On Jan 16th Hillsboro High School Bowling Varsity teams competed in the Washington Court house Baker Bash held at Le Ella Lanes. The boys averaged 210 in the 16 games of the qualifying round to earn the number one seed in the elimination round. They would go on to face 4th seeded, Miami Trace, in a best of three baker match. They lost the first game, but came back to take the next two, to advance to the championship match where they would bowl Plain City’s Jonathan Alder. The boys came out firing to take a 1-0 lead. Game two went down to the wire and Jonathan Alder finished the game strong to take it. It came down to the third and deciding game. With the shot getting tough all the boys threw great shots and made everything they left to end the match with a clean 222 to Alder’s 158.
The ladies had a good day as well. After they settled into the lane condition they really started to throw well. After 16 bakers they qualified in first place. To face No. 4 Seed Alder in a best out of 3 baker games. The girls took them out in three games finishing strong making a statement. In the championship round against Court House, it was a battle back and forth. They had their chance to take the first game but had a hard time finishing that one and lost it in a 9th and 10th frame roll off. They would battle back to win the second game only to drop the third and final game to Court House. The ladies rolled well all day just fell a few pins short. Finishing in second place for the day.
On Jan 30th Hillsboro High School Varsity bowling team attended the Central District Preview held at Palace Lanes in Columbus. The boys had an impressive showing qualifying after three individual games and six baker games in third place with a 4166 total pin fall through qualifying round.
In the second round Hillsboro faced off against Jonaton Adler battling back and forth all for three games the boys put up a impressive 275 throwing the front 9 strikes. Jonathon Alder fought back to take the 5th and final game advance leaving Hillsboro with a third place for the day.
The lady Indians a great day as well scoring 3714 in qualifying rounds putting them in 3rd place. In the first round they squared off against Jonathon Alder girls. Best out of five Hillsboro defeated Alder in 4 games.
Next up was Delaware Hayes High School, who would take the first game but then ran out of gas and the Lady Indians would take the following three to advance to the championship match against Briggs High School. In The final match, neither team shot well but Briggs edged out Hillsboro by a few pins. The ladies seemed to run out of gas and dropped the next two games to come in second place for the day.
Two individuals qualified for the all tournament teams Sajoun Jones with a 651 series and Madalyn Miller with a 621 series.
“Now we are drawing near to the end of our regular season we have to set our sights on what we started out to do and finish as strong as we started on both the boys and girls sides of the lanes,” said Hillsboro coach Jeff Miller. “We have one week left in our SCOL league. Then the SCOL tournament at Highland Lanes Monday February 8 at 4:00 pm. Its the first time we have had this event at home and wont happen again for a few years to come so I’m hoping to take some momentum into this tournament to finish the SCOL in impressive fashion. After that we have to keep our foot on the gas and prepare for our post season goals and hopefully a state bid for both boys and girls squads. The kids have put in the work and deserve all the fame we as coaches can give them. Now is there time to shine. We have so many talents on the approach this year. If they all step up like they did this weekend there is no stopping them.”