Sidney bowlers top Greenville


Staff report

GREENVILLE — The Sidney High boys bowling team remained unbeaten in Greater Western Ohio Conference North action Tuesday night with a 310-pin victory over Greenville at Treaty Lanes.

The win put the Yellow Jackets at 5-0 in the North for a perfect first-round record. Overall, they are 10-3.

Austin Simon led the way for Sidney, rolling games of 246 and 186 for a 432 series.

Josh Abbott was at 394 on games of 190 and 204, Matt Elliott rolled a 384 on games of 202 and 182, and Damon Huffman had a 193 and a 182 for a 375. Lucas Finke had a 196 in his only game.

Sidney lost the first baker game 201-192, but got hot in the second and won 240-185.

“The very first individual game we had a 115 score mixed in there, so our total score could have been much higher than it was,” said Sidney coach Trent Knoop. The 2328 and a win is good, but against the real good teams in the league you need to have a 2400 or higher to win, typically. As a team we still have plenty to work on. Our record is good, we are on a five-match win streak and we are No. 1 in the GWOC north. But we still need to improve in certain areas. I’ve seen a lot of progression throughout the season, and with sectionals coming up real soon, that progression needs to continue.”

GWOC North standings

Sidney 5-0 (10-3)

Vandalia 3-1 (8-1)

Troy 2-2 (4-8)

Piqua 1-3 (3-5)

Greeville 1-3 (1-4)

Trotwood 0-3 (0-3)

• The Sidney girls were also victorious, rolling a 1909 to 1729 for Greenville.

The Lady Jackets were led by Jenna Beatty with as 373 on games of 173 and 200. Heather Gold rolled a 179 and a 170 for a 349, Emily Reid had games of 167 and 155 for a 322 and Morgan Carey had a 152 and 147 for 299.

Sidney had baker games of 127 and 163, to Greenville’s 142 and 136.

“It was a good rebound win for the Lady Jackets,” said Knoop. “The girls seem to keep getting stronger and stronger throughout the year. They are starting to see the bigger picture now, which is becoming a stronger team, not just as individuals. Spare shooting still seems to haunt us. The girls just need to be confident in their shot. I know they can spare shoot. I see them do it in practice. But they’ve got to realize they can do it as well. The mental game is such a big deal in bowling.”

GWOC North standings

Troy 3-1 (1-1)

Piqua 3-1 (5-3)

Sidney 3-2 (8-5)

Vandalia 2-2 (6-2)

Greenville 1-3 (1-4)

Trotwood 0-3 (0-3)