Sunday, February 16, 2020






Southside Claims Third Straight Bowling Title; Vestavia Hills Boys Win First Boys’ Title

PELHAM – Southside-Gadsden High School edged Thompson by just three pins in the finals Friday afternoon to claim the Lady Panthers’ third consecutive AHSAA State Girls’ Bowling Championship at Oak Mountain Lanes.
    Southside, coached by Zachary Blume, totaled 1,329 pins with Cheyanne Bohannon and Grace Ann Clontz posting games of 171 each in the traditional round of the Baker Format finals. Thompson, which totaled 1,326 pins, was led Jillian Hulsey’s 188 in the traditional round. Her four-game traditional total (849) topped all bowlers. Southside’s Grace Ann Clontz totaled 736 in her four traditional games.
     Vestavia Hills won its first boys’ state title in a close championship battle with East Limestone – winning by 35 pins. The Rebels totaled a 1,538 and the Indians had a 1,503 final score. The finals closed out the most competitive State Bowling Championship in its four-year history.
    The Rebels used a balanced team effort led by Beau Reed, Boris Lu and Cameron Monistere. Reed rolled 219 in the traditional round of the final match and finished the day with an 827 total in four traditional games. Monistere had a 233 in the final match. Lu finished totaled 763 in his four traditional games and Monistere had a 769.  East Limestone’s Austin Turner shot a 241 in the final round and had a four-game total to 827 to lead all boys’ participants. Teammate Justin Lewis had a 213 to finish the day with a 746 total.
    Thompson’s girls got a big boost in the semifinals when Hulsey, a junior, rolled an AHSAA state record 289 in the traditional round as the Lady Warriors (1,434) moved to the finals with a 54-pin win over Sparkman (1,380).  Hulsey had a spare on the first frame, then nailed nine strikes in a row and finished with a spare on her final roll to break the old mark by 11 pins. 
    The two teams also set a state record for Baker Format match – combining for 2,814 pins. The previous high match score (2,584) in the state tourney was set by Sparkman and Stanhope Elmore in 2018.
    Southside-Gadsden and Sparkman combined for 2,597 pins in a North Regional match last week to set the overall mark heading into the state tourney and Sparkman’s 1,308 – 1,305 win over Stanhope Elmore in the first round Friday eclipsed that mark by 16 pins (2,613).
    East Limestone (1,483), the North Region boys’ champion last week, knocked off Hewitt-Trussville (1,460) in the quarterfinals by 23 pins in what was perhaps the top boys’ single match of the day. The Huskies captured top seed on Thursday and finished second to the Pirates in the North Regional finals.
    The girls’ top match also came in the quarterfinals with Sparkman edging Stanhope Elmore by three pins – 1,308 to 1.305.
    Hoover’s P.J. Rudolph had a 267 in the quarterfinals for the top single game in the boys’ Friday competition.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
BOYS DIVISION (Baker Format)
First Round
Hewitt-Trussville 1,566, Baker 1,462
East Limestone 1,479, Gadsden City 1,418
Buckhorn 1,577, Stanhope Elmore 1,389
Thompson 1,495, Mary Montgomery 1,194
Sparkman 1,419, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,250
Auburn 1,371, Spain Park 1,359
Hoover 1,420, James Clemens 1,379
Vestavia Hills 1,642, Southside-Gadsden 1,296
East Limestone 1,483, Hewitt-Trussville 1,460
Thompson 1,526, Buckhorn 1,449
Sparkman 1,533, Auburn 1,422
Vestavia Hills 1,558, Hoover 1,479
East Limestone 1,477, Thompson 1,396
Vestavia Hills 1,361, Sparkman 1,298
Vestavia Hills 1,538, East Limestone 1,503

Southside-Gadsden 1,265, Oak Mountain 1,002
Gulf Shores 1,120, Pinson Valley 1,114
Spain Park, 1,090, East Limestone 1,086
Hartselle 1,199, Hewitt-Trussville 1,096
Sparkman 1,129, Etowah 1,046
Stanhope Elmore 1,129, Satsuma 970
Auburn 1,024, Grissom 884
Thompson 1,203, Vestavia Hills 1,073
Southside-Gadsden 1,081, Gulf Shores 1,035
Hartselle 1,171, Spain Park 1,127
Sparkman 1,308, Stanhope Elmore 1,305
Thompson 1,355, Auburn 1,060
Southside-Gadsden 1,334, Hartselle 1,140
Thompson 1,434, Sparkman 1,380
Southside-Gadsden 1,329, Thompson 1,326

(4 Traditional Games, TOP 5)
Austin Turner, East Limestone    827
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             808
Cameron Monistere, Vestavia    769
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills                  763
Justin Lewis, East Limestone       746

Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              849
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       736
Gillian Baker, Thompson              648
Abby Arias, Hartselle                     552    
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             531

Individual Leaders (Traditional Round)
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   250
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills                  234
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             233
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Truss.    222
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                     218
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                     267
Jeremy Dawson, Buckhorn          247
Isaac Hernandez, Gadsden City  231
Mason Jones, St. Elmore              199
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             196
Ethan Keaton, East Limestone    210
Beau Reed, VestaviA Hills            206
Justin Lewis, East Limestone       204
Austin Turner, East Limestone    200
Jacob Acker, Thompson                194
Jacob Tilly, Sparkman                    194
Austin Turner, East Limestone    241
Cameron Monistere, Vestavia    233
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             219
Justin Lewis, East Limestone       213
Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills     203

Individual Leaders (Traditional Round)
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       198
Talli DuBose, Oak Mountain        186
Abby Arias, Hartselle                     184
Kacey Mashal, Stan. Elmore        183
Tori Hughes, Hartselle                   179
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              179
Alyssa Ward, Stan. Elmore           213
Angela Webber, Sparkman          205
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              193
Abby Arias, Hartselle                     191
Alyssa Dupree, Stan. Elmore       186
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              289 (state girls’ record)
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       222
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             206
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  204
Kailee Adcock, Hartselle               190
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              188
Maggie Smith, Thompson            181    
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       171
Cheyanne Bohannon, Southsde 171
Gillian Baker, Thompson              164

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