Several area bowlers named WAC all-stars

The Fort Plain girls bowling team and coaches pose with their sectional patches after placing third in the Section II Class C Tournament at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady on Feb. 12. Three Fort Plain bowlers were named to the Western Athletic Conference all-star team. (Photo submitted)

Several area bowlers were among those named to the 2019-20 Western Athletic Conference boys and girls bowling all-star teams.

On the boys side, Fonda-Fultonville’s Ethan Auspelmyer and Fort Plain’s Brady Fureno were named first-team all-stars.

Fort Plain, which won the WAC regular-season title, also had Zack Young and Anthony Paradiso named to the second team. Canajoharie’s Dereck Mereness also earned second-team honors.

Fonda-Fultonville’s Hayden Auspelmyer had the high game of the regular season with a 298. The Braves also won the WAC Tournament title this season. Fonda-Fultonville finished with a total of 2,718 to claim the crown at Latham Bowl.

Middleburgh was second with a total of 2557. Fort Plain (2,547) was third, Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons (2,522) was fourth and Duanesburg (2,390) was fifth. Canajoharie (2,357) finished sixth, Mayfield (2,300) was seventh, Schoharie (2,222) was eighth, Oppenheim-Ephratah/St. Johnsville (2,180) placed ninth and Berne-Knox-Westerlo (2,089) finished 10th.

On the girls side, Fort Plain’s Gabby Jenks, Canajoharie’s Melissa Bates and Fort Plain’s Emma Oldick all were named first-team all-stars.

Fort Plain’s Rachel Zuppardi, Mayfield’s Madison Dunn and Canajoharie’s Chloe Hoffman were named second-team all-stars.

Jenks also had the high series of the regular season with a 651, while Zuppardi had the high game with a 235. Jenks also had the high series at the WAC Tournament with a 653.


Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons’ Alex Belcher had a 206 to finish with the league’s high average for the regular season. Belcher also was named the league MVP. Belcher also had the high series at the WAC Tournament with a 631.

Middleburgh’s Tyler Mann had the high series this season in the WAC with a 726. He also posted the high game at the WAC Tournament with a 238.

Middleburgh’s Andrew Miaski and Mann were named first-team all-stars, along with Duanesburg’s Tyler Drexel.

Middleburgh’s Kyle Miller and Bishop Gibbons’ Evan Sawitzki were named second-team all-stars.


Middleburgh’s Jaidyn Rose named named the girls MVP and posted the high average during the team with a 189. The Knights, who won the regular-season title, also had Cameryn Shultes and Dani Chichester named first-team all-stars. Shultes had the high game of the WAC Tournament with a 219.

Schoharie, which won the WAC Tournament title, had Trush Mason, Tori Harrington and Mandi Williams named second-team all-stars.

The Indians won the team title with a total of 2,448 pins. Middleburgh (2,414) was second, Fort Plain (2,323) was third, Berne-Knox-Westerlo (2,122) was fourth and Canajoharie (1,940) was fifth. Fonda-Fultonville (1,710) placed sixth, OESJ (1,603) was seventh and Mayfield (1,435) was eighth.

2019-20 Western Athletic Conference Bowling All-Stars


MVP: Alex Belcher (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons)

High Average: Alex Belcher (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons) 206

High Series: Tyler Mann (Middleburgh) 726

High Game: Hayden Auspelmyer (Fonda-Fultonville) 298

First Team

Andrew Miaski (Middleburgh), Tyler Mann (Middleburgh), Tyler Drexel (Duanesburg), Brady Fureno (Fort Plain), Ethan Auspelmyer (Fonda-Fultonville)

Second Team

Zack Young (Fort Plain), Anthony Paradiso (Fort Plain), Kyle Miller (Middleburgh), Evan Sawitzki (Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons), Dereck Mereness (Canajoharie)


MVP: Jaidyn Rose (Middleburgh)

High Average: Jaidyn Rose (Middleburgh) 189

High Series: Gabby Jenks (Fort Plain) 651

High Game: Rachel Zuppardi (Fort Plain) 235

First Team

Cameryn Shultes (Middleburgh), Dani Chichester (Middleburgh), Emma Oldick (Fort Plain), Gabby Jenks (Fort Plain), Melissa Bates (Canajoharie)

Second Team

Truah Mason (Schoharie), Tori Harrington (Schoharie), Mandi Williams (Schoharie), Rachel Zuppardi (Fort Plain), Madison Dunn (Mayfield), Chloe Hoffman (Canajoharie)


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