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February 13, 2010

Kegler's Korner: A little snow can’t stop bowlers from getting in their rounds

TERRE HAUTE — While a little snow has slowed down the process of playing boys and girls high school basketball games around the Wabash Valley recently, the white stuff rarely keeps bowlers from their appointed rounds.

That goes for high school bowlers as well.

The South Vermillion boys team and three area individuals advanced to yesterday’s Indiana High School Bowling semistate tournament in Richmond based on their performances at the IHSB regional at the Terre Haute Bowling Center on Feb. 6.

South Vermilion qualified for the semistate by placing fourth in the team regional with a score of 2,710. SV was nipped 335-331 by Mount Vernon in the first round of the stepladder finals.

In the individual regional, semistate qualifiers were Adam Smith of Terre Haute South, J.D. Pizzola of Terre Haute North and D.J. Wood of South Vermillion, placing third, fourth and fifth respectively. Smith had a three-game series of 621, Pizzola 616 and Wood 600.

In the stepladder finals, Smith defeated Pizzola 225-193, then eventual regional champion Dennis Lentz Jr. of Southport sidelined Smith 193-114.

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In other high school bowling news:

• Pizzola (boys) and Kristen Zellars (girls), both bowling for Terre Haute North, were crowned individual champions in the IHSB sectional at Imperial Lanes on Jan. 25.

Pizzola was top seed for the boys, rolling a 742 three-game series. Other regional qualifiers included Cameron Frye (THN, 670), Cameron Bolinger (THS, 664), Smith (SV, 649) and Wood (THS, 643).

The top four competed in stepladder finals. Smith defeated Bolinger 229-223 and Frye 214-181, before Pizzola topped Smith 225-193 to earn his sectional title.

Zellars was top seed for the girls with a 597 series. Other regional qualifiers were Sara Shepherd (THN, 539), Sara Sebring (West Vigo, 520) and Lea Zebrowski (THN, 514).

In the girls stepladder finals, Zebrowski stopped Sebring 187-157 and Shepherd 232-175. In the sectional title match, Zellars nipped Zebrowski 180-175.

The IHSB team sectional was contested at Paradise Bowl in Clinton on Jan. 25.

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