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Tiger Cub bowlers enter break with perfect record

Friday, November 23, 2012

The Greencastle High School boys' bowling team is undefeated and leads the Wabash Valley South Bowling Conference at the Thanksgiving holiday break.

Greencastle, the defending conference champion, is 5-0 with a one-win edge on Lebanon. Greencastle topped Lebanon in the season opener on Oct. 24. The rivals will meet again on Nov. 28 at Crawfordsville.

North Putnam's co-ed team is fourth with a 3-2 mark, while South Putnam's boys are in sixth place, one spot ahead of Crawfordsville.

The newly re-formed Greencastle High School girls team, with only one experienced bowler, is still looking for its first victory.

All four Putnam County teams call the A n J Bowl their home center. They practice twice a week at the remodeled bowling center on South Jackson Street in Greencastle.

And for the first time in two years the county teams have home contests at A n J Bowl. The next home tournament for the Greencastle, North Putnam and South Putnam teams is Dec. 16. Home tournaments are open to the public.

The Greencastle boys, coached by Scott Alexander, have been impressive as a team and as individuals through the first five matches. Greencastle scored 1,001 pins in one game against Clinton Prairie and the four returnees from last year have rolled games of 205 to 290.

Austin Alspaugh not only leads Greencastle, but the entire league. The Greencastle High School junior is carrying a 205 average. He has rolled two of the top five games in the state, a 290 and 289 (300 is a perfect game).

Rounding out the veteran Greencastle squad are Jacob Schick with a 187 average and a season-high 233 game, followed by Reggie Alex at 186 and a season-high 221; Zane Miller at 168 average with a high of 220; Joey Fields 160 and a season best 205; and freshman Cade Bailey 144 average and 177 season best game.

North Putnam's co-ed team, coached by Angela Thompson, is led by Josh Andreu with a 174 average. Andreu has a high game of 213 for the season.

Completing the North Putnam squad are Dalton Spear with a 145 average, Tylor Alford 141, Brody Downey 140, the fast-improving Karlie Branson 113 and Jacob Hendershot 102.

South Putnam's five-man squad is led by Blake Doolin with a 170 average and a season-high 195 score. Tyler Nield is carrying a 165 average, but rolled a season-best 215. Rounding out coach Lucille Liebert's South Putnam team is Devon Haywood at 101, Austin Query 97 and Colton Bunten 96.

Lebanon is leading the girls conference standings, followed by Southmont, Crawfordsville, Frankfort and Greencastle.

After several seasons of bowling co-ed, the Greencastle girls have their own five-player team. The team is coached by Mike Friars.

This is a young Greencastle team, led by junior Brittany Friars, who has bowled on co-ed teams in the past. Friars leads the team with a 135 average and a season-high game of 175. Miranda Nuz is averaging a 130, but rolled a season-high 197 game. Bailey York is carrying a 104 average, followed by Katlin Alexander at 96 and Katelyn Carlson 89.

The four Putnam County squads return to action in the Wabash Valley South Conference action on November 28 at Crawfordsville Plaza Lanes at 5 p.m.



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