Both the Indians and Lady Indians bowling teams are starting the season just as well as they ended it last year, as they are both 10-0 this year and undefeated in South Central Ohio League play.
Thurday Dec. 3rd Hillsboro High school bowling team had a quad match facing Unioto, lynchburg and McClain High Schools. In the Varsity Boys division the Indians ended up in first place lead by Senior Jaxsun Miller scoring 255, 245 followed by Junior Hunter Lowe scoring 188,235 and Tyler King 172,249 then ended with Sajoun Jones scores 214,179. Total pin fall for the Hillsboro was 2680. Second was McClain with 2392. Third was Lynchburg with a 2234. Forth was Unioto with1609.
For the Lady Indians Hillsboro came in first place lead by Senior Keely Bennington with the scores of 184,225, followed by Sophmor Maddy Miller scoring 192,176 and Aleigha Tarbutton rolling 161,173. Total pin fall for the Lady Indians was 2157. In second place was was Lnchburg with a score of 1794. Third place goes to Unioto High School with a score of 1524. Then McClain High School with a 1202.
Saturday Dec. 5th Hillsboro High School bowling teams attended the Ohio State kickoff tournment at Palace Lanes in Columbus Ohio. This tourny is open to select schools that eather went to state last year or finished 1-5 in districts or 1-5 in sectionals. So the very best of the best were there. Its the only time both division 1 and 2 are bowling head to head.
In the Girls Division, the Lady Indians qualified 16th out of 32 of the best teams in the state in both Division 1 and 2. In the second round they bowled the # 1 seed, Mentor High School. Our ladies took out Mentor 3-0. You could say it was the upset of the Tournament. In the round of 8, our Ladies faced Fairmont. The Lady Indians came out of the gate with a victory to take a 1-0 lead on Fairmont. Fairmont came back with a game 2 victory to make it 1-1. The lady Indians won game three to take a 2-1 lead. Fairmont came back with a win of their own to tie it up 2-2, and to go to the final game 5. It was a close game and match where our Ladies came up a bit short. The girls from Fairmont got the the game 5 win to advance to the final 4. The Lady Indians proved that they will definitely will be a contender at this years State Championship.
The boys qualified 11th out of 32 of the best teams in the state in both Division 1 and 2. In the second round they bowled Urbana High School. The boys took a 2-0 lead in the best of five. Then Urbana came back to tie it up 2-2. We went to the fifth and final game to make it to the next round where our boys came up two pins short, 192-194. They showed a lot of heart and never gave up and as a coach that’s all you can ask for. Urbana bowled well, and we will see them again.
Monday Dec. 7 Hillsboro High School bowling team defeated Wilmington High School in a tough SCOL match. Tyler King lead the Indians victory with a score of 196,247 Followed by Sajoun Jones with a score of 171,217. Then Hunter Lowe with a score of 193,190. Total pin
fall for Hillsboro was 2567. Second place went to Wilminton scoring 2487.
For Hillsboro’s Ladies, they also earned a win Monday night defeating Wilmington High School girls. The Indians were lead by Senior Keely Bennington with a score of 177,235 followed by Maddy Miller with a score of 195,194 ,and Aleigha Tarbutton with a 146,211 and Alexis Bailey with a 144, 162, and Senior Courtney Hall with a 170,114. Total pin fall for the ladies was 2356. Wilmington scored 1571.
“We are pleased with the performance of our bowlers at this point,” said coach Jeff Miller. “We have a lot of work to do yet. Our last match was our weakest set we have rolled all season. We came out with the win but it just goes to show that we cant let our guard down EVER. Coach Ison and Rhoads feel like at this point we are going to put in some extra work with our teams to keep them sharp. Its easy to go to a venue like the big state tournament and do as well as we did just to come home and not roll well. When we get used to bowling on a different oil pattern from the state tournament to our normal house pattern there was problems making that transition. We have a long way to go.