Sparkman Girls Lead North Regional Bowling Tournament After Day 1


    TUSCALOOSA – Daniela Connor of James Clemens High School rolled a high series 577, and Nicole Gilbert of Sparkman was just eight pins behind at 569 as the round of the AHSAA North Regional Bowling Championships got underway at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes Thursday.
     The boys’ teams were still underway Thursday afternoon.
     Gilbert and the Lady Senators led the team competition with  2,177 total to earn top seed heading into Friday’s 16-team qualifying bracket round that will send the top eight finishers to the AHSAA’s inaugural State Bowling Championships at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Jan. 28-29.
     Grace Ann Clontz rolled a 538 series, good for third individually, to help Southside-Gadsden earn the second seed with a 2,133 team pin total. James Clemens was third at 2,105 and Scottsboro, paced by Sierra Lewis’ 535 series, is fourth. Lewis’ total ranked fourth best among the girls Thursday.
    Connor rolled 235 in her first game – the top individual game of the day. Clontz had a 233 game, Scottsboro’s Kelsie Brooke Ho rolled a 221 and Gilbert had a 220 game to round out the 200-plus efforts recorded.
    Rounding out the team finish for Thursday’s first round were, in order: Hewitt-Trussville (2,070), Gadsden City (1,946), Etowah (1,899), Vestavia Hills (1,869), Pinson Valley (1,860), Ramsay (1,825), Randolph (1,775), Bob Jones (1,740), Mountain Brook (1,637), Huffman (1,626), Gardendale (1,623) and Clay-Chalkville (1,527).
   The teams will be placed in a 16-team bracket based on Thursday’s team totals with the top eight finishers advancing to the start tournament next week. The teams will bowl one traditional and five Baker games Friday.

North Regional Bowling Championships
Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
Friday’s schedule
Girls 16-team qualifying bracket
First-round pairings
Sparkman vs. Clay-Chalkville
Vestavia Hills vs. Pinson Valley
Hewitt-Trussville vs. Bob Jones
Mountain Brook vs. Scottsboro
James Clemens vs. Huffman
Randolph vs. Gadsden City
Etowah vs. Ramsay
Gardendale vs. Southside-Gadsden






South Regional Bowling Championships
Gulf Bowl, Foley
Thursday’s Results
Girls 16-team Qualifying Bracket
(all first round winners advance to the state championships)
Thompson vs. Northview, Thursday afternoon
Thompson 1,236, Spain Park 1,223
Northview 1,298, Satsuma 1236
Spain Park 1,375, McGill-Toolen 1,305
Northview 1,189, Beauregard 1,151
Satsuma 1,312, Pelham 1,272
Thompson 1,295, Mary Montgomery 1,244
First Round
Spain Park had bye
Northview had bye
McGill-Toolen 1,188, Benjamin Russell  1,160
Mary Montgomery 1,187, Alma Bryant 1,061
Thompson 1,226, Spanish Fort 1,059
Satsuma 1,186, Indian Springs 988
Pelham 1,245, Foley 1,155
Beauregard 1,254, Valley 1,139


Boys 16-team qualifying bracket
(all first round winners advance to the state championships)
Thursday afternoon
Stanhope Elmore vs. Prattville, Thursday afternoon
Spain Park vs. Baker, Thursday afternoon
Stanhope defeats 1,663, Benjamin Russell 1,407
Spain Park 1,671, Fairhope 1,358
Baker 1,608, Mary Montgomery 1,584
Prattville 1,567, Thompson 1,467
First Round
Stanhope Elmore 1, Satsuma 1,251
Spain Park 1,673, Alma Bryant 1673 – 1289
Mary Montgomery 1,709, Baldwin County 1,297
Thompson 1,615, Valley 1,160
Prattville 1,542, Foley 1,535
Baker 1,478, Daphne 1,451
Fairhope 1,448, Oak Mountain 1,321
Benjamin Russell 1,501, Northview 1,409

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