Jackson County high school bowling teams open season with wins

The three Jackson County high school bowling teams rolled into the season on Oct. 27 at Classic Lanes in Bloomington. Seymour’s boys and girls varsity teams as well as Trinity Lutheran’s boys squad all went 2-0.

The Seymour girls defeated Madison 16-4 and South Ripley 16-4. High games for the Madison match included Emma Klakamp 148 and Trista Phillips 145, and high games against South Ripley were Jade Beddoe 169, Phillips 151 and Victoria Campbell 145.

The Seymour boys beat Edgewood 15-5 and Mitchell 15-5. High games in the first match were Chris Kelly 247, Logan Moore 186 and Skylar Moore 170, and high games in the second match were Brady Carpenter 233 and 191, Logan Moore 193 and Kelly 190.

Trinity’s boys defeated Scottsburg and Bloomington South. Joseph Snowden led the way against Scottsburg with games of 190 and 184, while Chaz Mathis had two 177s. Mathis then bowled a 224 against Bloomington South.

Trinity’s girls went 0-2, losing to South Ripley and Bedford North Lawrence. Katie Sturgill led the team in both matches, rolling games of 129 and 115.

Another county boys team, Crothersville, lost to Madison 16-4 and Bloomington North 19-1. In the Madison match, Eryn West led with a 189, followed by Patrick Sweazy 185 and 153, Jordon Glover 167, Luke Collins 165 and Chester Jones 153. Glover rolled a 196, and West had a 193 in the Bloomington North match.

In junior varsity action, Seymour had four teams compete. Some of the JV teams did not compete because of other school activities, leaving the door open for several forfeit wins.

The No. 1 boys team defeated Bloomington North 15-5. High games included Tyler James 173 and 166, Robert Field 157 and Caleb Hayes 146. They also defeated South Ripley 10.5-9.5. High games included Dustin Ruddick 180 and 143, Hayes 156 and James 144.

The No. 2 girls team won by forfeit in both of its matches. High games in the first match included Bridget Phillips 129 and Kirsten Milner 117, and high games in the second match were Sara Dyess 148, Emma Klakamp 141 and Kearstin Ruddick 130.

The No. 3 boys lost to South Ripley 16-4. High games included Ian Simpson 161, Keifer Anderson 149 and Evan Brown 148 and 139. They also lost to Bloomington North, 16.5-3.5. High games included Brown 164 and 151 and Connor O’Mara 157.

The No. 4 co-ed team won by forfeit in both of its matches. High games included Ross Williams 126, Tristen DeJesus 108 and Alyssa Hruska 106, and in the second match, Williams 158 and 124, Hruska 126 and DeJesus 108.

This winter, the Southeastern Indiana Conference has grown to 12 teams. Because of that increase and the size of the bowling alleys, the SIC has been divided into divisions (those with girls and those without). Seymour and Trinity are in Division 1, and Crothersville is in Division 2.

On Saturday, Seymour and Trinity will compete at Broadview Bowl in Bedford, and Crothersville is at Columbus.

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