Mustangs roll to victory
by SARALYN NORKUS Banner Sports Writer
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BOTH WALKER VALLEY bowling teams came out on top of Bradley Central Tuesday evening. Junior
Alexis Rutledge (left) led the Lady Mustangs with a 550 series, while sophomore Briton Helton (right) led
the Mustangs with a 697 series.
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In their second meeting of the season, Walker Valley’s bowling teams once again came out on top of county-rival Bradley Central.

The Walker Valley boys finished with a total pin fall of 3,214 and 21 team points, while the Bradley Central boys finished with a total pin fall of 2,695 and six points.

In the girls’ competition the Lady Mustangs posted a 2,691-2,052 pin fall advantage to capture a 25-2 victory.

“I’m not displeased with the team. I’m very happy with the way they rolled and performed, but we still have areas to work on like every other team. We hit our spares and did well,” Walker Valley coach Dean Anderson commented.

After the first game, the Mustangs had jumped out ahead of the Bears by a score of 998-854 and six points to two.

Following the second game, the Walker Valley overall lead was extended after a 1,135-871 pin fall edge, doubling its advantage.

In the final game, the Walker Valley boys finished with a score of 1,081 to Bradley’s 970, claiming another 6-2 win and the three overall pin fall bonus points.

Sophomore Briton Helton led the Mustangs with a 697 series. In the first game he bowled a 176, which was followed up with match high-game of 286 and finished with a 235.

Caleb Zanoska helped out with a 566 series for the victors, while Tanner Kincaid rolled a 500 three-game total. Nathan Kirby and Jacob Baker added a 497 and 474 series respectively to the Mustang tally.

For the Bears, junior Alec Norwood led the way with a 576 series, which included a 224 team high-game, plus a 201 roll.

Kile Grady helped out the Bear cause with a 485 series while Tanner Ratcliff adding a 455 and Mitchell Baker a 436.

The Lady Mustangs were led by junior Alexis Rutledge, who finished with a 550 series. In the first game she bowled a 198 and then bowled a 161 and 191 in the next two games.

Nicole Hartman rolled a 508 series in the victory, including 188 and 176 games.

The Bearette bowlers saw freshman Kealey Collins with a 397 series, with a personal-high game of 161.

Walker Valley’s girls jumped ahead of the Bradley girls after the opening game, 910-705 and 7-1 in points.

Kristin Davis won the only point for the Bearettes following her team-high game score of 163 in the first game.

The Lady Mustangs’ overall lead was extended after the second game, where they won 806-638 and claimed all the available points.

Following the third game, Walker Valley had another win with a total of eight points and 975-709.

As of last week, Walker Valley’s bowling team had an undefeated record, with the boys being 5-0 and the girls being 3-0.

The northern county school will continue its district play when it hosts McMinn County next week.

Bradley Central’s boys now have a record of 5-5, while the girls are 4-4.

“The kids are trying hard and doing better, but it’s a rebuilding year,” Bradley coach Don Burke stated.

The Black-and-Gold will host Signal Mountain today at Leisure Time at 4 p.m., and will travel to face the Chattanooga Central Purple Pounders Thursday at 3 p.m.