SBAAC boys, girls bowling preview


Bowling is a new sport to the SBAAC American and National Division schools.

There will be two divisions of competition among the boys and girls this season.

The American Division will consist of Wilmington, Clinton-Massie, Western Brown, Goshen, Batavia and New Richmond.

The National Division will consist of East Clinton, Clermont Northeastern, Bethel-Tate, Georgetown and Williamsburg.

Following are brief previews on the SBAAC schools who returned the information requested by the News Journal.

Western Brown Broncos

TEAM RECORD IN 2016-17

First year program

COACHES

Coach Nathan Hauke and coach Chad Sexton both first year coaches for bowling. Coach Hauke coaches JH cross country at WB and coach Sexton coaches varsity boys cross country and varsity boys track/field.

KEY NEWCOMERS

Everyone is new to the program. For the boys team sophomore Austin Grammar has bowled in junior leagues and brings a wealth of leadership and experience to the team. Junior Noah Hiler also looks to be a major contributor. On the girls side senior Mary Sizer, a 3-time SBAAC player of the year in volleyball and a fast-pitch softball standout and junior Booke O’Hara look to have potential to lead the girls team.

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

The effort the athletes are putting in during practice to learn this new sport. Many of them spent a great deal of time this summer and fall to practice.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Right now we really need to improve on spare shooting and just establishing consistency with stance, approach, and delivery.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

We don’t know much about the other teams yet, but we do know Goshen has had a team, so they very well could be the favorite.

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM …

As a first year program we are very excited to represent Western Brown and the SBAAC in bowling.

ROSTER

BOYS: Christian Iaroli 9, Gage Strunk 10, Austin Grammar 10, Chris Lukemire 11, Noah Hiler 11, Wesley O’Hara 11, Caleb Fite 11, Lane Sexton 12, Brandon Huddleston 12.

GIRLS: Allyson Wright 9, Olivia Fuhrman 9, Emma Holder 10, Alyssa Spears 10, Alliyah Taylor 10, Nikki Howard 11, Cassie Ranson 11, Brooke O’Hara 11, Mary Sizer 12

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Bethel-Tate Tigers

TEAM RECORD IN 2016-17

We are a new program

COACH

Jeff Essig, 1st year program

RIGHT NOW I LIKE …

The enthusiasm from our candidates interested in competing in bowling.

RIGHT NOW WE NEED TO IMPROVE …

Our skill level and understanding that this is a competitive varsity sport.

LEAGUE FAVORITE

Most of us are new, so it should be interesting to see how the league takes to this new varsity sport.

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM …

We are currently holding tryouts and I am excited to see how our candidates perform.

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Goshen Warriors

RECORD IN 2016-17

First year program

HEAD COACH

Kyle Sunday

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Joe Boshears, assistant coach

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

I will say I am very excited about the progress of our boys varsity team. We have three very strong boy bowlers and we are very excited about getting the chance to work with them. Everyone who has come out for bowling has had a great attitude and we are just looking forward to teaching the fundamentals of the game and seeing them grow throughout the year.

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Batavia Bulldogs

RECORD IN 2016-17

First year program

HEAD COACH

Thomas Smith

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Chris Clark, Greg Zagar

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

Right now I like our attitude and that we are getting better. We are working on technique and mind-set every day. We will be better at the end of the season than we are right now.

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Williamsburg Wildcats

RECORD IN 2016-17

First year program

HEAD COACH

Lynnett Lonaker

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

With this being a new sport at Williamsburg High School, we have mostly new bowlers or inexperienced bowlers. They have improved with practice and I’m sure they will improve as the season progresses. We do know for sure we will have fun with this season and we will find out how stiff our competition is when we meet them. Here’s to a wonderful new experience for our bowling team at Williamsburg High School.

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Georgetown G-Men

RECORD IN 2016-17

First year program

HEAD COACH

Courtney Shannon

ANYTHING YOU’D LIKE TO SAY ABOUT TEAM, SEASON

The majority of my bowlers are beginners. My goal for the season is to grow them individually and not necessarily “win” matches. Hopefully this season will be of notice to the student body of Georgetown and interest will be piqued for seasons to come.

ROSTER

SENIORS: Adrian Waltz, Zach Koehler; JUNIORS: Jackson Dalton, Carson Ralston, Kalli Richmond; SOPHOMORES: Charlie Haney, Sadie Richmond, Austin Bradford, Austin Meranda; FRESHMAN: Aiden Poe.

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