Smyrna boys, La Vergne girls among area's best bowlers

Smyrna boys, La Vergne girls among area's best bowlers


Smyrna boys, La Vergne girls among area's best bowlers



Smyrna boys racked up another District 7 title in high school bowling this season. On the girls side, La Vergne led the league.

Both teams tout plenty of representatives on The Daily News Journal’s 2012 All-Area Bowling Teams.

Smyrna’s Ronnie Claridy, Tim Lewis and Jakub Wolfe all were named to the first team.

Claridy, a senior, finished 13th in the TSSAA Division I Individual State Tournament and garnered a 200 average. Lewis, a senior, had a 197 average and also reached the state individual tournament. Wolfe, a junior, averaged 193.

Smyrna won the District 7 tournament and finished runner-up in Region 4 before falling to Soddy-Daisy in the sectional round.

La Vergne sisters Keysha and Kylah Martin lead the Lady Wolverines. Keysha averaged 193 and became the first county bowler to win a TSSAA Division I individual state championship. Kylah averaged 172 and reached the state tournament.

La Vergne won the district, but fell in the region semifinals.

The boys first team is rounded out by MTCS junior William Fraser, Siegel sophomore Billy Lampley and Blackman junior Austin Warden. Fraser led Rutherford County in the regular season with a 211 average. Lampley had a 199 average and Warden averaged 190.

Smyrna junior Kara Ford averaged a county-best 197 on the girls side and is on the first team with Central Magnet sophomore Samantha Gomes, Blackman senior Shelby Scott and Oakland sophomore Emily Wilson. Gomes averaged 178 during the season. Scott averaged 164 and Wilson averaged 161.


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