Sidney boys stay perfect in North


SIDNEY — The Sidney High boys bowling team upped its record in division play to 4-1 and went to 9-3 overall with a win over visiting Troy Wednesday at Bel-Mar Lanes.

The Jackets finished with 2,571 pins to 2,136 for the Trojans, who drop to 1-2 in the Greater Western Ohio Conference North and 3-8.

Matt Elliott led the way with a 489 on games of 210 and 279.

“He was on tonight. He then followed that up by throwing six consecutive strikes in baker. He is such a high energy player on our team. He really gets the team pumped up. It’s great to have a guy like that on the team,” said head coach Trent Knoop.

Damon Huffman had a 426 on games of 215 and 211, Austin Simon had a 424 on games of 225 and 199, Jamie Wallis shot a 402 on games of 204 and 198, and Josh Abbott added a 379 on games of 168 and 211.

“This was a big match for us,” Knoop added. “I made sure our guys knew that going in. The winner of this match would be in control of their own destiny in the North. Now we just need to take care of each game one at a time. We are peaking at the right time. This was such a well-balanced match. I couldn’t be happier.”

Sidney had two outstanding baker games of 226 and 225.

North boys standings

Sidney 4-0 (8-3)

Vandalia 3-1 (8-1)

Piqua 1-2 (3-4)

Troy 1-2 (3-8)

Greenville 1-2 (1-3)

Trotwood 0-3 (0-3)

• The Sidney girls weren’t as successful, losing to the Lady Trojans 2298-1861.

Leading the Lady Jackets was Heather Gold with a 185 and 163 for a 348 series.

Emily Reid added a 314 on games of 178 and 136, and Jenna Beatty had a 155 and a 152 for a 307. Morgan Carey rolled a 184.

“Troy is a top two or three team in the GWOC,” said Knoop. “They are such a well-rounded team. Our girls fought hard. We still need to work on some of the miscues we have. Spare shooting is one of those. If we want to beat the best, then we need to start doing better with our shot-making and spare-shooting. We won’t beat the good teams missing spares.”

Sidney’s teams return to action Monday at the Baker Bash in Beavercreek, and then are at Greenville Tuesday.

North girls standings

Troy 3-0 (11-0)

Piqua 2-1 (4-3)

Vandalia 2-2 (6-2)

Sidney 2-2 (7-5)

Greenville 1-2 (1-3)

Trotwood 0-3 (0-3)