By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour bowling team is off to a great start as the boys are undefeated at 7-0 and the girls are 5-1 with their only loss coming to Heritage who they defeated the second time around this past week.
So far this season the Eagles have defeated Kings Academy, Sevier County, Pigeon Forge, Heritage (twice), Webb, and Gatlinburg-Pittman.
Charles Ogle has returned as the boys’ coach and overall head coach, and Katie McCroskey is in her first year as girls’ coach.
The most recent match was against Heritage where Seymour took both the boys’ and the girls’ matches. The Eagles won their contest by a score of 24-3 and for the first time this season they topped 3,000 pin falls with 3089 opposed to Heritage with 2443.
They were led by their ace bowler, junior Dylan McClure, with a 223, 236 and 190 for a series total of 649. He also posted the highest single game score of 236.
McClure was followed by teammates Bryan Woodward with a 558 and Quinton Aubacher with a 528.
“For the first time this season our boys’ team bowled over 3000 points,” said Ogle. “They are undefeated but we have a big match coming up with Catholic.
“I’m also very pleased with the leadership of one of our strongest bowlers, Dylan McClure. Hopefully he will be in the individual state tournament. He’s on his way.”
The Lady eagles are only one game from being perfect, but they made amends for the one blemish on their record by beating the team that did it, Heritage, 19-8 after losing the first match to the Lady Mountaineers 22-5.
The Lady Eagles were led in scoring by Megan Beerbalm with a 428, followed by Sarah Disney with a 420, who also had the high game with a 174. Michaela Disney was also close with a 418.
“I was really proud of the girls for beating Heritage,” said Ogle. “We lost the last match to them 22-5 but they came back today and won 19-8.”
Next match for Seymour will be against Catholic at Strike and Spare on Western Avenue in Knoxville. That match will be followed by William Blount at Crest Bowling Center.
Seymour Bowling off to Great Start
By: Lee Ramsey