SHS boys defeat defending state champion Beavercreek


Staff report

BEAVERCREEK — The Sidney High boys bowling team went on the road and handed defending state champion Beavercreek a loss by just nine pins in high school action Thursday.

The Yellow Jackets finished with 2492 to Beavercreek’s 2483, and the win moved Sidney to 5-2 on the year.

“This is the victory that we needed right here,” said Sidney coach Trent Knoop. “Our boys went into the defending state champions’ house and won. All five boys bowled great, and we kept the same five boys for the entire match. All week long I’ve had the boys working on their spare shooting. They had a great week of practice, and it sure showed tonight. This is by far the best the boys have looked all season, and it all starts with spares.”

Austin Simon had a 203 and a 237 for a 440 series. Jamie Wallis had a 248 and a 185 for a 433 series. Matt Elliott had a 215 and a 212 for a 427 series. Josh Abbott had a 201 and a 216 game for a 417 series. And Damon Huffman had a 370 series.

• The Sidney girls came out on the short end of the score, losing 2141 to 1980 to slip to 5-2 on the year.

“Our girls bowled hard tonight, but lost to a good team,” Knoop said. “We’ve also got to get better with our spare shooting, and controlling our emotions on the girls side. That was the only thing that separated us from Beavercreek. Most people predict that the Creek girls will go to state this season. I really don’t see why our girls can’t either, especially once we get all of the kinks fixed on our side.”

Jenna Beatty led Sidney with a 396 series on games of 211 and 185. Heather Gold had a 161 and a 225 for a 386 and Emily Reid 195 and 131 for a 326.