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High school bowling: Five parish teams advance to bi-regionals

The Parkway and Airline boys and girls teams and the Benton co-ed team advanced to the bi-regionals Thursday at Holiday Lanes.

The Benton co-ed team competes in the boys division.

In regional playoff boys quarterfinal matches, Benton downed Minden 24-3, Parkway dropped Byrd 26-1, Haughton topped Loyola 17-10 and Airline defeated Bossier 26-1.

Airline and Parkway advanced with semifinal wins over Benton and Haughton, respectively, by identical 23-4 scores. Benton earned the third bi-regional spot from the Northwest Louisiana region with a 19-8 victory over Haughton.

In regional playoff girls semifinal matches, Parkway advanced with a 27-0 win over Loyola and Airline advanced with a 22-5 victory over Byrd.

The bi-regionals are March 27 at Creole Lanes in Houma.

There were some impressive scores in the boys and girls divisions.

Airline’s Dominic Rivers had the high game of the regionals among the boys with a 279 against Bossier, part of a 659 series.

Parkway’s Chandler Sumpter had the high series of 709 against Haughton, including a 266. He also bowled a 227 and 216. Sumpter bowled a 634 series against Byrd, including a 244.

Parkway’s Justin Shea bowled a 230 against Haughton and had a 625 series. Alex Bequette bowled a 237 against Haughton. Ladarius Williamson had games of 205 and 211 against Haughton.

Destin Meza had games of 211 and 205 against Byrd.

The No. 1 seed Panthers improved to 12-0 on the season.

Airline’s Jaylon Ellison had a 211 high game on the day and Brian Fielding bowled a 203.

Austin Sepeda led Benton with a 215 high game and 581 series against Haughton. Caitlin Lawrence bowled a 197 high game and Parker King a 190.

Cameron Silba topped Haughton with a 223 high game and 531 series. Brandon Simmons bowled a 203 high game and Jonathan Brown a 195.

Shamari Lay led Bossier with a 373 series and 142 high game. Nick Thomas had a 129 high game and Eric Clark a 113.

Katie Black had the Parkway girls high game of 217. That was the second-highest among girls on the day. Byrd’s Celeste Thedford bowed a 225 as part of a 606 series.

Nicole Taylor had the Lady Panthers’ best series of 572, including a 200. Traclyn Bell bowled a 170 high game.

The top-seeded Lady Panthers improved to 13-0.

Trista Quinley paced Airline with a 180 high game and 525 high series. Bailey Russell bowled a 169 high game and Courtney Riede a 153.

Haughton’s Silba and Simmons were among four bowlers advancing to the bi-regionals in the singles competition. Loyola’s Alex Reine and Byrd’s Earl Raymond also advanced.

Thedford and her teammates Kaitlyn Baillett and Mattie Harrington advanced to the girls singles bi-regionals.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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