Dec 19, 2018
The Portland girls finished second in last week’s District 12 bowling tournament at the Pro Bowl West in Lebanon.
After defeating Merrol Hyde in the first round, the Lady Panthers eked out a 14-13 semifinal win over No. 2 seed Mt. Juliet but fell to undefeated Lebanon 22-5 in the title match.
The Purple will play in the regionals after Christmas in Dickson County.
The Portland girls won 22-5 over Merrol Hyde in the first round of the District 12 tournament on Dec. 4.
In the first game, Taylor eked out a 104-102 decision, High swept her opponent 116-82, Holloway won by eight pins 128-120, Evans was victorious 133-103, Hicks came out a 100-96 winner and Speakman collected a win by forfeit.
The Lady Panthers held a 714-503 edge in game one total pinfall and points.
In the middle set, High won 162-77, Holloway posted a 126-118 victory, Evans came out on top 110-97 and Speakman won by forfeit.
Portland won game two total pinfall and points by a 732-526 margin.
In the final set, High was successful 123-99, Miranda Rigsby knocked off her opponent 102-79 and Hailey Langley won by forfeit.
The Lady Panthers came on top in game three total pinfall and points by a 695-609 advantage and held a 2,141-1,638 advantage in match total pinfall and bonus points.
In matches leading up the district tournament, the Portland girls defeated Merrol Hyde 21-6 on Nov. 20. In the first set, Lia Hicks collected a 94-86 win, Leah High won by forfeit and Lauren Holloway defeated her opponent 149-128. High picked her second victory by forfeit in the second game while Holloway earned a 135-131 decision and Maddie Taylor was successful 163-94.
In the final set, Langley triumphed 139-93, Beka Rigsby knocked down 12 more pins (123-111) than her opponent, High won by forfeit ad Taylor rounded out the afternoon with a 121- 107 victory.
The Lady Panthers won all three game total pinfall and points and had a 2,203-1,699 edge in match total pinfall and bonus points.
Portland won over Hendersonville 16-11 on Nov. 27. High and Holloway both swept their opponents in all three games with Summer Evans picking up a win in game one and Kirstie Speakman recording a victory.
Lia Hicks edged her opponent by seven pins in the second set.
Portland won all three game total pinfall and points and held a 2,255-2,077 edge in match total pinfall and bonus points.
On Nov. 29, the Purple dropped a 25-2 decision to Lebanon. High won her first game 146-126 and Holloway posted a 130-97 win in the opening set.