are alternates Alexis Hall and Jacob Patterson with coach Dan Turecky. High School Bowl host Jim Koski is standing at lower left.