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Lisa Ivey, far left, stands with her girls bowling team after finishing runner-up at the 2024 State Tournament. Ivey, who has since retired from her position as head coach, was named the Class 6A/7A Coach of the Year. Photo Contributed

Sparkman Dominates All-State Bowling Team

MADISON- The Sparkman bowling team earned two top post-season awards in the 2024 All-State Teams. The Senators earned Coach of the Year for departing head coach Lisa Ivey while senior bowler Jenna Webber was named Bowler of the Year.

“Jenna Webber is a great young lady,” said Ivey of her senior star bowler. “She is not only a great bowler, but a great person. She is going to do great things and I can’t wait to see them.”

Webber averaged 176 per game during the just completed season where the Lady Senators finished runner-up to Stanhope Elmore in the Class 6A/7A championship match. The 751-622 loss was just the second on the season for Sparkman (22-2). In 2023, Webber was a First-Team All-State selection alongside her older sister, Angela, who graduated last year.

Joining Webber on the First-Team All-State Team was Rebekah Wagner of James Clemens. The Lady Jets lost in the opening round at the State Tournament while Wagner finished fourth in the individual competition rolling a 574 series.

Three members of the Sparkman team were chosen among the Second-Team All-State selections. They included Taylor Enfinger (170 avg.), Sr., Kirsten Stokesberry (178 avg.), So. and Natalie Alsup (170 avg.), Sr. In boys, Sparkman rollers Zacary Swaim (208 avg.) Sr., who finished second at the State Tournament, and Dalton Robinson (193 avg.) Jr., were tabbed First-Team All-State.

The selections also include the Class 6A/7A teams where Webber was chosen among the First-Team and Ivey was named Coach of the Year, this after being named Coach of the Year for boys in 2023. In boys selections, the Class 6A/7A All-State Team included Swaim and Robinson.

For Ivey, she exited the program after six years at the helm as head coach of the Senators. During her tenure, Sparkman won two boys state championships, two girls state championships along with two runner-up spots in the State Tournament for both boys and girls.

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