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

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

Southside-Gadsden Claims Top Seed in Girls’ Field with 2,366 Total After the First Round of the North Regional Tournament

    TUSCALOOSA – Southside-Gadsden posted a first-day 2,366 pin total to take the top seed at the AHSAA’s second annual North Regional bowling tournament at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes. The Panthers head into Friday’s elimination bracket competition as top seed.  Southside opens the championship round facing 16 seed East Limestone. Etowah, which totaled 2,202 pins, second seed, James Clemens (2,169) is third seed and defending AHSAA state champion Sparkman (2,041) is fourth seed after the completion of the first-day traditional round.
     Friday’s 16-team single-elimination bracket, which gets underway at 8 a.m., will consist of five Baker format rounds in each match. Etowah plays Randolph County, James Clemens opens with Ramsay and Sparkman meets Lincoln in round one. The championship match is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
    First-day individual leader was Etowah sophomore Shy Gibbs, who rolled a 141-203-188—532 series in the three traditional rounds to finish 17 pins ahead of Southside-Gadsden eighth grader Jennifer Clontz. She rolled a 201 for the best score of the first round and finished with games of 162 and 152 for a 515 series. Freshman Grace Ann Clontz had a 198 in the first round, second only to her sister overall, and bowled a 193 for the best score overall in the third round Thursday. She did not bowl in the second round.  Senior Lauren Keplinger of Pinson Valley rolled a first-day best 208 in the second round to post the best individual game of the day.
     Southside’s girls had the top team score in the first and second rounds (831 and 779) and James Clemens rolled bowled 802 for the top team score in the third round Thursday.

Friday’s Championship Round Bracket Pairings
Southside-Gadsden vs. East Limestone
Lamar County vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Hartselle vs. Huntsville
Lincoln vs. Sparkman
James Clemens vs. Ramsay
Pleasant Grove vs. Capitol School
Pinson Valley vs. Gardendale
Randolph County vs. Etowah

(Day 1 – Traditional Series)
Southside-Gadsden        2,366
Etowah                            2,202
James Clemens               2,169
Sparkman                        2,041
Hartselle                          2,010
Capitol School                1,881
Pinson Valley                  1,874
Lamar County                 1,753
Hewitt-Trussville            1,685
Gardendale                      1,666
Pleasant Grove                1,660
Huntsville                        1,648
Lincoln                            1,648
Ramsay                            1,540
Randolph County           1,525
East Limestone               1,452

Individual Leaders (Top 10)
(Traditional Series)
Shy Gibbs, Etowah                      141-203-188—532
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          201-162-152—515
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman            183-149-143—475
Macy Fields, Capitol School       155-153-165—473
Emily Cowart, Hartselle              190-137-143—470
Ashley Jordan, James Clemens   179-156-116—451
Jackie Beard, Sparkman              132-161-156—449
Demi Bishop, Capitol School     126-154-169—449
Emma Jones, Etowah                   163-124-155—442
Kyndal Oden, James Clemens    119-129-191—439

Game 1 Leaders
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          201
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      198
Emily Cowart, Hartselle              190
Game 2 Leaders
Lauren Keplinger, Pinson Va.     208
Shy Gibbs, Etowah                      203
Cheyanne Bohannon, Etowah     174
Game 3 Leaders
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      193
Kyndal Oden, James Clemens    191
Shy Gibbs, Etowah                      188

Defending Champions in Regional Field as AHSAA Bowling Playoffs Get Underway Thursday

  MONTGOMERY – The second annual AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls” Bowling Championships get underway Thursday, Jan. 19, with Regional Tourneys at Gulf Lanes in Foley (South) and Leland Lanes in Tuscaloosa (North).
    A total of 16 boys’ teams and 16 girls’ teams will be competing in each regional with the top eight advancing to the state tournament at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham next week, Jan. 26-27.
   Regional tourneys conclude Friday, Jan. 20. The first round gets underway at 9 a.m., for girls and 2 p.m., for boys on Thursday and will consist of 10-pin traditional play with the team totals seeding the schools for the final round on Friday. Teams will be placed in the 16-team elimination bracket on Friday with winners advancing to the finals. Girls’ play starts at 8 a.m., and boys’ play will begin at 10:30 a.m. Finals are set for 5:30 p.m. for both divisions. Teams will bowl five Baker rounds in each match on Friday.
    The top eight teams will advance to the state tournament at Pelham.
     Stanhope Elmore (South) and James Clemens (North) won the boys’ regional tournaments last year. Thompson (South) and James Clemens (North) won the girls’ regional titles.   Spain Park downed Stanhope Elmore 1,836 to 1,576 in the boys’ state finals at Pelham, and Sparkman beat James Clemens 1,488 to 1,269 to win the girls’ state championship.
   Each are back this year to defend their titles. Also back is Gadsden City junior Jon Kilgo, who rolled the first and only 300 game in AHSAA history as a sophomore in the first round of the state tournament at Pelham last season.
   Schools competed in area play during the regular season with the winner and runner-up advancing to each respective regional tourney.
Teams clinching berths in the 2017 regional tournaments:

Area 1 winner: Baker; Area 1 RU: UMS-Wright
Area 2 winner: Mary Montgomery; Area 2 RU: Satsuma.
Area 3 winner: Spanish Fort; Area 3 RU: McGill-Toolen Catholic
Area 4 winner: Gulf Shores; Area 4 RU: Foley
Area 5 winner: Northview; Area 5 RU: Houston Academy
Area 6 winner: Auburn; Area 6 RU: Beauregard
Area 7 winner: Thompson; Area 7 RU: Pelham
Area 8 winner: Spain Park; Area 2 RU: Vestavia Hills


Area 1 winner: Baker; Area 1 RU: UMS-Wright

Area 2 winner: Mary Montgomery; Area 2 RU: Satsuma

Area 3 winner: Spanish Fort; Area 3 RU: McGill-Toolen Catholic

Area 4 winner: Daphne; Area 4 RU:  Fairhope

Area 5 winner: Northview; Area 5 RU: Houston Academy

Area 6 winner: Stanhope Elmore; Area 6 RU:  Auburn

Area 7 winner: Thompson; Area 7 RU: Indian Springs
Area 8 winner: Vestavia Hills; Area 8 RU: Spain Park


Area 9 winner: Capitol School; Area 9 RU: Lamar County
Area 10 winner: Pleasant Grove; Area 10 RU: Ramsay
Area 11 winner:
Gardendale; Area 11 RU: Pinson Valley
Area 12 winner: Lincoln; Area 12 RU: Hewitt-Trussville

Area 13 winner: Southside-Gadsden; Area 13 RU: Etowah

Area 14 winner: Hartselle; Area 14 RU: East Limestone

Area 15 winner: James Clemens; Area 15 RU: Sparkman

Area 16 winner: Randolph; Area 16 RU: Huntsville



Area 9 winner: American Christian; Area 9 RU: Northridge
Area 10 winner: Ramsay; Area 10 RU: Capitol School

Area 11 winner: Huffman; Area 11 RU: Gardendale

Area 12 winner: Lincoln; Area 12 RU: Hewitt-Trussville

Area 13 winner: Etowah; Area 13 RU: Gadsden City

Area 14 winner: East Limestone; Area 14 RU: Hartselle

Area 15 winner: Grissom; Area 15 RU: James Clemens

Area 16 winner: Madison County; Area 16 RU: Huntsville

Spain Park Boys, Sparkman Girls Claim AHSAA’s First State Bowling Titles

     PELHAM -- The inaugural AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes came down to the top two seeds in the boys’ division with No. 1 seed Stanhope Elmore facing No. 2 seed Spain Park in the finals Friday.  The Jaguars built an early lead in the final match, however, capture the first boys’ state championship with a 1,836 score – 260 pins ahead of the Mustangs’ 1.576 total.
    Sparkman beat James Clemens in the girls’ finals to win the girls’ AHSAA state title with a winning 1,488 pin total. The Jets had 1,269 in the final match.
    Stanhope Elmore eighth grader Josh Wilson rolled as championship match high 254 in the traditional game to lead all bowlers. Coach Wes Dunseith’s Mustangs also got big game from Stormy Stephens, who rolled s 193 in the traditional game.  Spain Park, coached by Stephen Hobbs, trailed by 15 pins after the traditional game but rebounded to outscore Stanhope 223-145 in the first Baker game and 203-148 in the second to take the lead for good. Jalen Johnson had a high game of 179 and Devin Dowdle had a 181 for the Jags in the traditional game round.
     Sparkman’s Nicole Gilbert rolled a 218 to help Coach Isabella Coffell’s Senators build a 744-596 lead in the traditional game. They closed out with a strong 191 total in the final Baker game to win by by 119 pins. The 191 game was the best of the final match. James Clemens was coached by Anthony Pickard.
    Stanhope beat Huntsville by 102 pins, 1,781 to 1,679, in the semifinals and Spain Park downed Mary Montgomery by a slimmer 67-pin margin.  James Waller rolled a 228 for the Jaguars in his single traditional game, and Christian McNeeley of Mary Montgomery rolled a 255 for the top single game of the semis.
    In the girls’ semifinals, James Clemens beat top-seeded Etowah 1,471 – 1,127, and Sparkman downed second-seeded Scottsboro 76 pins, rolling 1,558 to the Wildcats’ 1,482 total.   Sierra Lewis of Scottsboro had the high game (205) and Beth Fowler of Sparkman was next with a 201. She had three 200-plus traditional games on Friday including a 243 in a first-round win over Thompson for the highest individual girls' game of the day.
      All matches consisted of one traditional game and five Baker format games.
     Friday’s complete Championship Bracket match play results are listed below.

Friday’s Championship Bracket Results
(All matches consist of 1 traditional and 5 Baker format games)


Boys Final Results
Spain Park 1,836, Stanhope Elmore 1,576

High Tradition Game
254         Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore
193         Stormy Stephens, Stanhope Elmore
181         Devin Dowdell, Spain Park
179         Jalen Johnson, Spain Park           

Boys Semifinal Results
Stanhope Elmore 1,781, Huntsville 1,679
Spain Park 1,831, Mary Montgomery 1,754

High Traditional Games
255         Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery
228         James Waller, Spain Park

Boys Quarterfinal Results
Stanhope Elmore 1,843, Prattville 1,735
Huntsville 1,754, Etowah 1,614
Mary Montgomery 1,735, Vestavia Hills 1,699
Spain Park 1,872, Benjamin Russell 1,654

High Traditional Games
269         Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore
259         Myliq Davis, Huntsville

Boys First Round Results
Stanhope Elmore 1,606, Sparkman 1,472

Prattville 1,613, Thompson 1,475

Etowah 1,829, Baker 1,663

Huntsville 1,628, Gadsden City 1,597

Mary Montgomery 1,724, East Limestone, 1.388

Vestavia Hills 1,852, James Clemens 1,543

Benjamin Russell 1,624, Hewitt-Trussville 1,513

Spain Park 1,714, Fairhope 1,507

High Traditional Game
267         Austin Gibbs, Etowah

Girls Finals
Sparkman 1,488, James Clemens 1,269

High Traditional Game
218         Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman

Girls Semifinal Pairings
James Clemens 1,471, Etowah 1,127
Sparkman 1,558, Scottsboro 1,482

High Traditional Game
205         Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
201         Beth Fowler, Sparkman

Girls Quarterfinal Pairings
Etowah 1,500, Southside-Gadsden 1,488
James Clemens 1,352, Mary Montgomery 1,332
Sparkman 1,511, Hewitt-Trussville 1,283
Scottsboro 1,423, Spain Park 1,390

High Traditional Game
234         Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
211         Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman

First Round Results
Etowah 1,364, Satsuma 1,152

Southside-Gadsden 1,358, Gadsden City, 1,082

Mary Montgomery 1,349, Northview 1,199

James Clemens 1,377, Thompson 1,260

Hewitt-Trussville 1,342, Pelham 1,173

Sparkman 1,548, McGill-Toolen, 1,097

Spain Park 1,391, Pinson Valley 1,318

Scottsboro 1,430, Beauregard, 1,306

High Traditional Game
243         Beth Fowler, Sparkman

Gadsden City’s Kilgo Rolls Perfect Game In First Day’s AHSAA State Bowling Action

   PELHAM – Gadsden City High School sophomore Jonathan Kilgo rolled the first perfect game in AHSAA State Bowling Championships history to highlight the first day’s action as the inaugural state tourney got underway Thursday at Oak Mountain Lanes.
     Kilgo, who came in with a 130 average, did not compete in the first two rounds of the traditional bowling first round Thursday. His perfect round, 12 strikes in a row, came in the final round and helped Gadsden City shoot an 868 third-round team total to finish the day at 2,406 – good for 13th seed heading into the final day’s competition Friday.
    Stanhope Elmore turned in a strong 2,713 score for the day to take top seed into Friday’s 16-team elimination bracket championship round as eighth grader Josh Wilson rolled a 658 series and senior Stormy Stephens recorded  610 series. Both finished in the top 10 of the individual scoring at 4th and tied for 10th, respectively. Mary Montgomery senior Christian McNeeley had the best boys’ series with a 706 total rolling three consistent games of 214, 224 and 268.  Benjamin Russell junior Bryant Ray turned in a 676 series for second. He had a 246 in his final game.
    Spain Park rolled 2,685 to earn second seed, Mary Montgomery totaled 2,666 for third seed and Huntsville captured fourth seed with a 2,612 total.
    Stanhope Elmore squares off with Sparkman in the first round Friday at 8 a.m., a match that will feature one traditional game and five Baker format games. That format will be used for the rest of the competition.  Spain Park takes on Fairhope in its first-round match, Mary Montgomery plays East Limestone and Huntsville meets Gadsden City.
Etowah Earns Top Girls’ Seed with 2,244 Total
    In the girls’ competition Thursday, Coach Kevin Horton’s Etowah Blue Devils posted a strong 2,244 team total in the three traditional games to claim girls’ top seed for today’s competition  with strong performances from the Gibbs’ girls. Freshman T.K. (T’kyrah) Gibbs turned in the fourth best individual series with a 497. Freshman Shy (Shy’Ere) Gibbs also rolled  460 and Lexi Gibbs, a sophomore, turned in a 483.
    Scottsboro senior Sierra Lewis ran away from the pack for the top girls’ series. She rolled 220, 234, 244 for a 698 series as the Lady Wildcats of Coach Desiree Clark totaled 2,167 to earn second seed. Lewis’ closest competition was 166 pins back.      Mary Montgomery sophomore Catlyn Hileman had the second best girls’ series with a three-game total 532.
    Hewitt-Trussville (2,089) and James Clemens (2,008) are the third and fourth seeds. Etowah will meet Satsuma in the first round of the 16-team championship elimination bracket Friday morning, Scottsboro faces Beauregard, Hewitt faces Pelham and James Clemens takes on Thompson.
    Complete first-round pairings for Friday’s competition is listed below.


AHSAA State Bowling Championships
at Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham

Friday’s 16-Team Bracket
First round (8 a.m.)
(1 Traditional, 5 Baker Games)
(head-to-head matches)

Sparkman vs. Stanhope Elmore (top seed)
Thompson vs. Prattville
Baker vs. Etowah
Gadsden City vs. Huntsville (4th seed)
East Limestone vs. Mary Montgomery (3rd seed)
Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens
Benjamin Russell vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Fairhope vs. Spain Park (2nd seed)
Satsuma vs. Etowah (top seed)
Gadsden City vs. Southside-Gadsden
Northview vs. Mary Montgomery
Thompson vs. James Clemens (4th seed)
Pelham vs. Hewitt-Trussville (3rd seed)

Sparkman vs. McGill-Toolen
Pinson Valley vs. Spain Park
Beauregard vs. Scottsboro (2nd seed)


Second round (Boys & Girls)
10:30 a.m. (approximate)
Lunch break                                       1 p.m.
Semifinals (Boys & Girls)
2 p.m. (approximate)*
Finals (Boys & Girls)
5 p.m. (approximate)*
*-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP

Thursday’s Results (Traditional Games)
Stanhope Elmore        2,713

Spain Park                   2,685

Mary Montgomery     2,666
Huntsville                    2,612

Etowah                        2,591
Vestavia Hills              2,550
Hewitt-Trussville         2,536
Prattville                     2,451
Thompson                   2,443
Benjamin Russell        2,433
James Clemens           2,426
Baker                           2,425
Gadsden City               2,406
East Limestone            2,345
Fairhope                      2,285
Sparkman                    2,196
Top 10 (Series Leaders all games)
706      Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery
676      Bryant Ray, Benjamin Russell
669      Austin Gibbs, Etowah
658      Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore
626      Luca Connor, James Clemens
623      Myliq Davis, Huntsville
620      Jordan Oliver Faggard, Hewitt-Trussville
618      Austin Ramage, Prattville
610      Stormy Stephens, Stanhope Elmore
610      Travis Saunders, Vestavia Hills

High Games (3rd round)
300      Jonathan Kilgo, Gadsden City
268      Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery
246      Bryant Ray, Benjamin Russell
234      Andrew Harris, Spain Park


Stanhope Elmore        1,804

Huntsville                    1,795

Etowah                        1,756

Hewitt-Trussville         1,746

Spain Park                   1,717

Vestavia Hills              1,650

Thompson                   1,659

Benjamin Russell        1,653

Mary Montgomery     1,642

Baker                           1,625

James Clemens           1,625

Prattville                     1,619

Gadsden City               1,538

Sparkman                    1,528

Fairhope                      1,499

East Limestone            1,447

High Games (2nd round)
243      Austin Ramage, Prattville
237      Tucker Contorno, Spain Park
235      Connor Hilbert, Huntsville


Hewitt-Trussville         963

Stanhope Elmore        945

Etowah                        905

Thompson                   902

Huntsville                    869

Baker                           845

Benjamin Russell        831

Spain Park                   823

James Clemens           820

Vestavia Hills              805

Prattville                     794

Gadsden City               792

Mary Montgomery     779

Sparkman                    777

East Limestone            758

Fairhope                      728
High Games (1ST round)
262      Austin Gibbs, Etowah             
244      Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore

240      Brandon Boner, Thompson



Girls’ Results
Etowah                        2,244

Scottsboro                   2,167

Hewitt-Trussville         2,089

James Clemens           2,008

Mary Montgomery     1,999

Sparkman                    1,998

Spain Park                   1,980

Southside-Gadsden     1,978

Gadsden City               1,885

Pinson Valley               1,858

McGill-Toolen             1,840

Northview                   1,833

Thompson                   1,832

Pelham                        1,815

Beauregard                 1,762

Satsuma                      1,729

Top 10 (Series Leaders all games)
698      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
532      Catlyn Hileman, Mary Montgomery
499      Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman
497      T.K. Gibbs, Etowah
483      Lexi Gibbs, Etowah
469      Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park
468      Daniela Connor, James Clemens
467      Kyndal Oden, James Clemens
460      Shy Gibbs, Etowah
459      Laura Keplinger, Pinson Valley

High Games (3rd round)
244      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
210      Lexi Gibbs, Etowah
210      Shy Gibbs, Etowah

Scottsboro                   1,440

Etowah                        1,423

Hewitt-Trussville         1,413

Spain Park                   1,393

James Clemens           1,350

Sparkman                    1,344

Mary Montgomery     1,340

Southside-Gadsden     1,319

Northview                   1,289

Gadsden City               1,256

Thompson                   1,249

Pinson Valley               1,244

McGill-Toolen             1,196

Satsuma                      1,136

Pelham                        1,120

Beauregard                 1,113

High Games (2nd round)
234      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
200      Catlyn Hileman, Mary Montgomery
197      Kyndal Oden, James Clemens


Scottsboro                   725

Spain Park                   716

Etowah                        716

Sparkman                    702

Thompson                   669

Mary Montgomery     666

Gadsden City               659

Hewitt-Trussville         658

Pinson Valley               651

McGill-Toolen             620

Northview                   613

James Clemens           613

Southside-Gadsden     612

Satsuma                      603

Pelham                        543

Beauregard                 529

High Games (1ST round)
220      Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro
200      Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park
188      Camille Mask, Mary Montgomery

First AHSAA State Bowling Championships Begin Thursday at Oak Mountain Lanes

     MONTGOMERY – The first AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Championships get underway Thursday at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes.

     Eight boys’ and eight girls’ teams advanced from regional tournament play to the state championships. James Clemens’ boys and girls captured the North Regional championships at Tuscaloosa last week. Stanhope Elmore (boys) and Thompson (girls) were crowned South Regional champs at Foley last week.
      All 16 teams will play three traditional rounds Thursday with round one set for 12:30 p.m., at Oak Mountain Lanes. Team scores from all three rounds will be totaled to determine Friday’s seeding for the four-round match-play championship bracket.
      The first round on Friday gets underway at 8 a.m., will pit the top seed determined by Thursday’s play versus the 16th seed, 2nd seed vs. 15th seed, 3rd seed vs. 14th seed, 4th seed vs. 13th seed, 5th seed vs. 12th seed, 6th seed vs. 11th seed, 7th seed vs. 10th seed and 8th seed vs. 9th seed.  Each match will consist of one tradition game and five Baker format games. Winners will advance through the match play to the finals, which are set for approximately 5 p.m. Each round will start as soon as the previous round ends.
     The AHSAA held bowling championships for girls from 1972-1977 but discontinued the sport after the 1977 season. The sport emerged again last year as a non-championship sport and became a championship sport this school year with 140 teams – 80 boys’ squads and 60 girls’ squads. Some teams fielded co-ed teams in the boys’ division this season.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham (Jan. 28-29)

Thursday’s Schedule
Traditional bowling
Round 1 (Boys and Girls)             12:30 p.m.
Round 2 (Boys and Girls)             2:30 p.m. (approximate)*
Round 3 (Boys and Girls)             4:30 p.m. (approximate)*
*-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP

Friday’s Schedule
(1 Traditional, 5 Baker Games)
(head-to-head matches)
Round 1 (Boys and Girls)                           8 a.m.
Quarterfinals (Boys and Girls)    10:30 a.m. (approximate)*
Lunch break                                                  1 p.m.
Semifinals (Boys and Girls)                       2 p.m. (approximate)*
Finals (Boys and Girls)                  5 p.m. (approximate)*
*-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP

2016 State Tournament Team Participants
North qualifiers
James Clemens (Regional champion)
Sparkman (Regional runner-up)
Scottsboro (Regional semifinalist)
Southside-Gadsden (Regional semifinalist)
Gadsden City
Pinson Valley
South Qualifiers
Thompson (Regional Champion)
Northview (Regional runner-up)
Satsuma (Regional semifinalist)
Spain Park (Regional semifinalist)
Mary Montgomery

North qualifiers
James Clemens (Regional champion)
Sparkman (Regional runner-up)
Gadsden City (Regional semifinalist)
Huntsville (Regional semifinalist)
East Limestone
Vestavia Hills
South Qualifiers
Stanhope Elmore (Regional Champion)
Baker (Regional runner-up)
Prattville (Regional semifinalist)
Spain Park (Regional semifinalist)
Benjamin Russell
Mary Montgomery

James Clemens Sweep North Regional Boys’ & Girls’ Bowling Championships

    TUSCALOOSA – James Clemens High School of Madison won four straight girls’ and boys’ matches Friday to sweep  the AHSAA North Regional Bowling Championships held at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes.
    The Lady Jets, seeded third heading into the 16-team qualifying bracket Friday, beat top-seeded Sparkman 677-641 in the girls’ championship match. James Clemens also beat Southside-Gadsden 722-656 in the semifinals, Gadsden City 624-522 in the quarterfinals.
      The Jets won the boys’ championship beating Sparkman in the finals 850-727. James Clemens rolled a Friday-best 231 total in game four of the title match.  The boys’ champs also downed Hewitt-Trussville 786-108 in the quarterfinals and advanced in the semis with a 1-0 forfeit win over Huntsville.
      Eight girls’ and eight boys’ teams qualified for the AHSAA’s first State Bowling Championships which will be played Jan. 28-29 at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes. All first-round winners Friday clinched berths. The South Regional concluded Thursday.
    The North Regional opened play Thursday. Teams were seeded into a 16-team qualifying  bracket Friday based on Thursday’s total team scores. Due to the potential of inclement weather, the format Friday was changed from one traditional game and five Baker games to playing only the five Baker format games.
     Other qualifiers in the boys’ division are Vestavia Hills, Gadsden City, Etowah, Hewitt-Trussville, James Clemens, East Limestone and Huntsville. Vestavia’s team, seeded first, rolled a 204 in the second game of its first match to turn in the best first-round total (1,064). James Clemens had the best single game (245), rolled in game three of its 897-641 first-round win over Clay-Chalkville.
    Other first-round winners and state qualifiers were Pinson Valley, Hewitt-Trussville, Scottsboro, James Clemens, Gadsden City, Etowah and Southside-Gadsden. The best game of the first round was turned in by Etowah (233) in the fourth game of the Blue Devils’ 737-497 win over Ramsay. Etowah was seeded seventh.
    Friday’s complete results are listed below.

North Regional Bowling Championships
Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
Friday’s schedule
Girls 16-team qualifying bracket
(All games are Baker format)
James Clemens 677, Sparkman 641
James Clemens 722, Southside-Gadsden 656
Sparkman 734, Scottsboro 700
Quarterfinal Pairings
Sparkman 672, Pinson Valley 611
Scottsboro 791, Hewitt-Trussville 655
James Clemens 624, Gadsden City 522
Southside-Gadsden 672, Etowah 666
First-round Results
Sparkman 712, Clay-Chalkville 499
Pinson Valley 651, Vestavia Hills 616
Hewitt-Trussville 630, Bob Jones 536
Scottsboro 634, Mountain Brook 548
James Clemens 633, Huffman 518
Gadsden City 654, Randolph 622
Etowah 737, Ramsay 497
Southside-Gadsden 628, Gardendale 491

Boys 16-team qualifying bracket
(All games are Baker format)
James Clemens 850, Sparkman 727
Sparkman 758, Gadsden City 733
James Clemens 1, Huntsville 0 (forfeit)
Quarterfinal Pairings
Sparkman 810, Vestavia Hills 783
Gadsden City 761, Etowah 0
James Clemens 786, Hewitt-Trussville 108
Huntsville 844, East Limestone 781
First-round results
Vestavia Hills 1,064, Northridge 669
Sparkman 807, Gardendale  771
Gadsden City 905, West Point 566
Etowah 511, Huffman 412
Hewitt-Trussville 818, Scottsboro 731
James Clemens 897, Clay-Chalkville 641
East Limestone 733, Pinson Valley 654
Huntsville 727, Central-Tuscaloosa 514

Stanhope Elmore, Thompson Capture Boys & Girls South Regional Bowling Championships at Foley

    FOLEY – Stanhope High School sophomore Blake Kelley rolled a 203 in the championship match traditional game Thursday night to help the Mustangs beat Baker to win the AHSAA South Regional boys bowling championship at Foley’s Gulf Bowl.
    Kelley and his teammates posted a 1,821 score en route to the win for Stanhope, coached by Wes Dunsieth. Baker finished with a 1,533 total in the match that included one traditional game and five Baker games. The Mustangs started the final day as the top seed after scoring 2,578 points in the first round’s three traditional games format. Stanhope edged arch-rival Prattville in the semifinals by a slim three-pin margin, 1,772 to 1,769.  The Mustangs also beat Satsuma and Benjamin Russell in Friday’s first two rounds.
    Thompson, coached by Michael Craycraft, beat Northview 1,371 to 1,328 in a close girls’ South Regional finals Thursday night.  Senior Jalexia Griffin rolled a 150 in the traditional game of the finals to pace the Lady Warriors. 
    Thompson came out of the first day’s action as fourth seed and reeled off four wins Friday, including a 13-pin victory over top seed Spain Park in the semifinals, 1,236 to 1,223. The Warriors then beat second seed Northview by 43 pins in the championship match.  Thompson’s other wins were over Spanish Fort in the first round of the 16-team qualifying bracket and over Mary Montgomery in the quarterfinals.
    Eight girls’ and eight boys’ teams clinched berths from the South Regional for the AHSAA’s inaugural State Bowling Championships, which will be Jan. 28-29 at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes. Qualifying for the state tourney in the boys’ division were Stanhope, Baker, Prattville, Spain Park, Benjamin Russell, Fairhope, Mary Montgomery and Thompson.
    Qualifying in the girls’ division were Thompson, Northview, Spain Park, McGill-Toolen, Beauregard, Satsuma, Pelham and Mary Montgomery.
  The North Regional opened play Thursday and will conclude its final round Friday – sending eight boys’ and girls’ teams to the state tourney as well.

South Regional Bowling Championships
Gulf Bowl, Foley
Thursday’s Results
(All First-round winners advance to State Bowling Championships)
Girls 16-team qualifying bracket
Thompson 1,371, Northview 1,328
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 State Bowling Championships)
Stanhope Elmore 1,821, Baker 1,533
Stanhope Elmore 1,772, Prattville 1,769
Baker 1,746, Spain Park 1,722
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 1,708,  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

Sparkman Girls, Vestavia Boys Lead North Regional Bowling Tournament After Day 1 Competition

    TUSCALOOSA – Vestavia Hills High School’s boys posted a 2,649 to lead the boys’ division after the first day as the first AHSAA North Regional Bowling Championships got underway at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes Thursday. Huntsville was just 54 pins behind at 2,595. Both teams head into Friday’s final round as the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds in the boys competition.
    Sparkman High School led the girls’ competition after day one with a 2,177 pin total and is top seed heading into Friday’s girls’ final competition. Both divisions will conclude play Friday as teams compete head-to-head in a 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. Each of Friday’s matches will consist of one traditional game and five Baker games. The South Regional at Gulf Bowl in Foley, which got underway Wednesday, was still completing its final round Thursday night.
    Daniela Connor of James Clemens High School rolled a high series 577, and Nicole Gilbert of Sparkman was just eight pins behind at 569 to turn in the top girls’ performances Thursday at Leland Lanes. 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, Hewitt-Trussville’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).
    Travis Saunders of Vestavia Hills and Luca Connor of James Clemens each had 200-plus efforts to emerge as the boys’ individual leaders. Connor rolled games of 212, 240 and 200 for a 652 series, and Saunders was right behind with 210, 213, 244, and 647 total. Vestavia Hills also got strong efforts from
Beau Reed and Sam Lawhon, who bowled 573 and 540, respectively, to help stake the Rebels to the first-day lead. Reed had an individual high game of 224. Myliq Davis rolled 211, 161, 204 for a 573 series to pace Huntsville.
   Other boys’ team scores included: Hewitt-Trussville (2,414), Etowah (2,407), Gadsden City (2,357), James Clemens (2,333), East Limestone (2,278), Sparkman (2,226), Gardendale (2,039), Pinson Valley (2,038), Clay-Chalkville (2,010), West Point (1,941), Huffman (1,909), Scottsboro (1,822), Central-Tuscaloosa (1,810) and Northridge (1,597).
    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.

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

Boys 16-team qualifying bracket
First-round pairings
Vestavia Hills vs. Northridge
Sparkman vs. Gardendale
Gadsden City vs. West Point
Huffman vs. Etowah
Hewitt-Trussville vs. Scottsboro
Clay-Chalkville vs. James Clemens
East Limestone vs. Pinson Valley
Central-Tuscaloosa vs. Huntsville



South Regional Final round is down to the finals in boys and girls divisions and will be sent out as soon as results are in



South Regional Bowling Championships
Gulf Bowl, Foley
Thursday’s Results
(All First-round winners advance to State Bowling Championships)
Girls 16-team qualifying bracket
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 State Bowling Championships)
Stanhope Elmore vs. Baker, Thursday afternoon
Stanhope Elmore 1,772, Prattville 1,769
Baker 1,746, Spain Park 1,722
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