Elberta and Spanish Fort boys’, Gulf Shores girls’ bowling teams punch tickets to state

Warriors record runner-up finish, Toros and Dolphins finish as regional semifinalists to extend postseasons

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 1/21/23

SPANISH FORT — Baldwin County will have a representative in all but one of the state bowling tournaments after three teams earned top-four finishes at the South Regional championship at Eastern …

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Elberta and Spanish Fort boys’, Gulf Shores girls’ bowling teams punch tickets to state

Warriors record runner-up finish, Toros and Dolphins finish as regional semifinalists to extend postseasons

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SPANISH FORT — Baldwin County will have a representative in all but one of the state bowling tournaments after three teams earned top-four finishes at the South Regional championship at Eastern Shore Lanes Friday, Jan. 20.

The Elberta Warriors registered the highest team finish as the Class 1A/5A runner-up and were joined on the boys’ circuit by the Spanish Fort Toros who earned a regional semifinal finish in the Class 6A/7A tournament. In the girls’ tournament, Gulf Shores recorded a first-round win and closed as regional semifinalists to earn a spot in the Class 1A/5A state tournament.

Ending their season at the regional championships included Orange Beach (Class 1A/5A) and Daphne (Class 6A/7A) on the girls’ circuit and Gulf Shores (Class 1A/5A) in the boys’ tournament.

The finals of the two-day regional tournament featured a single-elimination bracket where teams played a best-of-seven series through a Baker format where a lineup of five bowlers each completed two frames. The top four boys’ and girls’ finishers advanced to the AHSAA State Championships in Gadsden next Thursday and Friday, Jan. 26-27.

Below are results from the South Regional Finals at Spanish Fort’s Eastern Shore Lanes Friday, Jan. 20.

CLASS 1A-5A GIRLS’ DIVISION (Best of 7 Baker games)

First Round

Sipsey Valley 634, Vigor 372 – Sipsey Valley won 4-0

Beauregard 809, Orange Beach 757 – Beauregard won 4-2

Marbury 508, Satsuma 422 – Marbury won 4-0

Gulf Shores 501, Hale County 432 – Gulf Shores won 4-0

Semifinals

Beauregard 1,005, Sipsey Valley 937 – Beauregard won 4-3

Marbury 583, Gulf Shores 466 – Marbury won 4-0

Finals

Marbury 851, Beauregard 743 – Marbury wins match 4-2

CLASS 6A-7A GIRLS’ DIVISION (Best of 7 Baker games)

First Round

Stanhope Elmore 627, Auburn 455 – Stanhope Elmore won 4-0

Oak Mountain 852, Daphne 708 – Oak Mountain won 4-2

Baker 834, Dothan 708 – Baker won 4-1

Thompson 753, Mary Montgomery 599 – Thompson won 4-1

Semifinals

Stanhope Elmore 831, Oak Mountain 689 – Stanhope Elmore won 4-1

Thompson 841, Baker 660 – Thompson won 4-1

Finals

Stanhope Elmore 988, Thompson 842 – Stanhope Elmore wins match 4-1 

CLASS 1A-5A BOYS’ DIVISION (Best of 7 Baker games)

First Round

Marbury 669, UMS-Wright 516 – Marbury won 4-0

Beauregard 1,118, Holt 835 – Beauregard won 4-2

Satsuma 798, Gulf Shores 704 – Satsuma won 4-1

Elberta 1,065, Hale County 970 – Elberta won 4-2

Semifinals

Marbury 1,040, Beauregard 1,004 – Marbury won 4-2

Elberta 909, Satsuma 819 – Elberta won 4-1

Finals

Marbury 725, Elberta 623 – Marbury wins match 4-0

CLASS 6A-7A BOYS’ DIVISION (Best of 7 Baker games)

First Round

Spain Park 798, Murphy 546 – Spain Park won 4-0

Spanish Fort 1,274, Stanhope Elmore 1,205 – Spanish Fort won 4-3

Auburn 975, Dothan 875 – Auburn won 4-1

Vestavia Hill 814, Baker 612 – Vestavia Hills won 4-0

Semifinals

Spain Park 790, Spanish Fort 620 – Spain Park won 4-0

Vestavia Hills 689, Auburn 552 – Vestavia Hills won 4-0

Finals

Spain Park 1,297, Vestavia Hills 1,205 – Spain Park wins match 4-2

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