The Miami Trace girls bowling team, that qualified to the State tournament back in early March of this year, have started the 2015-16 season with six consecutive victories, including two in the South Central Ohio League.
The team began the season on Nov. 17 with a win over Unioto at Shawnee Lanes in Chillicothe.
Miami Trace had a team score of 1,891 to 1,375 for the Shermans.
Senior Katie Zeigler rolled the high two-game series for Miami Trace of 380 (213 and 167).
Junior Macy Detty bowled a 359 score (games of 182 and 177).
Senior Miranda Wheeler bowled a 317 (161 and 156).
Four other team members each bowled one game to contribute to the team total.
Junior Carrie Bennett rolled a 130; junior Mckenzie Miller had a score of 112; freshman Hayley Tipton had a game of 86 and senior Asia Anderson bowled a 195.
Miami Trace had Baker game scores of 158 and 154. For the uninitiated, a Baker game is when five different team members each bowl two frames of a game.
On Dec. 1, Miami Trace traveled to Star Dust Lanes in Grove City to contest the team from Westfall.
Miami Trace won this match. However, the scores were not available.
On Dec. 2, Miami Trace played Washington in a head-to-head SCOL match.
Miami Trace beat Washington, 2,169 to 2,081.
Miranda Wheeler was the leading scorer in that match with a 389 (games of 201 and 188).
Asia Anderson rolled a 175 and 169 for a combined 344 total.
Mckenzie Miller bowled a 332 (184 and 148).
Katie Zeigler bowled a 129, Hayley Tipton, 101, Macy Detty, 191 and Carrie Bennett, 152.
Miami Trace had Baker game scores of 211, 163 and 157 against Washington.
For Washington in that match, Sierra Dawson rolled a 377 (167 and 210); Ciarra Thompson had a 348 (168 and 180); Kaylee Crowe rolled a 318 (148 and 170); Kate Jude had a score of 275 (154 and 121); Kaitlyn Woods had a game of 144 and Kelsey Potts bowled a 155.
Washington had Baker game scores of 174, 152 and 138 against Miami Trace.
On Dec. 5, Miami Trace traveled to Jackson County to compete against Wellston.
Miami Trace won this match with a 1,512 to Wellston’s 1,372.
Carrie Bennett led Miami Trace with a 257 (119 and 138).
Katie Zeigler rolled a 250 (126 and 124).
Macy Detty had a combined score of 225 (114 and 111).
Asia Anderson bowled a 128; Miranda Wheeler had a game of 152; Mckenzie Miller rolled a 130 and Hayley Tipton had a 120 game score.
Miami Trace had Baker game scores of 123 and 127.
On Dec. 7, Miami Trace hosted Zane Trace at LeElla Lanes.
The Lady Panthers won this match, 2,011 to 1,816.
Macy Detty had the high score of 362 (182 and 180).
Miranda Wheeler rolled a 337 (182 and 155).
Mckenzie Miller had a two-game series score of 307 (172 and 135).
Katie Zeigler bowled a 294 (138 and 156) and Asia Anderson had a 274 (135 and 139).
Miami Trace had Baker game scores of 168, 135 and 134.
Miami Trace improved to 2-0 in the SCOL on Dec. 8 with a 2,124 to 1,996 win over Clinton-Massie. The match was held at Royal Z Lanes in Wilmington.
Asia Anderson led Miami Trace with a 361 (213 and 148).
Macy Detty rolled a 339 (170 and 169); Katie Zeigler had a combined score of 319 (151 and 168); Miranda Wheeler had a score of 312 (204 and 108) and Mckenzie Miller had a two-game series score of 301 (148 and 153).
Miami Trace had Baker game scores of 161, 155 and 176 to amass the total of 2,124.
“I’m trying to get the girls to pick up from where they left off last year,” Miami Trace coach Kaleb Taylor said. “In the first couple of matches, we were still trying to find the groove, basically.
“The scores have been down, but, we’re improving,” Taylor said. “Getting them back into things, mentally, is the biggest thing. We need to work on our mental toughness, so we can compete at a higher level.
“At the beginning of the season, the girls came in and were kind of relaxed,” Taylor said. “Once we got through the first couple matches, the girls realized they weren’t winning the way they were last year, with that confidence. The girls are working really hard now.”
Miami Trace will be in action today at the Jonathan Alder Bash in Plain City.
Next week, Miami Trace will host McClain on Monday at 3:45 p.m. Miami Trace will not hit the lanes again until Dec. 19 in the Beast of the East tournament in Zanesville.
Reach Chris Hoppes at 740-335-3611, ext. 1104, or on Twitter @choppes1