Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Elberta, Spanish Fort earn top seeds in regional bowling tournament

Eight bowlers record top-10 scores in Thursday’s qualifying round to set up brackets for Friday’s single-elimination tournament

By Cole McNanna
Sports Editor
cole@gulfcoastmedia.com
Posted 1/19/23

SPANISH FORT — Thursday’s first day of competition for the South Regional bowling championships at Eastern Shore Lanes was eventful where four of Baldwin County’s six teams …

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Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, Elberta, Spanish Fort earn top seeds in regional bowling tournament

Eight bowlers record top-10 scores in Thursday’s qualifying round to set up brackets for Friday’s single-elimination tournament

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SPANISH FORT — Thursday’s first day of competition for the South Regional bowling championships at Eastern Shore Lanes was eventful where four of Baldwin County’s six teams registered top-four seeds entering tomorrow’s single-elimination tournament.

Girls’ squads from Gulf Shores (No. 2) and Orange Beach (No. 4), as well as boys’ teams from Elberta (No. 2) and Spanish Fort (No. 4), will be in the top halves of their bracket entering play tomorrow with a trip to the state tournament on the line. Other local finishers included Daphne in 5th for the 6A/7A girls’ bracket and Gulf Shores in 6th for the 1A/5A boys’ bracket.

Additionally, eight Baldwin County bowlers registered scores that ranked in the top 10 of the total qualifying results against the top teams in the south region.

Gulf Shores’ Morgyn Jones (446 for 5th) and Adriana Venus (424 for 7th) were followed closely by Mari Hayden Reeves (419 for 8th) and Molly Reese (416 for 9th) from Orange Beach in the girls’ ranks.

On the boys’ circuit, Marshall Egbert (601 for 5th) from Gulf Shores was the local leader ahead of Elberta’s Jerhyn York (588 for 7th) and Brody Cain (549 for 9th) in the 1A/5A competition and Weston Payne (561) finished 10th in the 6A/7A tournament.

Friday, back at Eastern Shore Lanes, will be the single-elimination, Baker style tournament where the top four teams in each bracket will punch a ticket to the state tournament.

Below are full standings, team and individual, from the qualifying round of the Southern Regional bowling championship Thursday, Jan. 19. Stay tuned for Friday results to see who will be state-bound.

Girls’ 6A/7A qualifying team standings
1. Stanhope Elmore: 2,541
2. Thompson: 2,485

3. Baker: 2,243
4. Oak Mountain: 2,220
5. Daphne: 1,953
6. Dothan: 1,927
7. MGM: 1,781
8. Auburn: 1,709

Girls’ 1A/5A qualifying team standings
1. Sipsey Valley: 2,151
2. Gulf Shores: 1,999
3. Marbury: 1,995

4. Orange Beach: 1,960
5. Beauregard: 1,889
6. Satsuma: 1,697
7. Hale County: 1,561
8. Vigor: 1,316

Individual leaders, 6A/7A girls’
14. Leah Pearish – Daphne: 406
16. Madison Hammond – Daphne: 439
20. Molly Arnold – Daphne: 406
28. Gabrielle Ford – Daphne: 339

Individual leaders, 1A/5A girls’
5. Morgyn Jones – Gulf Shores: 446
7. Adriana Venus – Gulf Shores: 424
8. Mari Hayden Reeves – Orange Beach: 419
9. Molly Reese – Orange Beach: 416

11. Raven Clark – Gulf Shores: 401
12. Leyni Young – Orange Beach: 398
13. Sadie Rose – Orange Beach: 387
22. Sophia Brandt – Gulf Shores: 291
38. Emily Hinson – Gulf Shores: 124
39. Ensley Keel – Orange Beach: 124
42. Alexis Walker – Gulf Shores: 105
43. Rylie Erwin – Orange Beach: 105

Boys’ 6A/7A qualifying team standings
1. Spain Park: 3,058

2. Vestavia Hills: 2,715
3. Dothan: 2,595
4. Spanish Fort: 2,571
5. Stanhope Elmore: 2,564
6. Auburn: 2,453
7. Baker: 2,391
8. Murphy: 2,246

Boys’ 1A/5A qualifying team standings
1. Marbury: 2,662
2. Elberta: 2,536

3. Satsuma: 2,511
4. Beauregard: 2,479
5. Holt: 2,429
6. Gulf Shores: 2,253
7. Hale County: 1,980
8. UMS-Wright: 1,919

Individual leaders, 6A/7A boys’
10. Weston Payne – Spanish Fort: 561
12. Anthony Passarelli – Spanish Fort: 553
14. Nick Khachadoorian – Spanish Fort: 551

20. Braylan Jarrell – Spanish Fort: 513
39. Cam Lytle – Spanish Fort: 158
44. Stephen Bolin – Spanish Fort: 130

Individual leaders, 1A/5A boys’
5. Marshall Egbert – Gulf Shores: 601

7. Jerhyn York – Elberta: 588
9. Brody Cain – Elberta: 549
14. Copeland Bryant – Elberta: 498
17. Harris Dunlavy - Elberta: 478
18. Dylan Dykes – Gulf Shores: 462
29. Caleb Harper – Gulf Shores: 333
37. Dylan Harper – Gulf Shores: 144
38. Van Allmon – Gulf Shores: 137
39. Mason McDaniel – Gulf Shores: 136

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