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Pair of WPIBL bowlers win state titles

Northgate senior Rebecca Fischer and Knoch junior Kevin Hindman each became a state champion Friday with dominating performances at the Pennsylvania high school bowling individual championships at North Versailles Bowl.

Fischer averaged 200 pins through the six-game qualifying round, including a high game of 265, to enter the stepladder playoffs as the top seed. She then defeated Governor Mifflin's Lauren Stamm in the girls championship match, 245-168.

Gateway's Victoria Smith also finished in the top five and qualified for the stepladder playoffs.

In the boys tournament, Hindman was the top seed in the qualifying round after averaging 216 through six games. He defeated Franklin Regional's Harrison Thatcher, 214-174, in the championship match. Greensburg Salem's Adam Weyandt and Baldwin's Neil Debski also advanced to the stepladder playoffs. Weyandt had the day's high game with a 296.

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