KETTERING — The Sidney High girls competed in the Division 1 Sectional Bowling Tournament at Poelking Woodman Lanes in Kettering Wednesday, hoping to finish in the top nine to earn a spot in the district tournament next week.
The came up short by just 12 pins in the competition, placing 10th. But two of the Lady Jackets will move on to district competition, since the top nine individuyals not on qualifying teams also advance.
The two include Heather Gold, who rolled a 603 series to finish sixth overall in the sectional, and teammate Jenna Beatty, who shot a 574 series, which was 14th-best in the tournament and put her among the top nine not on qualifying teams.
“We were in the 8th spot all day today,” said Sidney coach Trent Knoop. “After the first three regular team games we were in 8th. And after the first three baker games we were still in 8th. But we shot a few low games our last couple bakers that put us in 10th place, and we missed going to districts as a team by just 12 pins.
“The girls fought hard,” he added. “They were right on that bubble all day long, and they gave it their all. For having very little varsity experience as a team from last season to this season, I thought we did well. I’m proud off all the accomplishments the girls have had this season, and having a winning record in the league is no small feat either.”
Gold and Beatty will compete in the district tournament a week from today at Beaver-Vu Lanes in Dayton.