GENTRY -- Gentry High School's bowling teams finished in second and sixth in state play on Feb. 14.
The state 4A-5A match was held at Fast Lane in Lowell. The Gentry boys' team ended up in sixth place, with a total series score of 3,487. Dane Mathews was high with a 548 series and was sixth on the all-state team. Mason Coleman also made the all-state team with a 539.
The girls battled it out with Greenbriar the entire day. They caught up 55 pins in the third baker game to put them 13 pins behind first-place Greenbriar with the last baker game to go. The GHS girls fell short of first by 46 pins, 3,161 to 3,116, and were state runners-up for the second time in the last two years. Greenbriar has won the last five years.
Two girls made the all-state team, Madison Stanfill was fifth with a 504 series, and AnnDee Holt had a 471. The Gentry girls' team is made up of all sophomores and juniors, so the whole girls' team will be returning next season.
The boys' team will be losing four seniors, Mason Colman, John Long, Brandon McCleese and Ben Murphy.
The team competed in Cabott on Friday, Feb. 9, in the 4A-5A conference tournament. They had originally left Tuesday the 6th in the morning because the match was supposed to be Wednesday the 7th but was postponed due to the threat of bad weather. Gentry had the farthest to travel this year for the conference tournament and, due to late notice of the cancellation, the teams made the trip twice in one week. Both teams were troopers though and took it all in stride. The boys bowled first, Dane Mathews had a 524, which put him seventh on the all-conference team. Brandon McCleese shot 479, making him eighth. The boys ended up with 3,206, which was fifth and qualified them for the state competition.
The girls were in second place after the first game, and the next two and bakers were pretty much just a battle between Gentry and Greenbriar. The GHS girls had five bowlers make the all-conference team with the sixth girl the next spot down.
Victoria Barnes led the girls, earning a silver medal and second place all-conference with a 493 series. Next, earning a bronze medal and third place and all-conference, was Madison Stanfill with a 486 series. The rest of the girls earning a spot on the all-conference team were Harley Stanfield (430 series), AnnDee Holt (424 series) and Carissa Goessens (with a 419).
The girls finished in second place with 3,165 total pins and a spot in the state match.
General News on 02/28/2018
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