Press-Republican

December 5, 2012

New format highlights CVAC bowling season


Press-Republican

Editor’s note: Coaching forms were not received from AuSable Valley and Willsboro in time for the preview.

Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling will take on a new look this season.

In the old format, handicap scores were used during the regular season and scratch scores in the Section VII Championships.

The new format will have scratch scores used in both regular season and sectional play, giving the obvious advantage to teams with the better average bowlers.

The Beekmantown boys return as both league and sectional champions, while the Northeastern Clinton girls won the CVAC title and the Beekmantown girls the sectional crown a year ago.

Beekmantown

Boys

The Eagles, after cleaning up on league and sectional honors a season ago, are poised for another title run.

Experience won’t be a problem as Beekmantown brings back nine starters off last year’s squad, including Matt Corrow, Austin Delisle, Ryan Douglas, Matt Dwyer, Ryan Munson, Andrew Roberts, James St. Denis, Dennon Walantus and Cody Watts. Returner Andrew Baker is a projected starter.

Girls

The Eagles lost out to Northeastern Clinton in the CVAC standings before winning the sectional crown.

Beekmantown returns three of its five starters in Taylor Lavalley, Paedyn Mattioli and Harley Wells. Alyza Agoney and Sabrina Manning are projected starters.

Boys

Bowlers lost

Mike Deyo, Adam Stuart.

Bowlers returning

Andrew Baker, Matt Corrow, Austin Delisle, Ryan Douglas, Matt Dwyer, Schuyler Fountain, Ryan Munson, Austin Recore, Andrew Roberts, James Sayah, James St. Denis, Dennon Walantus, Clay Watts, Cody Watts.

Newcomers

Morgan Brown.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Makayla Long, Katie Reed.

Bowlers returning

Alyza Agoney, Taylor Lavalley, Sabrina Manning, Paedyn Mattioli, Riley Watts, Harley Wells.

Newcomers

Cheyenne Wells.

Moriah

Boys

Without handicap, it’s not going to be easy for both the Moriah boys and girls.

Dillon Adkins, Jared Feith, Derek Petro, Tanner Conley, Joe Rodriquez and Dave Lasell return for the Vikings boys, who are improving with each practice.

Girls

The Vikings lost most of their team from a year ago and have Megan Evans, Kayla Joy and Amanda Ida returning.

Moriah is hoping the newcomers will continue to improve and help pull off some wins this season.

Boys

Bowlers lost

Not available.

Bowlers returning

Dillon Adkins, Jared Feith, Derek Petro, Tanner Conley, Joe Rodriquez, Dave Lasell.

Newcomers

Adam Wilber, Billy Benton, Tanner Whalen, Tom Rancour, Tristan Shappy, Gage Denton, Dustin Gangi, Kyle VanBuren.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Rachel Demarais, Shelby Sherman, Sam Wright.

Bowlers returning

Megan Evans, Kayla Joy, Amanda Ida.

Newcomers

Nikki French, Alice Cochran, Desiree Fleming.

Northeastern Clinton

Boys

The Cougars are returning a much improved A squad where spare shooting and first-shot consistency should be a strength. Key to NCCS’ success will be the improvement of the B team.

Most of the roster includes upperclassmen in seniors Kyle Sebert, Dylan Gooley, Josh Frenya and Morgan Wyatt, along with juniors Chris Kokes, Joey Robert, Mark Furman, Dylan Porter and James Lapierre.

Girls

The Cougars lost a good share of last year’s CVAC championship team to graduation.

NCCS is hoping for improvement from three returners —senior Devin Gosselin, sophomore Brianna Smith and Madison Dumas. Smith is the most experience of the Cougars with two years on the varsity. Sophomore Jaden Gosselin and freshman Abigail Bosley are projected starters.

Boys

Bowlers lost

Brandon Menard, Aaron Mesec, David Sebert.

Bowlers returning

Kyle Sebert, Dylan Gooley, Josh Frenya, Morgan Wyatt, Chris Kokes, Joey Robert, Mark Furman, Dylan Porter, James Lapierre, Kevin Sterling, Matt Jolicoeur, Justin Lapan.

Newcomers

Stephen Mayo, Stephen Grace.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Katie Hawksby, Sara Adams, Katie Trombley, Janelle Menard.

Returning bowlers

Devin Gosselin, Brianna Smith, Madison Dumas.

Newcomers

Jaden Gosselin, Dakota Rabideau, Abigail Bosley, Autumn Rock, Kaitlyn Bruce.

Peru

Boys

The Indians, despite lacking depth, figure to be a title contender in this year’s race with nine returning starters, including all-stars in sophomores Jonathan Bowman and Kyle Mendofik. Classmate Keegan Kemp is another of the key bowlers.

The team is still a young one, with seniors Andrew Forget, Nate Tuller and Zachery Clark, sophomore Dylon Bridges, freshman Cole Cragle and eighth-grader Aaryn Clark rounding out the list of returning starters. Sophomore newcomer Dale St. Germaine is a projected starter.

Girls

The Indians have some depth, with eight returning bowlers on the roster, including two key performers in seniors Brittany Bushey and Morgan Reyell, who are multiple year competitors on the all-Section VII team.

Senior Chelsea Whitney, junior Karri Kusalonis and senior Reanne Shields-King round out the list of starters this season for Peru, which has been runner-up to Beekmantown the last couple of years in sectional play.

Boys

Bowlers lost

Cody Boudrieau.

Bowlers returning

Jonathan Bowman, Dylon Bridges, Aaryn Clark, Zackery Clark, Cole Cragle, Andrew Forget, Keegan Kemp, Kyle Mendofik, Nate Tuller, Tyler Irwin, Nick Abagus, Avery Torrance.

Newcomers

Dale St. Germaine, Jared Lucas.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Steff Farrell, Laura Rock, Briaunna Varno.

Bowlers returning

Abbey Boudrieau, Brittany Bushey, Chelsea Whitney, Karri Kusalonis, Katie Clark, Morgan Reyell, Reanne Shields-King, Taylor Whitney.

Newcomers

Lynnie Brier, Madison Cragle, Meghan Burgess, Samantha Boynton.

Plattsburgh

Boys

The Hornets return one of the best bowlers in the CVAC in senior Josh Shaffer. Seniors Henry Hill and Harley LaDuke are also returning seniors who will be counted on, as well as senior newcomer Nick Dodd.

Other returning bowlers who will start include seniors Josh Levasseur and Matt Stevens, junior Christian Donavan, and sophomores Alex Varnell and Jacob Fox. Freshman Hunter Marbut is a varsity newcomer who is projected to start.

Girls

Depth is a concern on both the boys’ and girls’ teams, with many first-year bowlers on the rosters.

Emily Rohrig is the lone senior on the girls’ team, which will also include junior Brooke Marbut as a returning starter. However, the rest of the starting unit will include a returning junior in Gabby Parrotte, a returning eighth-grader in Jessica Shaffer and an eighth-grade varsity newcomer in Nikita Stiffler.

Boys

Bowlers lost

Matt Harris, Andrew Harris.

Bowlers returning

Josh Shaffer, Henry Hill, Harley LaDuke, Christian Donavan, Josh Levasseur, Matt Stevens, Alex Varnell, Jacob Fox, Jeffrey Stiffler.

Newcomers

Nick Dodd, Hunter Marbut, Connick Miller, William Levasseur, Jayden Duquette.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Allison Beebie, Holly Peterson, Kami St. Germaine.

Bowlers returning

Emily Rohrig, Brooke Marbut, Gabby Parrotte, Jessica Shaffer, Hope Freeman.

Newcomers

Nikita Stiffler, Emma Casey-Sanger, Rachel Wells, Dakota Sears, Keisha McCray.

Saranac

Boys

Both the boys’ and girls’ team were hit hard by graduation.

On the boys’ side, the Chiefs are counting on returners Dillon Barry, Lance Baker Defayette, Dalton Exford and Chris Falls, along with newcomers Matt Fall, Brandon Dubray, Brandon Beauharnois, Nick Armstrong, Jack Malek and Jacob LaVarnway.

Girls

Key bowlers for the Chiefs, include Taylor Duquette, the lone returning starter from a year ago, along with returner Alissa Aquila and newcomer Mary Hutti.

Grace Thew is also a projected starter.

Boys

Bowlers lost

Taylor Chapple, Austin Postlewait, J.J. Simard, Paul Carter, Francis Frederick, Pat Robare.

Bowlers returning

Dillon Barry, Lance Baker-Defayette, Dalton Exford, Chris Fall.

Newcomers

Nick Armstrong, Brandon Beauharnois, Brandon Dubray, Matt Fall, Jacob LaVarnway, Jack Malek, Nick Dorrance, Keegan Defayette, Garrett Maze, Nick Maze, Austin Plumadore.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Heather Vaughan, Jade Lakers, DeAnn Coon.

Bowlers returning

Alissa Aquila, Taylor Duquette.

Newcomers

Mary Hutti, Grace Thew.

Ticonderoga

Boys

The Sentinels have no bowlers who have competed at a high level and will need to perform as well as possible in order for success.

Ticonderoga doesn’t have much depth and returners include seniors Howard Fuller, Joe Johns and Jordan Millington, junior Shane Swinton, sophomores Cole Frasier, Konner Bruce and William Gonyo, and freshman Connor Lauzon. Seventh-grade newcomers Hayden Scuderi and Brandon Sawyer are projected starters.

Girls

Leading the way for the Sentinels will be senior Jordan McKee, a five-year starter and five-year participant at the states. She also holds the CVAC bowling record for girls.

Freshmen Cassidy McKee and Cheyanne Tuthill, along with junior Jeanette Coon, also return as starters. Junior Katie Lapeter is a returning varsity bowler who will round out the starting unit.

Boys

Bowlers lost

James Gijanto, John Crossman, Devin Alkinburgh.

Bowlers returning

Cole Frasier, Shane Swinton, Konner Bruce, Howard Fuller, Joe Johns, Jordan Millington, William Gonyo, Connor Lauzon.

Newcomers

Hayden Scuderi, Brandon Sawyer.

Girls

Bowlers lost

Megan Schryer, Carrie Bevins.

Bowlers returning

Jordan McKee, Cassidy McKee, Cheyanne Tuthill, Katie Lapeter, Jeanette Coon, Victoria Sawyer, Montana Callahan.

Newcomers

Alyssa Fuller, Katie Baker, Michaela Brown.