SIDNEY — The Sidney High bowling teams were both victorious Thursday over visiting Piqua in Greater Western Ohio Conference North Division action at Bel-Mar Lanes.
The Sidney girls played a spoiler role in beating Piqua 2057 to 1951.
Piqua entered the game tied for first in the GWOC North, but the loss dropped them into a second-place tie.
Sidney is 4-3 in the North and 9-6 overall.
Ariona Grisham led Sidney with games of 215 and 206 for a 421 series. Emily Red had games of 197 and 157 for a 354, Jenna Beatty had a 175 and a 157 for a 333, and Morgan Carey had a 296 on games of 149 and 147. Heather Gold added a 192 game.
“This was a very nice win for us,” said Knoop. “Piqua beat us at their place, and we returned the favor today. The girls really battled hard tonight, and they won deservingly. We beat a very good team in the Indians. They are very well coached, and even beat Troy last week, who may be a top five team in the state. Grisham was rolling the ball so good tonight. It was probably the best I’ve ever seen her bowl.”
GWOC North standings — Troy 6-1, Piqua 4-2, Vandalia 4-2, Sidney 4-3, Greenville 1-5, Trotwod 0-6.
For the boys, the 2531 to 2155 victory kept them unbeaten in North play at 7-0 and put them 12-3 overall this season.
Jamie Wallis was outstanding, rolling a 289 in his first game and adding a 205 for a 494 series, a 247 average for the two games.
Matt Elliott had a 212 and a 229 for a 441, Austin Simon a 214 and a 216 for a 430, and Josh Abbott a 244 and a 186, also for a 430.
Sidney had baker games of 211 and 401.
“The boys are bowling phenomenal right now,” said Sidney coach Trent Knoop. “There really isn’t a better time for them to peak in the right direction. Tournament time is coming up and we are very confident in what we can accomplish.”
GWOC North standings — Sidney 7-0, Troy 5-2, Vandalia 4-2, Piqua 2-4, Greenville 1-5, Trotwood 0-6.