Senior Lady Wildcat Megan Metz of Wilson Central High School qualified for her third individual tournament berth in the TSSAA State Bowling Tournament just a week ago and by all indications she has used her practice time wisely vaulting into the championship final round rolling a 4 game series of 828 and qualifying for the final round on Friday. Entering the tournament with 54 other state wide bowlers with an average of 188.23, Metz stormed to a 2nd place finish in the semi-finals and advancing with an average of 207.00 to remain in the hunt for a TSSAA championship. She is 1 of 6 bowlers left and only trails #1 seed Danielle Jedicki of Seigel High School who knocked down a total of 1641 pins, an average of 209.25 which is a total of just 45 pins between the two. Metz mowed down 1596 pins while another Wilson County Bowler Lindsay Manning from Lebanon rolled 197.50 to place 6th. Tournament favorite by average Faith Welch (211.05) of Hardin County is still within striking distance sitting in 3rd place of all bowlers with an average of 193.75.
The finals will begin on Friday Jan 19 at the Smyrna Bowling Lanes at 9:00 am as the remaining 6 bowlers will roll for the championship of Division 1. The finals are conducted using a ladder format tournament as the #5 seed will play 1 game vs. the #6 seed while the #4 seed awaits the winner. Metz finishing as the 2nd seed will wait to roll one game vs. whoever survives the ladder. With a win, Metz will then roll one game for the state championship against Jedicki from Seigel.