Seymour JV bowling teams compete at Scottsburg

On a bright, sunny afternoon Saturday, the Seymour junior varsity bowling teams went to Scottsburg Lanes to compete in conference competition.

The bowlers were all smiles as they entered the bowling center.

The Southeastern Indiana Conference high school bowling JV teams represented were Austin, Columbus North, Columbus East, Madison, Scottsburg/Grace Academy/Crothersville, South Ripley, Switzerland County and Seymour.

The junior varsity division is a way for young and new bowlers to get experience prior to bowling for their high school. Bowlers are from seventh grade through seniors. Sixth-graders also can be part of the team as well as students from schools that do not have a bowling program. The teams can be all boys, all girls or coed.

The bowlers each bowled two games for a match Saturday. For each game, they bowled against the bowler across from them on the scoresheet in the same position. They received one point if they beat the bowler in the same position.

It also was a team event where the total pin fall was used to determine the winner of the five-point bonus for total pin fall. The goal was to win as many points out of the 20 points possible. There were 10 points possible for each game.

The Seymour boys No. 1 JV bowled against South Ripley’s No. 1 in their first match and South Ripley No. 2 in their second match. Seymour won 18.5 of 20 in match one and 19 of 20 in match two for a total 37.5 of 40 overall. They were tied for first place.

Representing the Owls No. 1 JV team were junior Brandon “Slow Roller” VanDoren, freshman Dakota “Livin’ on the Edge” Cooper, junior Drew “Does My Hair Look OK” Knutson, eighth-grader Oliver “Smooth” Lanam, freshman Abram “Easy Does It” Goldsberry and sophomore Hailey “All Smiles All Day” Burke.

The Seymour No. 2 JV team bowled against Scottsburg/Grace in match one and Madison in match two. The Owls won one of 20 in match one and 16 of 20 in match two for a total of 17 of 40 overall. They were in third place.

Representing the Owls were sophomore Gary “Straight Shooter” Lee, senior Wyatt “Can I Get a Break” McKinney, senior Cory “Prather Jr. I Am” Otero, sophomore Jaedan “Bird” England, sophomore Nena “I Do Not Want to Look” Scott and sophomore Serenity “Really, Really That Happened” Lacey.

The boys have 52 bowlers in the division with Seymour having nine bowlers. Lanam threw a high game of 259 for the day.

The girls have 22 bowlers in the division with Seymour having six bowlers.

This Saturday, the JV bowlers will be at Versailles, while the Seymour varsity teams will be at Vevay.

If anyone would like more information about the Seymour bowling program or would like to support the bowlers, contact Eduard Sides at [email protected].