After a slow start, the Tullahoma High School boys bowling team rebounded, picking up a 16.5-10.5 road win over Lawrence County on Thursday.
With the victory, Tullahoma improved to 12-0 on the regular season and is ranked No. 1 in the state rankings. The THS girls bowling team couldn’t follow suit on Thursday, battling to a 19-8 loss to Lawrence County.
On the boys side, Tullahoma won just one of the six matchups in the first set and tied one other game. Lawrence County added two additional points for leading the overall set in pinfall, 1,191-1,105, taking a 6.5-1.5 advantage.
Nolan Cardwell picked up the lone win for Tullahoma in the first set, defeating Jacob Whitehead 200-173. Dylan Petty tied with Colton Moore at 193 later in the set.
Tullahoma answered back with four wins in the second set, closing the score to 8.5-5.5. Tullahoma received two additional points for leading the set in pinfall, 1,155-1,030, again erasing THS’ deficit to 8.5-7.5.
Matthew Hasty notched the first win for Tullahoma, defeating Alex Goshert 187-181. Oliver Lawson defeated Isaac Lopp 209-170. Justin Gilstrap defeated Parker Jennings 210-147 and Elijah Manderson closed out the set with a 218-183 win over Collin Huson.
Tullahoma again won four games in the final set and also led in pinfall, 1,246-1,132, taking a 13.5-10.5 advantage. Tullahoma notched the final three points of the game after leading overall in pins, 3,506-3,353, notching the 16.5-10.5 victory.
Cardwell led off the final set with a 259-208 win for Tullahoma, downing Whitehead. Lawson secured a 228-166 win over Lopp. Petty followed with a 183-179 victory over Moore, before Gilstrap defeated Caleb Venable 199-133.
On the girls side, Tullahoma and Lawrence County split the opening set, each winning three games. However, Lawrence County took the slight edge after leading in pinfall, 995-951, taking a 5-3 advantage.
Allyson McCray notched the first Tullahoma win after defeating Hailee Ratliff 140-121. Keilee Northcutt downed Cetoria Wilson 189-178. Tailor Noyce defeated Bailee Hagan 181-137.
Tullahoma managed just a pair of wins in the second set. After winning four games in the second set and after leading in pinfall, 952-863, as Lawrence County extended its lead to 11-5.
Hope Sebourn defeated Maci Hagan 159-119 for the first Tullahoma win of the second set. Noyce followed with a 206-127 victory over Bailee.
Tullahoma and Lawrence County split the final six games in the third set. However, Lawrence County led the final set in pins, 970-902, extending its lead to 16-8. Lawrence County then secured the final three points of the contest after leading the overall match in pins, 2,917-2,717, going on to secure the 19-8 advantage.
McCray secured the first win for Tullahoma, defeating Bailee 123-110. Courtney Kimzey followed with a 196-140 win over Kenzie Renfro. Noyce closed out the match with a 200-148 win over Wilson.
Both Tullahoma teams will enjoy some time off as they will next compete on Nov. 27, traveling to face Santa Fe. Those matchups are slated to get underway at 3:30 p.m.