A strong first game and a 1-pin victory in the third game helped Gloversville defeat Schuylerville 3-1 Thursday, Jan. 3, in a Foothills Council bowling match at Saratoga Bowl.
Gloversville won the first game 1,234-1,033 before dropping the second game to Schuylerville by 26 pins – 1,136-1,110. The third game came down to the wire, as Gloversville edged Schuylerville 979-978.
Gloversville’s Derek Taylor led all bowlers with a 611 series, and he rolled the high game of the match with a 230. Adrian Dorman added a 550 series for the Huskies.
Four Gloversville bowlers knocked down more than 600 pins apiece in their three games to lead the Huskies to a 3,778-3,357 victory over Broadalbin-Perth Wednesday, Dec. 19, in a Foothills Council match.
Derek Taylor led Gloversville with a 704 series, as he averaged nearly 235 pins per game. Aiden Carter had the high game for the Huskies with a score of 258 and finished with a 685 series. Adrian Dorman (639) and Adam Loveless (608) also had strong performances for Gloversville.
Mike Piska had a 279 game and a 747 series for Broadalbin-Perth.
Riley Griffths had a big evening for Gloversville in a 3,683-3,033 victory over Scotia-Glenville Monday, Dec. 17, in a Foothills Council bowling match.
Griffths rolled a 276 in the second of his three games on his way to recording a 724 series for Gloversville. Derek Taylor bowled a pair of 229 games as part of a 658 series, and Lane Daley added a 636 series.
Ryan Rockwell led Scotia-Glenville with a 222 game and a 581 series.
The Gloversville bowling team improved its match record to 30-6 with a 3,391-3,058 victory over Foothills Council rival Hudson Falls Thursday, Dec. 13.
Riley Griffiths rolled a 237 game and a 221 game during his 655 series to lead Gloversville. Adam Loveless contributed a 638 series, which included high game honors for the match with a pinfall of 240 in his final game.
Logan Bennett paced Hudson Falls with a 664 series, which included individual game scores of 253 and 221.
Three Gloversville bowlers rolled 600+ series to defeat neighboring Foothills Council rival Johnstown 3,586-3,019 Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Aiden Carter had the high series (644) and the high game (258) for Gloversville. Adam Loveless rolled a 631 series with a 225 high game, and Derek Taylor added a 625 series with a 248 high game. Adrian Dorman rolled a 257 game for Gloversville.
Mick Winton led Johnstown with a 617 series, which included high games of 220 and 227. Noah Barner contributed a 539 series, and Steven Hulbert added a 538 series for the Sir Bills.
Last year’s record: 22-25-1 in individual games; 5-7 in overall match play
Playoff result: Finished in the middle of the pack at Section 2 Class C championships
Phil Decker – No. 1 bowler on the roster; 202 average last year, high game of 299
Chris Morse – No. 2 bowler on the roster
Noah Warner – No. 3; up from No. 6 last year
Steven Maggio – No. 4; up from No. 7 last year
Nathaniel Woodcock – returning sophomore; ranked No. 5 on the team, up from No. 10 last year
Alexis Burnett – returning senior; earned No. 6 position this year after barely missing top six last year
Graduated: James Briody – No. 3 bowler last year; 166 average
Newcomer: Josh Matteson – Ranked just outside top six with a 105 average
Coach’s comments: “[We’re] looking to improve on a fourth-place finish in the Patroon Conference last year. Counting on experience and upperclassmen leadership, this team should compete all year with many returning bowlers.”