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Vestavia Hills, East Limestone Win Regional Boys’ Titles; Thompson, Southside-Gadsden Take Girls’ Crowns

AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships 

  Vestavia Hills High School downed Hoover in the South Regional boys’ championship match Friday and East Limestone beat Hewitt-Trussville in the North Regional boys’ finals as the AHSAA 2019 Regional Bowling Championships concluded Friday.
    The Rebels outscored the Bucs 1,630 to 1,411 to finish 4-0 in the 16-team championship bracket Friday at Mobile’s AMF Camellia Lanes to advance to next week’s fourth annual AHSAA State Bowling Tournament at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes Jan. 24-25 as the South Regional champion. East Limestone posted a final-match 1,603 to beat the Huskies, who had 1,489 pins, in the North Regional finals at Vestavia Lanes. All championship bracket matches included one traditional game and three Baker Format games.
    Southside-Gadsden, the state girls’ champs in 2016  and 2017, rolled to the North Regional girls’ title with 1,299 pins in the final match versus Hartselle. The Tigers had 1,147.  Thompson’s Lady Warriors captured the South Regional title with 1,349 pins in the finals. Stanhope Elmore finished second with 1,238.
   The top traditional game of the day for at the North Regional was rolled by Carson Poe of Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa (267) in the first round.  Daylin Tolgo of Sparkman  had the top girls’ game with a 216 in the second round.
    The South Regional’s top game belonged to Kacey Marshal of Stanhope Elmore. She rolled a 278 in the semifinals to set a new AHSAA single-game state record. Gillian Baker of Thompson set the previous high game (264) at the 2018 state tourney. Beau Reed of Vestavia Hills had a 277 in the finals to top the boys’ efforts.
     All first-round winners at each site Friday advanced to next week’s State Championships.
Complete results of Friday’s championship bracket and top games in each round are listed below.

AHSAA BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
NORTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
At Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY BRACKETS
Boys Division
First-Round Results
Hewitt-Trusville 1,576, Pinson Valley 1,005
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,376, Hartselle 1,112
Gadsden City 1,338, Corner 934
Buckhorn 1,490, Lamar County 1,028
East Limestone 1,415, Sipsey Valley 960
Sparkman 1,424, Northridge 1,168
Southside-Gadsden 1,433, Hazel Green 1,140
James Clemens 1,342, Holt 1,042
Quarterfinals
Hewitt-Trussville 1,469, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,223
Gadsden City 1,374, Buckhorn 1,323
East Limestone 1,372, Sparkman 1,308
James Clemens 1,400, Southside-Gadsden 1,331
Semifinals
Hewitt-Trussville 1,582, Gadsden City 1,412
East Limestone 1,442,  James Clemens 1,366
Finals
East Limestone 1,603, Hewitt-Trussville 1,489

Girls Division
First-Round Results
Hartselle 1,156,  Gardendale 811
East Limestone 1,084, Lamar County 970
Pinson Valley 1,153, Northridge 910
Etowah 985, Randolph 840
Sparkman 1,274, Holy Spirit Catholic 794
Grissom 1,049, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 828
Hewitt-Trussville 1,041, Hazel Green 961
Southside-Gadsden 1,244, Corner 823
Quarterfinals
Hartselle 1,213, East Limestone 1,012
Pinson Valley 1,039, Etowah 1,030
Sparkman 1,401, Grissom 1,128
Southside-Gadsden 1,311, Hewitt-Trussville 1,021
Semifinals
Hartselle 1,180, Pinson Valley 1,004
Southside-Gadsden 1,336, Sparkman 1,261
Finals
Southside-Gadsden 1,299, Hartselle 1,147

NORTH INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Top Traditional Scores
BOYS
First Round
Carson Poe,  Hillcrest                267
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn           253
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman         251
James Roberts, James Clemens  246
Quarterfinals
Jackson Stile, Buckhorn            248
Cole McCarty. Hewitt-Truss.     233
Isaac Hernandez, Gadsden City  217
Semifinals
Cole McCarty. Hewitt-Truss.     245
Kyle Wright, Hewitt-Truss.       227
Thomas Butler, Gadsden City    227
Finals
Unavailable

GIRLS
First Round
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman          194
Denisha Kendall, Grissom         194
Taniya Horton, Hewitt-Truss.    188
Quarterfinals
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman            216
Denisha Kendall, Grissom         208
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman          206
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside     202
Semifinals
Jessica Clontz, Southside          195
Emily Lindsey, Sparkman         192
Jennifer Clontz, Southside         180
Finals
Unavailable

SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
At AMF Camellia Lanes, Mobile

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY BRACKETS
Boys Division
First-Round Results
Vestavia Hills 1,458, McGill-Toolen Catholic 1075
Baker 1,447, Spanish Fort 1,269
Stanhope Elmore 1,338, Ramsay 1,080
Auburn 1,476, Oak Mountain 1,039
Hoover 1,489, Houston Academy 1,076
Spain Park 1,393, Northview 1,116
Mary Montgomery 1,302, Foley 1,127
Thompson 1,533, Murphy 1,102
Quarterfinals
Vestavia Hills 1,535, Baker 1,284
Stanhope Elmore 1,562, Auburn 1,530
Hoover 1,444, Spain Park, 1,300
Thompson 1,615, Mary Montgomery 1,281
Semifinals
Vestavia Hills 1,501, Stanhope Elmore 1,386
Hoover 1,521, Thompson 1,402
Finals
Vestavia Hills 1,630, Hoover 1,411


Girls Division
First-Round Results
Thompson 1,424, Houston Academy 953
Satsuma 1,061, Baker 1,031
Gulf Shores 1,106, vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,100
Spain Park 1,094, Northview 861
Auburn 1,102, UMS-Wright 943
Vestavia Hills 1,001, Pelham 998
Oak Mountain 1,066, Daphne 1,065
Stanhope Elmore 1,304, Homewood 904
Quarterfinals
Thompson 1,335, Satsuma 1,092
Spain Park 1,133, Gulf Shores 1,066
Vestavia Hills 1,168, Auburn 1,086
Stanhope Elmore 1,286, Oak Mountain 1,053
Semifinals
Thompson 1,324, Spain Park 1,039
Stanhope Elmore 1,359, Vestavia Hills 1,077
Finals
Thompson 1,299, Stanhope Elmore 1,147

SOUTH BOYS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Top Traditional Scores
BOYS
First Round
Brandt Bennett, Spanish Fort     252
Wyatt Lumsden, Spain Park       244
Dan Zhang, Auburn                  231
Quarterfinals
Min Kim, Auburn                     257
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills            249
Cameron DeCord, Thompson    238
Semifinals
Cameron DeCord, Thompson    252
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   248
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hilils           225
Finals
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills         277
Cameron Monistere, Vestavia    235
Martin Maners, Vestavia Hills   209

GIRLS
First Round
Maggie Smith, Thompson         232
Gillian Baker, Thompson          213
Katherine Mather, McGill-Tool. 178
Kimi Stull, Auburn                   178
Quarterfinals
Alyssa Ward, St. Elmore           214
Jessica Sherman, Thompson      180
Katie Keener, Thompson           175
Semifinals
Kacey Marshal, St. Elmore        278 (state record)
Gillian Baker, Thompson          199
Maggie Smith, Thompson         183
Finals
Jessica Sherman, Thompson      209
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson          188
Kacey Marshal, St. Elmore        172 



Hewitt, Vestavia Hills Earn Top Boys’ Seeds; Thompson and Hartselle Claim Top Girls’ Seeds

MONTGOMERY – Hewitt-Trussville edged James Clemens by 65 pins to post the top North boys’ series as the 2019 AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships got underway Thursday.
    Joseph Taylor rolled a 219-235-197—661 series to pace the Huskies’ 2,764 series score in the traditional bowling round that determined seeding for Friday’s championship round of head-to-head team competition. The Huskies totaled 2,764 pins and James Clemens had 2,699 to finish 1-2 and were placed on the boys’ 16-team championship bracket as the top two seeds.
    The four-round championship bracket, that includes one traditional game and three Baker format games in each match, gets underway at 8 a.m., at the Vestavia Bowl Friday. Hewitt will meet No. 16 seed Pinson Valley and James Clemens faces No. 15 seed Holt. Hartselle’s girls posted a 2,309 pin total to capture top-seed honors. Southside-Gadsden was second in Thursday’s tradition round just six pins back at 2,303 and will move into the championship bracket as the second seed.
   The South Regional also got underway at AMF Camellia Lanes in Mobile Thursday with Vestavia Hills’ boys claiming Friday’s top seed with a 3,123 team total.  Thompson was second at 2,961. Thompson’s girls rolled a 2,572 total to take top seed honor in the South girls’ championship bracket.  Stanhope Elmore rolled a 2,375 to take second seed.
   Vestavia Hills boys’ total set a new state playoff record breaking the 3,063 total set by the Rebels in the 2018 state tourney by 60 pins. Vestavia will meet McGill-Toolen Catholic in the first round Friday morning, and Thompson squares off against Murphy. The Lady Warriors will take on Houston Academy and Stanhope Elmore faces Homewood.
    Play will continue with the finals scheduled to start at approximately 2:45 p.m. at each site Friday. All first-round winners will clinch a berth in next week’s fourth annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships to be held at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham Jan. 24-25. The NFHS Network will live-stream the championships thanks to Cullman High School’s NFHS Network School Broadcast Program directed by producer John Drake.
   Josh Wilson of Stanhope Elmore captured South Regional medalist honors with a 269-258-194—721 total Thursday – falling just three pins shy of the state record (724) set by East Limestone’s Brendan Ferris in last year’s state tourney.  Kenny Ealy of Hoover was one pin back at 720. He had a 279 in the first game of the series to tie the state playoff record for second best single game. Spain Park’s Jalen Johnson rolled a 279 in the state tourney last year and Jon Kilgo of Gadsden City set the single-game high with a perfect in the inaugural state tourney in 2016.
    South girls’ medalist Thursday was Jillian Hulsey of Thompson. She rolled a 626 with a high game of 232. North boys’ medalist was James Clemens’ Daejon McCray (672) and North girls’ medalist was two-time defending state champion Southside-Gadsden’s Grace Ann Clontz (550). Buckhorn won the boys’ state title in 2018.
    First-day team results, Friday’s first-round championship pairings and complete team scoring can be found at www.ahsaa.com.

AHSAA BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
NORTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
At Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY BRACKETS
Boys First-Round Pairings (8 a.m.)
Pinson Valley vs. Hewitt-Trussville (No. 1 seed)
Hartselle vs. Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Corner vs. Gadsden City
Lamar County vs. Buckhorn (No. 4 seed)

Sipsey Valley vs. East Limestone (No. 3 seed)
Northridge vs. Sparkman
Hazel Green vs. Southside-Gadsden
Holt vs. James Clemens (No. 2 seed)

Girls First-Round Pairings (8 a.m.)
Gardendale v. Hartselle (No. 1 seed)
Lamar County vs. East Limestone
Northridge vs. Pinson Valley
Randolph vs. Etowah (No. 4 seed)

Holy Spirit Catholic vs. Sparkman (No. 3 seed)
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Grissom
Hewitt-Trussville vs. Hazel Green
Corner vs. Southside-Gadsden (No. 2 seed)

Thursday’s First-Round Final Standings
(3 traditional games)
NORTH BOYS
Hewitt-Trussville            2,764
James Clemens               2,699
East Limestone               2,687
Buckhorn                        2,580
Gadsden City                  2,537
Sparkman                        2,501
Southside-Gadsden        2,497
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa       2,330
Hartselle                          2,222
Hazel Green                    2,169
Northridge                       2,055
Corner                             2,014
Lamar County                 1,923
Shades Valley                 1,847
Holt                                  1,831
Pinson Valley                  1,637

NORTH GIRLS
Hartselle                          2,309
Southside-Gadsden        2,303
Sparkman                        2,191
Etowah                            2,146
Pinson Valley                  2,068
Grissom                           1,856
Hazel Green                    1,804
East Limestone               1,776
Lamar County                 1,770
Hewitt-Trussville            1,688
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa       1,633
Northridge                       1,598
Randolph                         1,560
Holy Spirit Catholic       1,470
Corner                             1,567
Gardendale                      1,360

NORTH BOYS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Daejon McCray, J.Clemens         244-198-230—672
Austin Turner, East Limestone   219-235-197—661
Joseph Taylor, Hewitt-Truss.      199-224-226—649
Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn           221-203-202—626
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                   233-180-203—616
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest             193-214-208—615
Jake Warden, Southside              266-185-163—614
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn            210-202-189—601
Cole Arenault, Sparkman            193-177-218—588
Kyle Wright, Hewitt-Trussville  182-198-192—572
Michael Kosinski, J. Clemens     204-189-179—572
Top Scores
First Game
Jake Warden, Southside              266
Daejon McCray, J.Clemens         244
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                   233
Second Game
Austin Turner, East Limestone   245
Thomas Butler, Gadsden City     233
Joseph Taylor, Hewitt-Truss.      224
Third Game
Malcolm Porter, Southside          237
Daejon McCray, J.Clemens         230
Joseph Taylor, Hewitt-Truss.      226

NORTH GIRLS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      205-169-176—550
Kynzion Gibbs, Etowah              190-155-200—545
Emily Cowart, Hartselle              186-163-183—532
Angela Webber, Southside          134-217-150—501
Savannah Mayes, Pinson Va.      189-146-162—497
Shy-ere Gibbs, Etowah                146-156-190—493
Kailee Adcock, Hartselle             162-149-178—489
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman             145-157-178—480
Tori Hughes, Hartselle                 121-173-185—479
Jessica Clontz, Southside            168-184-120—472

Top Scores
First Game
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      205
Shauna Clevenger, Pinson Va.    192
Kynzion Gibbs, Etowah              190
Ashlee Hull, Southside                190
Second Game
Angela Webber, Southside          217
Davaria Russell-Riffe, Etowah   200
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman            199      
Third Game
Kynzion Gibbs, Etowah              200
Shy’ere Gibbs, Etowah                190
Tori Hughes, Hartselle                 185

SOUTH REGIONAL TOURNAMENT
At AMF Camellia Lanes, Mobile

FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY BRACKETS
Boys First-Round Pairings (8 a.m.)
McGill-Toolen Catholic vs. Vestavia Hills (No. 1 seed)
Baker vs. Spanish Fort
Oak Mountain Stanhope Elmore
Ramsay vs. Auburn (No. 4 seed)

Houston Academy vs. Hoover (No. 3 seed)
Northview vs. Spain Park
Foley vs. Mary Montgomery
Murphy vs. Thompson (No. 2 seed)

Girls First-Round Pairings (8 a.m.)
Houston Academy vs. Thompson (No. 1 seed)
Baker vs. Satsuma
Gulf Shore vs. McGill-Toolen Catholic
Northview vs. Spain Park (No. 4 seed)

UMS-Wright vs. Auburn (No. 3 seed)
Pelham vs. Vestavia Hills
Oak Mountain vs. Daphne
Homewood vs. Stanhope Elmore (No. 2 seed)

Thursday’s First-Round Final Standings
(3 traditional games)
SOUTH BOYS
Vestavia Hills                 3,123
Thompson                       2,961
Hoover                            2,825
Auburn                            2,712
Stanhope Elmore            2,656
Spain Park                       2,600
Mary Montgomery         2,595
Spanish Fort                    2,479
Baker                               2,457
Foley                                2,332
Northview                       2,258
Oak Mountain                 2,172
Ramsay                            2,172
Houston Academy          2,020
Murphy                           1,992
McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,983

SOUTH GIRLS
Thompson                       2,572
Stanhope Elmore            2,375
Auburn                            2,187
Spain Park                       2,123
McGill-Toolen Catholic 2,123
Vestavia Hills                 2,109
Daphne                            2,094
Satsuma                           1,984
Baker                               1,982
Oak Mountain                 1,936
Pelham                             1,917
Gulf Shores                     1,880
Northview                       1,842
UMS-Wright                   1,754
Homewood                     1,686
Houston Academy          1,602


SOUTH BOYS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   269-258-194—721
Kenny Ealy, Hoover                    279-236-205—720
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills           253-246-208—707
Landon Masters, Thompson       217-222-226—665
Dan Zhang, Auburn                     195-197-256—648
Caleb Farmer, Thompson            213-216-218—647
Nick Watts, Vestavia Hills          212-222-212—646
Austin Osburn, M.Montgomery 228-183-202—613
Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills    183-213-203—599
Austin  Miller, Spanish Fort        146-226-212—585
Top Scores
First Game
Kenny Ealy, Hoover                    279
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   269
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills           253
Second Game
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   258
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills           246
Kenny Ealy, Hoover                    236
Third Game
Dan Zhang, Auburn                     256
Brandt Bennett, Spanish Fort      242
Kobie Jennings, Ramsay             232

SOUTH GIRLS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           180-214-232—626
Meghan Best, Stan. Elmore         199-194-139—532
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park      164-155-211—530
Talli DuBose, Oak Mountain      192-165-169—526
Allie Fraser, Vestavia Hills         186-169-170—525
Kacey Marshal, Stan. Elmore     148-195-170—513
Jessica Sherman, Thompson       161-162-188—511
Lexie Riley, McGill-Toolen        163-168-180—511
Maggie Smith, Thompson           148-181-180—509
Gillian Baker, Thompson            166-163-161—490
Top Scores
First Game
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore 199
Grace Wergin, Oak Mountain     197
Talli DuBose, Oak Mountain      192                    
Second Game
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           214
Delaney Clark, Daphne               212
Kacey Marshal, Stan. Elmore     195
Third Game
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           232
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park      211
Jessica Sherman, Thompson       188


Oak Mountain High Jumper Trey Allen Sets State Indoor Record to Claim AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight

    MONTGOMERY -- Oak Mountain senior Trey Allen has set his sights high when it comes to the high jump. And he has now raised the bar for anyone who wants to set the AHSAA state high jump record.
   Allen, who captured the AHSAA Indoor Track Spotlight this week, recently cleared 6 feet, 11 inches at the Ice Breaker Meet held at Birmingham CrossPlex for the AHSAA Indoor Track & Field season’s best leap of the year to set a new indoor state record. The old record of 6-10¼ was held by three high jumpers, Juvaughn Blake of Huntsville’s Columbia High School (2017), Tyler Boswell of Hoover (2006) and Mitch Dozier of Homewood (1981).
    Allen, who attempted to clear 7-0 at the Ice Breaker Classic, now has the best prep high jump leap in CrossPlex history since it opened in 2012. The national prep record (7-05.3) is held by Scott Sellars, who set the mark in 2004 while competing for Cinco Ranch High School in Katy (TX).
   The Oak Mountain high jumper earned All-America honors at the New Balance Nationals in North Carolina last June with an outdoor jump of 6-10.25. He cleared 6-10 in the AHSAA Class 7A outdoor state championships last May – tying Baker’s Dontavious Hill at that mark as both set a new Class 7A state record.
     Allen edged out Park Crossing hurdler Jasmine Riley and Pelham sprinter Nicole Payne for this week’s spotlight. Both girls have shined this entire indoor season.
   Riley clocked 7.54 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles at the Magic City Invitational in December for the fastest time of the AHSAA 2019 indoor track season. Oak Mountain senior Nicole Payne won the more recent Ice Breaker Invitational held at the Birmingham CrossPlex on Jan. 5 with a meet-record time of 7.65 seconds. Both are heading for a showdown at the AHSAA State Championships Feb. 1-2 since the state’s two fastest female runners will be going head-to-head in the Class 6A division.
   Payne also had the fastest time of the season in the 400 meters. Her time of 54.88 at the same Ice Breaker meet established a new meet record and was just shy of the CrossPlex mark of 54.22 she set at last year’s MLK Classic meet  --  which is also the all-time record for high school girls in the state. She will be trying to beat that record next Monday in the 2019 MLK Classic at the     CrossPlex.
   Most of the state’s top high schoolers will competing. Among them will be sophomore Presley Miles of Saint James, who had a season best 2:15.90 in the 800 meters at the Ice Breaker meet running in the 1A/5A division to shatter the overall meet record of 2:18.00 set by Homewood’s Lainey Phelps in 2016. Phelps won the 6A/7A competition with a time of 2:18.89, just shy of her mark but three seconds off the winning time of Miles, who won her race in the 1A/5A division by 10 seconds.
   Senior Amaris Tyynismaa of Montgomery Catholic, who holds a boat load of AHSAA and CrossPlex records, clocked 5:01.84 in the Holiday Invitational on Dec. 7 to run the fastest 1,600-meters time of the season in the AHSAA. Phelps ran the 3,200 in 11:05.75 in the same meet for the state’s best time in that event.
   Other impressive season highs include:
   MAKIYAH SILLS, HOMEWOOD: The senior sprinter turned in the best 60-meter hurdles time of the season at the Ice Breaker Meet with a winning time of 8.77 in the 6A/7A competition to set a new girls’ record for the meet. Baker’s Aaliyah Brown-Muhammad also beat the meet record with a time of 8:86 in the finals to take second. 
   Hoover’s Caitlyn Little set the Ice Breaker Meet record in 2016 with an 8.94 time, and former Bucs teammate  Brittley Humphrey set the overall high school record for the CrossPlex clocking  8.47 in the state meet in 2016.  Humphrey, a junior at LSU, was back at the CrossPlex last weekend competing in the UAB Blazer Invitational had the fastest prelim time with an 8.40 finish. However, she ran even faster in the finals heat (8.30) but finished second to teammate Tonea Marshall, a junior from Arlington (TX), who clocked 8.16 to nip the hometown favorite.
ASHLEE OSAJI, JAMES CLEMENS: She has the top distances in the long jump (18-4.25) and the triple jump (39-4.75), both coming in the Ice Breaker meet.
WILL STONE, HOMEWOOD: Set a new Icebreaker Classic indoor record for the 1,600 meters with a 4:19.04 time in the 6A/7A division, best in the state this indoor season, to nip Jace Jones of Thompson, who crossed the finish line at 4:20.65. Stone also has the best time in the 3,200 meters this season (9:22.99), which he ran in the Magic City Invitational on Dec. 1.
DEANTHONY COLEMAN, CARVER-MONTGOMERY: Running in the LSU High School Classic on Jan. 5, he clocked 7.92 in the 60-meter hurdles to turn in the best time the season in the AHSAA.
WALKER JUNKIN, WINFIELD: Cleared 14 feet, 6 inches at the Ice Breaker meet to establish the top pole vault leap of the indoor season.
     Other highlights from wrestling and bowling include:

WRESTLING
GARRETT MOSELEY, ELMORE COUNTY:
The senior improved to 35-2 on the season winning nine of 10 matches for the Wildcats in a tough duals meet schedule as Elmore County clinched a berth in the AHSAA Class 1A/5A Duals tourney which gets underway tonight. He has wrestled in the 195 and 220-pound divisions. He now has 23 pins this season with six coming in the Barry Mask Invitational at Wetumpka as he won the 195-pound championship. Moseley had 29 pins last year.
JACK JONES, HOUSTON ACADEMY: The eighth-grader at HA earned the program’s first on-mat win with a pin with 19.6 seconds left in the first period over Enterprise’s Gavin Hunt in a math held at Northview High School’s Dr. James Smith Convocation Center last week. The Raiders, who picked up the sport in the summer, were shut out in their first five dual matches at a season-opening tournament at St. James in December and in a dual match with Northview prior to the Enterprise. The team did post some wins through forfeited matches, however. Jones broke the drought with his pin over Hunt.
JOHN HATLER, CHARLES HENDERSON: Wrestling for the Trojans’ first-year wrestling program, Hatler registered the school’s first on-mat victory and first win by pin with a victory over Opelika’s Conner Smith at 152 pounds in just 57 seconds. Opelika won the match 66-6. The Trojans then posted their first team victory at the duals meet with a 33-27 win over Reeltown and closed out the night losing to Beauregard 66-12. 
JONATHAN MEDEIROS, NORTHVIEW: Won two matches (17-0 over Houston Academy’s Kennan Beaver and 4-0 over Zach McFarland at a tri-match competition hosted by the Cougars.

BOWLING
BRYAN POTTER, HOUSTON ACADEMY:
Had a strike plus nine to finish with 19 pins on the last frame to held the Raiders’ boys nip Northview by one point, 1,117 – 1,116, in a in a winner-take-all battle to claim the Area 7 crown and No. 1 seed slot in the South Regional Tourney.  Area 7 area crown. Alex Nolin paced HA with a 169. Colton Ash had a 164 and Kinion Fowler a 142.  The Cougars were led in the traditional by Ben McAnulty with a 166, Addison Mims with a 144 and Eli Smith with a 137.

Defending Boys’ and Girls’ State Champs in Field as AHSAA’s State Bowling Playoffs Begin Thursday with North & South Regionals at Vestavia, Mobile

     MONTGOMERY – Qualifiers for the AHSAA’s South and North Regional Bowling Tournaments which get underway Thursday, Jan. 17, are set with 16 girls’ and 16 boys’ teams at each site.
Two-time defending girls’ state champion Southside-Gadsden and defending boys’ state champion Buckhorn will highlight the North Regional field set to compete at Vestavia Bowl Thursday and Friday. First and second-place finishers
in regular-season area competition earned  berths in the regional tournaments.
     The South Regional Championships will be held at the AMF Camillia Lanes in Mobile. Defending regional champs Baker (boys) and Auburn (girls) are back to defend titles won in 2018.
     Eight teams in each division will advance to the AHSAA’s fourth annual State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham Jan. 24-25.
     Thursday’s first day of competition will be three traditional games with all 16 teams being seeded for Friday’s championship play based on total team scores from the first day.
     The championship bracket competition will be head-to-head team competition in a 16-team bracket with teams competing in one traditional game and three Baker games and winners advancing from each round.
The top eight boys’ and girls’ eight teams from each region will advance to the State Championships.

      Previous state champions include:
      2018:               Southside-Gadsden (Girls)         Buckhorn (Boys)
      2017:               Southside-Gadsden (Girls)         Spain Park (Boys)
      2016:               Sparkman (Girls)                              Spain Park (Boys)
   

  Regional Tourney qualifiers include:


AHSAA 2019 Bowling Championships
South Regional Tournament, Jan. 17-18
(Format: First day: 3 traditional games; Day 2: Baker format)
At AMF Camillia Lanes, Mobile
GIRLS QUALIFIERS (Area Record listed)
A-1 Champ:
McGill-Toolen Catholic (10-0), Mobile
A-1 RU: UMS-Wright (7-3), Mobile
A-2 Champ: Baker (10-0), Mobile
A-2 RU:
Satsuma (8-2)
A-3 Champ:
Daphne (10-0)
A-3 RU:
Gulf Shores (7-3)
A-4 Champ:
Houston Academy (3-1), Dothan
A-4 RU:
Northview (3-1), Dothan
A-5 Champ:
Stanhope Elmore (8-0), Millbrook
A-5 RU:
Auburn (6-2)
A-6 Champ:
Spain Park (6-0), Hoover
A-6 RU:
Oak Mountain (4-2)
A-7 Champ:
Thompson (8-0), Alabaster
A-7 RU:
Pelham (5-3)
A-8 Champ:
Vestavia Hills (10-0)
A-8 RU:
Homewood (8-2)

BOYS’ QUALIFIERS (Area Record listed)
A-1 Champ:
Murphy (11-1), Mobile
A-1 RU: McGill-Toolen Catholic (10-2), Mobile
A-2 Champ: Baker (11-1), Mobile
A-2 RU:
Mary Montgomery (11-1), Semmes
A-3 Champ:
Spanish Fort (12-2)
A-3 RU:
Foley (10-4)
A-4 Champ:
Houston Academy (3-1), Dothan
A-4 RU:
Northview (2-2), Dothan
A-5 Champ:
Stanhope Elmore (10-0), Millbrook
A-5 RU:
Auburn (8-2)
A-6 Champ:
Oak Mountain (7-1)
A-6 RU:
Spain Park (7-1), Hoover
A-7 Champ:
Hoover (9-1)
A-7 RU:
Thompson (9-1), Alabaster
A-8 Champ:
Vestavia Hills (12-0)
A-8 RU:
Ramsay (9-3), Birmingham

North Regional Tournament, Jan. 17-18
At Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills
GIRLS QUALIFIERS
A-9 Champ:
Lamar County (2-0), Vernon
A-9 RU: Northridge ( 0-2), Tuscaloosa
A-10 Champ: Hillcrest (6-0), Tuscaloosa
A-10 RU:
Holy Spirit Catholic (3-3), Tuscaloosa
A-11 Champ:
Corner (9-1)
A-11 RU:
Gardendale (6-4)
A-12 Champ:
Hewitt-Trussville (7-1)
A-12 RU:
Pinson Valley (6-2)
A-13 Champ:
Southside (6-0), Gadsden
A-13 RU:
(Etowah (4-2), Attalla
A-14 Champ:
Hartselle (9-1)
A-14 RU:
East Limestone (9-1)
A-15 Champ:
Sparkman (6-0), Harvest
A-15 RU:
(Grissom (3-3), Huntsville
A-16 Champ:
Hazel Green (10-0)
A-16 RU:
Randolph (7-3), Huntsville

BOYS’ QUALIFIERS
A-9 Champ:
Northridge (3-1), Tuscaloosa
A-9 RU: Lamar County (3-1), Vernon
A-10 Champ: Hillcrest (10-0), Tuscaloosa
A-10 RU:
Holt (8-2), Tuscaloosa
A-11 Champ:
Shades Valley (7-3), Irondale
A-11 RU:
Corner (7-3)
A-12 Champ:
Hewitt-Trussville (6-0)
A-12 RU:
Pinson Valley (3-3)
A-13 Champ:
Southside (9-1), Gadsden
A-13 RU:
Gadsden City (9-1)
A-14 Champ:
East Limestone (10-0)
A-14 RU:
Hartselle (8-2)
A-15 Champ:
Sparkman (9-1), Harvest
A-15 RU:
James Clemens (9-1), Madison
A-16 Champ:
Buckhorn (9-1)
A-16 RU:
Hazel Green (8-2)

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