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AHSAA State Bowling Championships Conclude at Pelham Southside Girls, Buckhorn Boys Capture State Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes

  PELHAM – Southside-Gadsden won the AHSAA Girls’ State Bowling Championship for the second straight season and Buckhorn captured the boys’ state title for the first time in school history as the third annual AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls’ Bowling Championships concluded at  Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Friday.
    Southside, coached by Zachary Blume, beat Stanhope Elmore in the championship match Friday afternoon by 101 pins, 1,408 to 1,307. The Lady Panthers outscored the Mustangs 918-794 in the traditional round and then overcame a 185-148 deficit in the second Baker format game to close with a 177 to seal the win. Stanhope also posted a 177 but the 124-pin deficit in the traditional game was too much to overcome. Ashlee Hull rolled a 228 in the traditionalgame and Grace Ann Clontz, a 226, for the Panthers. Kacey Marshal had a 210 for Stanhope Elmore.
    Stanhope Elmore reached the finals with a 1,302-1,282 win over Sparkman in the semis. Southside used another strong traditional round to beat Auburn 1,302 -1,153 in the other semifinal match. Freshman Jessica Clontz rolled a 194 to pace the Panthers.
    Macey Fields of Capitol School bowled a 231 in the first round of the championship bracket Friday for the top individual game for the girls. Thompson, which captured top seed on Thursday, was eliminated by Auburn in the quarterfinals, 1129-1,077.

Buckhorn Beats Vestavia Hills in Finals

    The Bucks finished strong in the traditional round of the finals with junior Jackson Stiles rolling three strikes on the final frame to close a big Rebels lead to reduce a 100-pin lead to just 69 on the way to a 1,547-1,493 victory to claim the championship. Coach Brittney Carnell’s Bucks rode that momentum into the Baker games winning 233-166 in the first one, 194-189 in the second and 224-173 in the final game. Stiles finished the state tournament with a 1,578 series total for the seven traditional games, best in the meet, and finished with a 212 in the championship match. The Rebels, coached by Todd Evans, were led by Boris Lu, who had a seven-game series of 1,505 – second only to Stiles.
   
Vestavia Hills, which captured top seed on Thursday, beat Thompson in the semifinals 1,685-1,503 and Buckhorn downed Grissom by just 21 pins 1,477-1,456.

    Malcolm Porter of Southside-Gadsden rolled the high traditional game on Friday with a 278 in a first-round loss to Vestavia Hills.
   Complete team and individual results and can be found at www.ahsaa.com under the bowling section of in-season sports.


AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Friday’s Championship Bracket

BOYS
First-Round
Vestavia Hills 1,536, Southside-Gadsden 1.348
Daphne 1,435, James Clemens 1,408
Thompson 1,586, Baker 1,342
Hartselle 1,523, Stanhope Elmore 1,290
Buckhorn 1,622,  Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,333
East Limestone 1,426, Auburn 1,391
Spain Park 1,519, Hoover 1,490
Grissom 1,462, Gadsden City 1,289
Quarterfinals
Vestavia Hills 1,583, Daphne 1,464
Thompson 1,502, Hartselle 1,388
Buckhorn 1,581, East Limestone 1,393
Grissom 1,670, Spain Park 1,453
Semifinals
Vestavia Hills 1,685, Thompson 1,503
Buckhorn  1,477, Grissom 1,456
Finals
Buckhorn  1,547, Vestavia Hills 1,493 (Buckhorn is state boys’ champs)

GIRLS
First-Round
Thompson 1,239, East Limestone 990
Auburn 1,120, Grissom 1,102
Hartselle 1,157, Daphne 1,048
Southside-Gadsden 1,319, Capitol School 1,103
Sparkman 1,303, Pleasant Grove 985
Etowah 1,102, Pinson Valley 1,031
Beauregard 1,109, Satsuma 1,024
Stanhope Elmore 1,074, Mary Montgomery 946
Quarterfinals
Auburn 1,129, Thompson 1,077
Southside-Gadsden 1,208, Hartselle 1,034
Sparkman 1,330, Etowah 1,214
Stanhope Elmore 1,199, Beauregard 1,158
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,302, Auburn 1,153
Stanhope Elmore 1,302, Sparkman 1,282
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 1,408, Stanhope Elmore 1,307

TEAM LEADERS
BOYS
Round 1
Traditional
1,032  Buckhorn
1,004  Vestavia Hills
991     Thompson
Baker Format
246  Thompson
233  Hoover
228  Hoover

Quarterfinals
Traditional
992  Thompson
979  Grissom
975  Buckhorn
Baker Format
246  Grissom
235  Buckhorn
223  Grissom
223  Vestavia Hills

Semifinals
Traditional
1,005  Vestavia Hills
Baker Format
246  Vestavia Hills
230  Vestavia Hills
207   Buckhorn
 
Finals
965  Vestavia Hills
896  Buckhorn
Baker Format
233  Buckhorn
224  Buckhorn





GIRLS
Round 1
Traditional
849  Sparkman
843  Southside-Gadsden
783  Thompson
Baker Format
189  Southside-Gadsden
166  Stanhope Elmore
164  Hartselle

Quarterfinals
Traditional
807  Etowah
796  Sparkman
794  Stanhope Elmore
Baker Format
199  Stanhope Elmore
193  Thompson
186  Sparkman

Semifinals
Traditional
807  Etowah
796  Sparkman
794  Stanhope Elmore
Baker Format
199  Stanhope Elmore
193  Thompson
186  Sparkman

Finals
Traditional
918  Southside-Gadsden
794  Stanhope Elmore
Baker Format
185  Southside-Gadsden
177  Southside-Gadsden
177  Stanhope Elmore


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
BOYS
OVERALL TRADITIONAL SERIES
(7 traditional games, including Thursday)
1,578  Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn
1,505  Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills
1,503  Justin Byrd, Buckhorn

Round 1
278  Malcolm Porter, Southside-Gadsden
257  Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn
245  William Stirling, James Clemens
Quarterfinals
268  Justin Byrd, Buckhorn
244  Caleb Farmer, Thompson
236  Terrance Kendall, Grissom
Semifinals
241  Jacob Acker, Thompson
237  Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills
223   Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills
Finals
247  Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills
224  Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn
212  Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills


GIRLS
Overall Traditional Series
(7 Games including Thursday)
1,282  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore
1,258  Grace Ann Clontz, Southside-Gadsden
1,255  Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gadsden

First Round

231  Macy Fields, Capitol School
220  Jacqueline Beard, Sparkman
203  Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman
Quarterfinals
225  Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman
223  Alexia Gibbs, Etowah
201  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore
Semifinals
211  Emily Lindsey, Sparkman
203  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore
194  Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gadsden
Finals
228  Ashlee Hull, Southside-Gadsden
226  Grace Ann Clontz, Southside-Gadsden
210  Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore

Third annual Championships Conclude Friday Vestavia Boys, Thompson Girls Take Early Lead at AHSAA State Bowling Championships

  PELHAM – Vestavia Hills High School’s boys and Thompson’s girls took the early lead after two rounds of three traditional bowling rounds Thursday in the seeding round of the third annual AHSAA State Boys’ and Girls” Bowling Championships, which got under way Thursday at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes, at 12:30 p.m..  
    Vestavia Hills rolled 1,027 and 1,010 for a two-game total of 2,037 pins to take a 67-pin lead over Buckhorn, which was second at 1,970 with one round remaining Thursday.  Thompson led Stanhope Elmore by a slimmer 34-pin margin after completing two of the three seeding rounds. The Lady Rebels had a two-game 1,730 total and Stanhope Elmore was second at 1,696.
    After Thursday’s competition, each school will be seeded for Friday’s Championship Bracket.

     A total of 16 boys’ teams and 16 girls’ teams are competing in each division with the eight teams qualifying from each of last week’s regional qualifying tournaments. Today’s round consists of three traditional games by each team (five players) with the total pins for each team deciding Friday’s championship bracket head-to-head Baker format bowling. All 16 teams in each division will be seeded based on total pins from today’s traditional three-game series bowling. Friday’s first round of the championship bracket starts at 8 a.m. The quarterfinals, semifinals and finals will follow with the championship matches for boys and girls scheduled for Friday afternoon.
     Cullman High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program directed by John Drake will provide the video live-streaming of the finals Friday. The link for the NFHS Network’s subscriber-based live video stream is: http://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/ahsaa/85d72a726d

     Information on how to sign up can be found at www.nfhsnetwork.com.

    Junior Beau Reed was red-hot for Vestavia Hills, coached by Todd Evans, in Thursday’s first two rounds. He rolled games of 34 and 247 for a two-game total of 481 to post an 11-pin lead over Nathan Shutt of Hartselle, who had a 202-268—470. Brendan Ferris of East Limestone was third at 469 with a high game of 247. A total of 32 boys bowled 200 or higher in the first round with Jalen Johnson of Spain Park scoring a 279 for the best game. Shutt’s 268 led the second round, which listed 24 boys’ scores at 200 or better.
   Thompson Coach Chris Hollingsworth’s Lady Warriors built their early led in large part on the performance of sophomore Gillian Baker. She recorded games of 256 and 264 in the first two traditional rounds to carry a 520 series into Thursday’s final round, which was still underway. Both scores bested the current high game (245) in the AHSAA playoffs set by Morgan Mullinax of Pelham in the 2016 South Regional.  Meghan Best of Stanhope Elmore was second to Baker Thursday after two solid games of 221 and 208 for a 429 total. Five girls had 200 or better scores in the first round Thursday, and six topped 200 in the second round. The girls’ third round was also still underway at 3:30.
   Complete team and individual results can be found at www.ahsaa.com under the bowling section of in-season sports.



AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Thursday’s Results
Team Scores after 2 of 3 traditional rounds

BOYS
Vestavia Hills             2,037
Buckhorn                    1,970
Grissom                       1,965
Hartselle                      1,965
Thompson                   1,965
Spain Park                   1,923
James Clemens           1,878
Hoover                                    1,873
Auburn                        1,851
Daphne                        1,845
Stanhope Elmore        1,797
East Limestone           1,760
Baker                           1,744
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa   1,620
Southside-Gadsden     1,560
Gadsden City              1,520

GIRLS
Thompson                   1,730
Stanhope Elmore        1,696
Sparkman                    1,536
Southside-Gadsden     1,529
Auburn                        1,506
Hartselle                      1,488
Etowah                        1,475
Satsuma                       1,436
Beauregard                  1,376
Grissom                       1,374
Pinson Valley              1,360
Daphne                        1,289
Capitol School            1,282

Mary Montgomery     1,278
Pleasant Grove            1,251
East Limestone           1,250

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS (After 2 rounds)
BOYS
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills           234-247—481
Nathan Shutt, Hartselle                202-268—470
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone  247-222—469
Landon Masters, Thompson       223-229—452
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn            257-294—451
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                 236-209—445
Ian Coleman, Hartselle                236-204—440
Jalen Johnson, Spain Park           279-161—440
Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn           222-216—438
Kenny Ealy, Hoover                    245-186—431
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   245-186—431

 

GIRLS

Gillian Baker, Thompson            256-264—520
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore 221-208—429
Kaitlin Blackmon, Beauregard   164-221—385
Hallie Herring, Grissom              223-154—377
T’Krah Gibbs, Etowah                 192-176—368
Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gad.   173-194—367
Jacqueline Beard, Sparkman       172-183—355

Michaela Simon, Satsuma           178-176—354

Macy Fields, Capitol School       214-135—349
Camille Mask, M. Montgomery 133-214—347


Baker, Auburn, Southside-Gadsden and Grissom Win AHSAA Regional Bowling Titles

  Baker High School and Auburn High School emerged Friday afternoon as the boys’ and girls’ AHSAA South Region Bowling Tournament champions, respectively. The titles were the first in each school’s history.
   At the North Regional held at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes, defending state girls’ champion Southside-Gadsden beat Etowah 1,260-1,064 in the finals and Grissom topped James Clemens for the boys’ region title, winning with 1,435. James Clemens was 31 pins back at 1,404.
SOUTH REGIONAL
   Baker downed Daphne 725-674 in the finals at Gulf Bowl here to advance to next week’s third annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham as the South Regional Champion.
    The Hornets beat Auburn 690-592 in the quarterfinals and beat defending boys’ state champion Spain Park in the semifinals 736-689. Daphne reached the finals with a 741-622 win over Thompson in the quarterfinals and beat Vestavia Hills 737-620 in the semis to set up the final match.
    Auburn outscored Mary Montgomery by 48 pins in the girls’ finals, winning 581 to 533. The Lady Tigers beat Thompson 626-589 in the semifinals and downed Pleasant Grove 550-520 in the quarterfinals.  Mary Montgomery beat Stanhope Elmore in the quarterfinals 543-520 and downed Satsuma 546-520 in the semifinals to set up Friday’s championship match.
NORTH REGIONAL
   Grissom was red-hot all day on Friday winning its quarterfinal match over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 1,494 to 1,343. The Tigers advanced to the finals beating East Limestone 1,544-1,350.  James Clemens beat Buckhorn (1,430 to 1,378) in the semifinals and downing Gadsden City in the quarterfinals (1,382 to 1,320).
     Southside beat Pinson Valley 1,295 to 949 in the quarterfinals and Hartselle, 1,179-1,140 in the semis. Etowah beat Sparkman and Capitol School in the semis and quarterfinals, respectively.
      All teams reaching the quarterfinals clinched berths in the AHSAA State tourney, set to be played Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26.
    Friday’s results:


AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships

South Regional, Gulf Bowl,  Foley
Friday’s Results
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Spain Park 1,474, Beauregard 1069
Hoover, 1,310, Prattville 1,277
Auburn 1,233, UMS-Wright 1,192
Baker 1,329, Baldwin County 1,129
Thompson 1,564, Alma Bryant 1,045
Daphne 1,319, Foley 1,125
Stanhope Elmore 1,340, Mary Montgomery 1,185
Vestavia Hills 1,292, McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,263
Quarterfinals
Spain Park 704, Hoover 671
Baker 690, Auburn 592
Daphne 741, Thompson 622
Vestavia Hills 706, Stanhope Elmore 652
Semifinals
Baker 736, Spain Park 689
Daphne 737, Vestavia Hills 620
Finals (4:15 p.m.)
Baker 725, Daphne 674 (Baker is champion)

South Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Series)
Friday, First Round
Caleb Farmer, Thompson        246

Devin Dowdle, Spain Park       237

Landon Masters, Thompson   237

Tyler Smith, Daphne                 225


GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1 (11 a.m.)
Thompson 1,182, Alma Bryant 850
Daphne 1,014, McGill-Toolen Catholic 974
Pleasant Grove 1,029, Gulf Shores 1,026
Auburn 1,103, UMS-Wright 1,035
Beauregard 1,183, Indian Springs 966
Satsuma 1,069, Spain Park 1,004
Mary Montgomery 1,039, Baker 1,026
Stanhope Elmore 1,262, Northview 871
Quarterfinals (2 p.m.)
Thompson 614, Daphne 533
Auburn 550, Pleasant Grove 520
Satsuma 615, Beauregard 491
Mary Montgomery 543, Stanhope Elmore 520
Semifinals
Auburn 626, Thompson 589
Mary Montgomery 546, Satsuma 472
Finals
Auburn 581, Mary Montgomery 533 (Auburn is champion)

South Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Series)
Friday, First Round
Gillian Baker, Thompson                       213

Autumn Meredith, Auburn                   202

Chloe Miller, Indian Springs                  183

Kacey Marshall, Stanhope Elmore      176

 

North Regional, Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
Friday’s Results
BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Grissom 1,470, Lamar County 1,236
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,311, Hewitt-Trussville 1,271
East Limestone 1,362, Madison County 1,345
Southside-Gadsden 1,317, Northridge 1,201
James Clemens 1,337, Paul Bryant 1,155
Hartselle 1,280, Parker 1,199
Gadsden City 1,283, Huffman 1,239
Buckhorn 1,449, Gardendale 993
Quarterfinals
Grissom 1,494, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,343
East Limestone 1,214, Southside-Gadsden 1,179
James Clemens 1,382, Hartselle 1,286
Buckhorn 1,459, Gadsden City 1,320
Semifinals
Grissom 1,544, East Limestone 1,350
James Clemens 1,430, Buckhorn 1,378
Finals
Grissom 1,435, James Clemens 1,404 (Grissom is champion)

North Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Championship Series)
Finals
Richard Flores, Grissom               253
Chris Wolsifer, Grissom               199
William Stirling, James Clemens 194
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                  190
Semifinals
Jackson Stiles, Grissom                268
Terrance Kendall, Grissom           222
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         204
Andrew Delgado, Grissom           201
Quarterfinals
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest               257
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                  237
Chris Wolsifer, Grissom               224
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         215
First Round
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                    233
Adam Cyr, Madison Co.               225
Richard Flores, Grissom               223
Michael Kosinski, Buckhorn         215

 

GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
Round 1
Southside-Gadsden 1,200, Shades Valley 931
Pinson Valley, 1,026, Hazel Green 957
Hartselle 1,147, Hewitt-Trussville 847
Grissom 1,115, Oak Grove 889
Capitol School 992, Northridge 866
Etowah 1,164, James Clemens 999
East Limestone 1,046, American Christian 1,032
Sparkman 1,101, Ramsay 914
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,295, Pinson Valley 949
Hartselle 1,185, Grissom 1,088
Etowah 1,086, Capitol School 978
Sparkman 1,079, East Limestone 965
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,179, Hartselle 1,140
Etowah 1,240, Sparkman 1,125
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 1,260, Etowah 1,064 (Southside is champion)

North Individual Leaders
(Traditional Game of Championship Series)
Finals
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           189
Ashlee Hull, Southside                 176
Shy’ere Gibbs, Hartselle              173
Alexia Gibbs, Hartselle                 167
Semifinals
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       177
Alexia Gibbs, Etowah                176
Kynzlon Gibbs, Etowah            176
Quarterfinals
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside  193
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       190
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman         185
Abigale Mason, E. Limestone 181
First Round
Faith Reynolds, Northridge         185
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       182
Gracie Graves, Pinson Valley       169
Hallie Herring, Grissom                168      

 

North Regional
First Day Qualifying Results
(completed Friday morning)

BOYS
Team Scoring
Grissom                          938-885-1,033—2,856
Buckhorn                       949-908-974—2,831
James Clemens             879-876-828—2,583
Southside-Gadsden     819-879-884—2,582
East Limestone             848-837-865—2,550
Hartselle                         878-838-815—2,531
Gadsden City                 887-843-737—2,467
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa    843-799-768—2,410
Hewitt-Trussville          819-776-806—2,401
Huffman                         739-799-818—2,356
Parker                             744-780-793—2,317
Madison County           675-836-782—2,293
Northridge                     725-787-725—2,237
Paul Bryant                    717-671-721—2,109
Gardendale                    638-721-718—2,077
Lamar County               705-612-678—1,995
First Round High
Buckhorn (949)
Second Round High
Buckhorn (908)
Third Round High
Grissom (1,033)

Individual Results 
Traditional Series Leaders
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            244-237-234—715
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       225-206-226—657
David Hopkins, Gardendale                  194-207-255—656
Malcolm Porter, Southside                   202-190-255—647
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                         247-187-184—618
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            221-156-236—613
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens       215-192-201—608
Terrance Kendall, Grissom                    208-205-194—607
Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                         247
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            244
Parker Reist, Hartselle                            230
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       225
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            221
Game 2
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            237
Kei’lan Poe, Northridge                         223
Bryce Davis, Southside                           219
Mister Weldon, Huffman                      213
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     212
Game 3
David Hopkins, Gardendale                  255
Malcolm Porter, Southside                   255
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                            236
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                            234
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                       226
Richard Flores, Grissom                         225

GIRLS
Team Scoring
Southside-Gadsden     839-825-777—2,441
Sparkman                      743-799-710—2,252
Capitol School               647-707-764—2,117
Grissom                          752-611-747—2,110
Hartselle                         767-691-641—2,099
Etowah                           741-640-694—2,085
American Christian      656-629-663—1,928
Pinson Valley                 636-584-630—1,850
Hazel Green                   586-630-641—1,847
East Limestone             547-688-559—1,794
James Clemens             500-635-615—1,750
Hewitt-Trussville          499-626-520—1,645
Oak Grove                      497-574-557—1,628
Northridge                     569-517-512—1,598
Ramsay                           527-523-462—1,513
Shades Valley                518-495-490—1,503
First Round High
Southside-Gadsden (839)
Second Round High
Southside-Gadsden (825)
Third Round High
Southside-Gadsden (777)


Individual Results  
Traditional Series Leaders
Denisha Kendall, Grissom        267-144-182—593
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman  184-214-174—572
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle           170-222-146—547
Jennifer Clontz, Southside       194-171-177—542
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside  157-220-162—539
Hallie Herring, Grissom            167-169-193—529
Macy Fields, Capitol School    160-198-167—525

Traditional Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Denisha Kendall, Grissom                     267
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                    194
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman               184
Jessica Clontz, Sparkman                       182
Game 2
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle                        222
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside                220
Caitlin Brooks, East Limestone             215
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman               214
Macy Fields, Capitol School                  198
Game 3
Demi Bishop, Capitol School                 229
Hallie Herring, Grissom                          193
Denisha Kendall, Grissom                     182
Jakila Mostella, Southside                     179
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                    177


Girls:

Jennifer Clontz                177

Alexia Gibbs                    176

Kynzlon Gibbs                 176

Abby Arias                       170

Brooklyn Hamblin           170

Tori Hughes                     170      

 

Boys:

Jackson Stiles                  268

Terrance Kendall             222

Michael Kosinski             204

Andrew Delgado             201

 

Girls

Jennifer Clontz   189

Ashlee Hull 176

Shy'ere Gibbs   173

Alexia Gibbs   167

 

Boys

Richard Flores  253

Chris Wolsifer   199

William Stirling  194

Brett Kilgore   190

High scores from traditional game in Bracket Round 2

 

Girls:

             

 

Boys:

Hawkins Davis   257

Justin Byrd         237

Chris Wolsifer    224

Michael Kosinski             215


AHSAA South Regional Bowling Tournament Spain Park boys, Thompson Girls Claim Top Seeds For Friday’s Championship Play at South Regional

FOLEY – Defending boys’ state champion Spain Park rolled a three-game traditional bowling total of 2,672 to grab the top seed for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head completion at the South Regional Thursday and Thompson clinched the girls’ top seed in a late finish with a 2,399 total Thursday night.
   The 2018 AHSAA South Regional Bowling Championships being held at the Gulf Bowl will conclude Friday.  Vestavia Hills (2,594) captured the second seed in the boys’ competition, followed by Thompson (2,576) and Baker (2,556) in one of the most competitive rounds of bowling in the sport’s short history, which is now in its third year as an AHSAA championship sport. Stanhope Elmore captured second seed in the girls’ competition with a 2,233 first-day total.
    All 16 teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields will compete in the bracketed head-to-head Baker format competition Friday. The boys get underway at 8 a.m., and the girls start at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 4:15 p.m. Friday. The boys’ and girls’ championship brackets can be found at www.ahsaa.com. North brackets will be updated once the first-day traditional series competition is concluded. The North boys’ and girls’ seeding will be completed with round three Friday morning at 8 a.m. The championship round at Tuscaloosa’ Leland Lanes will follow immediately upon completion.
   Stanhope Elmore’s Joshua Wilson turned in the top boys’ three-game series score with a 681. His 267 in the final round and 235 in the second round were the top two rounds of the boys competition. Landon Masters of Thompson rolled 211-233-168—612 for the second best boys’ series of the competition.
    Thompson’s Gillian Baker rolled the two best girls’ individual rounds with a 217 in the first game and a 214 in the third game. She did not bowl in the second game and did not get a three-game series score. However, her 431 total in two games placed her 16th overall in the individual series rankings. Beauregard’s Brooke Langley turned in the best three-game series with a 498 total.  Meghan Best of Stanhope Elmore was second with a 489.
   First-day results and top individuals in the boys’ and girls’ South Regional competition are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled three traditional rounds for seeding.)
BOYS
Team Scoring
Spain Park                   833-874-965—2,672
Vestavia Hills              945-839-810—2,594
Thompson                   842-876-858—2,576
Baker                           841-903-812—2,556
Auburn                        839-667-940—2,446
Daphe                          766-831-848—2,445
Stanhope Elmore        736-807-880—2,423
Hoover                        828-777-739—2,344
Prattville                     713-849-776—2,338
Mary Montgomery     712-788-754—2,254
Foley                            720-768-746—2,234
UMS-Wright                705-711-764—2,180
Baldwin County           749-738-644—2,131
Alma Bryant                726-686-690—2,102
McGill-Toolen             693-654-668—2,015

First Round High
Vestavia Hills (945)
Second Round High
Baker (903)
Third Round High
Spain Park (965)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        179-235-267—681
Landon Masters, Thompson               211-233-168—612
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     193-204-202—599
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203-194-181—578
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   173-204-194—571

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Landon Masters, Thompson               211
Matthew Plexico, Spain Park              209
Aaron Nobles, Baldwin County           207
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                           201
Game 2
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        235
Landon Masters, Thompson               233
Tyler Myers, Prattville                                    212
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     204
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   204
Game 3
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore              267
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park                         209
Jacob Acker, Thompson                                                203
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore          202
Matthew Guy, Foley                                      202
Min Kim, Auburn                                              202
Seokhoon Kim, Auburn                                 202

GIRLS
Team Scoring
Thompson                   857-743-799—2,399
Stanhope Elmore        780-721-732—2,238
Beauregard                 648-760-729—2,137
Auburn                        698-694-682—2,074
Gulf Shores                  672-717-639—2,028
Spain Park                   585-726-645—1,956
Mary Montgomery     606-715-615—1,936
Daphne                        649-627-633—1,909
McGill-Toolen             725-584-564—1,873
Baker                           658-598-615—1,871
Satsuma                      606-645-614—1,865
Pleasant Grove            581-636-636—1,853
UMS-Wright                579-646-583—1,808
Indian Springs             601-597-525—1,713
Northview                   567-528-531—1,626
Alma Bryant                567-535-481—1,583

First Round High
Thompson (857)
Second Round High
Beauregard (760)
Third Round High
Thompson (799)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Brooke Langley, Beauregard              131-213-154—498
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore         162-138-189—489
Delaney Clark, Daphne                       162-156-170—488
Sydney Wilson, Stanhope Elmore       206-138-140—484
Katie Keener, Thompson                     158-176-149—483

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Gillian Baker, Thompson                    217
Autumn Meredith, Auburn                 210
Sydney Wilson, Stanhope Elmore       206
Alyssa Keaton, Thompson                   202
Natalie Falls, McGill-Toolen               172
Game 2
Brooke Langley, Beauregard              213
Raley Vines, Pleasant Grove               186
Ashley Tessman, Spain Park               185
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson      181
Katie Keener, Thompson                     176
Game 3
Gillian Baker, Thompson                    214
Danielle Conover, Auburn                  194
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore         189
Lindsey Parker, Spain Park                 175
Delaney Clark, Daphne                       170


South Girls’ competition still underway Thursday night Defending State Boys’ Champion Spain Park Claims Top Seed in South First-day Competition

FOLEY – Defending boys’ state champion Spain Park High School grabbed the top seed for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head completion rolling a 2,672 team total in the three-game traditional bowling round Thursday at the 2018 AHSAA South Regional Bowling Championships being held at the Gulf Bowl.  Vestavia Hills (2,594) captured the second seed, Thompson (2,576) was third and Baker (2,556) earned fourth seed in one of the most competitive rounds of bowling in the sport’s short history, which is now in its third year as an AHSAA championship sport.
    All 16 teams in the boys’ and girls’ fields will compete in the bracketed head-to-head Baker format competition Friday. The boys get underway at 8 a.m., Friday, and the girls will start at 11 a.m. The finals are set for 4:15 p.m. Friday. The South boys’ bracket can be found at ww.ahsaa.com. All brackets will be updated once the first-day traditional series competition is concluded. The North boys’ and girls’ seeding will be completed with round three Friday morning at 8 a.m. The championship round at Tuscaloosa’ Leland Lanes will follow immediately upon completion.
   Stanhope Elmore’s Joshua Wilson turned in the top boys’ three-game series score with a 681. His 267 in the final round and 235 in the second round were the top two rounds of the boys competition. Landon Masters of Thompson rolled 211-233-168—612 for the second best boys’ series of the competition.
    The girls’ competition was still underway Thursday night at 11 p.m., with the third and final round just getting underway.
    First-day results and top individuals in the boys’ competition are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled three traditional rounds for seeding.)
BOYS
Team Scoring
Spain Park                   833-874-965—2,672
Vestavia Hills              945-839-810—2,594
Thompson                   842-876-858—2,576
Baker                           841-903-812—2,556
Auburn                        839-667-940—2,446
Daphe                          766-831-848—2,445
Stanhope Elmore        736-807-880—2,423
Hoover                         828-777-739—2,344
Prattville                     713-849-776—2,338
Mary Montgomery     712-788-754—2,254
Foley                            720-768-746—2,234
UMS-Wright                705-711-764—2,180
Baldwin County           749-738-644—2,131
Alma Bryant                726-686-690—2,102
McGill-Toolen             693-654-668—2,015

First Round High
Vestavia Hills (945)
Second Round High
Baker (903)
Third Round High
Spain Park (965)

Individual Leaders
Series Leaders
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        179-235-267—681
Landon Masters, Thompson               211-233-168—612
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     193-204-202—599
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203-194-181—578
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   173-204-194—571

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Landon Masters, Thompson               211
Matthew Plexico, Spain Park              209
Aaron Nobles, Baldwin County           207
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                   203
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                           201
Game 2
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        235
Landon Masters, Thompson               233
Tyler Myers, Prattville                        212
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore     204
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                   204
Game 3
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore              267
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park                         209
Jacob Acker, Thompson                            203
Donovan Green, Stanhope Elmore          202
Matthew Guy, Foley                                      202
Min Kim, Auburn                                              202
Seokhoon Kim, Auburn                                 202


Southside-Gadsden Girls, Buckhorn Boys Rolls Top Scores in First Day of North Regional

TUSCALOOSA – Defending girls’ state champion Southside-Gadsden recorded the best team score (1,664) after two rounds of the traditional bowling seeding round at the 2018 AHSAA North Regional Bowling Championships being held at Leland Lanes.  Buckhorn led the boys’ competition (1,867) with the best score in the each of the first two rounds.
   Defending state boys’ champion Spain Park  rolled a three-game series total 2,672 to lead the South Regional at Foley’s Gulf Bowl. The South bowlers also got underway at 5 p.m., with the boys finishing first at the 16-lane facility. The girls were still completing their final round at 10 p.m.  Complete South boys’ and girls’ results will be sent upon completion of the girls’ third round later tonight.
   Sparkman (1,542) was second behind Southside in the girls’ field, and Grissom (1,823) also topped 1,800 pins and was second behind the Bucks in the boys’ competition. The final round of the traditional bowling competition will be completed Friday morning beginning at 8 a.m. Once the third game is totaled, then all 16 teams will be seeded for the final round of competition based on the teams’ three-game series totals. The tourney will conclude Friday afternoon. The first round’s start was pushed back to 5 p.m., Thursday to allow teams due to the inclement weather that hit the state earlier in the week.
   Denisha Herring of Grissom turned in the top single game rolling a 267 in the first round Thursday. She finished the two rounds with a 144 and 411 series, best amongst the girls’ competition.  Buckhorn’s Justin Byrd rolled 244-237—481 to lead the first two rounds heading into Friday’s final game of the traditional series. Hawkins Davis of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa had the best individual game with a 247 in round one and finished at 434 to rank second behind Byrd after two rounds.
   The top eight teams in each division will advance to the state tourney at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham Jan. 25-26.
   First-day results and top individuals are listed below.
AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships
North Regional, Leland Lanes, Tuscaloosa
First Day’s Results

(Teams bowled two of three rounds for seeding.
Round 3 will be at 7 a.m., Friday)
GIRLS
Team Scoring
Southside-Gadsden     839-825—1,664
Sparkman                    743-799—1,542
Hartselle                     767-691—1,458
Etowah                        741-640—1,391
Grissom                       752-611—1,363
Capitol School             647-707—1,354
American Christian     656-629—1,265
East Limestone            547-688—1,235
Pinson Valley               636-584—1,220
Hazel Green                586-630 – 1,206
James Clemens           500-635—1,135
Hewitt-Trussville         499-626—1,125
Northridge                  569-517—1,086
Oak Grove                   497-574—1,071
Ramsay                       527-523—1,050
Shades Valley              518-495—1,013
First Round High
Southside-Gadsden (839)
Second Round High
Southside-Gadsden (825)

Individual Leaders (after 2 rounds)
Series Leaders
Denisha Herring, Grissom      267-144—411
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle         179-222—401
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman 184-214—398
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside   157-220—377

Traditional Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Denisha Herring, Grissom                  267
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                   194
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman             184
Jessica Clontz, Sparkman                    182
Game 2
Nicole Gilbert, Hartselle                     222
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside               220
Caitlin Brooks, East Limestone           215
Jacquelyne Beard, Sparkman             214
Macy Fields, Capitol School                198

BOYS
Team Scoring
Buckhorn                     949-908—1,867
Grissom                       938-885—1,823
James Clemens           879-876—1,755
Gadsden City               887-843—1,730
Hartselle                     878-838—1,716
Southside-Gadsden     819-879—1,698
East Limestone            848-837—1,685
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa    843-799—1,642
Hewitt-Trussville         819-776—1,595
Huffman                      739-799—1,538
Parker                         744-780—1,524
Northridge                  725-787—1,512
Madison County          675-836—1,511
Paul Bryant                 717-671—1,388
Gardendale                        638-721—1,359
Lamar County                    705-612—1,317
First Round High
Buckhorn (949)
Second Round High
Buckhorn (908)

Individual Leaders (after 2 rounds)
Series Leaders
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         244-237—481
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                     247-187—434
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                     225-206—431
Terrance Kendall, Grissom                 208-205—413
Bryce Davis, Southside                        191-219—410
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens      215-192—407
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     191-212—403
David Hopkins, Gardendale                194-207—401
Mister Weldon, Huffman                    187-213—400

Single Game Leaders
Game 1
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest                     247
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         244
Parker Reist, Hartselle                                    230
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn                     225
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                    221
Game 2
Justin Byrd, Buckhorn                         237
Kei’lan Poe, Northridge                      223
Bryce Davis, Southside                        219
Mister Weldon, Huffman                    213
George H. Robinson, Gadsden City     212



More students find a home in team sports as AHSAA bowling grows in popularity

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The newest sport sanctioned by the Alabama High School Athletic Association is picking up steam and reaching one of its top goals: creating opportunities for more students to participate in team sports.

 

High school bowling was a girls’ only sport from 1972-78 that returned to the AHSAA beginning in the 2015-16 school year for both boys’ and girls’ teams. The third state championship tournament – featuring the top 16 qualifiers (boys and girls, so, 32 total teams) – will be Jan. 25-26 at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes following regionals in Tuscaloosa (Leland Lanes) and Foley (Gulf Bowl) on Jan. 18-19.

 

“We are so pleased that bowling has been embraced by our schools,” AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese said. “We have almost 200 teams this year and every team has students participating who may not be inclined or interested in playing another one of our sports. Bringing as many students as possible into a team environment where they can learn how to compete and the benefits of good sportsmanship is our goal. Spain Park won the boys’ state championship last season and Southside-Gadsden won the girls’ crown.

 

“We also have wonderful coaches giving their time and teaching these student-athletes how to pull together as a team and sharing in the fun at the bowling alley!”

 

Vestavia Hills boys coach Todd Evans said getting students not normally involved in athletics benefits the students and the team. He said his squad is made up of students who are high achievers academically. “I think this is opening one more door where we can reach a different type of kid,” he said. “For the most part, we do get students who don’t complete in anything else.

 

“Even though you may be in honors classes, it is important for you to have to compete in an arena where all eyes are on you and you can’t hide the result that you are producing.

 

“When it comes to bowling, these guys have a high level of self-confidence and they feel comfortable doing this,” Evans said. “I think it is good for them to be on a team with people who aren’t necessarily like them because the world is like that. It teaches them about other people.”

 

Not all bowlers are just one-sport athletes. Jon Kilgo of Gadsden City High rolled a perfect 300 game in the first state tournament. This year, he set an AHSAA state record with a 92-yard punt for the Titans.

 

Jason Davis coached varsity football for 23 years, baseball for 20 and is now in his fifth year as softball coach at Auburn High. He is also in his second year as the bowling coach. “I’ve been coaching a sport for 24 years,” Davis said, “and I would say a majority of my coaching has been with kids who want to miss class to go to a sporting event. This is my first time coaching where kids don’t particularly want to miss class!

 

“Auburn High is a big social media school and the students getting their scores and recognition tweeted out has been a big deal for them. Bowling provides an opportunity for students who may not participate in another sport to be on a team. It gives the students another environment to be in.

 

“The students who have joined the bowling teams, for the most part, are kids who have never participated in a sport – which is good and bad,” Davis said. “The good being they appreciate it more and the opportunity to play. At the same time, a team environment can take some adjusting to and competition in general can be a learning curve.”

 

Suha Mohiuddin, a senior at Vestavia Hills who joined the bowling team as an eighth-grader when it was a club team, was intrigued by the competition and prospects of being part of a team. “When I heard announcements for sign-ups, I thought it was an interesting concept,” she said. “I didn’t really know what it was, but when I saw the competition, where every pin counts, I liked the competitive atmosphere. Being on the team helps me think about how I can be a leader since I’ve been on the team longer than other people around me. Working together is always fun, but there is always the individual struggle as well.”

 

Bowling also brings the students, coaches and parents together in a community setting. Tommy Barberini, the general manager of Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham, called high school bowling a win-win. “We want kids involved in bowling,” said Barberini, who is also the president of the Bowling Proprietors of America for Alabama and Mississippi. “Coach Savarese wanted this to happen for the high school students. This was his vision.”

 

Barberini said the bowling centers that work with the AHSAA teams provide discounts for lane and equipment rental in order to help the sport grow. Already, Oak Mountain Lanes is planning to bring in five sets of bleachers to handle spectators for the finals, Jan. 25-26. Bowling will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Jan. 25, at 8 a.m. on Jan. 26 with the finals scheduled for 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased in advance at gofan.com. 


Spain Park Boys, Southside-Gadsden Girls Claim AHSAA State Bowling Titles

    PELHAM – Spain Park High School’s boys posted a 1,036 in the championship match Friday to beat rival Vestavia Hills 1,036-899 and won the Jaguars’ second straight AHSAA State Bowling championship at Oak Mountain Lanes.
   Southside-Gadsden swept the girls’ competition with four straight wins Friday. Coach Zach Blume’s Panthers downed Hartselle 806-647 in the finals as Southside captured its first state title. The AHSAA bowling program completed its second year as a championship sport.
    Southside’s lineup in the finals consisted of Cheyanne Bohannon, Grace Ann Clontz, Jennifer Clontz, Emily Garmon, Ashlee Hull, Jakiia Mostella and Selena Smith. The Panthers posted scores of 156, 200, 161, 142 and 147 for its 806 total in the finals. The champions also defeated Etowah 815-796 in the semifinals, defending champion Sparkman 810-703 in the quarterfinals and Foley 712-521 in the first round. Each match consisted of five Baker Format games.
    Hartselle beat Gulf Shores 700-684 in the first round, Vestavia Hills 755-707 in the quarterfinals and top seed Thompson 832-731 in the semifinals. Coach Tanya Lybarger’s lineup included Kailee Adcock, Callie Burks, Emily Clemons, Crabs Compton, Emily Cowart, Brooklyn Hamblin, Katie Henry and Reagan Martin.
    The closest match of the girls’ competition was Thompson’s second-round win over Spain Park in the second round, 712 to 711. The top individual game of the girls’ competition was Southside’s 200 in the second game of the final match.
Spain Park Repeats as AHSAA Boys’ Champs
   
Coach C.J. Hawkins’ Jaguars averaged 987.25 pins per match while posting a 4-0 record on the final day Friday.  Her lineup of Ryan Caraway, Tucker Contormo, Brady Cooper, Devin Dowdle, Andrew Harris, Jalen Johnson, Matthew Plexico and Wyatt Lumsden posted a final-match total of 237-133-197-258-211 for their 1,036 total. Spain Park beat Vestavia Hills, which averaged 989.25 for the day, had rounds of 1,050, 1,005 and 1,003 prior to the finals.
    Spain Park also beat Indian Springs 1,002-755 in the first round, Grissom, 889-820 in the quarterfinals, Hewitt-Trussville 1,022-927 in the semifinals. Vestavia, coached by Debra Broome, listed Barrett Blackwood, Will Evans, Sam Lawhorn, Boris Lu, Mason Maners, Cameron Monistere, Beau Reed and Travis Saunders.
    Hewitt-Trussville had the high game of the day with a 267 in its first-round 1,010-807 win over Mary Montgomery in the first round. Vestavia Hills also bowled a 256 in its first-round win over Northview and a 243 in its second-round win over Thompson. Spain Park’s 258 in the fourth game of the finals was the Jags’ best game and the second highest total for the boys on the day.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET RESULTS
GIRLS
Championship Match
Southside-Gadsden 806, Hartselle 647
Semifinals
Hartselle 832, Thompson 731
Southside-Gadsden 815, Etowah 796
Quarterfinals
Thompson 712, Spain Park 711
Hartselle 755, Vestavia Hills 707
Etowah 793, James Clemens 693
Southside-Gadsden 810, Sparkman 703
First Round
Thompson 734,  Lamar County 493
Spain Park 712, Capitol School 607
Vestavia Hills 684, Auburn 621
Hartselle 700, Gulf Shores 684
Etowah 750, Pelham 640
James Clemens 696, Mary Montgomery 637
Sparkman 670, Pinson Valley 629
Southside-Gadsden 712, Foley 521

BOYS
Championship Match
Spain Park 1,036, Vestavia Hills 899
Semifinals
Vestavia Hills 1,003, East Limestone 940
Spain Park 1,022, Hewitt-Trussville 927
Quarterfinals
Vestavia Hills 1,005, Thompson 896
East Limestone 1,014, Stanhope Elmore 836
Hewitt-Trussville 932, James Clemens 788
Spain Park 889, Grissom 820
First Round
Vestavia Hills 1,050, Northview 638
Thompson 935, Auburn 771
Stanhope Elmore 877, Gadsden City 713
East Limestone 785, Etowah 713
James Clemens 832, Madison County 740
Hewitt-Trussville 1,010, Mary Montgomery 807
Grissom 942, Lincoln 813
Spain Park 1,002, Indian Springs 755

Vestavia Boys, Thompson Girls Capture Top Seeds in First Round Thursday AHSAA Bowling Tourney Championship Bracket Set for Friday’s Final Round

  PELHAM – Vestavia Hills High School’s boys bowled a 3,014 pin total in the first day’s traditional bowling round of the AHSAA State Bowling Championships Thursday to take a top seed into Friday’s championship bracket round of play. Thompson earned top seed in the girls’ competition with a 2,396 total. Both totals are new traditional series team state tournament records.
    Schools bowled Thursday for seeding purposes – setting the stage for a 16-team dual match single elimination bracket in the final day of competition at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Friday.
    The second annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships saw team scores soar to new heights with five schools surpassing last year’s record-setting first-day series of 2,713 bowled by Stanhope Elmore. Each team, consisting of five players, bowled three rounds of traditional three-game series. The Rebels posted a 992-985-1,037—3,014 series. The third-round total also broke the record of 1,024 set by Mary Montgomery in 2016. East Limestone also surpassed last year’s total with a 1,032 score in the third round Thursday. The Indians had a team total of 2,786 and joined Spain Park (2,857), James Clemens (2,788) and Stanhope Elmore (2,753) is eclipsed last year’s series overall record.
    Vestavia Hills will face Northview in the first round Friday morning. Second seed and defending state champion Spain Park will meet Indian Springs. A total of eight first-round games will be followed with for quarterfinal matches, two semifinals and the finals in each division, set for 5 p.m.
   East Limestone’s Brendan Ferris rolled a 262-227-222—711 series to set a new boys’ tradition series state tournament record Thursday. His 262 game in the first round was the second highest boys’ single-game total of the day. Christian Dobbs of Etowah had the best game, a 277 rolled in game three, but finished 11th overall with a 595 series. Zachary Ward of Stanhope Elmore finished second behind Ferris in the individual scoring with a 213-214-246—673 total. Brett Kilgore of Grissom was third at 211-203-236—650.
Lady Warriors Roll to Top Seed
      Thompson, the South Regional tournament girls’ champion in 2016 and 2017, led the girls’ team scoring by 198 pins over Southside-Gadsden, the 2017 North Regional champion. The Lady Warrior posted scores of 839-733-819—2,396 while Southside’s total was 716-761-721—2,198.
    Thompson, which set a single-round record with the 839 total, will open the championship bracket Friday morning against Lamar County. Southside’s Panthers, the second seed, will meet Foley in the first round. Defending girls’ state champ Sparkman posted a 2,059 total and will be seventh seed Friday.
     Macy Fields of Tuscaloosa’s Capitol School bowled 195-179-212—586 to lead the girls’ individual competition Thursday. Teammates Jessica Lynn Sherman and Alexianna Griffin of Thompson posted series of 518 and 509 to finish 2-3 behind Fields.
     Fields’ 212 game in the third round was the high for the girls. Thompson’s Katie Keener had a 200 in the first round for the only other 200-plus game of the day in the girls’ competition.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET PAIRINGS
(Each match consists of 5 Baker Format games)
First Round, 8 a.m.; Finals set for 5 p.m.
GIRLS
Thompson (top seed) vs. Lamar County
Spain Park vs. Capitol School
Vestavia Hills vs. Auburn
Gulf Shores vs. Hartselle
Etowah vs. Pelham
James Clemens vs. Mary Montgomery
Sparkman vs. Pinson Valley
Foley vs. Southside-Gadsden (second seed)
BOYS
Vestavia Hills (top seed) vs. Northview
Auburn vs. Thompson
Stanhope Elmore vs. Gadsden City
Etowah vs. East Limestone
James Clemens vs. Madison County
Mary Montgomery vs. Hewitt-Trussville
Grissom vs. Lincoln
Indian Springs vs. Spain Park (second seed)


AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Thursday’s Results (Traditional Series)
GIRLS
Team Scoring
Thompson                       839-733-819—2,396
Southside-Gadsden         716-761-721—2,198
Etowah                            772-733-690—2,195
Hartselle                          789-639-666—2,094
Vestavia Hills                   697-733-658—2,088
Mary Montgomery         739-710-626—2,075
Sparkman                        657-723-679—2,059
Spain Park                       706-693-647—2,046
Capitol School                 698-688-643—2,029
Pinson Valley                   592-697-729—2,018
James Clemens               666-693-600—2,011
Auburn                             582-764-642—1,978
Gulf Shores                      594-671-643—1,908
Pelham                             637-644-601—1,882
Foley                                646-584-601—1,831
Lamar County                  557-511-605—1,673

BOYS
Team Scoring
Vestavia Hills                   992-985-1037—3,014
Spain Park                       939-941-977—2,857
James Clemens               942-963-883—2,788
East Limestone                918-836-1032—2,786
Stanhope Elmore            901-923-929—2,753
Hewitt-Trussville             765-897-917—2,579
Grissom                            795-885-878—2,558
Auburn                             781-890-837—2,508
Thompson                        816-889-763—2,468
Lincoln                             885-781-749—2,415
Mary Montgomery         772-790-844—2,406
Gadsden City                   831-778-795—2,404
Etowah                            757-756-852—2,365
Madison County             768-723-850—2,341
Indian Springs                 751-690-775—2,216
Northview                       569-860-666—2,095


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Girls’ Series (Top 15)
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       195-179-212—586
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson            180-156-182—518
Alexianna Griffin, Thompson                     168-181-160—509
Jessica Clontz, Southside-Gadsden           167-173-167—507
Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park         163-163-175—501
Kailie Kruszewski, Mary Montgomery      171-165-159—495
TK Gibbs, Etowah                                       142-167-178—487
Katie Keener, Thompson                           200-125-160—485
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman                          169-157-150—476
Emily Cowart, Hartselle                             182-168-125—475
Lexi Gibbs, Etowah                                     174-133-161—468
Jenny Kim, Auburn                                     153-185-127—465
Ruth Adams, Auburn                                 114-168-178—460
Emily Jane Hardy, Vestavia Hills               147-166-146—459
Hayley Bedingfield, James Clemens         181-142-135—458

Girls’ High Games
Round 1
Katie Keener, Thompson                           200
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       195
Brittany Guy, Foley                                    191
Emily Cowart, Hartselle                             182
Hayley Bedingfield, J. Clemens                 181
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson            180
Round 2
Jackie Beard, Sparkman                             189
Jenny Kim, Auburn                                     185
Alexianna Griffin, Thompson                     181
Shaley Smith, James Clemens                   180
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       179
Camille Mask, M Montgomery                 175
Round 3
Macy Fields, Capitol School                       212
Jessica Lynn Sherman, Thompson            182
TK Gibbs, Etowah                                       178
Ruth Adams, Auburn                                 178
Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park         175
Gillian Baker, Thompson                            170


 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Boys’ Series (Top 15)
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                262-227-222—711
Zachary Ward, Stanhope Elmore              213-214-246—673
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                211-203-236—650
Dan Zhang, Auburn                                    216-242-176—634
Sam Lawton, Vestavia Hills                       213-199-214—626
Andrew Harris, Spain Park                        213-153-247—613
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                          227-156-227—610
James Roberts, James Clemens                219-191-192—602
Travis Saunders, Vestavia Hills                 206-202-190—598
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens             158-257-183—598
Christian Dobbs, Etowah                           169-149-277—595
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                          186-225-183—594
Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills                   200-206-182—588
Joshua Wilson, Stanhope Elmore             208-200-178—586
Tyler Fannin, Mary Montgomery              214-188-182—584

Boys’ High Games
Round 1
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                262
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                          227
Devin Morgan, Lincoln                               223
Seth Perry, Gadsden City                          220
Luca Connor, James Clemens                    219
Dan Zhang, Auburn                                    216
Round 2
Michael Kosinski, James Clemens             257
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Trussville            246
Dan Zhang, Auburn                                    242
Jalen Johnson, Spain Park                         228
Brendan Ferris, East Limestone                227
Caleb Farner, Thompson                           225
Round 3
Christian Dobbs, Etowah                           277
Andrew Harris, Spain Park                        247
Zachary Ward, Stanhope Elmore              246
Daniel Torres, East Limestone                   246
Brett Kilgore, Grissom                                236
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills                          227

Thompson, Stanhope Elmore Claim South Regional Bowling Titles; Southside-Gadsden and James Clemens Win North Championships

   Thompson High School’s Lady Warriors, coached by Chris Hollingsworth, won four matches Friday in the South Regional Bowling championship bracket at Foley’s Gulf Bowl to claim the regional title for the second year in a row. All matches consisted of five Baker format games.
      Stanhope Elmore also won the South Regional boys’ bowling championship for the second year in a row. Capturing North Regional tourney titles at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes were Southside-Gadsden’s girls and James Clemens’ boys. James Clemens swept both the boys’ and girls’ regional championships last season.
      The top eight girls’ teams and top eight boys’ teams in Friday’s championship elimination bracket from each regional advanced to earn a berth in the second annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships set for Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Jan. 26-27.  Defending state champions are Spain Park’s boys and Sparkman’s girls. Both are among the qualifiers from regional tourney competition.
     Thompson beat Shelby County rival Pelham 741 to 615 in the South girls’ finals Friday.  Thompson also beat Houston Academy, Foley and Vestavia Hills to reach the championship match. Pelham downed Spanish Fort, Mary Montgomery and Spain Park to advance to the finals.
    Coach Dawn Kelly’s Stanhope Elmore Mustangs posted a 928 total in the finals, and Auburn had 859.
   Southside-Gadsden, coached by Zach Blume, won a close match over defending North Regional champion James Clemens in the North girls’ finals, 784 to 757. In the North Regional boy’s finals, James Clemens, coached by Anthony Pickard, won 947 to 776 over Etowah.
    The closest match of the day was the North boys’ quarterfinal win by Lincoln, which posted a two-pin victory over East Limestone, 892-890.
    Top team scores for the day at the South Regional were Vestavia Hills’ 824 pins in a first-round girls’ win over Satsuma, and Vestavia Hills’ 986 in its first-round boys’ win, also over Satsuma. In the North Regional, top match score for the girls was Etowah’s 797 in a quarterfinal win over Pinson Valley. The best boys’ match total was James Clemens’ 947 in the finals.
    Teams qualifying for the state tournament next week include:
GIRLS
(South)
Thompson; Pelham; Vestavia Hills; Spain Park; Auburn; Foley; Gulf Shores; Mary Montgomery.
(North)  Southside-Gadsden; Etowah; Sparkman; James Clemens; Capitol School; Lamar County; Hartselle; Pinson Valley.
BOYS
(South)
Stanhope Elmore; Auburn; Thompson;  Spain Park; Indian Springs; Mary Montgomery; Northview; Vestavia Hills.
(North)
James Clemens; Etowah; Lincoln; Gadsden City; East Limestone; Grissom; Hewitt-Trussville; Madison County.

FRIDAY’S RESULTS
SOUTH REGIONAL
Championship Bracket Results

SOUTH GIRLS
Finals
Thompson 741, Pelham 615
Semifinals
Thompson 765, Vestavia Hills 709
Pelham 746, Spain Park 711
Quarterfinals
Thompson 703, Foley 564
Vestavia Hills 717, Gulf Shores 681
Pelham 750, Mary Montgomery 643
Spain Park 789, Auburn 693
First Round
Thompson 711, Houston Academy 506
Foley 605, Baker 592
Vestavia Hills 824, Satsuma 659
Gulf Shores 736, Beauregard 707
Mary Montgomery 582, Northview 468
Pelham 723, Spanish Fort 608
Auburn 705, UMS-Wright 607
Spain Park 639, McGill-Toolen Catholic 592

SOUTH BOYS
Finals
Stanhope Elmore 928, Auburn 859
Semifinals
Auburn 865, Spain Park 848
Stanhope Elmore 821, Thompson 776
Quarterfinals
Auburn 927, Vestavia Hills 902
Spain Park 932, Northview 727
Stanhope Elmore 899, Mary Montgomery 818
Thompson 766, Indian Springs 640
First Round
Vestavia Hills 986, Satsuma 571
Auburn 824, UMS-Wright 613
Spain Park 946, Fairhope 690
Northview 820, Daphne 795
Stanhope Elmore 881, McGill-Toolen Catholic 713
Mary Montgomery 895, Spanish Fort 583
Indian Springs 782, Baker 748
Thompson 853, Houston Academy 667

NORTH REGIONAL
Championship Bracket Results

NORTH GIRLS
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 784, James Clemens 757
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 788, Sparkman 705
James Clemens 763, Etowah 641
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 773, Lamar County 504
Sparkman 677, Hartselle 641
James Clemens 706, Capitol School 632
Etowah 797, Pinson Valley 577
First Round
Southside-Gadsden 728, East Limestone 534
Lamar County 583, Hewitt-Trussville 572
Hartselle 565, Huntsville 517
Sparkman 677, Lincoln 555
James Clemens 703, Ramsay 616
Capitol School 655, Pleasant Grove 617
Pinson Valley 680, Gardendale 596
Etowah 768, Randolph 591

NORTH BOYS
Finals
James Clemens 947, Etowah 776
Semifinals
Etowah 829, Lincoln 824
James Clemens 854, Gadsden City 764
Quarterfinals
Etowah 924, Grissom 829
Lincoln 892, East Limestone 890
Gadsden City 902, Hewitt-Trussville 885
James Clemens 897, Madison County 778
First Round
Grissom 920, Ramsay 683
Etowah 834, Huntsville 808
Lincoln 798, Gardendale 758
East Limestone 863, Huffman 668
Gadsden City 788, American Christian 782
Hewitt-Trussville 858, Hartselle 818
Madison County 746, Capitol School 743
James Clemens 930, Northridge 653