SHS girls 6th, boys 7th in GWOC tourney


Staff report

The Sidney High bowling teams both competed in the Greater Western Ohio Conference tournament on Saturday, and finished seventh overall with a 3995.

The Sidney boys were able to advance to the round of eight, but then lost to Beavercreek , which went on to win the tournament championship.

For Sidney, Austin Simon led the way with a strong 636 series. He had games of 210, 210 and 216.

Josh Abbott rolled a 615 on games of 212, 257 and 146, Damon Huffman had games of 592 on games of 200, 225 and 167, and Jamie Wallis had a 557 on games of 213, 183 and 161.

Matt Elliott’s two games were 172 and 179.

Sidney had a 2892 in the regular games and an 1103 in baker on games of 136, 163, 222, 189, 221 and 172.

“We had a real good start to the day, with 976 and 1047 in our first two regular games,” said Sidney coach Trent Knoop. “We were sitting in third after those two games, then hit a tougher pair of lanes. One was a lot drier than the other and we didn’t adjust real well. We made a lot of errant shots and missed some key spares.”

They shot an 869 in the last game and dropped down to third place, then started off struggling in baker with games of 136 and 163. The Jackets bounced back to make it to match play at No. 7, but lost 3-0 to Beavercreek to place seventh overall.

“They just bowled phenomenal,” said Knoop of ‘Creek. “We got the hot team at the wrong time. I thought our boys bowled well in match play, but Beavercreek was just rolling the ball too good.”

• The Sidney girls finished sixth overall with a 3689, making it to match play and winning their first match over Fairmont. They also wound up losing to the tournament champion, falling to Centerville.

Jenna Beatty led Sidney with a 537 on games of 153, 191 and 193. Ariona Grisham was right behind at 526 on games of 174, 149 and 203, Sidney’s best game of the day.

Morgan Carey had games of 182, 134 and 186 for a 502 and Emily Reid games of 180, 146 and 167 for a 493.

The Lady Jackets beat Fairmont 3-1, dropping the first game before winning three in a row, the last by a single pin. But they lost to Centerville 3-1.

“The girls had their best day of the bowling all season,” Knoop said. “They had an 808, 788, and a 931 for their regular games. Then they rolled baker games of 177, 222, 159, 178, 221, and a 205 for their baker games. Heather Gold and Morgan Carey were both rolling the ball as good as they can in that first set. Best I’ve seen Carey roll the ball all season. Heather was clutch as our anchor bowler all day.”