Western Athletic Conference announces bowling awards

MIDDLEBURGH — The Western Athletic Conference announced its bowling champions and league honors on Tuesday.

Bishop Gibbons won the boys varsity league championship with a 59-5 record, while Fonda-Fultonville placed second in the team standings with a 55-9 record and Fort Plain placed third with a 48-16 mark.

Middleburgh won the girls team championship with a 32-0 record, with Fort Plain second with a23-9 record and Berne-Knox-Westerlo placed third at 11-21.

Birshop Gibbons’ Alex Belcher was recognized as a WAC all-star and the league MVP, while Middleburgh’s Jaidyn Rose was honored as the girls’ MVP and as an all-star.

Rose also posted the high average for the girls with a 215 and Belcher carried the boys’ high average with a 207.

Middleburgh’s Tyler Mann rolled the league’s high series with a 740 and Cameryn Shultes of Middleburgh rolled the girls top series with a 695.

Fonda-Fultonville’s Tomek Kowalczyk posted the high single of the year with a 299 game, while Mayfield’s Madison Dann had the girls high single with a 265 game.

Earning all-star status for the boys were Duanesburg’s Tyler Drexel (204 avg.), Middleburgh’s Mann (200 avg.), Fonda-Fultonville’s Kowalczyk (197 avg.), Canajoharie’s Dereck Merenes (197 avg.) and Bishop Gibbons’ Angelo Balafaro (196 avg.)

Earning all-star honors for the girls were Middleburgh’s Schultes (196 avg.), Julia Bingham (184 avg.) and Dani Chichester (173 avg.), Mayfield Dann (182 avg.) and Fort Plain’s Emma Oldick (169 avg.)

Boys final standings

W L

Bishop Gibbons 59 5

Fonda-Fultonville 55 9

Fort Plain 48 16

Duanesburg 31 33

Mayfield 26 38

Canajoharie 26 38

Middleburgh 25 1/2 38 1/2

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 14 1/2 49 1/2

OESJ 3 61

Girls final standings

W L

Middleburgh 32 0

Fort Plain 23 9

Berne-Knox-Westerlo 11 21

Canajoharie 10 22

Mayfield 4 28

By Paul Wager