State bowling championships: Lansingburgh wins Division 2 boys team title; Cohoes girls place third

SYRACUSE – Lansingburgh turned in a dominating performance to win the Division 2 (small school) boys team title at the New York State Public High School Athletic Association Bowling Championships Sunday, March 10.

The Knights knocked down 3,100 pins during the morning session and added an afternoon score of 3,113 to finish the tournament with a score of 6,213 – more than 300 pins ahead of runner-up Tonawanda (Section 6).

Codi Genthner and Michael Connally led Lansingburgh with strong all-around performances. Genthner recorded the best six-game series score of the day by rolling a score of 1,391, while Connally posted the third-best series with a 1,304. Connally had the high game for the Knights with a 259, while Genthner rolled a 258 during his series. Grant Laustrup added a 1,256 series and a high game of 245 for Lansingburgh.

Cohoes finished third in the Division 2 girls team standings with a score of 5,280. Dunkirk (Section 6) won the state title with a score of 5,671, 140 pins ahead of runner-up Newark (Section 5).

Kiersten Tague led the Lady Tigers with a six-game series of 1,170, which placed her sixth among all bowlers for the day. Abby Houser was 10th with a 1,124 series, which included a high game of 217.

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Boys
Team standings: Lansingburgh (2) 6,213; Tonawanda (6) 5,906; Sidney (4) 5,766; AuSable Valley (7) 5,710; Seaford (8) 5,697; Sodus-Williamson (5) 5,537; Vernon-Veronal-Sherrill (3) 5,449; Highland (9) 4,615; Nanuet (1) 4,192

Top Lansingburgh bowlers
Codi Gentner – 1,391 series, 258 high game
Michael Connally – 1,304 series, 259 high game
Grant Laustrup – 1,256 series, 245 high game
Johnnie King – 1,175 series, 219 high game
Jack Stevens – 868 series, 239 high game
Devyn Riffelbach – 219 high game

Girls
Team standings: Dunkirk (6) 5,671, Newark (5) 5,531; Cohoes (2) 5,280; Beekmantown (7) 5,221; Seaford (8) 5.114; Maine Endwell (4) 4,986; Camden (3) 4,660; Pearl River (1) 4,145; Highland (9) 4,113

Top Cohoes bowlers
Kiersten Tague  – 1,170 series, 215 high game
Abby Houser – 1,124 series, 217 high game
Julie Baker – 1,043 series, 212 high game
Madison Dunn – 1,023 series, 202 high game
Ellen Spence – 188 high game
Madisyn Bullock – 134 high game

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