RCHS Lady Eagle bowler, Ariana Harvey, is following through and watching her roll during a recent home match at Crystal Lanes Bowling Center. Harvey had a 191 three-game average to lead the Lady Eagles in their win over East Hamilton on Tuesday.

(Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 edition)

The Rhea County High School Eagle bowling teams traveled and split with the East Hamilton Hurricanes on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Splitz Alley, in Chattanooga.

The Lady Eagles captured a 22-5 victory, as the Eagles fell 20-7 to the Hurricanes.

The Rhea girls’ team defeated the Lady Hurricanes with a pinfall count of 2,513 to 2,014, improving the Lady Eagles’ season record to 8-2.

Ariana Harvey led the Lady Eagles by rolling a 207, 182 and a 184, followed by Becca Rogers with a 171, 188 and a 157. Other Lady Eagles contributing to the win were Kate Woods (150, 155, 115), Kassie Coleman (97, 172, 145), Lexie Lee (99, -, 126), Kiersten Kile (-, 87, 105), Cheyenne Effrick (90, -, -) and Tia Goins (-, 83, -).

The Hurricanes outlasted the Rhea boys’ team with a pinfall count of 2,950 to 2,876, bringing the Eagles’ season record to 7-4.

East Hamilton won the first game 971 to 949 in pins, with a score of 5-3, but the Eagles battled back, winning the second game 1,029 to 966 in pinfall count, as the Hurricanes held a 9-7 lead headed to the final game. East Hamilton won the third game 1,013 to 898 in pins to secure the win.

Tanner Gaither led the Eagles by rolling a 155, 225 and a 201, followed by Jackson McDaniel with a 179, 162 and a 167.

Other Eagle bowlers contributing included Junior Hernandez (169, 170, 149), Chase Hoffman (133, 170, 158), Jayden Lajas (192, 157, -), Aaron Heimel (-, 145, -), Chance Wampler (121, -, -), Wampler and Lajas combined for a 139 in the third game and Ben Garrison and Jesse Cox combined for an 84 in the third game.

The Eagle bowlers will begin their postseason play via the district tournament on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021.