PLATTSBURGH — It was a record-breaking season for high scores in Champlain Valley Athletic Conference bowling.
And there’s no telling what records could be set in today’s Section VII Championships at North Bowl Lanes.
The Beekmantown boys and girls, who have already won recent CVAC titles, are favorites to defend their sectional championships after posting impressive records during the regular season.
Former Beekmantown bowler A.J. Brunet held the boys’ individual CVAC record for high series with a 799.
But that was broken not once, but twice this season.
Beekmantown’s Matt Corrow set the new mark with an 800 on Dec. 18 at North Bowl Lanes, only to have Peru’ Jonathan Bowman smash that mark with an 814 on Jan. 24 at North Bowl.
This season, the Beekmantown boys compiled a 152-8 record to win the regular season crown.
Competition for the Eagles today will likely come from second-place AuSable Valley (132-28), third-place Peru (109-51), Saranac and Northeastern Clinton.
Seven of the eight points loss by Beekmantown this year came in a 7-3 setback to AuSable Valley at Riverside Lanes on Jan. 23. At North Bowl, where the sectionals are being held, the Eagles lost just one game all season.
The teams expecting to challenge the Eagles have standout bowlers with high averages, but Beekmantown is hoping its overall talent and depth will pay off.
On the girls’ side, second-place Peru (53-11) and third-place Ticonderoga (50-14) have had strong seasons.
But neither could keep pace with Beekmantown, which lost just one game all season long in CVAC play while going a sensational 63-1.
Once again, the Eagles’ depth was a key factor as any of the five Beekmantown bowlers are capable of high series.
The doors open at North Bowl today at 8 a.m. and the first 3-game shift of bowling will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Following a break for lunch, the afternoon 3-game shift will be held and lane assignments will be based on how well teams fare in the morning.
Entry fee for all sectional events are $5 for everyone.
Final CVAC bowling standings
AuSable Valley 132-28
Northeastern Clinton 68-84
Plattsburgh High 32-128
Northeastern Clinton 36-28
Plattsburgh High 25-39
AuSable Valley 2-62
SARANAC 9, NCCS 1
NCCS 4, SARANAC 0
PLATTSBURGH — Dalton Exford tossed a 223-223-630 series and Chris Fall added a 210-205-607 set at North Bowl Lanes as the Saranac boys closed out their Champlain Valley Athletic Conference regular season on Friday with a victory.
Chris Kokes rolled a match-high 235-224-654 triple for Northeastern Clinton and Matt Jolicoeur added a 244 game and 605 set.
In the girls’ match, Madison Dumas tossed a 175 game and 481 series, while Jaden Gosselin added a 185 game for the Cougars in their sweep. Taylor Duquette led Saranac with a 180 game and match-high 483 set.
Saranac 9, Northeastern Clinton 1
NCCS- Kokes, 235-224-195-654; Jolicoeur, 181-244-180-605; Robert, 186-174-191-551.
Sar- Exford, 223-184-223-630; M. Fall, 184-178; Malek, 182-201-202-585; C. Fall, 210-205-192-607; G, Maze, 177; Barry, 177.
Northeastern Clinton 4, Saranac 0
NCCS- Phair, 173; Gosselin, 185-467; Dumas, 156-175-150-481.
Sar- Dorrance, 162-406; Duquette, 162-180-483.