Quaker Valley bowlers taking aim at section championship

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Friday, December 14, 2018 | 8:03 PM


The Quaker Valley boys bowling team (2-0) looks forward to being among the best in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Bowling League.

The Quakers welcome back three rollers from a squad that earned the West Section title and qualified for the league championship tournament last season.

Seniors Jaycob Meanor (446), Jasiah Bertiaux (445) and James Havens (433) scored in three games at the league championship.

The Quakers placed 16th of 18.

Havens competed in the singles qualifier, where he had a five-game total of 765 and a high game of 171.

Seniors Dean Dailey and Avery Hopkins and freshman Reid Palmer contribute.

Quaker coach Greg Vecchi said the goals are to win the section crown, finish in the top five in the league playoffs and send at least three bowlers to the league individual tournament.

The Quakers, who play at home at Fair Oaks Lanes, opened the season with section wins over North Hills and Hampton.

Senior Leighanna Palmer stands out for the girls (1-1).

Palmer rolled a 790 in five games at the regional qualifier last season, including a one-game best 186.

Vecchi said he would like to see Palmer finish her career strong in the state finals.

“(It is) is huge dream to make it to states,” Palmer said. “It would make my year.”

Karen Kadilak is a freelance writer.

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