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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 



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