• Program Description

    The Thompson bowling program is made up of varsity, junior varsity, and middle school teams for both boys and girls. Bowling is a winter sport and the first day of allowable practice will be the first Monday in October for both the middle and high school teams. The middle school program will conclude upon the completion of the Metro Championship Tournament in the first or second week of December. The high school program will go to the end of January when the AHSAA State Championship Tournament is held.

    The middle schools are allowed a maximum of 12 match dates and two tournaments during the season. The high school teams are allowed a maximum of 18 match dates and 5 tournaments, not including the state championships. 

    History

    The AHSAA brought back high school bowling in 2015 as an emerging sport after being discontinued in 1978 and has continued to grow each year since 2015. It became a full member sport in 2016. There are currently two classifications for bowling in Alabama, 1A-5A and 6A-7A. Both Thompson High School and Thompson Middle School was part of the 2015 inaugural year and has been a strong participant each year since.

    Accomplishments

    Middle School Boys Achievements: 

    1. 2016 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    2. 2017 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    3. 2018 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    4. 2019 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    5. 2020 Metro South League Tournament Champions

    Middle School Girls Achievements:

    1. 2016 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    2. 2017 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    3. 2018 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    4. 2019 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    5. 2020 Metro South League Tournament Runner-up 
    6. 2021 Metro South League Tournament Champions
    7. 2024 Metro South League Tournament Champions

    High School Varsity Boys Achievements:

    1. 2016 AHSAA Area Champions
    2. 2017 AHSAA Area Champions
    3. 2018 AHSAA Area Champions
    4. 2019 AHSAA Area Runner Up
    5. 2019 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Semi-Finalists
    6. 2019 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Semi Finalists
    7. 2020 AHSAA Area Champions
    8. 2020 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Semi-Finalists
    9. 2020 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Champions
    10. 2021 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Semi-Finalists
    11. 2021 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Semi-Finalists
    12. 2024 AHSAA State Area Runner-up
    13. 2024 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Runner-up

    High School Varsity Girls Achievements: 

    1. 2016 AHSAA Area Champions
    2. 2016 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Champions
    3. 2017 AHSAA Area Champions
    4. 2017 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Champions
    5. 2018 AHSAA Area Champions
    6. 2018 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Semi-Finalists
    7. 2019 AHSAA Area Champions
    8. 2019 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Champions
    9. 2019 AHSAA State Championship Tournament State Runner-up
    10. 2020 AHSAA Area Champions
    11. 2020 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Champions
    12. 2020 AHSAA State Championship Tournament State Runner-up
    13. 2021 AHSAA Area Champions
    14. 2021 AHSAA South Regional Championship Tournament Semi-Finalists
    15. 2021 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Runner-up 
    16. 2022 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Quarterfinalists
    17. 2023 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Quarterfinalists
    18. 2024 AHSAA Area Champions
    19. 2024 AHSAA State Championship Tournament Quarter-Finalists

    State Records Held

    BOYS 

    Top Game (Team – Baker Format 1 traditional, 3 Baker games) 1,685  Vestavia Hills vs. Thompson (1,503), 2018 (State Tourney)

    Top Series (Individual, 4 Traditional Games) 843 Jacob Acker, Thompson, 2020 (State Tourney); 834 Landon Masters, Thompson, 2020 (State Tourney)

    Top Game (Individual Traditional) 300 Bodie Bubel, Thompson, 2022 (State Tourney qualifying)  

    GIRLS 

    Top Game (Team – Baker Format 1 traditional, 3 Baker games) 1,560  Thompson vs. American Christian (910), 2020 (State Tourney)

    Top Series (both teams) 3,083   Southside-Gadsden (1,556) vs. Thompson (1,527), 202002 (State Tourney)

    Top Game (Individual Traditional) 289  Jillian Hulsey, Thompson, 2019 (State Tourney semifinals)

    Top Series (Individual - 3 traditional games) 706 Gillian Baker, Thompson, 2018 (State Tourney)

    Top Series (Individual, 4 Traditional Games) 849 Jillian Hulsey, Thompson, 2019 (State Tourney, final day)