MCHS bowlers split with Lawrence County

Friday, October 26, 2012
The 2012 Marshall County Tigers bowling team. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Damian Richard, Trent Turner, Hagen Holland, Chris Martinez, (back row, left to right) Wade Walker, Austin Hunt, Matthew Parker, Anthony Cummings, Brandon Hardin, and MCHS coach Marty Hunt. Tribune photos by Louis G. Scheuchenzuber

The Marshall County Tigers bowling team improved their record to 2-0 on the young season by defeating the Lawrence County Wildcats 21-6 at Fun Time Bowling in Lewisburg on Wednesday afternoon.

With only one starter returning from last year's squad, the Tigerettes fell to 0-2 on the season after dropping a 23-4 decision to the Lady Wildcats in the girls match.

Playing three sets with six bowlers per team, the Tigers won 12 of the 18 individual games and received two extra points at the end of each set for having the highest pin total. Marshall County then collected another three points at the end of the contest for having the highest combined pin total for all three sets.

Marshall County's Austin Hunt finished with a team high score of 603 over three games to help lead the Tigers to a 21-6 win over Lawrence County.

State tournament hopeful Austin Hunt was the Tigers' top performer and finished with a total score of 603 while winning two out of his three matches.

Matthew Parker and Brandon Hardin both won all three of their games and followed Hunt with scores of 525 and 523 respectively. Anthony Cummings also bowled in all three sets and recorded an overall score of 457, while Trent Turner (two wins) and Chris Martinez (one win) each played two games and tallied scores of 346 and 246 respectively. Wade Walker won his lone game with a 137, and Hagan Holland rolled a 115 in his only game for Marshall County.

"We did alright today, but we could do better because we have a lot more potential than that. We have a lot of talent and should be contenders for the District tournament," said Tigers coach Marty Hunt. "Austin played a little under what he normally does, but he still had a good score."

The 2012 Marshall County Tigerettes bowling team. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Danielle Alderson, Jenna Edwards, (back row left to right) Ashley Anaya, Jasmine Pittman, MCHS coach Robby Giles, Catherine McCoy, and Kenzie Jo Anderson.

Hunter Wilburn (three wins) accounted for half of Lawrence County's points and posted the best score of the contest with a 633. Tyler Fincher (one win) followed Wilburn with a 580, and Logan Kerr registered a 424. Austin Moore split his two games and tallied a 269, while Aaron Martin won his lone game with a score of 147.

In the girls match, the Lady Wildcats won 14 of the 18 individual games and garnered all nine bonus points en route to earning the victory.

Brittany Peters won all three of her games and led Lawrence County with a total score of 456. Breanna Story (two wins) posted the second best score of the contest with a 401, and Le Mae Dyer (three wins) and Courtney Vaughn (one win) tallied a 347 and a 341 respectively. Britney Polk and Selena Riddle each won the two games that they bowled for the Lady Wildcats and recorded scores of 224 and 198 respectively, while Dakota Butler won her lone game with a score of 115.

Marshall County's Ashley Anaya finished with a team high score of 367 over three games while winning two of her three matches against Lawrence County.

Ashley Anaya was victorious in two of her three matches and paced Marshall County with a score of 367. Kenzie Jo Anderson (one win) followed Anaya with a 325, while Jasmine Pittman, Catherine McCoy (one win), Danielle Alderson, and Jenna Edwards notched scores of 299, 268, 239, and 180 respectively.

"We're a young team and I think we're still adjusting to the format of matches, but we're improving each week," said Tigerettes coach Robby Giles. "Ashley is our only returning starter and is our team leader. She showed that today by improving each game she played."

Marshall County returns to action next Monday when they face Lawrence County on the road at 3:30.