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

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