The Whitehall varsity bowling squad has more depth and experience than it’s had in years.
Head coach Martha Beayon said that with 14 kids turning out this year, it’s one of the biggest teams she’s ever had. The team also boasts plenty of experience.
“We’re an older squad. We have six seniors,” she said.
Included among those seniors are James and Richard Tisi who have given up playing basketball to concentrate on bowling and are expected to anchor what should be a very competitive team.
“James and Richard are two of our top newcomers,” Beayon said.
The Tisi’s immediately step in and fill the top two spots on the roster. Shan Beebe, James Jero and Deonna Birthiume will also be looked to for a strong showing this season.
Beayon expects the team to be right in the middle of the league and if a few players improve throughout the season, the team could a dark horse threat going into the Adirondack League Tournament on Jan. 31 in Fort Edward.
While most other winter sport teams are just beginning or have just begun their seasons, the bowling season is already in full swing and the Railroaders are off to a promising start. They have won two of their first three matches with only loss coming to undefeated Fort Edward.
2011- 12 Whitehall Bowling Schedule
All matches begin at 4pm
Tues, November 29th Whitehall @ North Warren
Thurs, December 1st Whitehall @ Luzerne
Tues, December 6th Fort Edward @ Whitehall
Thurs, December 8th Lake George @ Whitehall
Tues, December 13th Whitehall @ Hoosick Falls
Thurs, December 15th Schuylerville @ Whitehall
Tues, December 20th Whitehall @ Stillwater
Tues, January 3rd Whitehall @ Granville
Thurs, January 5th Whitehall @ Fort Edward
Wed, January 11th Whitehall @ Hoosic Valley
Thurs, January 12th Luzerne @ Whitehall
Tues, January 17th Whitehall @ Corinth
Thurs, January 19th Whitehall @ Lake George
Tues, January 24th North Warren @ Whitehall
Thurs, January 26th Corinth @ Whitehall
Tues, January 31st ADK League Tourney @ Fort Edward