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The Adamsville High School Lady Cardinal bowling team made history last Saturday, becoming the first female bowling team at AHS to advance to the state competition with a 19-8 win over Bartlett High School in their Sectional match at Strike Zone Lanes in Southaven, Miss.

Picking up their 10th win of the season, the Lady Cards won the match with a total pinfall of 2,824-2,526. Amron Forsythe rolled a 490 series with her high game of 235 coming in her third and final game of the day. 

Forsythe, who was named Region 7 Female Bowler of the Year following the region tournament on Jan. 10, was named as a finalist for the Tennessee State Bowling Proprietors Association Miss Bowler of the Year award earlier in the week. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

Against Bartlett, Breanna Taylor led the Lady Cards with a match-high series of 540 on games of 148, 211, and 181. Her sister, Deanna Taylor, rolled a 502 series on games of 161, 178, and 163. Emily Surratt added a high game of 199, Kanesha Wright posted a high game of 186, and Nicole Ross rolled a 144.

Adamsville takes a 10-3 record to the state competition with all three losses coming against the undefeated, two-time defending state champion Hardin County Lady Tigers, who defeated White Station 20-7 in their Sectional match to advance as well.

The Lady Cardinals will leave for the Division I State Bowling Team Tournament at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, but they will not play their first match until noon on Friday.

The team will travel early so the girls can cheer for Forsythe, who qualified for the Div. I State Bowling Individual Tournament with a 193 average for the season, as she tries to bring home an individual state championship for AHS. The quarterfinals of the individuals tournament begins on Thursday at 9 a.m.

All state tournament matches will be played at the Smyrna Bowling Center in Smyrna, Tenn.

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