Saturday, February 22, 2020






Southside & Thompson girls Capture Region Bowling Championships Friday

Sparkman & Spain Park Take Boys’ Titles

MONTGOMERY – Defending state champion Southside-Gadsden and 2019 state runner-up Thompson swept the team crowns at the AHSAA 2020 Regional Bowling Championships Friday.
   Southside finished strong beating Sparkman in Friday’s championship bracket finals at the North Regional played at Vestavia Bowl with a convincing 1,452 pin total in the Baker format competition. The Senators finished with a 1,243 total.  Thompson had a tougher time in its South Regional finals versus Stanhope Elmore at Mobile’s Camelia Lanes. The Lady Warriors won by 75 pins, 1,422 to 1,347 – outscoring the Mustangs the traditional round to start the match 919-797.
    The Thompson trio of Gracie Connelly, Maggie Smith and Miranda Dean had single games of 196, 194 and 186 to lead the Warriors in the final match. Jillian Hulsey rolled a 257 in the semifinals for Thompson for the top girls’ single game of Friday’s South Regional competition.
     The Clontz sisters led Southside’s charge in the finals with Grace Ann Clontz rolling a 245 – the best single game of the day in the North girls’ competition. Jennifer Clontz bowled a 193 and Daylin Tolgo of Sparkman recorded a 201 score in the final match. Emily Lindsey had the second-best round of the North competition with a 244 for Sparkman in the quarterfinals.
     In the boys’ finals, Spain Park turned in its best round of the day at the South Regional to win the title over Auburn 1,601 pins to 1,313.  The Jags totaled 1,010 pins in the traditional round and posted a 235 team score in the second game of the Baker series. Spain Park knocked off defending state champion Vestavia Hills in the semifinals 1,448 to 1,397. Cameron Park led the Jags’ championship match win with a 238, the top individual total in the traditional round. Cooper Kelley had a 254 in Spain Park’s victory over Vestavia Hills. Walter Reed rolled a 279 in the quarterfinals for the top single game of the day for the South boys.
     Sparkman won the North Regional championship over Hewitt-Trussville with a final-match 1,433-pin total. Runner-up Hewitt had a 1,323 score. Joseph Collier, Dalton Tolgo and Alphonso Carrington turned in single game of 214, 183 and 181 in the finals for the winning Senators. Cole Arsenault rolled a 255 in the semifinals for the top boys’ single  game overall Friday.
   All first-round winners on Friday advance to the AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham next week. The first round will be Thursday, Jan. 23 with the championship round on Friday, Jan. 24. The final day’s competition will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network.
     Final results and  individual leaders in each round of Friday’s championship competition are listed below.

Friday’s Championship Bracket Results

(All first-round winners advance to the State Tourney)
At Camelia Lanes, Mobile

Girls’ Results
Championship Match
Thompson 1,422, Stanhope Elmore 1,347
Stanhope Elmore 1,281, Baker 1,137
Thompson 1,450, Spain Park 1,261
Stanhope Elmore 1,255, Vestavia Hills 1,107
Baker 1,140, Gulf Shores 1,120
Spain Park 1,199, Pelham 980
Thompson 1,360, Dothan 1,056
First Round
Stanhope Elmore 1,203, McGill-Toolen Catholic 862
Vestavia Hills 1,109, Foley 1,085
Baker 1,148, Alma Bryant 1,001
Gulf Shores 1,110, Oak Mountain 986
Spain Park 1,186, Houston Academy 870
Pelham 1,039, Satsuma 976
Dothan 1,090, Auburn 963
Thompson 1,372, Homewood 847

Boys’ Results
Championship Match
Spain Park 1,601, Auburn 1,373
Spain Park 1,448, Vestavia Hills 1,397
Auburn 1,392, Thompson 1,386
Vestavia Hills 1,640, Oak Mountain 1,390
Spain Park 1,515, Mary Montgomery 1,420
Auburn 1,409, Stanhope Elmore 1,392
Thompson 1,490, Hoover, 1,486
First Round
Vestavia Hills 1,537, UMS-Wright 1,046
Oak Mountain 1,393, Baker 1,292
Spain Park 1,423, Homewood 978
Mary Montgomery 1,306, Theodore 1,046
Auburn 1,528, Houston Academy 1,087
Stanhope Elmore 1,361, Foley 1,249
Hoover 1,362, Daphne 1,317
Thompson 1,572, Dothan 945

At Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills

Girls’ Results
Championship Match
Southside-Gadsden, 1,452, Sparkman 1,243
Southside-Gadsden 1,277, Hartselle 1,027
Sparkman 1,203, Hazel Green 1,137
Southside-Gadsden 1,369, Hokes Bluff 852
Hartselle 1,068, American Christian 958
Sparkman 1,198, Hewitt-Trussville 1,067
Hazel Green 1,125, St. Clair County 998
First Round
Southside-Gadsden 1,301, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 654
Hokes Bluff 949, Grissom 947
American Christian 987, Gardendale 801
Hartselle 912, Priceville 772
Sparkman 1,197, Northridge 934
Hewitt-Trussville 1,054, Huntsville 787
St. Clair County 942, Corner 902
Hazel Green 1,065, Sipsey Valley 816

North Regional
Boys’ Results
Championship Match
Sparkman 1,433, Hewitt-Trussville 1,323
Hewitt-Trussville 1,420, East Limestone 1,344
Sparkman 1,663, Gadsden City 1,607
East Limestone 1,406, Corner 1,396
Hewitt-Trussville 1,364, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,316
Sparkman 1,326, Southside-Gadsden 1,312
Gadsden City 1,256, Northridge 1,170
First Round
East Limestone 1,321, Lamar County 1,072
Corner 1,371, Huntsville 1,138
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,342, Scottsboro 1,066
Hewitt-Trussville 1,416, Shades Valley 970
Sparkman 1,494, Lincoln 943
Southside-Gadsden 1,219, Grissom 1,122
Northridge 1,365, Hartselle 1,275
Gadsden City 1,472, Paul Bryant 901

South Regional
Boys’ Individual Leaders
Championship Match
Cameron Copeland, Spain Park  238
Austin Gothard, Spain Park        211
Nathan Kim, Auburn                   205
Semifinal Round
Cooper Kelley, Spain Park          254
Caleb Farmer, Thompson            212
Austin Gothard, Spain Park        211
Quarterfinal Round
Walter, Reed, Vestavia Hills       279
Josh Wilson, St. Elmore               257
Fillip Nguyen, Auburn                237
First Round
Daniel Lee, Auburn                     255
Darren Gwin, M. Montgomery   245
Logan Heiter, Daphne                 230


Girls’ Individual Leaders
Championship Match
Gracie Connelly, Thompson       196
Maggie Smith, Thompson           194
Miranda Dean, Thompson           186
Semifinal Round
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           257
Kacey Marshal, St. Elmore         215
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park      210
Quarterfinal Round
Maggie Smith, Thompson           213
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           202
Meghan Best, St. Elmore            192
First Round
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           224
Meghan Best, St. Elmore            188
Laura MacGuire, Baker               174

North Regional
Boys’ Individual Leaders
Championship Round
Joseph Collier, Sparkman            214
Dalton Tolgo, Sparkman             183
Alfonso Carrington, Sparkman   181
Semifinal Round
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman          255
Elijah Avery, Gadsden City        247
Tommy Butler, Gadsden City     247
Quarterfinal Round
Derrian Winters, Northridge       244
Jackson Hartley, Corner              214
Austin Turner, East Limestone   212
First Round
Carson Barnes, Lamar Co.          247
Alfonso Carrington, Sparkman   224
Joseph Collier, Sparkman            223

Girls’ Individual Leaders
Championship Round
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      245
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman             201
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          193      
Semifinal Round
Jessica Clontz, Southside            200
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      180
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          167      
Quarterfinal Round
Emily Lindsey-Sparkman           244
Jessica Clontz, Southside            224
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      205
First Round
Keilsy Hull, Southside                 211
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman             188
Ashlee Hull, Sparkman               177

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