Last Saturday, the Seymour varsity bowling teams traveled to Scottsburg Lanes for their Southeastern Indiana Conference matches.
The SEIC includes varsity bowling teams representing Austin, Columbus North, Columbus East, Madison, Scottsburg/Grace Academy/Crothersville, South Ripley, Switzerland County and Seymour. The teams are made up of all grades, from freshmen to seniors.
On Saturday, everyone bowled two games each for a match. For each game, they bowled against the bowler across from them on the score sheet in the same position. They received one point if they beat the bowler in the same position. But it was also a team event where the total pin fall was used to determine the winner of the 5-point bonus. The goal was to win as many points out of the 20 points possible. There were 10 points possible for each game.
The bowlers were creative with some doing the wave when a team member strikes or saying a rhythmic chant when they spare or strike. Others did little dances and some had a look of pure amazement and joy when they bowled a strike.
The Seymour Owls boys varsity team bowled against Columbus East in the first match and Columbus North in second match. Seymour won 10.5 of 20 in match one and 19 of 20 in match two for a total 29.5 of 40 overall.
The Owls held the team high score of 965 and series score of 1,664.
Representing the boys were seniors Dillan Cooper, Enrique Morales, Joey Larison, Alex Sturgill, Chase Burke and Wyatt McKinney and freshman Cohl Moore.
The boys have 55 bowlers in the varsity division. Seymour has seven bowlers in this division.
McKinney led all boys with a 214 average. Larison was second with a 192 average and throwing a high game of 245. Sturgill was 12th, Cooper 13th, Moore 14th, Morales 18th and Burke 22nd.
The Seymour Owls girls varsity bowled Columbus North in match one and Austin in match two. The Owls won 20 of 20 in match one and 19 of 20 in match two for a total of 39 of 40 overall.
The girls team is now in first place for the conference.
An unusual scoring occurrence happened on this day. In game one, Columbus North won three points and had a total pin fall of 619, while the Owls won two points and a total pin fall of 619. In game two, Columbus North won two points and had a total pin fall of 644, while the Owls won three points and a total pin fall of 644 points. It was a dead split for points.
Representing the girls team were seniors Haley Anderson and Erika Corya, juniors Kylee Cooper and Hailey Burke, sophomores Kaylee Patton, Serenity Lacey and Nena Scott and freshman Mallorie Misamore.
The girls have 37 bowlers in the varsity division. Seymour has six bowlers in this division.
In the overall standings, Patton is third, Cooper is fifth, Corya is ninth, Burke is 12th, Misamore is 14th and Anderson is 21st.
This upcoming Saturday, the varsity bowlers will take a week off while the junior varsity bowlers in the SEIC will meet at Scottsburg Lanes. The Seymour JV No. 1 team will be bowling against South Ripley 1 and 2, while the Seymour JV No. 2 team will bowl against Madison and Scottsburg.
The SEIC varsity teams will be back in competition on Nov. 5 in Vevay, while the JV will be at Versailles on the same day.
If anyone would like more information about the Seymour bowling program or would like to support the bowlers, contact Eduard Sides at [email protected].