Thursday March 08, 2018
Following last week’s Vermont State High School Individual Tournament at Champlain Lanes where Aaron Murakami finished 3rd overall and Jacob Gelfenbein, Patrick O’Hara, and Courtney LaFleche made the round of sixteen, the SB Wolves Strikers bowling team won the Vermont State High School Team Championship on Saturday, March 3 in Barre at Twin City Lanes.
South Burlington was the first seed going in, having secured the number one position by accumulating 91 of a possible 96 total points during the regular season. This was a season in which the team set a state record for highest game in a Baker Round with a 279. The Wolves also finished the season with the highest Baker average for the year with a 172.7.
In the quarter final round South Burlington defeated Springfield in four straight (4-0) including a 223 game. They defeated Windsor in the semifinal round four games to two. In the final championship round against Essex, the Wolves needed 5 games for victory (4-1) including games of 215 and another 223!
The students representing the Wolves on varsity for the meet were Jadyn Holton, Patrick O’Hara, Maddy Denton (of CVU), Justin King, Jacob Gelfenbein, Jack Zagursky, Cam Angwin, Ethan Hood, Duncan Scott, and Aaron Murakami. All contributed to the victory.
“So proud of their hard work and dedication to the sport of bowling, this team, and each other,” said Coach Rooney. “A special thank you to my co-coach Kevin Murakami because without his knowledge, insight, and collaboration this season would not have been as awesome as it was. I am honored to share the Vermont State Bowling Coach of the Year Award with him,” he added.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent