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

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