Bowling: Sidney sweeps Piqua, clinches all-sports trophy


Win is second for boys and girls squads over rivals this year

Staff report



PIQUA — Sidney’s bowling teams swept Piqua on Tuesday at Brel-Aire Lanes, which clinched the Piqua vs. Sidney all-sports trophy for the school.

The Yellow Jackets’ boys team beat Piqua 2,210-1,987 to improve to 15-1 overall and 12-1 in Greater Western Ohio Conference American North Division play.

Harrison Fisher had a 410 series, while Austin Simon had a 393 series and Jaxon Rickey had a 376 series.

“This was a big win tonight,” Sidney coach Trent Knoop said. “The lanes were tough tonight, but the boys fought hard tonight. They did a great job with their mental games, and did fairly well at spare shooting.

“For the elements that we faced tonight, I think we did a very good job. Also, this win puts us in great position to take the North title.”

The Yellow Jackets will host Vandalia Butler on Friday at Bel-Mar Lanes with first place in the GWOC North up for grabs. The Aviators (14-2, 12-1) beat Sidney by 150 pins on Jan. 22 but lost to Piqua by over 100 pins a week later.

Sidney’s girls team beat Piqua 1,615-1,352 to improve to 7-9 overall and 7-6 in GWOC North play.

Camryn Smith had a 327 series, while Courtney Bridenbaugh had a 288 series and Jenna Beatty had a 264 series.

“This was a two-game sweep of Piqua for the season,” Knoop said. “Very good confidence booster, beating our rival twice. The girls have been doing a much better job lately. I definitely think we have come a long way from the beginning of the season. Hopefully we can keep the momentum going with GWOC and sectionals coming up soon.”

The junior varsity boys won on Tuesday. Calib Nolen had a 301 series while Devon Mclane and Samuel Bailey both had a 272 series.

All-sports trophy standings update

Sidney’s bowling wins clinched the Piqua vs. Sidney all-sports trophy for the Yellow Jackets. Sidney has 11.5 points while Piqua has five. The Indians can climb no higher than 10.5.

The schools are competing for an all-sports trophy for the first time this season, and the winner will be determined by a points system.

In sports where the schools play each other twice, half a point is awarded for each game, while one point is awarded for sports where the schools play each other once.

Win is second for boys and girls squads over rivals this year

Staff report