By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Eagles boys and girls bowling team dropped their matches to the Heritage Mountaineers who have one of the best bowling programs in the region.
At Crest Lanes on Alcoa Highway, the Seymour boys made a valiant effort especially considering their number three bowler, Quinton Aubuchon was absent.
The Mountaineers took the match 16 to 11 with a total pin fall of 2,896 Heritage to 2,759 Seymour.
The Eagles were led as usual by Dylan McClure with the top team series score of 540 with a high score of 186. McClure was closely followed by teammate Nick Hicks with a series score of 527 and a team high score of 203 in the second game.
The high score of the match was Cody Sanderson of Heritage with a 221 in the second game.
Cody Lee, a freshman bowled above his average with a 470 series score and a game high score of 166.
The Seymour boys lost the match by only 137 pins. That’s a very close pin fall margin.
“We got off to a slow start. We won the last game of the match but it was too little too late,” Seymour Coach Charles Ogle said. “We lost 16-11 with a total pin fall loss of 137 the entire match. Our number 3 player was absent but that was no excuse.
“We could have won this game, but give credit to Heritage; they were on today and bowled really well.”
On the girls’ side, it wasn’t as close. The Lady Eagles lost 21-6 with a total pin fall advantage to Heritage of 2,511 to 1,967,
The girls were led by Michelle Regna and Caite Bixler with team high match scores of 146.
Regna led the team series scores with a 382 while Bixler followed closely with a 332.
The high overall game score was a 203 by Kara Crowe of Heritage.
“We struggled against one of the better district teams (in the IMAC),” said Ogle about the Lady Eagles. “Our high spots were Michelle Regna and Caite Bixler with 146’s and Amber Regna with a 138.”
The Lady Mountaineers superiority was evident by so many high scores such as 203 followed by a 198, 194, 180 and a 177.
Next up for the Seymour bowling team is Catholic on Dec. 2 at Pigeon Forge.
Seymour Bowling Loses to Heritage
By: Lee Ramsey