Hailey Muncey is a 17-year-old senior at Warren County High School and a member of the Lady Pioneer bowling team. The Pioneer bowling team consists of two female and four male bowlers. Muncey has been selected to compete in the TSSAA state tournament this year held in Smyrna.
She is coached by Brandon Eldridge and in her best game this season, Muncey bowled a 216. Her average is slightly lower at 172 and she bowls with a 14-pound ball.
Bowling was not available to Muncey during her freshman year, but she quickly joined the team as a sophomore. She remained on the team throughout her junior and senior years. Muncey was selected to compete in the state tournament last year as a junior. She placed 11th in the state and hopes to improve this year.
Muncey has bowled since age 5 and grew up in the USBC. Several years later, Muncey and her friend Taylor Davis won a doubles tournament at age 11.
Her favorite place to bowl outside McMinnville is LTA located in Murfreesboro. Muncey told the Southern Standard, “The lanes are fast and my ball breaks really well there.”
Unfortunately for Muncey, the site of the state tournament is her least favorite place to bowl.
“Both Smyrna and Stewarts Creek are really tough,” added Muncey.
She has two college offers as of now, one from in state and one from out of state.
Muncey is very competitive and her focus is winning. When you can’t find her bowling, chances are she will be playing travel softball with her friends.
The TSSAA state tournament starts Thursday.