Quaker Valley boys bowlers finish 14th at WPIBL championships
The Quaker Valley boys bowling team entered the WPIBL playoffs last week hoping to do better than it did a year ago, when, making its first appearance, it finished 15th.
The Quakers achieved their goal by placing 14th.
Junior Matt Trapp led Quaker Valley, knocking down 539 pins in three games.
Junior Zach Mancuso and senior Troy Gleason had three-game totals of 459 and 448, respectively.
Senior John Duzicky (362), junior Tyler Walker (321) and sophomore Cody Blumling (306) also scored.
A member of the West Division, Quaker Valley advanced to the WPIBL championship after winning its first division title.
Depth helped the Quakers during the regular season, when Gleason, who averaged 199.70, and Trapp (183.46) were the only rollers to compete in every match.
Coach Greg Vecchi said Walker and sophomore Dan Charko did a good job replacing bowlers who missed action for personal reasons.
“The boys fought through some rough spots,” Vecchi said.
With top rollers competing, Vecchi expects the Quakers to make a strong showing at the Western Regional Championship on March 8 and 9 in North Versailles.
Quaker Valley placed eighth in the region a year ago.
After finishing last in the West Division, the Quaker Valley girls team looks forward to next year, when many bowlers are expected to return.
“We want to be as good as the boys,” said junior Mary Frank, who led the girls with a 129.33 average in 30 games.
Karen Kadilak is a freelance writer.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.