By The Daily Item
Midd-West’s girls bowling team ran away for the Heartland Athletic Conference title this past season, while Milton’s boys had to fight for their championship.
The two teams’ coaches both received honors, and the two programs had a number of bowlers earn spots onto the first team as well.
On the boys side, Milton had six bowlers named to the first team: seniors Mark Artley (221.05 avg.), Jeff Levitan (216.73) and Bryan Brennan (204.47), plus junior Colby Reichenbach (215.77), sophomore Justin Crawford (208.90) and freshman Austin Leon (215.40).
Shikellamy senior Earl Malick (211.71) and junior Noah Thomas (221.76) round out the first team.
The Coach of the Year honor goes to Milton’s Andy Neuer, whose Black Panthers defended their HAC title with a 25-3 record over Shikellamy (23-5) and Midd-West (23-5).
Midd-West, Milton and Danville led the selections by each having two girls named to the first team.
Earning spots for the Mustangs were senior Jenna Yarger (201.42 avg.) and junior Beth Longer (180.57), while Milton’s selections were senior Halie Snyder (203.55) and freshman Casi Jo Hoover (179.05). the Ironmen’s honorees were senior Indeah Lewis (204.57) and junior Caila Flanagan.
Lewisburg sophomore Alexis Neuer (212.09) and Mifflinburg freshman Keanna Delp (183.47) round out the first team.
The Coach of the Year honors go to Midd-West’s Roger Folk. One year after the Mustangs finished in the middle of the HAC with a 13-15 record, Midd-West went 25-3 to claim the title.