COOKEVILLE – The Creek Wood bowling teams competed in Cookeville all week with the girls finishing runner-up in the regional tournament to punch their ticket to a sectional matchup and winning that match, as well, to qualify for the TSSAA state bowling tournament.
The boys’ season came to an end with a semifinal loss in regions.
The Creek Wood Lady Red Hawks defeated Page High School on Saturday to lock in their third state appearance in as many seasons. The Lady Red Hawks beat Page 20-7 after a rocky start in a unfamiliar bowling alley.
Creek Wood bowled one of its worst games of the season, shooting 894, but the Lady Red Hawks won the first game 5-3 with a 198 from Jase Jackson.
In the second game, the Lady Red Hawks got lined up and started to push their lead to 11-5 with a 180 from Anna Lee Sesler, a 188 from Keely Freeman and a 231 from Jackson, as well.
In the final game, the Lady Red Hawks finished off Page to take the 20-7 win thanks to Kennedy Taylor’s 199.
The Lady Red Hawks outscored Page with a total pin fall of 2,952 to 2,462 to win.
The Lady Red Hawks will advance to the TSSAA State Tournament, which will showcase the final eight teams in the state in Division 1. The Lady Red Hawks will bowl in a quarterfinal Friday, and a win would advance them on to a semifinal and final on Saturday.
Creek Wood also had three individuals qualify for the TSSAA individual tournament, which will take place Thursday.
Creek Wood’s Zach Waller will compete, along with Anne Lee Sesler and Jase Jackson from the girls’ side.
Dickson County’s Dusty Malone also qualified for the individual tournament.