Columbia girls, boys are class of Midstate bowlers

Columbia girls, boys are class of Midstate bowlers

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Columbia girls, boys are class of Midstate bowlers

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Here is a look at the top high school bowlers in the Midstate for this season:

TOP GIRLS
INDIVIDUALS

* Michaela Anderson, Hendersonville, So.: She finished seventh in the Division I semifinals with a pinfall of 1,444.

* Lauren D’Ordine, Hendersonville, Sr.: She took sixth at the Division I tournament with a 2,386 pinfall.

* Hanna Hayes, Mt. Juliet, So.: She made the Division I semifinals with a pinfall of 1,437.

* Keysha Martin, La Vergne, Sr.: Tennessean girls bowler of the year won the Division I tournament with a 2,781 pinfall.

* Meredith Sherwood, Franklin, Sr.: She made the Division I semifinals with a pinfall of 1,428.

TOP GIRLS TEAMS

* Columbia: Five seniors hope to lead Lady Lions to fifth straight Division I tournament berth.

* DCA: All six starters return for Lady Wildcats, who finally may make it past the first round of the Division II tournament.

* Harpeth Hall: Depth should help Bears make fourth consecutive Division II tournament appearance.

* Hendersonville: Commandos are poised for another deep run after making it to Division I semifinals.

* Wilson Central: Nicole Bailey and Meghan Wofford will lead rebuilding efforts for Wildcats, who advanced to the Division I quarterfinals.

TOP BOYS
INDIVIDUALS

* Jack Alcott, Ensworth, So.: Finished fourth at Division II tournament with an 1,821 pinfall.

* Wes Conatser, Upperman, Sr.: Tennessean boys bowler of the year won Division I tournament with a 3,071 pinfall.

* Kamron Doyle, Brentwood, Fr.: Junior Team USA member took third in the PBA South Scorpion Open in August.

* Aaron Ruiz, Cane Ridge, Jr.: The 2011 Division I champion had the state’s highest scoring average, 227, last year.

* Donny Turner, DCA, Fr.: Won the Division II championship with a 2,062 pinfall.

TOP BOYS TEAMS

* Columbia: Defending Division I runner-up has five bowlers who could average 200.

* DCA: Ross and Ryan Dewey will play key roles for defending Division II runner-up.

* Ensworth: Ben Bishop (184 average) and William Higgins will help rebuilding efforts.

* MBA: Junior Nilay Patel (180 average) will lead way for defending Division II quarterfinalists.

* Wilson Central: Team’s top bowler, Kyle Hubbuch, has nearly recovered from broken foot.

STATE TOURNAMENT

The Division I and II tournaments are Jan. 24-26 at Smyrna Bowling Center.

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