January 30, 2014

Sports Shorts: January 30, 2014

Eagles set indoor track & field records

BEEKMANTOWN — The Beekmantown girls’ indoor track and field team set three school records in its last two meets. Courtney Wilson set the long jump record with a jump of 16 feet, ½ inch, breaking Korinne Stay’s record set in 2010. The 4 x 160 relay team (Mikaela Frechette, Elisabeth Plympton, Wilson and Kallie Villemaire) bettered its own record by running 1:29.8. Frechette also tied Lita Fountain’s 2010 school record in the high jump with a jump of 4-10.

Bowman tosses 300 game; wins youth tournament

SCHENECTADY — Peru’s Jonathan Bowman capped off a nearly wire-to-wire victory by defeating Valatie’s Chad Sutliff, 190-176, to win the Capital District Youth Scholarship Tour bowling tournament, held at Imperial Lanes on Saturday, January 25.

Both bowlers started out slowly in the championship match, with Bowman holding a 1-pin lead through three frames. Strikes in the fourth and fifth frames enabled him to extend his lead to 21 pins. Both bowlers marked in frames sixth through eight, but an open in the ninth reduced Bowman’s lead to eight pins. However, he responded with two strikes in the 10th frame to win his third CDYST title of the season, fourth overall, and a $275 scholarship.

Competing in an extended 6-game qualifying round on the WTBA Tokyo lane condition, Bowman was in third place after Game 1. However, he too the lead in Game 2 and then took charge by rolling the fifth 300 game in CDYST competition in Game 3. His lead was 66 pins following the qualifying round and he extended it to 190 pins by winning two of his three semifinal matches.

Bowman’s qualifying total was 210-203-300-217-198-177-1305. He rolled games of 266, 194 and 239 in the semifinal round where he then awaited Sutliff in the championship match.

There were 40 entrants. Mooers’ Chris Kokes also competed and finished in 30th place with a 6-game score of 954.

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