2024 HS bowling guide

From left, Hartford bowlers Hailey Rogers, Nara Gallagher and Kara Robinson listen to

From left, Hartford bowlers Hailey Rogers, Nara Gallagher and Kara Robinson listen to "The Star Spangled Banner" with their teammates and others from Fair Haven, White River Valley and Windsor in Claremont, N.H., on Feb. 4, 2023. Hartford has been without a local facility to bowl since the closing of White River Junction's Upper Valley Lanes and Games in 2013. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Geoff Hansen

While looking at the scoring, White River Valley bowling coach Robynn Martin congratulates Exzavier Stover on his roll during their qualifying round against Fair Haven, Hartford and Windsor in Claremont, N.H., on Feb. 4, 2023. Wildcat teammates Connor Hurdle, left, Andrew Vanesse and Hannah Vanesse, right, wait their turn. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

While looking at the scoring, White River Valley bowling coach Robynn Martin congratulates Exzavier Stover on his roll during their qualifying round against Fair Haven, Hartford and Windsor in Claremont, N.H., on Feb. 4, 2023. Wildcat teammates Connor Hurdle, left, Andrew Vanesse and Hannah Vanesse, right, wait their turn. (Valley News - Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com. Geoff Hansen

By BILL WILKINSON

Valley News Correspondent

Published: 12-15-2023 4:09 PM

Modified: 12-15-2023 4:31 PM


HARTFORD

Coach: Rebecca Kaplan (1).

League: Vermont Division I.

Roster: Senior — Maple Moore; Juniors — Joseph Gallant, Kara Robinson; Sophomores: Connor Fredholm, Nara Gallagher; Freshman: Chloe Roger.

Analysis: Kaplan brings a lifetime of competitive bowling. The Canes should be competitive statewide.

“I’m looking forward to the season and developing my coaching skills with an amazing group of bowlers,” Kaplan said. “We’re going to build on technique while cultivating a supportive and fun team environment.”

WHITE RIVER VALLEY

Coach: Robynn Martin (3).

Last year: won team sportsmanship award.

League: Vermont Division I.

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Returnees: Junior — Conner Hurdle; Sophomores — Andrew Vanesse, Bennett Hanson; Freshmen — Brenden Therrien, Dahna LaGrange; Eighth Grade — Andrew Bradley.

Newcomers: Freshman — Devlin Sargeant. Eighth Grade — Aguer Akot. Seventh Grade — Danny Darling-Salls; Sixth Grade — August Schult, Casey Bradley.

Analysis: The Wildcats did not graduate anyone this year. This has Martin expecting big things this year.

WINDSOR

Coach: Steve Bly (12)

Last year: Lost in state quarterfinals.

Returnees: Seniors — Avery Bean, Victoria Fieckert; Sophomore — Roxie Sherwin.

Newcomers: Junior — Rowen Sheffield; Freshmen — Sam Russell, Ben Miller.

Analysis: Senior Avery Bean leads what is a young and relatively inexperienced team. However, Bean and St. Louis each qualified for last season’s individual state tournament.

“I expect us to come out slow,” said Bly. “However, early indications at practice show the younger bowlers are eager to learn. I’m confident we’ll be running on all cylinders come playoff time.”