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Lady Cards advance to Sectionals

Photo by Kim Forsythe

The Adamsville Lady Cardinal bowling team advanced to Sectionals for the second year in a row and third time in school history after defeating the Brighton Lady Cardinals 22-5 in the semifinals of the Region 7 Tournament held at Andy B’s in Bartlett, Tenn. last Thursday.

The team was anchored by senior Amron Forsythe who bowled a 606 series with games of 226, 224 and 166. Following the tournament, she was named Region 7 Female Bowler of the Year with a 193 average on the season. She shared the honor with Hardin County Lady Tiger Kayla Martin last year.

Following the win over Brighton, the Lady Cardinals took on those same Lady Tigers in the championship where they were defeated 21-6 by the undefeated , two-time defending state champion Hardin County team. The Lady Tigers defeated Dyer County 26-1 in the semifinals before winning their 10th region championship in 11 years.

Against the Lady Tigers, Breanna Taylor rolled a 524 series with games of 201, 150 and 173. Forsythe bowled a 198 and 164, Emily Surratt rolled 183 and 154, Kanesha Wright had games of 158 and 154, and Nicole Ross pitched in with a 156 game.

Forsythe, Ross, Surratt and Taylor were named to the All-Region and All-Tournament teams.

Forsythe, along with Hardin County’s Martin and Mallory Stanley, qualified for the individual state tournament. This will be Forsythe’s third straight trip to state.

The Lady Cardinals will travel to Memphis to take on the Region 8 Champion in Sectionals to see if Adamsville can advance to the state tournament as a team for the first time in school history. The date, time, and opponent for that match has yet to be determined. 

The Lady Tigers will roll against the Region 8 Runner-Up at the Savannah Bowling Center on Jan. 19.

In the boys’ tournament, Adamsville was defeated by Brighton in the quarterfinals, and Hardin County, led by senior Chase Smith’s 242 tournament average, won its ninth straight Region 7 Championship with a 22-5 victory against Munford in the finals. They defeated Dyersburg 24-3 in the semifinals.

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