Bowlers finish season on high mark, qualify three for state

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Fillies are Region runners up losing by 9 pins

By Mike Aldridge

“We had a great year this season rebounding from the loss of some great bowlers from last year,” said Coach Petey Reynolds about the 2012-13 Harrison County Bowling team. “The kids took the challenge and stepped up on both sides.”
The individuals stepped up in a big way last weekend at Eastland Lanes in Lexington.  
For the Thorobreds, the four top average bowlers from the season competed in the region and ended the day bowling against one another for the region championship.  
The region results found Andrew Willis 12th with games of 176, 216, and 203; Nathan Hyatt 5th with games of 242, 236, 215, 224, and 209; Joseph Bush 2nd with 224,224, 204, 300, 222; and Gregory Dick 1st with games of 182, 247, 262, 268, and 276.  
The first and second finish had the two Thorobreds bowling against each other for the region championship.  
Senior Joseph Bush added to the excitement of his first perfect game ever by winning the region championship 225 to 205.  
Both Bush and Dick will compete in the state championship on Feb. 7 and 8 in Louisville.
They will be joined by Shaylee Carter who finished fourth in the girls’ competition with scores of 146, 234, 183, 222, and 169.  
The other top average Fillies competing also finished very well.  
Mikayla Fryman was 17th with scores of 135, 181, and 156; Shelbi Morris was 11th with games of 191, 173, and 156; while Rebecca Switzer was 8th with scores of 204, 184, 144, 160, and 125.
The team competition saw the Fillies defeat Henry Clay, 192-134, 148-140, and 179-100.  
They then battled Lafayette and handed the Lady Generals a defeat, 141-165, 143-132, 167-132, and 191-134. This placed the Fillies in the championship match against the Lady Cards of Scott County.  
The Fillies lost the championship by nine pins to finish runner-up.  
The Thorobreds finished fifth losing to Henry Clay 267-188, 203-201, and 224-222.
“I am very proud of each and every bowler,” said Coach Reynolds. “For hard work and dedication I could not have asked for a better group of kids. We will miss the seniors, Mikayla Fryman, Kelsi Caldwell, Rebecca Switzer, Katelyn Vaughn, Michael Fryman, and Regional Champion Joseph Bush.”