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February 1, 2009

Kegler's Korner: South’s Dowell rolls 234 to defeat South Vermillion’s Johansen for sectional crown

Austin Dowell of Terre Haute South defeated South Vermillion’s Scott Johansen 234-226 to win the high-scoring championship match of the Indiana High School Bowling boys individual sectional tournament at Vigo Bowl on Friday.

In the girls individual sectional tournament, Kristen Zellars topped Amanda Perry 182-171 in their championship match. Zellars and Perry attend Terre Haute North.

The top six boys and top two girls qualified for the IHSB individual regional at Laurel Lanes in Washington at 2 p.m. on Feb. 7.

The top six boys advancing to the regional were Johansen (744), Dowell (707), Dustin Morris (694, TH North), Cameron Bolinger (687, TH South), Doug McDowell (681, South Vermillion) and Jacob Wright (667, TH South).

Bolinger rolled a 300 games in the qualifying round.

Two boys alternates were Adam Smith (664) and Trevor Monroney (662), both of South Vermillion.

In the stepladder finals to determine the sectional champion, Bolinger edged Morris 223-211. In the semifinal match, Dowell and Bolinger tied at 246-246, but Dowell won the 9th-10th frame roll-off 50-48. Dowell had a spare in the 9th frame, then three consecutive strikes in the 10th to move on to the title match.

For the girls, Zellars (683) and Perry (503) qualified for the regional. Alternates were Sara Shepherd (474, TH North) and Mikala Katzmarek (470, South Vermillion).

The individual sectional was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but was postponed two days due to the heavy snowfall in the Wabash Valley.

Meanwhile, in the IHSB team sectional tournament, South Vermillion slipped past Terre Haute South 416-413 in a two-game Baker-scored championship match at the Terre Haute Bowling Center on Monday.

In the qualifying round, South earned the top seed with a score of 3,142, followed by South Vermillion (3,024), Terre Haute North (3,010), North Central (2,814) and West Vigo (2,696).

In the girls team sectional, Terre Haute North claimed the championship, easily outpointing South Vermillion 2,162-1,538.

South Vermillion (boys), Terre Haute South (boys) and Terre Haute North (girls) teams advanced to the regional at 9 a.m., also on Feb. 7, also at Laurel Lanes

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