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Southside Girls, Thompson Boys Claim State Bowling Championships Friday

    PELHAM – Southside-Gadsden High School won its fourth straight AHSAA Girls’ State Bowling championship Friday at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes, and Thompson High School’s boys captured their first state title.
Southside-Gadsden met Thompson’s girls in the finals for the second straight year with Grace Ann Clontz rolling a 233 traditional game to give the Panthers a 29-pin win over the Warriors, 1,556 to 1,537. Teammate Ashlee Hull, who had the top four-game traditional series (841) Friday, also rolled a 214. Clontz also had a 825 series, and Thompson’s Gracie Connelly, who had 203 in the finals, finished with an 808 series for the Warriors. The combined 3,093 pins set a new state tourney record for girls, breaking the previous record (2,1814) by 279 pins.
    Thompson beat Sparkman by 134 pins with a 1,565 total in the boys’ finals. Sparkman rolled a 1,431.  Jacob Ackers and Landon Masters the Warriors of Coach Chris Hollingsworth with traditional games of 193 and 201, respectively, and finished 1-2 overall Friday with four-game series totals of 843 and 734 pins. Cole Arsenault led the Senators with A 223 in the finals and had an 822 series total  for third best. Caleb Farmer’s 203 was the top traditional game for Thompson.
     Coach Zachary Blume’s Panthers reached the finals with a strong 1,533-team total in the semifinals to beat Sparkman (1,295) by 238 pins. Thompson’s girls, also coached by Hollingsworth, had a closer semifinal match with Stanhope Elmore, winning 1,463 to 1,305. Southside also posted team scores of 1,400 and 1,383 to win its first two matches Friday over St. Clair County and Hazel Green. The Warriors beat Hokes Bluff and American Christian by 322 and 650 pins in the first two matches posting team totals of 1,473 and 1,560, respectively.
     Thompson’s boys beat Northridge 1,502 -1,365, Gadsden City in a high-scoring 1,587 – 1,421 win in the second round and toppled Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa in an even higher-scoring battle 1,578 – 1,448 to reach the finals.
    Sparkman, coached by Lisa Ivey, downed Southside-Gadsden, Auburn and Oak Mountain on the way to the finals. The Senators posted team totals of 1,563, 1,491 and 1,422 to win the matches by 304 pins, 18 pins and   142 pins, respectively.
    Gadsden City senior Dakota Jones rolled the best traditional game Friday’s competition with a near-perfect 287 in the Titans’ first-round win over Corner. The state-meet record was set by another Gadsden City bowler
Jon Kilgo, who rolled a perfect 300 round for Gadsden City in the 2016 state tourney. Jones’ total ranks No. 2. Thompson’s Landon Masters had a 261 in the quarterfinals for the next best boys’ traditional game.
   Southside-Gadsden senior Ashlee Hull’s 245 in the semifinals was the top game in the girls’ field Friday. Clontz’s 233 in the final match was the next best single game effort.

   Complete team and individual results and Friday’s single-elimination 16-team team championship brackets for each division can be found at www.ahsaa.com in the in-season results bowling second on the front page of the website.

AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday’s Championship Bracket

Single elimination team play starts at 8 a.m. Finals are set for approximately 4 p.m.
GIRLS’ BRACKET
Championship Match

Southside-Gadsden 1,556, Thompson 1,527
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,533,  Sparkman 1,295
Thompson 1,463, Stanhope Elmore 1,305
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,383, Hazel Green 1,086
Sparkman 1,186, Vestavia Hills 1,146
Stanhope Elmore 1,389, Baker 1,147
Thompson 1,560, American Christian 910
First Round
Southside-Gadsden 1,400, St. Clair County 949
Hazel Green 1,073, Hewitt-Trussville 1,055
Vestavia Hills 1,148, Spain Park 1,105
Sparkman 1,208, Pelham 1,028
Stanhope Elmore 1,402, Dothan 943
Baker 1,160, Gulf Shores 999
American Christian 1,046, Hartselle 896
Thompson 1,473, Hokes Bluff 1,051

BOYS’ Bracket
Championship Match

Thompson 1,565, Sparkman 1,431
Semifinals
Thompson 1,578, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,448
Sparkman 1,422, Oak Mountain 1,280
Quarterfinals
Thompson 1,587, Gadsden City 1,421
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,447, Hoover 1,238
Sparkman 1,491, Auburn 1,473
Oak Mountain 1,462, East Limestone 1,366
First Round
Thompson 1,502, Northridge 1,365
Gadsden City 1,621, Corner 1,306
Hoover 1,579, Hewitt-Trussville 1,485
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,492, Stanhope Elmore 1,292
Sparkman 1,563, Southside-Gadsden 1,259
Auburn 1,498, Spain Park 1,304
Oak Mountain 1,504, Mary Montgomery 1,446
East Limestone 1,545, Vestavia Hills 1,492

GIRLS’ TEAM LEADERS
(Top Games)
Finals
Traditional

Southside-Gadsden         975
Thompson                        908
Baker Format
Thompson                        230 (third game)
Thompson                        225 (first game)
Southside-Gadsden         217 (second game)

Semifinals
Traditional

Southside-Gadsden         960
Thompson                        943
Baker Format
Southside-Gadsden         202 (second game)
Southside-Gadsden         190 (third game)
Thompson                        190 (third game)
Southside-Gadsden         181 (first game)

Quarterfinals
Traditional

Thompson                        1,008
Southside-Gadsden            938
Sparkman                           804
Baker Format
Stanhope Elmore            213 (first game)
Thompson                        205 (second game)
Thompson                        200 (third game)            

First Round
Traditional

Thompson                        946
Southside-Gadsden         921
Baker Format
Thompson                        205 (second game)
Spain Park                       183 (third game)
Stanhope Elmore            170 (first game)

BOYS’ TEAM LEADERS
(Top Games)
Finals
Traditional

Thompson                        989
Sparkman                        905
Baker Format
Thompson                        227 (third game)
Thompson                        175 (second game)
Thompson                        174 (first game)

Semifinals
Traditional

Thompson                        988
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa        981
Baker Format
Sparkman                        233 (first game)
Thompson                        218 (second game)
Thompson                        169 (third game)
Quarterfinals
Traditional

Sparkman                        1,008
Thompson                           984
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa           946
Baker Format
Auburn                             223 (third game)
Thompson                        215 (second game)
Thompson                        203 (first game)

First Round
Traditional

Gadsden City                   1,065 (first game – new state record)*
Sparkman                        1,004
Hoover                                965
Baker Format
East Limestone                244 (first game)
Gadsden City                   234 (second game)
Hoover                             234 (third game)

GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
TRADITIONAL GAMES
Finals

Grace Ann Clontz, Southside                     233
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson                           221
Semifinals
Ashlee Hull, Southside                               245
Cheyanne Bohannon, Southside               224
Gillian Baker, Thompson                            213
Alyssa Ward, Stanhope Elmore                 201
Jilliam Hulsey, Thompson                          198
Quarterfinals
Angela Webber, Sparkman                       225
Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore             225
Maggie Smith, Thompson                          223
Gillian Baker, Thompson                            216
Gracie Connelly, Thompson                      216
First Round
Jennifer Clontz, Southside                         223
Gracie Connelly, Thomson                        207
McKenzie Skelton, American Chr.            206
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson                           204
Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore             202

BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
TRADITIONAL GAMES
Finals

Cole Arsenault, Sparkman                         223
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                          203
Semifinals
Carson Poe, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa              243
Jacob Acker, Thompson                             223
Caleb Farmer, Thompson                          210
Landon Masters, Thompson                      204
Hawkins Davis, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa         200
Quarterfinals
Landon Masters, Thompson                      261
Cameron DeCord, Thompson                    226
Alfonso Carrington III, Sparkman              225
Jason Lewis, East Limestone                     217
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman                         216
First Round
Dakota Jones, Gadsden City                      287
Jacob Acker, Thompson                             247
Justin Lewis, East Limestone                     244
Elijah Avery, Gadsden City                        234
Dalton Tolgo, Sparkman                            234


 


Southside Girls, Thompson Boys Earn Top Seeds for Friday’s State Bowling Championship Round

Thursday’s Results Determine Seeding for Friday’s Championship Bracket

PELHAM – Three-time defending AHSAA State Girls’ Bowling Champion Southside-Gadsden rolled a state-tournament record high team series (2,719) in Thursday’s first round of the 5th AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes. However, don’t expect the Lady Panthers to be over-confident heading into Friday’s single-elimination head-to-head Baker format championship bracket.
    Why?  South Regional champion Thompson also broke the previous state record (2,631) set by the Warriors in 2018 with a 2,670 total Thursday – just 49 pins behind the leaders. The two schools earned the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds heading into Friday’s competition – and a possible rematch in the state finals. Southside edged the Warriors by just three pins to win the 2019 state title.
     Third seed Stanhope Elmore also surpassed the previous record with a 2,651 series.
     Coach Zachary Blume’s Panthers will open Friday’s first round of team play against No. 16 seed St. Clair County, and Thompson will face No. 15 seed Hokes Bluff. Stanhope Elmore meets Dothan in the first round Friday morning. All first-round matches in the girls’ and boys’ competition will begin at 8 a.m. 
     In the boys’ competition Thursday, Thompson had a three-game series 2,982 to grab the top seed for Friday’s play. Defending state champion Vestavia Hills totaled 2,957 pins to finish a close second in Thursday’s traditional play and earned second seed. Sparkman and Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa were right behind with 2,938 and 2,866 totals to earn third and fourth seeds.
    The Warriors will face Northridge in the first round of the championship bracket Friday morning, the Rebels will meet East Limestone; the Senators will face Southside-Gadsden; and the Patriots will meet Stanhope Elmore.
    Stanhope Elmore’s girls set a new state tournament record with a 1,039 total in the second round for the high team total of Thursday’s competition. Vestavia Hills’ boys rolled a 1,026 in the second round Thursday – just 11 pins shy of the record set by the Rebels at the 2017 state tourney.
    Sparkman’s Cole Arsenault had a three-traditional-game series
244-253-224—711 to lead the boys’ individual competition Thursday. Thompson’s Jacob Acker, who had a high game of 280 in the second round, was second with a 168-280-237—685 total. Arsenault’s series ties for third best in state tourney history and is tied for 6th in AHSAA bowling playoff history. Joe Renfro of Oak Mountain rolled a 284 in the third round for the top single game of the day. Renfro’s 284 is second only to Jon Kilgo’s perfect 300 round for Gadsden City in the 2016 state tourney. Acker’s 280 in the second round is third-best all-time in post-season play.
   Thompson’s Gracie Connelly rolled a 233-239-167—639 series to capture top honors in the girls’ traditional play Thursday. Her series ranks third best in state-tourney play and fourth overall in AHSAA playoff history. Grace Ann Clontz of Southside had a 225-183-203—611 series to finish 28 pins behind Connellly, and Meghan Best of Stanhope Elmore rolled 185-243-173—601 to finish third. Her 243 game in round two was the high for the girls. Connelly’s 239 in the same round was second.
    Complete first-day team and individual results and Friday’s single-elimination 16-team team championship brackets for each division can be found at www.ahsaa.com in the in-season results bowling second on the front page of the website.
    Play gets underway Friday at 8 a.m., with four rounds of competition concluding with the state finals at approximately 4 p.m.


AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday’s Championship Bracket
First-Round Pairings (Baker Format)

Single elimination team play starts at 8 a.m. Finals are set for approximately 4 p.m.
GIRLS’ Bracket
No. 16 seed St. Clair County vs. No. 1 seed Southside-Gadsden
No. 9 seed Hewitt-Trussville vs. No. 8 seed Hazel Green
No. 12 seed Vestavia Hills vs. No. 5 seed Spain Park
No. 13 seed Pelham vs. No. 4 seed Sparkman

No. 14 seed Dothan vs. No. 3 seed Stanhope Elmore
No. 11 seed Gulf Shores vs. No. 6 seed Baker
No. 10 seed American Christian vs. No. 7 seed Hartselle
No. 15 seed Hokes Bluff vs. No. 2 seed Thompson

BOYS’ Bracket
No. 16 seed Northridge vs. No. 1 seed Thompson
No. 9 seed Corner vs. No. 8 seed Gadsden City
No. 12 seed Hoover vs. No. 5 seed Hewitt-Trussville
No. 13 seed Stanhope Elmore vs. No. 4 seed Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa

No. 14 seed Southside-Gadsden vs. No. 3 seed Sparkman
No. 11 seed Spain Park vs. No. 6 seed Auburn
No. 10 seed Mary Montgomery vs. No. 7 seed Oak Mountain
No. 15 seed East Limestone vs. No. 2 seed Vestavia Hills

 

GIRLS’ TEAM SCORING (3 traditional games)
Southside-Gadsden         2,719
Thompson                        2,670
Stanhope Elmore            2,651
Sparkman                        2,412
Spain Park                       2,212
Baker                                2,184
Hartselle                          2,156
Hazel Green                     2,134
Hewitt-Trussville             2,101
American Christian         1,953
Gulf Shores                      1,926
Vestavia Hills                   1,912
Pelham                             1,869
Dothan                             1,852
Hokes Bluff                      1,814
St. Clair County               1,801

GIRLS’ TEAM TOP 5 GAMES
Stanhope Elmore            1,039 (second round)
Southside-Gadsden            951 (second round)
Thompson                           946 (second round)
Southside-Gadsden            921 (first round)
Sparkman                           894 (third round)

BOYS’ TEAM SCORING (3 traditional games)
Thompson                        2,982
Vestavia Hills                   2,957
Sparkman                        2,938
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa        2,866
Hewitt-Trussville             2,828
Auburn                             2,806
Oak Mountain                 2,798
Gadsden City                   2,781
Corner                              2,770
Mary Montgomery         2,745
Spain Park                       2,704
Hoover                             2,700
Stanhope Elmore            2,648
Southside-Gadsden         2,524
East Limestone                2,497
Northridge                       2,257   

BOYS’ TEAM TOP 5 GAMES
Vestavia Hills                   1,026 (second round)
Thompson                        1,019 (first round)
Oak Mountain                 1,011 (third round)
Hewitt-Trussville             1,010 (first round)
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa        1,009 (first round)

GIRLS’ INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Top 5 Series

Gracie Connelly, Thompson                      233-239-167—639
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside                     225-183-203—611
Meghan Best, Stanhope Elmore               185-243-173—601
Ashlee Hull, Southside                               197-237-151—585
Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore             182-227-167—576

TOP GAMES
FIRST ROUND
Gracie Connelly, Thompson                      233
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside                     225
McKenzie Skelton, American Christian    199
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park                      198
Ashlee Hull, Southside                               197
SECOND ROUND
Meghan Best, Southside                            243
Gracie Connelly, Thompson                      239
Ashlee Hull, Southside                               237
Kacey Marshal, Stanhope Elmore             227
Samantha Wilson, Stanhope Elmore        206
THIRD ROUND
Angela Webber, Sparkman                       213
Emily Lindsey, Sparkman                           211
Evie Baum, Baker                                       209
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson                           205
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman                             204

BOYS’ INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
Top 5 Series

Cole Arsenault, Sparkman                         244-253-224—711
Jacob Acker, Thompson                             168-280-237—685
Landon Masters, Thompson                      244-201-232—677
Vincent Shim, Hillcrest                              200-245-225—670
Jason (Cole) McCarty, Hewitt-Trussville   202-204-254—660

TOP GAMES
FIRST ROUND
Dalton Tolgo, Sparkman                            253
Travis Hayes, Corner                                  252
Nathan Kim, Auburn                                  245
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman                         244
Landon Masters, Thompson                      244
SECOND ROUND
Jacob Acker, Thompson                             280
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman                         253
Vincent Shim, Hillcrest                              245
Tanner Hayes, Corner                                236
Reese Merritt, Vestavia Hills                     233
Tommy Butler, Gadsden City                    233
THIRD ROUND
Joe Renfro, Oak Mountain                        284
Jason (Cole) McCarty, Hewitt-Trussville   254
Austin Osburn, Mary Montgomery          247
Jacob Acker, Thompson                             237
Landon Masters, Thompson                      232
Joseph Collier, Sparkman                          232


AHSAA State Bowling Championships Rolls into Action Thursday at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes

Stanhope Elmore Boys & Girls Among the Qualifiers

    PELHAM – Stanhope Elmore High School senior Josh Wilson was an eighth grader when he rolled a 269 to help the Mustangs finish runner-up in the first AHSAA State Bowling Championships held at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes in 2016.
   He and the Mustangs’ boys and girls will be competing Thursday as the fifth AHSAA State Bowling Championships kick off the first day’s action at Oak Mountain Lanes. A total 16 girls’ teams and 16 boys’ teams will be bowling for the 2020 state title. Thursday’s traditional three-game series will seed the teams for Friday’s single-elimination championship head-to-head team bracket competition. The final day’s action will use the Baker format of one traditional game and three Baker games in each match.
    The State Bowling Championships kick off a busy winter championship month that includes the AHSAA Wrestling Duals Tourney finals Friday night at the Birmingham CrossPlex Bill Harris Arena at 6 p.m. February will be even busier with the AHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championships set for Feb. 7-8 at the Birmingham CrossPlex; North and South Wrestling Sectionals at Birmingham CrossPlex and Cramton Bowl Multiplex in Montgomery, Feb. 7-8; the AHSAA State Wrestling Championships at Huntsville’s Von Braun Center Feb. 13-14-15; and wrapped up by the 98th AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Center in Birmingham Feb. 24-29. The Southwest, Southeast, Northwest and Northeast Regional Tourneys will be played the week before (Feb. 13-19) at Montgomery’s ASU Acadome and Garrett Coliseum; Wallace-Hanceville’s Tom Drake Coliseum; and Jacksonville State’s Pete Mathews Coliseum, respectively. 
    Coach Jacquelyn Wynn’s Stanhope Elmore girls are coming off a runner-up finish at the South Regional bowling competition. The boys’ team clinched a state tourney berth with a quarterfinal finish. Kacey Marshal rolled a 183-257-220—660 series to lead the South Regional last week. Teammates Meghan Best and Alyssa Ward rolled 540 and 519 series and ranked 3 and 4 in the individual competition.
      Wilson had a 190-236-239—665 series last week to top the South boys and followed with a 257 in the quarterfinal round on Friday. He came into the South Regional red-hot rolling a perfect 300 game in a match win over Valley on the last week of the regular season. He followed the 300 with nine more strikes – rolling an amazing 21 strikes in a row – and finished with a 275 for a two-game series of 575.
     Thompson won the girls’ South Region title with a 1,422 – 1,347 win over Stanhope Elmore in the finals. Spain Park beat Auburn 1,601 to 1,373 in the boys’ South finals. In the North Regional, Sparkman beat Hewitt-Trussville by 110 pins (1,433 to 1,323) in the boys’ finals, and defending state champion Southside-Gadsden won the girls’ North Regional crown over Sparkman’s girls with a 1,452 total. The Senators rolled a 1,243.
      Southside has won the last three girls’ state titles (2017, 2018, and 2019) and Sparkman won the first girls’ crown in 2016. Vestavia Hills, which lost to Spain Park in the South Regional boys’ semifinals, won the AHSAA state championship in 2019. Spain Park won the first two state titles in 2016 and 2017 and Buckhorn won in 2018. Cole Arsenault had the top boys’ traditional series at the North Regional tourney with a three-game 247-224-205—670 and bowled a 255 on Friday.
    Jillian Hulsey, who rolled a 289 for the top girls’ game in AHSAA state-playoff history last year, anchors a strong Thompson team. She had a 257 game in the semifinals of the South Regional last week. Southside-Gadsden appears ready to defend its title with Jessica Clontz, Ashlee Hull and Cheyanne Bohannon finishing 2, 3 and 5 in the girls’ individual rankings at the North Regional with traditional series of 502, 498 and 486, respectively. Grace Ann Clontz had the top game on Friday with a 245 in the finals, and her sister Jessica had games of 200 (semifinals) and 224 (quarterfinals).
     Bowling gets underway at 8 a.m. on Thursday and Friday with the finals set for approximately 4 p.m. on Friday.

2020 AHSAA STATE BOWLING CHAMPIONSHIPS
January 23-24 at Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham

Past State Champions
GIRLS                                                          BOYS
2019:
   Southside-Gadsden                  2019: Vestavia Hills
2018:   Southside-Gadsden                  2018: Buckhorn
2017:   Southside-Gadsden                  2017: Spain Park
2016:   Sparkman                                    2016: Spain Park



 

2020 PARTICIPANTS

 

GIRLS’ TEAMS                                            
American Christian
Baker                                                
Dothan                                             
Gulf Shores
Hartselle
Hazel Green
Hewitt-Trussville
Hokes Bluff
Pelham
Southside-Gadsden
Spain Park
Sparkman
Stanhope Elmore
St. Clair County
Thompson
Vestavia Hills


BOYS’ TEAMS
Auburn
Corner
East Limestone
Gadsden City
Hewitt-Trussville
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
Hoover
Mary Montgomery

Northridge
Oak Mountain
Southside-Gadsden
Spain Park
Sparkman
Stanhope Elmore

Thompson
Vestavia Hills


Southside & Thompson girls Capture Region Bowling Championships Friday

Sparkman & Spain Park Take Boys’ Titles

MONTGOMERY – Defending state champion Southside-Gadsden and 2019 state runner-up Thompson swept the team crowns at the AHSAA 2020 Regional Bowling Championships Friday.
   Southside finished strong beating Sparkman in Friday’s championship bracket finals at the North Regional played at Vestavia Bowl with a convincing 1,452 pin total in the Baker format competition. The Senators finished with a 1,243 total.  Thompson had a tougher time in its South Regional finals versus Stanhope Elmore at Mobile’s Camelia Lanes. The Lady Warriors won by 75 pins, 1,422 to 1,347 – outscoring the Mustangs the traditional round to start the match 919-797.
    The Thompson trio of Gracie Connelly, Maggie Smith and Miranda Dean had single games of 196, 194 and 186 to lead the Warriors in the final match. Jillian Hulsey rolled a 257 in the semifinals for Thompson for the top girls’ single game of Friday’s South Regional competition.
     The Clontz sisters led Southside’s charge in the finals with Grace Ann Clontz rolling a 245 – the best single game of the day in the North girls’ competition. Jennifer Clontz bowled a 193 and Daylin Tolgo of Sparkman recorded a 201 score in the final match. Emily Lindsey had the second-best round of the North competition with a 244 for Sparkman in the quarterfinals.
     In the boys’ finals, Spain Park turned in its best round of the day at the South Regional to win the title over Auburn 1,601 pins to 1,313.  The Jags totaled 1,010 pins in the traditional round and posted a 235 team score in the second game of the Baker series. Spain Park knocked off defending state champion Vestavia Hills in the semifinals 1,448 to 1,397. Cameron Park led the Jags’ championship match win with a 238, the top individual total in the traditional round. Cooper Kelley had a 254 in Spain Park’s victory over Vestavia Hills. Walter Reed rolled a 279 in the quarterfinals for the top single game of the day for the South boys.
     Sparkman won the North Regional championship over Hewitt-Trussville with a final-match 1,433-pin total. Runner-up Hewitt had a 1,323 score. Joseph Collier, Dalton Tolgo and Alphonso Carrington turned in single game of 214, 183 and 181 in the finals for the winning Senators. Cole Arsenault rolled a 255 in the semifinals for the top boys’ single  game overall Friday.
   All first-round winners on Friday advance to the AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham next week. The first round will be Thursday, Jan. 23 with the championship round on Friday, Jan. 24. The final day’s competition will be live-streamed over the NFHS Network.
     Final results and  individual leaders in each round of Friday’s championship competition are listed below.


AHSAA REGIONAL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday’s Championship Bracket Results

(All first-round winners advance to the State Tourney)
SOUTH REGIONAL
At Camelia Lanes, Mobile

Girls’ Results
Championship Match
Thompson 1,422, Stanhope Elmore 1,347
Semifinals
Stanhope Elmore 1,281, Baker 1,137
Thompson 1,450, Spain Park 1,261
Quarterfinals
Stanhope Elmore 1,255, Vestavia Hills 1,107
Baker 1,140, Gulf Shores 1,120
Spain Park 1,199, Pelham 980
Thompson 1,360, Dothan 1,056
First Round
Stanhope Elmore 1,203, McGill-Toolen Catholic 862
Vestavia Hills 1,109, Foley 1,085
Baker 1,148, Alma Bryant 1,001
Gulf Shores 1,110, Oak Mountain 986
Spain Park 1,186, Houston Academy 870
Pelham 1,039, Satsuma 976
Dothan 1,090, Auburn 963
Thompson 1,372, Homewood 847

SOUTH REGIONAL
Boys’ Results
Championship Match
Spain Park 1,601, Auburn 1,373
Semifinals
Spain Park 1,448, Vestavia Hills 1,397
Auburn 1,392, Thompson 1,386
Quarterfinals
Vestavia Hills 1,640, Oak Mountain 1,390
Spain Park 1,515, Mary Montgomery 1,420
Auburn 1,409, Stanhope Elmore 1,392
Thompson 1,490, Hoover, 1,486
First Round
Vestavia Hills 1,537, UMS-Wright 1,046
Oak Mountain 1,393, Baker 1,292
Spain Park 1,423, Homewood 978
Mary Montgomery 1,306, Theodore 1,046
Auburn 1,528, Houston Academy 1,087
Stanhope Elmore 1,361, Foley 1,249
Hoover 1,362, Daphne 1,317
Thompson 1,572, Dothan 945

NORTH REGIONAL
At Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills

Girls’ Results
Championship Match
Southside-Gadsden, 1,452, Sparkman 1,243
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,277, Hartselle 1,027
Sparkman 1,203, Hazel Green 1,137
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,369, Hokes Bluff 852
Hartselle 1,068, American Christian 958
Sparkman 1,198, Hewitt-Trussville 1,067
Hazel Green 1,125, St. Clair County 998
First Round
Southside-Gadsden 1,301, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 654
Hokes Bluff 949, Grissom 947
American Christian 987, Gardendale 801
Hartselle 912, Priceville 772
Sparkman 1,197, Northridge 934
Hewitt-Trussville 1,054, Huntsville 787
St. Clair County 942, Corner 902
Hazel Green 1,065, Sipsey Valley 816

North Regional
Boys’ Results
Championship Match
Sparkman 1,433, Hewitt-Trussville 1,323
Semifinals
Hewitt-Trussville 1,420, East Limestone 1,344
Sparkman 1,663, Gadsden City 1,607
Quarterfinals
East Limestone 1,406, Corner 1,396
Hewitt-Trussville 1,364, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,316
Sparkman 1,326, Southside-Gadsden 1,312
Gadsden City 1,256, Northridge 1,170
First Round
East Limestone 1,321, Lamar County 1,072
Corner 1,371, Huntsville 1,138
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,342, Scottsboro 1,066
Hewitt-Trussville 1,416, Shades Valley 970
Sparkman 1,494, Lincoln 943
Southside-Gadsden 1,219, Grissom 1,122
Northridge 1,365, Hartselle 1,275
Gadsden City 1,472, Paul Bryant 901

South Regional
Boys’ Individual Leaders
Championship Match
Cameron Copeland, Spain Park  238
Austin Gothard, Spain Park        211
Nathan Kim, Auburn                   205
Semifinal Round
Cooper Kelley, Spain Park          254
Caleb Farmer, Thompson            212
Austin Gothard, Spain Park        211
Quarterfinal Round
Walter, Reed, Vestavia Hills       279
Josh Wilson, St. Elmore               257
Fillip Nguyen, Auburn                237
First Round
Daniel Lee, Auburn                     255
Darren Gwin, M. Montgomery   245
Logan Heiter, Daphne                 230

 

Girls’ Individual Leaders
Championship Match
Gracie Connelly, Thompson       196
Maggie Smith, Thompson           194
Miranda Dean, Thompson           186
Semifinal Round
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           257
Kacey Marshal, St. Elmore         215
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park      210
Quarterfinal Round
Maggie Smith, Thompson           213
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           202
Meghan Best, St. Elmore            192
First Round
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson           224
Meghan Best, St. Elmore            188
Laura MacGuire, Baker               174

North Regional
Boys’ Individual Leaders
Championship Round
Joseph Collier, Sparkman            214
Dalton Tolgo, Sparkman             183
Alfonso Carrington, Sparkman   181
Semifinal Round
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman          255
Elijah Avery, Gadsden City        247
Tommy Butler, Gadsden City     247
Quarterfinal Round
Derrian Winters, Northridge       244
Jackson Hartley, Corner              214
Austin Turner, East Limestone   212
First Round
Carson Barnes, Lamar Co.          247
Alfonso Carrington, Sparkman   224
Joseph Collier, Sparkman            223

Girls’ Individual Leaders
Championship Round
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      245
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman             201
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          193      
Semifinal Round
Jessica Clontz, Southside            200
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      180
Jennifer Clontz, Southside          167      
Quarterfinal Round
Emily Lindsey-Sparkman           244
Jessica Clontz, Southside            224
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside      205
First Round
Keilsy Hull, Southside                 211
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman             188
Ashlee Hull, Sparkman               177


Vestavia boys, Southside Girls Earn Top Seeds in Region Bowling Championships

   Stanhope Elmore’s girls bowling team and defending state champion Vestavia Hills’ boys team emerged from the first day’s competition at the AHSAA South Region Bowling Championships at the AMF Camelia Bowl at Mobile to earn No. 1 seeds in Friday’s head-to-head team competition. East Limestone’s boys and defending state champion Southside-Gadsden’s girls captured No. 1 seeds at the North Region Bowling Championships being held at Vestavia Bowl.
    All 16 teams competing at the regionals qualified through area play at each site. The first day’s competition included three games of traditional bowling on Thursday with the total pins for each team determining the seeding from 1 through 16 for Friday’s Baker format head-to-head team competition. All first-round winners on Friday will qualify for the AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes next week, Jan. 23-24.

SOUTH REGIONAL
VESTAVIA BOYS HAVE STRONG SERIES:
   At Mobile, Vestavia Hills’ boys team rolled a 2,871 total and Thompson captured second seed with 2,814 pins. The Rebels had a 1,010 total in the first game – the top team score of any round. Auburn (2,797) and Mary Montgomery (2,706) ranked third and fourth behind the Rebels and Warriors.
   Vestavia also had the top total (996) in the second game and Thompson rolled posted the top round (957) in the third game.
    Stanhope Elmore’s Josh Wilson led the individual competition with a 190-236-239—665 series. Thompson’s Jacob Acker was second just one pin behind with a 239-223-202—664. Baker’s Trent Wilson was a close third at 215-207-213—635.
MARSHAL PACES STANHOPE ELMORE GIRLS: The Mustangs pulled away from the competition in the South girls’ team competition Thursday with a three-game 781-866-902—2,549 pin total. Thompson was second at 2,289, followed by Spain Park (2,092) and Gulf Shores (2,052). Southside had the top game in all three rounds.
     Stanhope Elmore’s Kacey Marshall led the girls’ individual competition with a 183-257-220—660 series to lead the competition. Her 257 in the second round was the top game of the day. Jillian Hulsey of Thompson was second with a 159-197-186—542 series. She set the girls’ single-game state record with a 289 last year in the state tourney at Pelham.  Stanhope Elmore’s Meghan Best and Alyssa Ward finished third and  fourth in the girls’ individual scoring with series of 540 and 519, respectively.


NORTH REGIONAL
EAST LIMESTONE SQUEAKS OUT TOP SEED:
   At Vestavia Hills, the East Limestone boys’ squad edged past Gadsden City by just six strokes to earn Friday’s top seed in the head-to-head championship bracket. The Pirates rolled 938-946-886—2,770 and the Titans’ totals were 925-880-059—2,764. Sparkman (2,696) landed the third seed and Hewitt-Trussville (2,611), the fourth seed. The top game was recorded by Gadsden City (959) in the third game of the traditional competition.
    Cole Arsenalt of Sparkman turned in the top individual series in the North boys’ competition with a 247-224-205—676 series. Gadsden City’s Tommy Butler was second in Thursday’s individual play with a 251-174-205—630 series. His 251 was tops in  the first round. Carson Barnes of Lamar County rolled a 258 in the second  game, the top round of the day for the boys, to finish tied fourth with Nick Delgado of Grissom with a 617 series. Austin Turner was third overall with a 618 series. His 235 in third set was the game in that round.
DEFENDING CHAMP SOUTHSIDE FINISHES STRONG: Southside, vying to capture its fourth straight AHSAA state championship, rolled the top games team wise in all three rounds Thursday totaling 799-815-801—2,415 to take the top seed by 152 pins over runner-up Hazel Green (779-776-708—2,263). Sparkman, which won the first girls’ state title when bowling returned to the AHSAA championship sport lineup in 2016, rolled a 2,184 series to take third seed and Hartselle (1,995) earned fourth seed.
     American Christian’s McKenzie Skelton turned in a 223-182-204—609 series to take the top honors in  the individual competition by 107 pins over her nearest competition. Jessica Clontz of Southside was second with a 172-167-263—502 series. Southside teammate Ashlee Hull was third at 498 and Emily Lindsey of Sparkman (496) was fourth.
    Complete first-day team and individual results and Friday’s single-elimination 16-team team championship brackets for each division can be found at www.ahsaa.com in the in-season results bowling second on the front page of the website.
    Play gets underway Friday at 8 a.m., with four rounds of competition concluding with the state finals at approximately 5 p.m.
    


AHSAA REGIONAL BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Friday’s Championship Bracket
First-Round Pairings (Baker Format)

Single elimination team play starts at 8 a.m. Finals are set for 5 p.m.
SOUTH REGIONAL
(At Camelia Bowl, Mobile)
GIRLS’ Bracket

No. 16 seed McGill-Toolen Catholic vs. No. 1 seed Stanhope Elmore
No. 9 seed Vestavia Hills vs. No. 8 seed Foley
No. 12 seed Alma Bryant vs. No. 5 seed Baker
No. 13 seed Oak Mountain vs. No. 4 seed Gulf Shores

No. 14 seed Houston Academy vs. No. 3 seed Spain Park
No. 11 seed Pelham vs. No. 6 seed Satsuma
No. 10 seed Auburn vs. No. 7 seed Dothan
No. 15 seed Homewood vs. No. 2 seed Thompson

BOYS’ Bracket
No. 16 seed UMS-Wright vs. No. 1 seed Vestavia Hills
No. 9 seed Oak Mountain vs. No. 8 seed Baker
No. 12 seed Homewood vs. No. 5 seed Spain Park
No. 13 seed Theodore vs. No. 4 seed Mary Montgomery

No. 14 seed Houston Academy vs. No. 3 seed Auburn
No. 11 seed Foley vs. No. 6 seed Stanhope Elmore
No. 10 seed Hoover vs. No. 7 seed Daphne
No. 15 seed Dothan vs. No. 2 seed Thompson

NORTH REGIONAL
(At Vestavia Bowl, Vestavia Hills)
GIRLS’ Bracket

No. 16 seed Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. No. 1 seed Southside-Gadsden
No. 9 seed Grissom vs. No. 8 seed Hokes Bluff
No. 12 seed Gardendale vs. No. 5 seed American Christian
No. 13 seed Priceville vs. No. 4 seed Hartselle

No. 14 seed Northridge vs. No. 3 seed Sparkman
No. 11 seed Huntsville vs. No. 6 seed Hewitt-Trussville
No. 10 seed St. Clair County vs. No. 7 seed Corner
No. 15 seed Sipsey Valley vs. No. 2 seed Hazel Green

BOYS’ Bracket
No. 16 seed Lamar County vs. No. 1 seed East Limestone
No. 9 seed Huntsville vs. No. 8 seed Corner
No. 12 seed Scottsboro vs. No. 5 seed Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa
No. 13 seed Shades Valley vs. No. 4 seed Hewitt-Trussville

No. 14 seed Lincoln vs. No. 3 seed Sparkman
No. 11 seed Grissom vs. No. 6 seed Southside-Gadsden
No. 10 seed Northridge vs. No. 7 seed Hartselle
No. 15 seed Paul Bryant vs. No. 2 seed Gadsden City


 


Southside Claims Third Straight Bowling Title; Vestavia Hills Boys Win First Boys’ Title

PELHAM – Southside-Gadsden High School edged Thompson by just three pins in the finals Friday afternoon to claim the Lady Panthers’ third consecutive AHSAA State Girls’ Bowling Championship at Oak Mountain Lanes.
    Southside, coached by Zachary Blume, totaled 1,329 pins with Cheyanne Bohannon and Grace Ann Clontz posting games of 171 each in the traditional round of the Baker Format finals. Thompson, which totaled 1,326 pins, was led Jillian Hulsey’s 188 in the traditional round. Her four-game traditional total (849) topped all bowlers. Southside’s Grace Ann Clontz totaled 736 in her four traditional games.
     Vestavia Hills won its first boys’ state title in a close championship battle with East Limestone – winning by 35 pins. The Rebels totaled a 1,538 and the Indians had a 1,503 final score. The finals closed out the most competitive State Bowling Championship in its four-year history.
    The Rebels used a balanced team effort led by Beau Reed, Boris Lu and Cameron Monistere. Reed rolled 219 in the traditional round of the final match and finished the day with an 827 total in four traditional games. Monistere had a 233 in the final match. Lu finished totaled 763 in his four traditional games and Monistere had a 769.  East Limestone’s Austin Turner shot a 241 in the final round and had a four-game total to 827 to lead all boys’ participants. Teammate Justin Lewis had a 213 to finish the day with a 746 total.
    Thompson’s girls got a big boost in the semifinals when Hulsey, a junior, rolled an AHSAA state record 289 in the traditional round as the Lady Warriors (1,434) moved to the finals with a 54-pin win over Sparkman (1,380).  Hulsey had a spare on the first frame, then nailed nine strikes in a row and finished with a spare on her final roll to break the old mark by 11 pins. 
    The two teams also set a state record for Baker Format match – combining for 2,814 pins. The previous high match score (2,584) in the state tourney was set by Sparkman and Stanhope Elmore in 2018.
    Southside-Gadsden and Sparkman combined for 2,597 pins in a North Regional match last week to set the overall mark heading into the state tourney and Sparkman’s 1,308 – 1,305 win over Stanhope Elmore in the first round Friday eclipsed that mark by 16 pins (2,613).
    East Limestone (1,483), the North Region boys’ champion last week, knocked off Hewitt-Trussville (1,460) in the quarterfinals by 23 pins in what was perhaps the top boys’ single match of the day. The Huskies captured top seed on Thursday and finished second to the Pirates in the North Regional finals.
    The girls’ top match also came in the quarterfinals with Sparkman edging Stanhope Elmore by three pins – 1,308 to 1.305.
    Hoover’s P.J. Rudolph had a 267 in the quarterfinals for the top single game in the boys’ Friday competition.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
FRIDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET RESULTS
BOYS DIVISION (Baker Format)
First Round
Hewitt-Trussville 1,566, Baker 1,462
East Limestone 1,479, Gadsden City 1,418
Buckhorn 1,577, Stanhope Elmore 1,389
Thompson 1,495, Mary Montgomery 1,194
Sparkman 1,419, Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa 1,250
Auburn 1,371, Spain Park 1,359
Hoover 1,420, James Clemens 1,379
Vestavia Hills 1,642, Southside-Gadsden 1,296
Quarterfinals
East Limestone 1,483, Hewitt-Trussville 1,460
Thompson 1,526, Buckhorn 1,449
Sparkman 1,533, Auburn 1,422
Vestavia Hills 1,558, Hoover 1,479
Semifinals
East Limestone 1,477, Thompson 1,396
Vestavia Hills 1,361, Sparkman 1,298
Championship
Vestavia Hills 1,538, East Limestone 1,503

GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
FIRST ROUND
Southside-Gadsden 1,265, Oak Mountain 1,002
Gulf Shores 1,120, Pinson Valley 1,114
Spain Park, 1,090, East Limestone 1,086
Hartselle 1,199, Hewitt-Trussville 1,096
Sparkman 1,129, Etowah 1,046
Stanhope Elmore 1,129, Satsuma 970
Auburn 1,024, Grissom 884
Thompson 1,203, Vestavia Hills 1,073
Quarterfinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,081, Gulf Shores 1,035
Hartselle 1,171, Spain Park 1,127
Sparkman 1,308, Stanhope Elmore 1,305
Thompson 1,355, Auburn 1,060
Semifinals
Southside-Gadsden 1,334, Hartselle 1,140
Thompson 1,434, Sparkman 1,380
Championship
Southside-Gadsden 1,329, Thompson 1,326


INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
(4 Traditional Games, TOP 5)
BOYS
Austin Turner, East Limestone    827
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             808
Cameron Monistere, Vestavia    769
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills                  763
Justin Lewis, East Limestone       746

GIRLS
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              849
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       736
Gillian Baker, Thompson              648
Abby Arias, Hartselle                     552    
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             531


BOYS’ RESULTS
Individual Leaders (Traditional Round)
FIRST ROUND
Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore   250
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hills                  234
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             233
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Truss.    222
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                     218
QUARTERFINALS
P.J. Rudolph, Hoover                     267
Jeremy Dawson, Buckhorn          247
Isaac Hernandez, Gadsden City  231
Mason Jones, St. Elmore              199
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             196
SEMIFINALS
Ethan Keaton, East Limestone    210
Beau Reed, VestaviA Hills            206
Justin Lewis, East Limestone       204
Austin Turner, East Limestone    200
Jacob Acker, Thompson                194
Jacob Tilly, Sparkman                    194
Finals
Austin Turner, East Limestone    241
Cameron Monistere, Vestavia    233
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills             219
Justin Lewis, East Limestone       213
Mason Maners, Vestavia Hills     203


           
GIRLS’ RESULTS
Individual Leaders (Traditional Round)
FIRST ROUND
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       198
Talli DuBose, Oak Mountain        186
Abby Arias, Hartselle                     184
Kacey Mashal, Stan. Elmore        183
Tori Hughes, Hartselle                   179
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              179
QUARTERFINALS
Alyssa Ward, Stan. Elmore           213
Angela Webber, Sparkman          205
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              193
Abby Arias, Hartselle                     191
Alyssa Dupree, Stan. Elmore       186
SEMIFINALS
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              289 (state girls’ record)
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       222
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             206
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  204
Kailee Adcock, Hartselle               190
Finals
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              188
Maggie Smith, Thompson            181    
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       171
Cheyanne Bohannon, Southsde 171
Gillian Baker, Thompson              164

Southside-Gadsden Girls and Hewitt-Trussville Boys Clinch Top Seeds with Impressive First Day

PELHAM – Two-time defending girls’ state bowling champion Southside-Gadsden emerged as the top seed after Thursday’s opening round of traditional play at the 2019 AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes.
    The Lady Panthers piled up 2,599 pins to lead all girls’ teams as the 16-team girls’ field and 16-team boys’ field competed in three rounds of traditional bowling.  Hewitt-Trussville totaled 2,855 pins to earn top seed in the boys’ divisions.
     Friday’s final day of competition will be a four-round single-elimination championship match play bracket. Teams will compete using the Baker Format (one round of traditional bowling plus three round of Baker Format play) per match.
    All teams begin the championship round at 8 a.m., with the championship match for boys and girls to be begin at approximately 4 p.m. at Oak Mountain Lanes.
     Hewitt-Trussville will face Baker in the first-round match and Vestavia Hills, the second seed in the boys’ division after posting a 2,797 team total Thursday, will meet Southside in Friday’s first-round match.   Southside’s girls meet Oak Mountain in the first round and girls’ second seed Thompson, which finished 200 pins behind the Lady Panthers at 2,399, open with Vestavia Hills.
    Sophomore Cole Arsenault of Sparkman turned in the top boys’ series with a 268-184-258—710 total. His 268 in the first round was top boys’ game of Thursday’s play and his 258 was the best total in the third round.  Sophomore Landon Masters of Thompson had the second best boys’ single game with a 267 in the first set. He finished with a 267-203-202—672 series total to finish second in the boys’ tradition play rankings.
    Sparkman senior Nicole Gilbert totaled 178-211-200—589 to finish as the girls’ division series leader. Southside, coached by Zachary Blume, placed three bowlers in the top five series leaders with junior Grace Ann Clontz rolling 201-179-182—562 to finish second. Junior teammate Ashlee Hull was fourth with a 545 total and sophomore Jennifer Clontz was fifth at 533. Jessica Clontz was sixth with a 525 series. Thompson junior Jillian Hulsey was third with a 555 total. She had a 213 in the first set for the top game and Warriors teammate Maggie Smith turned in the best girls’ single game with a 230 in the final set of the day.
    Southside’s 862 total in the third set was the best single round total of the day for the girls’ competition while Vestavia Hills, coached by Todd Evans, had a first-round team total of 1,032 for the top boys’ total. Sparkman, coached by Lisa Ivey, had a 1,031 in the final round of the day.
    Complete first-day team results and individual leaders are listed.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Friday’s Pairings

BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
ROUND 1 (8 a.m.)

Baker vs. Hewitt-Trussville (No. 1 seed)
Gadsden City vs. East Limestone
Stanhope Elmore vs. Buckhorn
Mary Montgomery vs. Thompson (No. 4 seed)

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Sparkman (No. 3 seed)
Auburn vs. Spain Park
James Clemens vs. Hoover
Southside-Gadsden vs. Vestavia Hills (No. 2 seed)

GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
ROUND 1 (8 a.m.)
Oak Mountain vs. Southside-Gadsden (No. 1 seed)
Gulf Shores vs. Pinson Valley
East Limestone vs. Spain Park
Hewitt-Trussville vs. Hartselle (No. 4 seed)

Etowah vs. Sparkman (No. 3 seed)
Satsuma vs. Stanhope Elmore
Auburn vs. Grissom
Vestavia Hills vs. Thompson (No. 2 seed)

Thursday’s Results
(Traditional Bowling)
BOYS’ TEAM SCORING
Hewitt-Trussville                            2,855
Vestavia Hills                                   2,797
Sparkman                                         2,770
Thompson                                        2,679
Buckhorn                                          2,651
Spain Park                                        2,630
Hoover                                              2,591
East Limestone                               2,531
Gadsden City                                   2,509
James Clemens                               2,483
Auburn                                              2,481
Stanhope Elmore                           2,448
Mary Montgomery                        2,437
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                      2,380
Southside-Gadsden                        2,356
Baker                                                 2,326

GIRLS’ TEAM SCORING
Southside-Gadsden                        2,599
Thompson                                        2,399
Sparkman                                         2,273
Hartselle                                           2,176
Spain Park                                        2,163
Stanhope Elmore                           2,146
Grissom                                            2,094
Pinson Valley                                   2,079
Gulf Shores                                      1,998
Auburn                                              1,979
Satsuma                                            1,936
East Limestone                               1,903
Hewitt-Trussville                            1,901
Etowah                                              1,897
Vestavia Hills                                   1,887
Oak Mountain                                 1,878

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
(THREE-GAME SERIES TOP 5)
BOYS
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman           710
Landon Masters, Thompson       672
Cole McCarty, Hewitt-Truss.       640
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn              628
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Truss.    626
GIRLS
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             589
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       562
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              555
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  545
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           533


BOYS’ RESULTS
FIRST ROUND
Team Leaders
Vestavia Hills                                   1,032
Hewitt-Trussville                            1,005
Thompson                                           965
Buckhorn                                             943
Auburn                                                 881
Individual Leaders
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman           268
Landon Masters, Thompson       267
Jacob Acker, Thompson               247
Kyle Wright, Hewitt-Trussville    237
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills            236
Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn           236

SECOND ROUND
Team Leaders
Spain Park                                        952
Gadsden City                                   869
Stanhope Elmore                           865
Sparkman                                         862
Hewitt-Trussville                            856
Individual Leaders
Cameron Copeland, Spain Park  235
Tyler Fanning, M.Montgomery   222
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                     219
Devin Dowdle, Spain Park            215
Mason Jones, St. Elmore              211

THIRD ROUND
Team Leaders
Sparkman                                         1,031
Hewitt-Trussville                               994
Vestavia Hills                                      963
East Limestone                                  962
Hoover                                                 908 
Individual Leaders
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman           258
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn              255
Cole McCarty, Hewitt-Truss.       223
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Truss.    223
Mason Jones, Stan. Elmore         222
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hill                    222    

GIRLS’ RESULTS
FIRST ROUND
Team Leaders
Southside-Gadsden                        860
Thompson                                        820
Stanhope Elmore                           748
Gulf Shores                                      701
Hartselle                                           700
Individual Leaders
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              213
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       201
Kacey Marshal, St. Elmore           197
Jessica Sherman, Thompson       192
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           190

SECOND ROUND
Team Leaders
Southside-Gadsden                        857
Sparkman                                         775
Auburn                                              769
Hartselle                                           761
Spain Park                                        757    
Individual Leaders
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park        212
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             211
Jessica Clontz, Southside              196
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  188
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman                184

THIRD ROUND
Team Leaders
Southside-Gadsden                        882
Thompson                                        879
Grissom                                            824
Sparkman                                         797
Spain Park                                        774
Individual Leaders
Maggie Smith, Thompson            230    
Denisha Kendall, Grissom            228    
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             200
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  198
Taylor Key, Grissom                       184


2019 AHSAA Bowling Championships Conclude Friday Southside-Gadsden Girls and Hewitt-Trussville Boys Clinch Top Seeds with Impressive First Day

PELHAM – Two-time defending girls’ state bowling champion Southside-Gadsden emerged as the top seed after Thursday’s opening round of traditional play at the 2019 AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes.
    The Lady Panthers piled up 2,599 pins to lead all girls’ teams as the 16-team girls’ field and 16-team boys’ field competed in three rounds of traditional bowling.  Hewitt-Trussville totaled 2,855 pins to earn top seed in the boys’ divisions.
     Friday’s final day of competition will be a four-round single-elimination championship match play bracket. Teams will compete using the Baker Format (one round of traditional bowling plus three round of Baker Format play) per match.
    All teams begin the championship round at 8 a.m., with the championship match for boys and girls to be begin at approximately 4 p.m. at Oak Mountain Lanes.
     Hewitt-Trussville will face Baker in the first-round match and Vestavia Hills, the second seed in the boys’ division after posting a 2,797 team total Thursday, will meet Southside in Friday’s first-round match.   Southside’s girls meet Oak Mountain in the first round and girls’ second seed Thompson, which finished 200 pins behind the Lady Panthers at 2,399, open with Vestavia Hills.
    Sophomore Cole Arsenault of Sparkman turned in the top boys’ series with a 268-184-258—710 total. His 268 in the first round was top boys’ game of Thursday’s play and his 258 was the best total in the third round.  Sophomore Landon Masters of Thompson had the second best boys’ single game with a 267 in the first set. He finished with a 267-203-202—672 series total to finish second in the boys’ tradition play rankings.
    Sparkman senior Nicole Gilbert totaled 178-211-200—589 to finish as the girls’ division series leader. Southside, coached by Zachary Blume, placed three bowlers in the top five series leaders with junior Grace Ann Clontz rolling 201-179-182—562 to finish second. Junior teammate Ashlee Hull was fourth with a 545 total and sophomore Jennifer Clontz was fifth at 533. Jessica Clontz was sixth with a 525 series. Thompson junior Jillian Hulsey was third with a 555 total. She had a 213 in the first set for the top game and Warriors teammate Maggie Smith turned in the best girls’ single game with a 230 in the final set of the day.
    Southside’s 862 total in the third set was the best single round total of the day for the girls’ competition while Vestavia Hills, coached by Todd Evans, had a first-round team total of 1,032 for the top boys’ total. Sparkman, coached by Lisa Ivey, had a 1,031 in the final round of the day.
    Complete first-day team results and individual leaders are listed.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships
At Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham
Friday’s Pairings

BOYS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
ROUND 1 (8 a.m.)

Baker vs. Hewitt-Trussville (No. 1 seed)
Gadsden City vs. East Limestone
Stanhope Elmore vs. Buckhorn
Mary Montgomery vs. Thompson (No. 4 seed)

Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa vs. Sparkman (No. 3 seed)
Auburn vs. Spain Park
James Clemens vs. Hoover
Southside-Gadsden vs. Vestavia Hills (No. 2 seed)

GIRLS’ CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET
ROUND 1 (8 a.m.)
Oak Mountain vs. Southside-Gadsden (No. 1 seed)
Gulf Shores vs. Pinson Valley
East Limestone vs. Spain Park
Hewitt-Trussville vs. Hartselle (No. 4 seed)

Etowah vs. Sparkman (No. 3 seed)
Satsuma vs. Stanhope Elmore
Auburn vs. Grissom
Vestavia Hills vs. Thompson (No. 2 seed)

Thursday’s Results
(Traditional Bowling)
BOYS’ TEAM SCORING
Hewitt-Trussville                            2,855
Vestavia Hills                                   2,797
Sparkman                                         2,770
Thompson                                        2,679
Buckhorn                                          2,651
Spain Park                                        2,630
Hoover                                              2,591
East Limestone                               2,531
Gadsden City                                   2,509
James Clemens                               2,483
Auburn                                              2,481
Stanhope Elmore                           2,448
Mary Montgomery                        2,437
Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa                      2,380
Southside-Gadsden                        2,356
Baker                                                 2,326

GIRLS’ TEAM SCORING
Southside-Gadsden                        2,599
Thompson                                        2,399
Sparkman                                         2,273
Hartselle                                           2,176
Spain Park                                        2,163
Stanhope Elmore                           2,146
Grissom                                            2,094
Pinson Valley                                   2,079
Gulf Shores                                      1,998
Auburn                                              1,979
Satsuma                                            1,936
East Limestone                               1,903
Hewitt-Trussville                            1,901
Etowah                                              1,897
Vestavia Hills                                   1,887
Oak Mountain                                 1,878

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
(THREE-GAME SERIES TOP 5)
BOYS
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman           710
Landon Masters, Thompson       672
Cole McCarty, Hewitt-Truss.       640
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn              628
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Truss.    626
GIRLS
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             589
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       562
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              555
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  545
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           533


BOYS’ RESULTS
FIRST ROUND
Team Leaders
Vestavia Hills                                   1,032
Hewitt-Trussville                            1,005
Thompson                                           965
Buckhorn                                             943
Auburn                                                 881
Individual Leaders
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman           268
Landon Masters, Thompson       267
Jacob Acker, Thompson               247
Kyle Wright, Hewitt-Trussville    237
Beau Reed, Vestavia Hills            236
Peyton Hughes, Buckhorn           236

SECOND ROUND
Team Leaders
Spain Park                                        952
Gadsden City                                   869
Stanhope Elmore                           865
Sparkman                                         862
Hewitt-Trussville                            856
Individual Leaders
Cameron Copeland, Spain Park  235
Tyler Fanning, M.Montgomery   222
Carson Poe, Hillcrest                     219
Devin Dowdle, Spain Park            215
Mason Jones, St. Elmore              211

THIRD ROUND
Team Leaders
Sparkman                                         1,031
Hewitt-Trussville                               994
Vestavia Hills                                      963
East Limestone                                  962
Hoover                                                 908 
Individual Leaders
Cole Arsenault, Sparkman           258
Jackson Stiles, Buckhorn              255
Cole McCarty, Hewitt-Truss.       223
Jordan Faggard, Hewitt-Truss.    223
Mason Jones, Stan. Elmore         222
Boris Lu, Vestavia Hill                    222    

GIRLS’ RESULTS
FIRST ROUND
Team Leaders
Southside-Gadsden                        860
Thompson                                        820
Stanhope Elmore                           748
Gulf Shores                                      701
Hartselle                                           700
Individual Leaders
Jillian Hulsey, Thompson              213
Grace Ann Clontz, Southside       201
Kacey Marshal, St. Elmore           197
Jessica Sherman, Thompson       192
Jennifer Clontz, Southside           190

SECOND ROUND
Team Leaders
Southside-Gadsden                        857
Sparkman                                         775
Auburn                                              769
Hartselle                                           761
Spain Park                                        757    
Individual Leaders
Alexis Anderson, Spain Park        212
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             211
Jessica Clontz, Southside              196
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  188
Daylin Tolgo, Sparkman                184

THIRD ROUND
Team Leaders
Southside-Gadsden                        882
Thompson                                        879
Grissom                                            824
Sparkman                                         797
Spain Park                                        774
Individual Leaders
Maggie Smith, Thompson            230    
Denisha Kendall, Grissom            228    
Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman             200
Ashlee Hull, Southside                  198
Taylor Key, Grissom                       184


AHSAA 2019 Bowling Championships Set to Begin Today at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham

AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships 

   PELHAM – Vestavia Hills and East Limestone high schools headline the boys’ teams while Thompson and two-time defending champion Southside-Gadsden highlight the girls’ competition as the fourth annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships begin today at Pelham’s Oak Mountain Lanes.
    All four teams captured regional titles last week with Vestavia and Thompson taking the South Regional crowns. East Limestone and Southside captured North Regional titles. Defending boys’ state champion Buckhorn is also back as one of the 16 boys’ qualifiers.
    A total of 16 teams qualified for boys’ and girls’ divisions as the state meet kicks of the first-day traditional round of bowling at 12:30 p.m. All 32 teams will be bowling at the same time – with bowlers rolling three traditional rounds. Team totals will then seed each team in a 16-team championship bracket for Friday’s Baker format team competition.
    Championship match play for boys and girls begins at 8 a.m., Friday, with the finals set for 5 p.m.
   Teams advancing to the state meet include:


Boys’ Division
North Qualifiers: East Limestone (Regional Champ); Hewitt-Trussville (Regional Runner-up); Buckhorn; Gadsden City; Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa; James Clemens; Southside-Gadsden; Sparkman.
South Qualifiers: Vestavia Hills (Regional Champ); Hoover (Regional Runner-up); Auburn; Baker; Mary Montgomery; Spain Park; Stanhope Elmore; Thompson.

Girls’ Division
North Qualifiers:
Southside-Gadsden (Regional Champ); Hartselle (Regional Runner-up); East Limestone; Etowah; Grissom; Hewitt-Trussville; Pinson Valley; Sparkman.
South Qualifiers: Thompson (Regional Champ); Stanhope Elmore (Regional Runner-up); Auburn; Gulf Shores; Oak Mountain; Satsuma; Spain Park; Vestavia Hills.


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