Auburn, Baker win AHSAA South Regional Bowling titles

• Daphne takes boys runner-up, DHS girls make semi-finals – both advance to state

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Posted 1/20/18

Baker High and Auburn High emerged Friday afternoon as the boys’ and girls’ AHSAA South Region Bowling Tournament champions, respectively. The titles were the first in each school’s history. Daphne takes boys runner-up, DHS girls make semi-finals...

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Auburn, Baker win AHSAA South Regional Bowling titles

• Daphne takes boys runner-up, DHS girls make semi-finals – both advance to state

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FOLEY, Ala. — Baker High and Auburn High emerged Friday afternoon as the boys’ and girls’ AHSAA South Region Bowling Tournament champions, respectively. The titles were the first in each school’s history.

At the North Regional held at Tuscaloosa’s Leland Lanes, defending state girls’ champion Southside-Gadsden beat Etowah 1,260-1,064 in the finals and Grissom topped James Clemens for the boys’ region title, winning with 1,435. James Clemens was 31 pins back at 1,404.

SOUTH REGIONAL

Baker downed Daphne 725-674 in the finals at Gulf Bowl here to advance to next week’s third annual AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes in Pelham as the South Regional Champion.

The Hornets beat Auburn 690-592 in the quarterfinals and beat defending boys’ state champion Spain Park in the semifinals 736-689. Daphne reached the finals with a 741-622 win over Thompson in the quarterfinals and beat Vestavia Hills 737-620 in the semis to set up the final match.

Auburn outscored Mary Montgomery by 48 pins in the girls’ finals, winning 581 to 533. The Lady Tigers beat Thompson 626-589 in the semifinals and downed Pleasant Grove 550-520 in the quarterfinals. Mary Montgomery beat Stanhope Elmore in the quarterfinals 543-520 and downed Satsuma 546-520 in the semifinals to set up Friday’s championship match.

NORTH REGIONAL

Grissom was red-hot all day on Friday winning its quarterfinal match over Hillcrest-Tuscaloosa, 1,494 to 1,343. The Tigers advanced to the finals beating East Limestone 1,544-1,350. James Clemens beat Buckhorn (1,430 to 1,378) in the semifinals and downing Gadsden City in the quarterfinals (1,382 to 1,320).

Southside beat Pinson Valley 1,295 to 949 in the quarterfinals and Hartselle, 1,179-1,140 in the semis. Etowah beat Sparkman and Capitol School in the semis and quarterfinals, respectively.

All teams reaching the quarterfinals clinched berths in the AHSAA State tourney, set to be played Thursday and Friday, Jan. 25-26.

Friday’s results:

AHSAA Regional Bowling Championships

South Regional, Gulf Bowl, Foley

Friday’s Results

BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Round 1

Spain Park 1,474, Beauregard 1069

Hoover, 1,310, Prattville 1,277

Auburn 1,233, UMS-Wright 1,192

Baker 1,329, Baldwin County 1,129

Thompson 1,564, Alma Bryant 1,045

Daphne 1,319, Foley 1,125

Stanhope Elmore 1,340, Mary Montgomery 1,185

Vestavia Hills 1,292, McGill-Toolen Catholic 1,263

Quarterfinals

Spain Park 704, Hoover 671

Baker 690, Auburn 592

Daphne 741, Thompson 622

Vestavia Hills 706, Stanhope Elmore 652

Semifinals

Baker 736, Spain Park 689

Daphne 737, Vestavia Hills 620

Finals (4:15 p.m.)

Baker 725, Daphne 674 (Baker is champion)

South Individual Leaders

(Traditional Game of Series)

Friday, First Round

Caleb Farmer, Thompson 246

Devin Dowdle, Spain Park 237

Landon Masters, Thompson 237

Tyler Smith, Daphne 225

GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP BRACKET

Round 1 (11 a.m.)

Thompson 1,182, Alma Bryant 850

Daphne 1,014, McGill-Toolen Catholic 974

Pleasant Grove 1,029, Gulf Shores 1,026

Auburn 1,103, UMS-Wright 1,035

Beauregard 1,183, Indian Springs 966

Satsuma 1,069, Spain Park 1,004

Mary Montgomery 1,039, Baker 1,026

Stanhope Elmore 1,262, Northview 871

Quarterfinals (2 p.m.)

Thompson 614, Daphne 533

Auburn 550, Pleasant Grove 520

Satsuma 615, Beauregard 491

Mary Montgomery 543, Stanhope Elmore 520

Semifinals

Auburn 626, Thompson 589

Mary Montgomery 546, Satsuma 472

Finals

Auburn 581, Mary Montgomery 533 (Auburn is champion)

South Individual Leaders

(Traditional Game of Series)

Friday, First Round

Gillian Baker, Thompson 213

Autumn Meredith, Auburn 202

Chloe Miller, Indian Springs 183

Kacey Marshall, Stanhope Elmore 176

The AHSAA State Bowling Championships is set for play on Thursday and Friday in Pelham.

For more details on the upcoming state schedule and on the North Regional results visit: AHSAA.com. See Related Link.