Thursday, February 20, 2020






Spain Park Boys, Southside-Gadsden Girls Claim AHSAA State Bowling Titles

    PELHAM – Spain Park High School’s boys posted a 1,036 in the championship match Friday to beat rival Vestavia Hills 1,036-899 and won the Jaguars’ second straight AHSAA State Bowling championship at Oak Mountain Lanes.
   Southside-Gadsden swept the girls’ competition with four straight wins Friday. Coach Zach Blume’s Panthers downed Hartselle 806-647 in the finals as Southside captured its first state title. The AHSAA bowling program completed its second year as a championship sport.
    Southside’s lineup in the finals consisted of Cheyanne Bohannon, Grace Ann Clontz, Jennifer Clontz, Emily Garmon, Ashlee Hull, Jakiia Mostella and Selena Smith. The Panthers posted scores of 156, 200, 161, 142 and 147 for its 806 total in the finals. The champions also defeated Etowah 815-796 in the semifinals, defending champion Sparkman 810-703 in the quarterfinals and Foley 712-521 in the first round. Each match consisted of five Baker Format games.
    Hartselle beat Gulf Shores 700-684 in the first round, Vestavia Hills 755-707 in the quarterfinals and top seed Thompson 832-731 in the semifinals. Coach Tanya Lybarger’s lineup included Kailee Adcock, Callie Burks, Emily Clemons, Crabs Compton, Emily Cowart, Brooklyn Hamblin, Katie Henry and Reagan Martin.
    The closest match of the girls’ competition was Thompson’s second-round win over Spain Park in the second round, 712 to 711. The top individual game of the girls’ competition was Southside’s 200 in the second game of the final match.
Spain Park Repeats as AHSAA Boys’ Champs
Coach C.J. Hawkins’ Jaguars averaged 987.25 pins per match while posting a 4-0 record on the final day Friday.  Her lineup of Ryan Caraway, Tucker Contormo, Brady Cooper, Devin Dowdle, Andrew Harris, Jalen Johnson, Matthew Plexico and Wyatt Lumsden posted a final-match total of 237-133-197-258-211 for their 1,036 total. Spain Park beat Vestavia Hills, which averaged 989.25 for the day, had rounds of 1,050, 1,005 and 1,003 prior to the finals.
    Spain Park also beat Indian Springs 1,002-755 in the first round, Grissom, 889-820 in the quarterfinals, Hewitt-Trussville 1,022-927 in the semifinals. Vestavia, coached by Debra Broome, listed Barrett Blackwood, Will Evans, Sam Lawhorn, Boris Lu, Mason Maners, Cameron Monistere, Beau Reed and Travis Saunders.
    Hewitt-Trussville had the high game of the day with a 267 in its first-round 1,010-807 win over Mary Montgomery in the first round. Vestavia Hills also bowled a 256 in its first-round win over Northview and a 243 in its second-round win over Thompson. Spain Park’s 258 in the fourth game of the finals was the Jags’ best game and the second highest total for the boys on the day.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Championship Match
Southside-Gadsden 806, Hartselle 647
Hartselle 832, Thompson 731
Southside-Gadsden 815, Etowah 796
Thompson 712, Spain Park 711
Hartselle 755, Vestavia Hills 707
Etowah 793, James Clemens 693
Southside-Gadsden 810, Sparkman 703
First Round
Thompson 734,  Lamar County 493
Spain Park 712, Capitol School 607
Vestavia Hills 684, Auburn 621
Hartselle 700, Gulf Shores 684
Etowah 750, Pelham 640
James Clemens 696, Mary Montgomery 637
Sparkman 670, Pinson Valley 629
Southside-Gadsden 712, Foley 521

Championship Match
Spain Park 1,036, Vestavia Hills 899
Vestavia Hills 1,003, East Limestone 940
Spain Park 1,022, Hewitt-Trussville 927
Vestavia Hills 1,005, Thompson 896
East Limestone 1,014, Stanhope Elmore 836
Hewitt-Trussville 932, James Clemens 788
Spain Park 889, Grissom 820
First Round
Vestavia Hills 1,050, Northview 638
Thompson 935, Auburn 771
Stanhope Elmore 877, Gadsden City 713
East Limestone 785, Etowah 713
James Clemens 832, Madison County 740
Hewitt-Trussville 1,010, Mary Montgomery 807
Grissom 942, Lincoln 813
Spain Park 1,002, Indian Springs 755

Vestavia Boys, Thompson Girls Capture Top Seeds in First Round Thursday AHSAA Bowling Tourney Championship Bracket Set for Friday’s Final Round

  PELHAM – Vestavia Hills High School’s boys bowled a 3,014 pin total in the first day’s traditional bowling round of the AHSAA State Bowling Championships Thursday to take a top seed into Friday’s championship bracket round of play. Thompson earned top seed in the girls’ competition with a 2,396 total. Both totals are new traditional series team state tournament records.
    Schools bowled Thursday for seeding purposes – setting the stage for a 16-team dual match single elimination bracket in the final day of competition at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Friday.
    The second annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships saw team scores soar to new heights with five schools surpassing last year’s record-setting first-day series of 2,713 bowled by Stanhope Elmore. Each team, consisting of five players, bowled three rounds of traditional three-game series. The Rebels posted a 992-985-1,037—3,014 series. The third-round total also broke the record of 1,024 set by Mary Montgomery in 2016. East Limestone also surpassed last year’s total with a 1,032 score in the third round Thursday. The Indians had a team total of 2,786 and joined Spain Park (2,857), James Clemens (2,788) and Stanhope Elmore (2,753) is eclipsed last year’s series overall record.
    Vestavia Hills will face Northview in the first round Friday morning. Second seed and defending state champion Spain Park will meet Indian Springs. A total of eight first-round games will be followed with for quarterfinal matches, two semifinals and the finals in each division, set for 5 p.m.
   East Limestone’s Brendan Ferris rolled a 262-227-222—711 series to set a new boys’ tradition series state tournament record Thursday. His 262 game in the first round was the second highest boys’ single-game total of the day. Christian Dobbs of Etowah had the best game, a 277 rolled in game three, but finished 11th overall with a 595 series. Zachary Ward of Stanhope Elmore finished second behind Ferris in the individual scoring with a 213-214-246—673 total. Brett Kilgore of Grissom was third at 211-203-236—650.
Lady Warriors Roll to Top Seed
      Thompson, the South Regional tournament girls’ champion in 2016 and 2017, led the girls’ team scoring by 198 pins over Southside-Gadsden, the 2017 North Regional champion. The Lady Warrior posted scores of 839-733-819—2,396 while Southside’s total was 716-761-721—2,198.
    Thompson, which set a single-round record with the 839 total, will open the championship bracket Friday morning against Lamar County. Southside’s Panthers, the second seed, will meet Foley in the first round. Defending girls’ state champ Sparkman posted a 2,059 total and will be seventh seed Friday.
     Macy Fields of Tuscaloosa’s Capitol School bowled 195-179-212—586 to lead the girls’ individual competition Thursday. Teammates Jessica Lynn Sherman and Alexianna Griffin of Thompson posted series of 518 and 509 to finish 2-3 behind Fields.
     Fields’ 212 game in the third round was the high for the girls. Thompson’s Katie Keener had a 200 in the first round for the only other 200-plus game of the day in the girls’ competition.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
(Each match consists of 5 Baker Format games)
First Round, 8 a.m.; Finals set for 5 p.m.
Thompson (top seed) vs. Lamar County
Spain Park vs. Capitol School
Vestavia Hills vs. Auburn
Gulf Shores vs. Hartselle
Etowah vs. Pelham
James Clemens vs. Mary Montgomery
Sparkman vs. Pinson Valley
Foley vs. Southside-Gadsden (second seed)
Vestavia Hills (top seed) vs. Northview
Auburn vs. Thompson
Stanhope Elmore vs. Gadsden City
Etowah vs. East Limestone
James Clemens vs. Madison County
Mary Montgomery vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Grissom vs. Lincoln
Indian Springs vs. Spain Park (second seed)

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Thursday’s Results (Traditional Series)
Team Scoring
Thompson                       839-733-819—2,396
Southside-Gadsden         716-761-721—2,198
Etowah                            772-733-690—2,195
Hartselle                          789-639-666—2,094
Vestavia Hills                   697-733-658—2,088
Mary Montgomery         739-710-626—2,075
Sparkman                        657-723-679—2,059
Spain Park                       706-693-647—2,046
Capitol School                 698-688-643—2,029
Pinson Valley                   592-697-729—2,018
James Clemens               666-693-600—2,011
Auburn                             582-764-642—1,978
Gulf Shores                      594-671-643—1,908
Pelham                             637-644-601—1,882
Foley                                646-584-601—1,831
Lamar County                  557-511-605—1,673

Team Scoring
Vestavia Hills                   992-985-1037—3,014
Spain Park                       939-941-977—2,857
James Clemens               942-963-883—2,788
East Limestone                918-836-1032—2,786
Stanhope Elmore            901-923-929—2,753
Hewitt-Trussville             765-897-917—2,579
Grissom                            795-885-878—2,558
Auburn                             781-890-837—2,508
Thompson                        816-889-763—2,468
Lincoln                             885-781-749—2,415
Mary Montgomery         772-790-844—2,406
Gadsden City                   831-778-795—2,404
Etowah                            757-756-852—2,365
Madison County             768-723-850—2,341
Indian Springs                 751-690-775—2,216
Northview                       569-860-666—2,095

Girls’ Series (Top 15)
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       195-179-212—586
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson            180-156-182—518
Alexianna Griffin, Thompson                     168-181-160—509
Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gadsden           167-173-167—507
Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park         163-163-175—501
Kailie Kruszewski, Mary Montgomery      171-165-159—495
TK Gibbs, Etowah                                       142-167-178—487
Katie Keener, Thompson                           200-125-160—485
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman                          169-157-150—476
Emily Cowart, Hartselle                             182-168-125—475
Lexi Gibbs, Etowah                                     174-133-161—468
Jenny Kim, Auburn                                     153-185-127—465
Ruth Adams, Auburn                                 114-168-178—460
Emily Jane Hardy, Vestavia Hills               147-166-146—459
Hayley Bedingfield, James Clemens         181-142-135—458

Girls’ High Games
Round 1
Katie Keener, Thompson                           200
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       195
Brittany Guy, Foley                                    191
Emily Cowart, Hartselle                             182
Hayley Bedingfield, J. Clemens                 181
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson            180
Round 2
Jackie Beard, Sparkman                             189
Jenny Kim, Auburn                                     185
Alexianna Griffin, Thompson                     181
Shaley Smith, James Clemens                   180
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       179
Camille Mask, M Montgomery                 175
Round 3
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       212
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson            182
TK Gibbs, Etowah                                       178
Ruth Adams, Auburn                                 178
Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park         175
Gillian Baker, Thompson                            170


Boys’ Series (Top 15)
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                262-227-222—711
Zachary Ward, Stanhope Elmore              213-214-246—673
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                211-203-236—650
Dan Zhang, Auburn                                    216-242-176—634
Sam Lawton, Vestavia Hills                       213-199-214—626
Andrew Harris, Spain Park                        213-153-247—613
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                          227-156-227—610
James Roberts, James Clemens                219-191-192—602
Travis Saunders, Vestavia Hills                 206-202-190—598
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens             158-257-183—598
Christian Dobbs, Etowah                           169-149-277—595
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                          186-225-183—594
Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills                   200-206-182—588
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore             208-200-178—586
Tyler Fannin, Mary Montgomery              214-188-182—584

Boys’ High Games
Round 1
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                262
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                          227
Devin Morgan, Lincoln                               223
Seth Perry, Gadsden City                          220
Luca Connor, James Clemens                    219
Dan Zhang, Auburn                                    216
Round 2
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens             257
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Trussville            246
Dan Zhang, Auburn                                    242
Jalen Johnson, Spain Park                         228
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                227
Caleb Farner, Thompson                           225
Round 3
Christian Dobbs, Etowah                           277
Andrew Harris, Spain Park                        247
Zachary Ward, Stanhope Elmore              246
Daniel Torres, East Limestone                   246
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                236
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                          227

Thompson, Stanhope Elmore Claim South Regional Bowling Titles; Southside-Gadsden and James Clemens Win North Championships

   Thompson High School’s Lady Warriors, coached by Chris Hollingsworth, won four matches Friday in the South Regional Bowling championship bracket at Foley’s Gulf Bowl to claim the regional title for the second year in a row. All matches consisted of five Baker format games.
      Stanhope Elmore also won the South Regional boys’ bowling championship for the second year in a row. Capturing North Regional tourney titles at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes were Southside-Gadsden’s girls and James Clemens’ boys. James Clemens swept both the boys’ and girls’ regional championships last season.
      The top eight girls’ teams and top eight boys’ teams in Friday’s championship elimination bracket from each regional advanced to earn a berth in the second annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships set for Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Jan. 26-27.  Defending state champions are Spain Park’s boys and Sparkman’s girls. Both are among the qualifiers from regional tourney competition.
     Thompson beat Shelby County rival Pelham 741 to 615 in the South girls’ finals Friday.  Thompson also beat Houston Academy, Foley and Vestavia Hills to reach the championship match. Pelham downed Spanish Fort, Mary Montgomery and Spain Park to advance to the finals.
    Coach Dawn Kelly’s Stanhope Elmore Mustangs posted a 928 total in the finals, and Auburn had 859.
   Southside-Gadsden, coached by Zach Blume, won a close match over defending North Regional champion James Clemens in the North girls’ finals, 784 to 757. In the North Regional boy’s finals, James Clemens, coached by Anthony Pickard, won 947 to 776 over Etowah.
    The closest match of the day was the North boys’ quarterfinal win by Lincoln, which posted a two-pin victory over East Limestone, 892-890.
    Top team scores for the day at the South Regional were Vestavia Hills’ 824 pins in a first-round girls’ win over Satsuma, and Vestavia Hills’ 986 in its first-round boys’ win, also over Satsuma. In the North Regional, top match score for the girls was Etowah’s 797 in a quarterfinal win over Pinson Valley. The best boys’ match total was James Clemens’ 947 in the finals.
    Teams qualifying for the state tournament next week include:
Thompson; Pelham; Vestavia Hills; Spain Park; Auburn; Foley; Gulf Shores; Mary Montgomery.
(North)  Southside-Gadsden; Etowah; Sparkman; James Clemens; Capitol School; Lamar County; Hartselle; Pinson Valley.
Stanhope Elmore; Auburn; Thompson;  Spain Park; Indian Springs; Mary Montgomery; Northview; Vestavia Hills.
James Clemens; Etowah; Lincoln; Gadsden City; East Limestone; Grissom; Hewitt-Trussville; Madison County.

Championship Bracket Results

Thompson 741, Pelham 615
Thompson 765, Vestavia Hills 709
Pelham 746, Spain Park 711
Thompson 703, Foley 564
Vestavia Hills 717, Gulf Shores 681
Pelham 750, Mary Montgomery 643
Spain Park 789, Auburn 693
First Round
Thompson 711, Houston Academy 506
Foley 605, Baker 592
Vestavia Hills 824, Satsuma 659
Gulf Shores 736, Beauregard 707
Mary Montgomery 582, Northview 468
Pelham 723, Spanish Fort 608
Auburn 705, UMS-Wright 607
Spain Park 639, McGill-Toolen Catholic 592

Stanhope Elmore 928, Auburn 859
Auburn 865, Spain Park 848
Stanhope Elmore 821, Thompson 776
Auburn 927, Vestavia Hills 902
Spain Park 932, Northview 727
Stanhope Elmore 899, Mary Montgomery 818
Thompson 766, Indian Springs 640
First Round
Vestavia Hills 986, Satsuma 571
Auburn 824, UMS-Wright 613
Spain Park 946, Fairhope 690
Northview 820, Daphne 795
Stanhope Elmore 881, McGill-Toolen Catholic 713
Mary Montgomery 895, Spanish Fort 583
Indian Springs 782, Baker 748
Thompson 853, Houston Academy 667

Championship Bracket Results

Southside-Gadsden 784, James Clemens 757
Southside-Gadsden 788, Sparkman 705
James Clemens 763, Etowah 641
Southside-Gadsden 773, Lamar County 504
Sparkman 677, Hartselle 641
James Clemens 706, Capitol School 632
Etowah 797, Pinson Valley 577
First Round
Southside-Gadsden 728, East Limestone 534
Lamar County 583, Hewitt-Trussville 572
Hartselle 565, Huntsville 517
Sparkman 677, Lincoln 555
James Clemens 703, Ramsay 616
Capitol School 655, Pleasant Grove 617
Pinson Valley 680, Gardendale 596
Etowah 768, Randolph 591

James Clemens 947, Etowah 776
Etowah 829, Lincoln 824
James Clemens 854, Gadsden City 764
Etowah 924, Grissom 829
Lincoln 892, East Limestone 890
Gadsden City 902, Hewitt-Trussville 885
James Clemens 897, Madison County 778
First Round
Grissom 920, Ramsay 683
Etowah 834, Huntsville 808
Lincoln 798, Gardendale 758
East Limestone 863, Huffman 668
Gadsden City 788, American Christian 782
Hewitt-Trussville 858, Hartselle 818
Madison County 746, Capitol School 743
James Clemens 930, Northridge 653

AHSAA Boys Regional Bowling Tournament Vestavia Hills Gains Top Seed in South Regional; Grissom Seeded No. 1 in North Regional Heading into Friday’s Championship Round

    FOLEY – Vestavia Hills outscored Thompson 2,752 to 2,645 Thursday in the traditional round of the AHSAA second annual South Regional Bowling tournament at Foley’s Gulf Bowl, and Grissom edged defending state champion James Clemens by 20 pins, 2,750 to 2,730 in the North Regional at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes to earn top seeds in Friday’s championship elimination bracket round. Friday’s head-to-head bracket gets underway at 10:30 a.m. for boys. Each match will be a Baker format five-game series.
     Vestavia Hills posted the top team scores (912 and 950) in the first two rounds Thursday as all teams bowled three traditional games in each set. Thompson rallied third round with a 924 to earn second seed.  The Rebels will meet Satsuma and Thompson takes on Houston Academy in round one Friday.
      Beau Reed and Sam Lawton led Vestavia with individual series of 623 and 607, finished first and third in the individual rankings.  Zachary Ward of Stanhope Elmore was second with a 612 series, including a 235 for the top game in round one.  Reed’s 223 topped round two ND Brice Porter of Daphne bowled a 220 in round three for the top game.
North Boys Regional
   TUSCALOOSA – Grissom’s Tigers posted rounds of 950 and 1,003 to lead rounds one and three and eeked out the top seed over James Clemens in the first day’s action at the North Regional. Five Grissom bowlers had series over 520 or higher with Logan Turner’s 567 leading rhe contingent. He had a 235 in round one. Myliq Davis rolled a 246 to top the first round. Brendan Ferris of East Limestone scored a 256 to lead round two and American Christian’s P.J. Sledge bowled a 253 to pace round 3.
    James Clemens’ Luca Connor rolled games of 228 and 234 to close out his day and finished with a 629 series, best of the day. Jets teammate Michael Kosinski had a 623 for second place and Huntsville’s William Buchanan had a 622 for third.
    All 16 teams were seeded based on Thursday’s team scores. The single-elimination bracket will feature four rounds with the championship match set for 5:30 p.m.

Friday’s Championship Round Bracket Pairings
Vestavia Hills vs. Satsuma
Auburn vs. UMS-Wright
Spain Park vs. Fairhope
Northview vs. Daphne
Stanhope Elmore vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic
Spanish Fort vs. Mary Montgomery
Baker vs. Indian Springs
Houston Academy vs. Thompson

(Day 1 – Traditional Series)
Vestavia Hills              2,752
Thompson                   2,645
Stanhope Elmore         2,559
Daphne                                    2,511
Spain Park                   2,501
Mary Montgomery       2,372
Baker                           2,334
Auburn                                    2,267
UMS-Wright                2,154
Indian Springs              2,127
Spanish Fort                 2,106
Fairhope                      2,067
Northview                    1,928
McGill-Toolen Catholic           1,909
Houston Academy       1,794
Satsuma                       1,783

Individual Leaders (Top 10)
(Traditional Series)
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   222-223-178—623
Zachary Ward, Stanhope Elmore                     235-171-206—612
Sam Lawhon, Vestavia Hills                190-214-203—607
Brian Barcoma, Thompson                  192-198-214—604
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore                     181-200-212—593
Anthony Osburn, Mary Montgomery   191-187-204—582
Jacob Acker, Thompson                                  203-194-181—578
Brendan Fos, Daphne                          150-199-213—562
Brice Porter, Daphne                           211-130-220—561
Tyler Fannin, Mary Montgomery                     144-194-202—540
Game 1 Leaders
Zachary Ward, Stanhope Elmore                     235
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   222
Brice Porter, Daphne                           211
Noah Barnard, UMS-Wright                211
Game 2 Leaders
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   223
Sam Lawton, Vestavia Hills                 214
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore                     200
Game 3 Leaders
Brice Porter, Daphn                             220
Brian Barcoma, Thompson                  214
Landon Masters, Thompson                213

Friday’s Championship Round Bracket Pairings
Grissom vs. Ramsay
Huntsville vs. Etowah
Lincoln vs. Gardendale
Huffman vs. East Limestone
American Christian vs. Gadsden City
Hartselle vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Madison County vs. Capitol School
Northridge vs. James Clemens

(Day 1 – Traditional Series)
Grissom                                   2,750
James Clemens                                    2,730
American Christian                  2,660
East Limestone                        2,624
Lincoln                                                2,534
Hewitt-Trussville                     2,415
Madison County                      2,409
Huntsville                                2,377
Etowah                                    2,365
Capitol School                         2,340
Hartselle                                  2,266
Gardendale                              2,246
Huffman                                  2,244
Gadsden City                           2,224
Northridge                               1,983
Ramsay                                                1,881  

Individual Leaders (Top 10)
(Traditional Series)
Luca Connor, James Clemens              167-228-234—629
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens       184-239-200—623
William Buchanan, Huntsville             223-195-204—622
P.J. Sledge, American Christian                       168-199-253—620
Hayden Johnson, American Christian  187-207-223—617
William Stirling, James Clemens                      210-222-171—603
David Hopkins, Gardendale                180-220-203—603
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                       160-256-181—597
Taylor Hall, Lincoln                            225-190-173—588
Brandon Wade, East Limestone                       183-2-5-192—580
Game 1 Leaders
Myliq Davis, Huntsville                                   246
Logan Turner, Grissom                                    235
Taylor Hall, Lincoln                            225
Game 2 Leaders
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                       256
Tommy Butler, Gadsden City              243
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens       239
Game 3 Leaders
P.J. Sledge, American Christian                       253
Luca Connor, James Clemens              234
Hayden Johnson, American Christian  223

Thompson Claims Top Seed in Girls’ Field with 2,303 Total After the First Round of the South Regional Bowling Tournament

    FOLEY – Thompson High School’s girls’ bowling team rolled three consistent traditional bowling rounds of 733-778-792 to finish the first day of the AHSAA South Regional bowling tournament at Foley’s Gulf Bowl Thursday with a 2,303 team total. The Warriors will be the No. 1 seed as the 16 teams move into the championship elimination bracket competition Friday. Thompson will meet No. 16 seed Houston Academy in its first match of the final day’s competition. All matches in the championship bracket will follow the Baker format with five games in each round.
     Defending state champion Spain Park bowled a 2,256 total – and finished the third round with 791 pins, just one shy of the Warriors’ 792. The Jaguars head into Friday’s competition as the No. 2 seed and will meet McGill-Toolen in the first round at 8 a.m.  Thompson also had a 778 to lead the second round. Mary Montgomery opened with a bang Thursday with a 765 as junior Kallie Kruszewski bowled a 234 for the best game of the day. Teammate Samantha Rossignoll, a senior, also bowled the third best game of that round (175). Kruszewki finished with a 536 in the three games for the best individual series.
     Eighth grader Brittany Guy of Foley posted a 201 in the second round and finished with a 496 series, second highest of the day. Senior Caroline Parker of Spain Park had a 203 to lead the third round. She had a 126 and 123 in the first two rounds and a 452 series.
    Thompson sophomore Jessica Lynn Sherman and freshman Gillian Baker bowled 494 and 487, respectively, to rank third and fourth individual for the Warriors.

Friday’s Championship Round Bracket Pairings
Thompson vs. Houston Academy
Foley vs. Baker
Vestavia Hills vs. Satsuma
Gulf Shores vs. Beauregard
Mary Montgomery vs. Northview
Spanish Fort vs. Pelham
Auburn vs. UMS-Wright
McGill-Toolen Catholic vs. Spain Park

(Day 1 – Traditional Series)
Thompson                       2,303
Spain Park                       2,256
Mary Montgomery         2,089
Beauregard                      2,042
Vestavia Hills                 1,948
Pelham                             1,932
Auburn                            1,912
Foley                                1,896
Baker                               1,895
UMS-Wright                   1,882   
Spanish Fort                    1,874
Satsuma                           1,870                                                          
Gulf Shores                     1,829
Northview                       1,653
McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,623
Houston Academy          1,478   

Individual Leaders (Top 10)
(Traditional Series)
Kallie Kruszewki, Mary Montgomery     234-156-146—536
Brittany Guy, Foley                                   147-201-148—496
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson           168-163-163—494
Gillian Baker, Thompson                          159-168-160—487
Julianna Cross, Spain Park                        166-168-152—486
Kendall Hall, Foley                                   189-149-135—473
Mary Tedder, Spain Park                          162-146-162—470
Alexianna Griffin, Thompson                  123-176-167—466
Morgan Mullinax, Pelham                        106-164-196—466
Kaitlynn Diaz, Baker                                 152-157-156—465
Game 1 Leaders
Kallie Keuszewki, M Montgomery          234
Kendall Hall, Foley                                   189
Samantha Rossignoll, M Montgomery    175
Game 2 Leaders
Brittany Guy, Foley                                   201
Alexianna Griffin, Thompson                  176
Molly McNair, UMS-Wright                    172
Game 3 Leaders
Caroline Parker, Spain Park                      203
Morgan Mullinax, Pelham                        196
Katie Keener, Thompson                          182

Southside-Gadsden Claims Top Seed in Girls’ Field with 2,366 Total After the First Round of the North Regional Tournament

    TUSCALOOSA – Southside-Gadsden posted a first-day 2,366 pin total to take the top seed at the AHSAA’s second annual North Regional bowling tournament at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes. The Panthers head into Friday’s elimination bracket competition as top seed.  Southside opens the championship round facing 16 seed East Limestone. Etowah, which totaled 2,202 pins, second seed, James Clemens (2,169) is third seed and defending AHSAA state champion Sparkman (2,041) is fourth seed after the completion of the first-day traditional round.
     Friday’s 16-team single-elimination bracket, which gets underway at 8 a.m., will consist of five Baker format rounds in each match. Etowah plays Randolph County, James Clemens opens with Ramsay and Sparkman meets Lincoln in round one. The championship match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    First-day individual leader was Etowah sophomore Shy Gibbs, who rolled a 141-203-188—532 series in the three traditional rounds to finish 17 pins ahead of Southside-Gadsden eighth grader Jennifer Clontz. She rolled a 201 for the best score of the first round and finished with games of 162 and 152 for a 515 series. Freshman Grace Ann Clontz had a 198 in the first round, second only to her sister overall, and bowled a 193 for the best score overall in the third round Thursday. She did not bowl in the second round.  Senior Lauren Keplinger of Pinson Valley rolled a first-day best 208 in the second round to post the best individual game of the day.
     Southside’s girls had the top team score in the first and second rounds (831 and 779) and James Clemens rolled bowled 802 for the top team score in the third round Thursday.

Friday’s Championship Round Bracket Pairings
Southside-Gadsden vs. East Limestone
Lamar County vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Hartselle vs. Huntsville
Lincoln vs. Sparkman
James Clemens vs. Ramsay
Pleasant Grove vs. Capitol School
Pinson Valley vs. Gardendale
Randolph County vs. Etowah

(Day 1 – Traditional Series)
Southside-Gadsden        2,366
Etowah                            2,202
James Clemens               2,169
Sparkman                        2,041
Hartselle                          2,010
Capitol School                1,881
Pinson Valley                  1,874
Lamar County                 1,753
Hewitt-Trussville            1,685
Gardendale                      1,666
Pleasant Grove                1,660
Huntsville                        1,648
Lincoln                            1,648
Ramsay                            1,540
Randolph County           1,525
East Limestone               1,452

Individual Leaders (Top 10)
(Traditional Series)
Shy Gibbs, Etowah                      141-203-188—532
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          201-162-152—515
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman            183-149-143—475
Macy Fields, Capitol School       155-153-165—473
Emily Cowart, Hartselle              190-137-143—470
Ashley Jordan, James Clemens   179-156-116—451
Jackie Beard, Sparkman              132-161-156—449
Demi Bishop, Capitol School     126-154-169—449
Emma Jones, Etowah                   163-124-155—442
Kyndal Oden, James Clemens    119-129-191—439

Game 1 Leaders
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          201
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      198
Emily Cowart, Hartselle              190
Game 2 Leaders
Lauren Keplinger, Pinson Va.     208
Shy Gibbs, Etowah                      203
Cheyanne Bohannon, Etowah     174
Game 3 Leaders
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      193
Kyndal Oden, James Clemens    191
Shy Gibbs, Etowah                      188

Defending Champions in Regional Field as AHSAA Bowling Playoffs Get Underway Thursday

  MONTGOMERY – The second annual AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls” Bowling Championships get underway Thursday, Jan. 19, with Regional Tourneys at Gulf Lanes in Foley (South) and Leland Lanes in Tuscaloosa (North).
    A total of 16 boys’ teams and 16 girls’ teams will be competing in each regional with the top eight advancing to the state tournament at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham next week, Jan. 26-27.
   Regional tourneys conclude Friday, Jan. 20. The first round gets underway at 9 a.m., for girls and 2 p.m., for boys on Thursday and will consist of 10-pin traditional play with the team totals seeding the schools for the final round on Friday. Teams will be placed in the 16-team elimination bracket on Friday with winners advancing to the finals. Girls’ play starts at 8 a.m., and boys’ play will begin at 10:30 a.m. Finals are set for 5:30 p.m. for both divisions. Teams will bowl five Baker rounds in each match on Friday.
    The top eight teams will advance to the state tournament at Pelham.
     Stanhope Elmore (South) and James Clemens (North) won the boys’ regional tournaments last year. Thompson (South) and James Clemens (North) won the girls’ regional titles.   Spain Park downed Stanhope Elmore 1,836 to 1,576 in the boys’ state finals at Pelham, and Sparkman beat James Clemens 1,488 to 1,269 to win the girls’ state championship.
   Each are back this year to defend their titles. Also back is Gadsden City junior Jon Kilgo, who rolled the first and only 300 game in AHSAA history as a sophomore in the first round of the state tournament at Pelham last season.
   Schools competed in area play during the regular season with the winner and runner-up advancing to each respective regional tourney.
Teams clinching berths in the 2017 regional tournaments:

Area 1 winner: Baker; Area 1 RU: UMS-Wright
Area 2 winner: Mary Montgomery; Area 2 RU: Satsuma.
Area 3 winner: Spanish Fort; Area 3 RU: McGill-Toolen Catholic
Area 4 winner: Gulf Shores; Area 4 RU: Foley
Area 5 winner: Northview; Area 5 RU: Houston Academy
Area 6 winner: Auburn; Area 6 RU: Beauregard
Area 7 winner: Thompson; Area 7 RU: Pelham
Area 8 winner: Spain Park; Area 2 RU: Vestavia Hills


Area 1 winner: Baker; Area 1 RU: UMS-Wright

Area 2 winner: Mary Montgomery; Area 2 RU: Satsuma

Area 3 winner: Spanish Fort; Area 3 RU: McGill-Toolen Catholic

Area 4 winner: Daphne; Area 4 RU:  Fairhope

Area 5 winner: Northview; Area 5 RU: Houston Academy

Area 6 winner: Stanhope Elmore; Area 6 RU:  Auburn

Area 7 winner: Thompson; Area 7 RU: Indian Springs
Area 8 winner: Vestavia Hills; Area 8 RU: Spain Park


Area 9 winner: Capitol School; Area 9 RU: Lamar County
Area 10 winner: Pleasant Grove; Area 10 RU: Ramsay
Area 11 winner:
Gardendale; Area 11 RU: Pinson Valley
Area 12 winner: Lincoln; Area 12 RU: Hewitt-Trussville

Area 13 winner: Southside-Gadsden; Area 13 RU: Etowah

Area 14 winner: Hartselle; Area 14 RU: East Limestone

Area 15 winner: James Clemens; Area 15 RU: Sparkman

Area 16 winner: Randolph; Area 16 RU: Huntsville



Area 9 winner: American Christian; Area 9 RU: Northridge
Area 10 winner: Ramsay; Area 10 RU: Capitol School

Area 11 winner: Huffman; Area 11 RU: Gardendale

Area 12 winner: Lincoln; Area 12 RU: Hewitt-Trussville

Area 13 winner: Etowah; Area 13 RU: Gadsden City

Area 14 winner: East Limestone; Area 14 RU: Hartselle

Area 15 winner: Grissom; Area 15 RU: James Clemens

Area 16 winner: Madison County; Area 16 RU: Huntsville

Spain Park Boys, Sparkman Girls Claim AHSAA’s First State Bowling Titles

     PELHAM -- The inaugural AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes came down to the top two seeds in the boys’ division with No. 1 seed Stanhope Elmore facing No. 2 seed Spain Park in the finals Friday.  The Jaguars built an early lead in the final match, however, capture the first boys’ state championship with a 1,836 score – 260 pins ahead of the Mustangs’ 1.576 total.
    Sparkman beat James Clemens in the girls’ finals to win the girls’ AHSAA state title with a winning 1,488 pin total. The Jets had 1,269 in the final match.
    Stanhope Elmore eighth grader Josh Wilson rolled as championship match high 254 in the traditional game to lead all bowlers. Coach Wes Dunseith’s Mustangs also got big game from Stormy Stephens, who rolled s 193 in the traditional game.  Spain Park, coached by Stephen Hobbs, trailed by 15 pins after the traditional game but rebounded to outscore Stanhope 223-145 in the first Baker game and 203-148 in the second to take the lead for good. Jalen Johnson had a high game of 179 and Devin Dowdle had a 181 for the Jags in the traditional game round.
     Sparkman’s Nicole Gilbert rolled a 218 to help Coach Isabella Coffell’s Senators build a 744-596 lead in the traditional game. They closed out with a strong 191 total in the final Baker game to win by by 119 pins. The 191 game was the best of the final match. James Clemens was coached by Anthony Pickard.
    Stanhope beat Huntsville by 102 pins, 1,781 to 1,679, in the semifinals and Spain Park downed Mary Montgomery by a slimmer 67-pin margin.  James Waller rolled a 228 for the Jaguars in his single traditional game, and Christian McNeeley of Mary Montgomery rolled a 255 for the top single game of the semis.
    In the girls’ semifinals, James Clemens beat top-seeded Etowah 1,471 – 1,127, and Sparkman downed second-seeded Scottsboro 76 pins, rolling 1,558 to the Wildcats’ 1,482 total.   Sierra Lewis of Scottsboro had the high game (205) and Beth Fowler of Sparkman was next with a 201. She had three 200-plus traditional games on Friday including a 243 in a first-round win over Thompson for the highest individual girls' game of the day.
      All matches consisted of one traditional game and five Baker format games.
     Friday’s complete Championship Bracket match play results are listed below.

Friday’s Championship Bracket Results
(All matches consist of 1 traditional and 5 Baker format games)


Boys Final Results
Spain Park 1,836, Stanhope Elmore 1,576

High Tradition Game
254         Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore
193         Stormy Stephens, Stanhope Elmore
181         Devin Dowdell, Spain Park
179         Jalen Johnson, Spain Park           

Boys Semifinal Results
Stanhope Elmore 1,781, Huntsville 1,679
Spain Park 1,831, Mary Montgomery 1,754

High Traditional Games
255         Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery
228         James Waller, Spain Park

Boys Quarterfinal Results
Stanhope Elmore 1,843, Prattville 1,735
Huntsville 1,754, Etowah 1,614
Mary Montgomery 1,735, Vestavia Hills 1,699
Spain Park 1,872, Benjamin Russell 1,654

High Traditional Games
269         Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore
259         Myliq Davis, Huntsville

Boys First Round Results
Stanhope Elmore 1,606, Sparkman 1,472

Prattville 1,613, Thompson 1,475

Etowah 1,829, Baker 1,663

Huntsville 1,628, Gadsden City 1,597

Mary Montgomery 1,724, East Limestone, 1.388

Vestavia Hills 1,852, James Clemens 1,543

Benjamin Russell 1,624, Hewitt-Trussville 1,513

Spain Park 1,714, Fairhope 1,507

High Traditional Game
267         Austin Gibbs, Etowah

Girls Finals
Sparkman 1,488, James Clemens 1,269

High Traditional Game
218         Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman

Girls Semifinal Pairings
James Clemens 1,471, Etowah 1,127
Sparkman 1,558, Scottsboro 1,482

High Traditional Game
205         Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
201         Beth Fowler, Sparkman

Girls Quarterfinal Pairings
Etowah 1,500, Southside-Gadsden 1,488
James Clemens 1,352, Mary Montgomery 1,332
Sparkman 1,511, Hewitt-Trussville 1,283
Scottsboro 1,423, Spain Park 1,390

High Traditional Game
234         Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
211         Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman

First Round Results
Etowah 1,364, Satsuma 1,152

Southside-Gadsden 1,358, Gadsden City, 1,082

Mary Montgomery 1,349, Northview 1,199

James Clemens 1,377, Thompson 1,260

Hewitt-Trussville 1,342, Pelham 1,173

Sparkman 1,548, McGill-Toolen, 1,097

Spain Park 1,391, Pinson Valley 1,318

Scottsboro 1,430, Beauregard, 1,306

High Traditional Game
243         Beth Fowler, Sparkman

Gadsden City’s Kilgo Rolls Perfect Game In First Day’s AHSAA State Bowling Action

   PELHAM – Gadsden City High School sophomore Jonathan Kilgo rolled the first perfect game in AHSAA State Bowling Championships history to highlight the first day’s action as the inaugural state tourney got underway Thursday at Oak Mountain Lanes.
     Kilgo, who came in with a 130 average, did not compete in the first two rounds of the traditional bowling first round Thursday. His perfect round, 12 strikes in a row, came in the final round and helped Gadsden City shoot an 868 third-round team total to finish the day at 2,406 – good for 13th seed heading into the final day’s competition Friday.
    Stanhope Elmore turned in a strong 2,713 score for the day to take top seed into Friday’s 16-team elimination bracket championship round as eighth grader Josh Wilson rolled a 658 series and senior Stormy Stephens recorded  610 series. Both finished in the top 10 of the individual scoring at 4th and tied for 10th, respectively. Mary Montgomery senior Christian McNeeley had the best boys’ series with a 706 total rolling three consistent games of 214, 224 and 268.  Benjamin Russell junior Bryant Ray turned in a 676 series for second. He had a 246 in his final game.
    Spain Park rolled 2,685 to earn second seed, Mary Montgomery totaled 2,666 for third seed and Huntsville captured fourth seed with a 2,612 total.
    Stanhope Elmore squares off with Sparkman in the first round Friday at 8 a.m., a match that will feature one traditional game and five Baker format games. That format will be used for the rest of the competition.  Spain Park takes on Fairhope in its first-round match, Mary Montgomery plays East Limestone and Huntsville meets Gadsden City.
Etowah Earns Top Girls’ Seed with 2,244 Total
    In the girls’ competition Thursday, Coach Kevin Horton’s Etowah Blue Devils posted a strong 2,244 team total in the three traditional games to claim girls’ top seed for today’s competition  with strong performances from the Gibbs’ girls. Freshman T.K. (T’kyrah) Gibbs turned in the fourth best individual series with a 497. Freshman Shy (Shy’Ere) Gibbs also rolled  460 and Lexi Gibbs, a sophomore, turned in a 483.
    Scottsboro senior Sierra Lewis ran away from the pack for the top girls’ series. She rolled 220, 234, 244 for a 698 series as the Lady Wildcats of Coach Desiree Clark totaled 2,167 to earn second seed. Lewis’ closest competition was 166 pins back.      Mary Montgomery sophomore Catlyn Hileman had the second best girls’ series with a three-game total 532.
    Hewitt-Trussville (2,089) and James Clemens (2,008) are the third and fourth seeds. Etowah will meet Satsuma in the first round of the 16-team championship elimination bracket Friday morning, Scottsboro faces Beauregard, Hewitt faces Pelham and James Clemens takes on Thompson.
    Complete first-round pairings for Friday’s competition is listed below.


AHSAA State Bowling Championships
at Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham

Friday’s 16-Team Bracket
First round (8 a.m.)
(1 Traditional, 5 Baker Games)
(head-to-head matches)

Sparkman vs. Stanhope Elmore (top seed)
Thompson vs. Prattville
Baker vs. Etowah
Gadsden City vs. Huntsville (4th seed)
East Limestone vs. Mary Montgomery (3rd seed)
Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens
Benjamin Russell vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Fairhope vs. Spain Park (2nd seed)
Satsuma vs. Etowah (top seed)
Gadsden City vs. Southside-Gadsden
Northview vs. Mary Montgomery
Thompson vs. James Clemens (4th seed)
Pelham vs. Hewitt-Trussville (3rd seed)

Sparkman vs. McGill-Toolen
Pinson Valley vs. Spain Park
Beauregard vs. Scottsboro (2nd seed)


Second round (Boys & Girls)
10:30 a.m. (approximate)
Lunch break                                       1 p.m.
Semifinals (Boys & Girls)
2 p.m. (approximate)*
Finals (Boys & Girls)
5 p.m. (approximate)*
*-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP

Thursday’s Results (Traditional Games)
Stanhope Elmore        2,713

Spain Park                   2,685

Mary Montgomery     2,666
Huntsville                    2,612

Etowah                        2,591
Vestavia Hills              2,550
Hewitt-Trussville         2,536
Prattville                     2,451
Thompson                   2,443
Benjamin Russell        2,433
James Clemens           2,426
Baker                           2,425
Gadsden City               2,406
East Limestone            2,345
Fairhope                      2,285
Sparkman                    2,196
Top 10 (Series Leaders all games)
706      Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery
676      Bryant Ray, Benjamin Russell
669      Austin Gibbs, Etowah
658      Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore
626      Luca Connor, James Clemens
623      Myliq Davis, Huntsville
620      Jordan Oliver Faggard, Hewitt-Trussville
618      Austin Ramage, Prattville
610      Stormy Stephens, Stanhope Elmore
610      Travis Saunders, Vestavia Hills

High Games (3rd round)
300      Jonathan Kilgo, Gadsden City
268      Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery
246      Bryant Ray, Benjamin Russell
234      Andrew Harris, Spain Park


Stanhope Elmore        1,804

Huntsville                    1,795

Etowah                        1,756

Hewitt-Trussville         1,746

Spain Park                   1,717

Vestavia Hills              1,650

Thompson                   1,659

Benjamin Russell        1,653

Mary Montgomery     1,642

Baker                           1,625

James Clemens           1,625

Prattville                     1,619

Gadsden City               1,538

Sparkman                    1,528

Fairhope                      1,499

East Limestone            1,447

High Games (2nd round)
243      Austin Ramage, Prattville
237      Tucker Contorno, Spain Park
235      Connor Hilbert, Huntsville


Hewitt-Trussville         963

Stanhope Elmore        945

Etowah                        905

Thompson                   902

Huntsville                    869

Baker                           845

Benjamin Russell        831

Spain Park                   823

James Clemens           820

Vestavia Hills              805

Prattville                     794

Gadsden City               792

Mary Montgomery     779

Sparkman                    777

East Limestone            758

Fairhope                      728
High Games (1ST round)
262      Austin Gibbs, Etowah             
244      Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore

240      Brandon Boner, Thompson



Girls’ Results
Etowah                        2,244

Scottsboro                   2,167

Hewitt-Trussville         2,089

James Clemens           2,008

Mary Montgomery     1,999

Sparkman                    1,998

Spain Park                   1,980

Southside-Gadsden     1,978

Gadsden City               1,885

Pinson Valley               1,858

McGill-Toolen             1,840

Northview                   1,833

Thompson                   1,832

Pelham                        1,815

Beauregard                 1,762

Satsuma                      1,729

Top 10 (Series Leaders all games)
698      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
532      Catlyn Hileman, Mary Montgomery
499      Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman
497      T.K. Gibbs, Etowah
483      Lexi Gibbs, Etowah
469      Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park
468      Daniela Connor, James Clemens
467      Kyndal Oden, James Clemens
460      Shy Gibbs, Etowah
459      Laura Keplinger, Pinson Valley

High Games (3rd round)
244      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
210      Lexi Gibbs, Etowah
210      Shy Gibbs, Etowah

Scottsboro                   1,440

Etowah                        1,423

Hewitt-Trussville         1,413

Spain Park                   1,393

James Clemens           1,350

Sparkman                    1,344

Mary Montgomery     1,340

Southside-Gadsden     1,319

Northview                   1,289

Gadsden City               1,256

Thompson                   1,249

Pinson Valley               1,244

McGill-Toolen             1,196

Satsuma                      1,136

Pelham                        1,120

Beauregard                 1,113

High Games (2nd round)
234      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
200      Catlyn Hileman, Mary Montgomery
197      Kyndal Oden, James Clemens


Scottsboro                   725

Spain Park                   716

Etowah                        716

Sparkman                    702

Thompson                   669

Mary Montgomery     666

Gadsden City               659

Hewitt-Trussville         658

Pinson Valley               651

McGill-Toolen             620

Northview                   613

James Clemens           613

Southside-Gadsden     612

Satsuma                      603

Pelham                        543

Beauregard                 529

High Games (1ST round)
220      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
200      Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park
188      Camille Mask, Mary Montgomery

First AHSAA State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday at Oak Mountain Lanes

     MONTGOMERY – The first AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Championships get underway Thursday at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes.

     Eight boys’ and eight girls’ teams advanced from regional tournament play to the state championships. James Clemens’ boys and girls captured the North Regional championships at Tuscaloosa last week. Stanhope Elmore (boys) and Thompson (girls) were crowned South Regional champs at Foley last week.
      All 16 teams will play three traditional rounds Thursday with round one set for 12:30 p.m., at Oak Mountain Lanes. Team scores from all three rounds will be totaled to determine Friday’s seeding for the four-round match-play championship bracket.
      The first round on Friday gets underway at 8 a.m., will pit the top seed determined by Thursday’s play versus the 16th seed, 2nd seed vs. 15th seed, 3rd seed vs. 14th seed, 4th seed vs. 13th seed, 5th seed vs. 12th seed, 6th seed vs. 11th seed, 7th seed vs. 10th seed and 8th seed vs. 9th seed.  Each match will consist of one tradition game and five Baker format games. Winners will advance through the match play to the finals, which are set for approximately 5 p.m. Each round will start as soon as the previous round ends.
     The AHSAA held bowling championships for girls from 1972-1977 but discontinued the sport after the 1977 season. The sport emerged again last year as a non-championship sport and became a championship sport this school year with 140 teams – 80 boys’ squads and 60 girls’ squads. Some teams fielded co-ed teams in the boys’ division this season.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham (Jan. 28-29)

Thursday’s Schedule
Traditional bowling
Round 1 (Boys and Girls)             12:30 p.m.
Round 2 (Boys and Girls)             2:30 p.m. (approximate)*
Round 3 (Boys and Girls)             4:30 p.m. (approximate)*
*-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP

Friday’s Schedule
(1 Traditional, 5 Baker Games)
(head-to-head matches)
Round 1 (Boys and Girls)                           8 a.m.
Quarterfinals (Boys and Girls)    10:30 a.m. (approximate)*
Lunch break                                                  1 p.m.
Semifinals (Boys and Girls)                       2 p.m. (approximate)*
Finals (Boys and Girls)                  5 p.m. (approximate)*
*-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP

2016 State Tournament Team Participants
North qualifiers
James Clemens (Regional champion)
Sparkman (Regional runner-up)
Scottsboro (Regional semifinalist)
Southside-Gadsden (Regional semifinalist)
Gadsden City
Pinson Valley
South Qualifiers
Thompson (Regional Champion)
Northview (Regional runner-up)
Satsuma (Regional semifinalist)
Spain Park (Regional semifinalist)
Mary Montgomery

North qualifiers
James Clemens (Regional champion)
Sparkman (Regional runner-up)
Gadsden City (Regional semifinalist)
Huntsville (Regional semifinalist)
East Limestone
Vestavia Hills
South Qualifiers
Stanhope Elmore (Regional Champion)
Baker (Regional runner-up)
Prattville (Regional semifinalist)
Spain Park (Regional semifinalist)
Benjamin Russell
Mary Montgomery