The Fort Ancient Valley Conference’s girls’ bowling All-Conference Teams were announced last week with Glen Este and Milford having 10 individuals honored between them.
Glen Este had four First Team All-Conference selections: April Belanger, Leslie Campbell, Gabby Ruehlman and Haley Vogelsang. Milford also put two individuals on the First Team, Jessica Olson and Delaney Ward.
Erin Hunley and Amber Walters were named to the Second Team All-Conference for the Lady Trojans and Heather Higgins for the Lady Eagles. Bobbie Jo Coates was named an Honorable Mention for Milford as well.
For Glen Este, the Lady Trojans were led to the District Tournament following a top-5 finish at the sectional tournament at Crossgate Lanes.
“That’s your goal every season (going to Districts),” Glen Este bowling coach Kathy Demarko said. “Every coach worth their salt is trying to get their kids there, so it means the world to us.”
The Lady Trojans went 16-3 overall and 14-2 in the FAVC to finish in second place behind Loveland.
Glen Este had all six of their individuals in the top-25 of the FAVC statistics. Leslie Campbell and Haley Vogelsang led the way for the Lady Trojans with averages of 169.4 and 167.3, respectively. Campbell had a high game of 236 and a high series of 430. Vogelsang had a high game of 252 and a high series of 397.
Campbell injured her right shoulder at the beginning of the season, forcing her to have labrum surgery. Unavailable until January, Campbell rejoined the team and began bowling left-handed as her right shoulder healed.
Ruehlman had an average of 156.8, a high game of 231 and a high series of 397. Belanger had an average of 153.9, a high game of 215 and a high series of 362.
The Lady Trojans’ season ended at Eastern Lanes as they were unable to qualify for the State Tournament.
As for the Lady Eagles’ First Teamers, Olson, a senior, averaged 155.7 and Ward, a sophomore averaged 156.3. Olson had a high game of 204 and a high series of 359 while Ward’s high game was a 210 and her high series was a 367.
Olson and Ward led the Lady Eagles to a 14-6 record overall and 11-5 in conference to finish in third place.
“The girls went above our expectations,” Milford coach Frank Ritzmann said. “We had four seniors, but only two starters back, so we were happy with how the girls did.”
For Glen Este’s Second Team selections, both Hunley and Walters were juniors. Hunley averaged 151.4 per game and had a high game of 211. Her high series was a 389, which was 13th in the FAVC. Walters averaged a 151.6, had a high game of 190 and a high series of 346.
Milford’s lone Second Team selection, senior Heather Higgins averaged 146.1 pins per game. She had a high game of 190 and a high series of 332.
Bobbie Joe Coates, an Honorable Mention for the Lady Eagles, averaged 136.1, had high series of 224 and a high series of 298.