Gadsden City's Jonathan Kilgo Rolls Perfect Game


Gadsden City High School sophomore Jonathan Kilgo rolled the first perfect game in AHSAA State Bowling Championships history to highlight the first day’s action as the inaugural state tourney got underway Thursdayat Oak Mountain Lanes. Kilgo, who came in with a 130 average, did not compete in the first two rounds of the traditional bowling first roundThursday. His perfect round, 12 strikes in a row, came in the final round and helped Gadsden City shoot an 868 third-round team total to finish the day at 2,406 – good for 13th seed heading into the final day’s competition Friday. Stanhope Elmore turned in a strong 2,713 score for the day to take top seed into Friday’s 16-team elimination bracket championship round as eighth grader Josh Wilson rolled a 658 series and senior Stormy Stephens recorded 610 series. Both finished in the top 10 of the individual scoring at 4th and tied for 10th, respectively. Mary Montgomery senior Christian McNeeley had the best boys’ series with a 706 total rolling three consistent games of 214, 224 and 268. Benjamin Russell junior Bryant Ray turned in a 676 series for second. He had a 246 in his final game. Spain Park rolled 2,685 to earn second seed, Mary Montgomery totaled 2,666 for third seed and Huntsville captured fourth seed with a 2,612 total. Stanhope Elmore squares off with Sparkman in the first round Friday at 8 a.m., a match that will feature one traditional game and five Baker format games. That format will be used for the rest of the competition. Spain Park takes on Fairhope in its first-round match, Mary Montgomery plays East Limestone and Huntsville meets Gadsden City.

Etowah Earns Top Girls’ Seed with 2,244 Total In the girls’ competition Thursday, Coach Kevin Horton’s Etowah Blue Devils posted a strong 2,244 team total in the three traditional games to claim girls’ top seed for today’s competition with strong performances from the Gibbs’ girls. Freshman T.K. (T’kyrah) Gibbs turned in the fourth best individual series with a 497. Freshman Shy (Shy’Ere) Gibbs also rolled 460 and Lexi Gibbs, a sophomore, turned in a 483. Scottsboro senior Sierra Lewis ran away from the pack for the top girls’ series. She rolled 220, 234, 244 for a 698 series as the Lady Wildcats of Coach Desiree Clark totaled 2,167 to earn second seed. Lewis’ closest competition was 166 pins back. Mary Montgomery sophomore Catlyn Hileman had the second best girls’ series with a three-game total 532. Hewitt-Trussville (2,089) and James Clemens (2,008) are the third and fourth seeds. Etowah will meet Satsuma in the first round of the 16-team championship elimination bracket Friday morning, Scottsboro faces Beauregard, Hewitt faces Pelham and James Clemens takes on Thompson. Complete first-round pairings for Friday’s competition is listed below.

AHSAA State Bowling Championships at Oak Mountain Lanes, Pelham Friday’s 16-Team Bracket First round (8 a.m.) (1 Traditional, 5 Baker Games) (head-to-head matches) BOYS’ PAIRINGS Sparkman vs. Stanhope Elmore (top seed) Thompson vs. Prattville Baker vs. Etowah Gadsden City vs. Huntsville (4th seed) East Limestone vs. Mary Montgomery (3rd seed) Vestavia Hills vs. James Clemens Benjamin Russell vs. Hewitt-Trussville Fairhope vs. Spain Park (2nd seed) GIRLS ‘ PAIRINGS Satsuma vs. Etowah (top seed) Gadsden City vs. Southside-Gadsden Northview vs. Mary Montgomery Thompson vs. James Clemens (4th seed) Pelham vs. Hewitt-Trussville (3rd seed)

Sparkman vs. McGill-Toolen Pinson Valley vs. Spain Park Beauregard vs. Scottsboro (2nd seed)

Second round (Boys & Girls) 10:30 a.m. (approximate) Lunch break 1 p.m. Semifinals (Boys & Girls) 2 p.m. (approximate)* Finals (Boys & Girls) 5 p.m. (approximate)* *-When one round is completed, the second round will start ASAP Thursday’s Results (Traditional Games) Boys’ Results AFTER THIRD ROUND Stanhope Elmore 2,713

Spain Park 2,685

Mary Montgomery 2,666 Huntsville 2,612

Etowah 2,591 Vestavia Hills 2,550 Hewitt-Trussville 2,536 Prattville 2,451 Thompson 2,443 Benjamin Russell 2,433 James Clemens 2,426 Baker 2,425 Gadsden City 2,406 East Limestone 2,345 Fairhope 2,285 Sparkman 2,196 Top 10 (Series Leaders all games) 706 Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery 676 Bryant Ray, Benjamin Russell 669 Austin Gibbs, Etowah 658 Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore 626 Luca Connor, James Clemens 623 Myliq Davis, Huntsville 620 Jordan Oliver Faggard, Hewitt-Trussville 618 Austin Ramage, Prattville 610 Stormy Stephens, Stanhope Elmore 610 Travis Saunders, Vestavia Hills High Games (3rd round) 300 Jonathan Kilgo, Gadsden City 268 Christian McNeeley, Mary Montgomery 246 Bryant Ray, Benjamin Russell 234 Andrew Harris, Spain Park

AFTER SECOND ROUND Stanhope Elmore 1,804

Huntsville 1,795

Etowah 1,756

Hewitt-Trussville 1,746

Spain Park 1,717

Vestavia Hills 1,650

Thompson 1,659

Benjamin Russell 1,653

Mary Montgomery 1,642

Baker 1,625

James Clemens 1,625

Prattville 1,619

Gadsden City 1,538

Sparkman 1,528

Fairhope 1,499

East Limestone 1,447

High Games (2nd round) 243 Austin Ramage, Prattville 237 Tucker Contorno, Spain Park 235 Connor Hilbert, Huntsville

AFTER FIRST ROUND

Hewitt-Trussville 963

Stanhope Elmore 945

Etowah 905

Thompson 902

Huntsville 869

Baker 845

Benjamin Russell 831

Spain Park 823

James Clemens 820

Vestavia Hills 805

Prattville 794

Gadsden City 792

Mary Montgomery 779

Sparkman 777

East Limestone 758

Fairhope 728 High Games (1ST round) 262 Austin Gibbs, Etowah 244 Josh Wilson, Stanhope Elmore

240 Brandon Boner, Thompson

Girls’ Results AFTER THIRD ROUND Etowah 2,244

Scottsboro 2,167

Hewitt-Trussville 2,089

James Clemens 2,008

Mary Montgomery 1,999

Sparkman 1,998

Spain Park 1,980

Southside-Gadsden 1,978

Gadsden City 1,885

Pinson Valley 1,858

McGill-Toolen 1,840

Northview 1,833

Thompson 1,832

Pelham 1,815

Beauregard 1,762

Satsuma 1,729

Top 10 (Series Leaders all games) 698 Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro 532 Catlyn Hileman, Mary Montgomery 499 Nicole Gilbert, Sparkman 497 T.K. Gibbs, Etowah 483 Lexi Gibbs, Etowah 469 Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park 468 Daniela Connor, James Clemens 467 Kyndal Oden, James Clemens 460 Shy Gibbs, Etowah 459 Laura Keplinger, Pinson Valley

High Games (3rd round) 244 Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro 210 Lexi Gibbs, Etowah 210 Shy Gibbs, Etowah AFTER SECOND ROUND Scottsboro 1,440

Etowah 1,423

Hewitt-Trussville 1,413

Spain Park 1,393

James Clemens 1,350

Sparkman 1,344

Mary Montgomery 1,340

Southside-Gadsden 1,319

Northview 1,289

Gadsden City 1,256

Thompson 1,249

Pinson Valley 1,244

McGill-Toolen 1,196

Satsuma 1,136

Pelham 1,120

Beauregard 1,113

High Games (2nd round) 234 Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro 200 Catlyn Hileman, Mary Montgomery 197 Kyndal Oden, James Clemens

AFTER FIRST ROUND

Scottsboro 725

Spain Park 716

Etowah 716

Sparkman 702

Thompson 669

Mary Montgomery 666

Gadsden City 659

Hewitt-Trussville 658

Pinson Valley 651

McGill-Toolen 620

Northview 613

James Clemens 613

Southside-Gadsden 612

Satsuma 603

Pelham 543

Beauregard 529

High Games (1ST round) 220 Sierra Lewis, Scottsboro 200 Mary Katherine Tedder, Spain Park 188 Camille Mask, Mary Montgomery

*Courtesy: AHSAA (www.ahsaa.com)

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