Senior girls squad nabs bronze
Jamie Hickey is competing in the bantam boys singles at the YBC nationals in Winnipeg May 2-5. — Star photo by Geraldine Brophy
Jamie Hickey will be bringing back a gold medal from the bantam boys singles division of the 2014 Youth Bowling Canada Nationals.
The 11-year-old Benoit’s Cove native was making his national debut at the event in Winnipeg, Man. and won the title Monday with 20 points, just one better than British Columbia’s Xavier Singfield.
Hickey, the son of Tony and Sandra, finished with an 186.21 average over 21 games during the three-day championship.
The senior girls team of Keisha Brown, Tiffany Fillier and sisters Samantha and Meghan Davis ended up in a tie for first place with teams from Saskatchewan and Manitoba. After a tiebreaker, the Corner Brook contingent ended up with bronze after posting a score of 890. Saskatchewan and Manitoba tied that tiebreaker at 950, so they played another in which Saskatchewan came out on top 962-845.
The provincial team had 13 points overall, with a team pinfall average of 839.57. Meghan Davis paced that attack with a 233.57 average, while her sister came in at 229.43. Brown’s 205.00 was third on the medal-winning team, followed by Fillier at 171.57.
Also securing a bronze medal was the junior girls squad of Cecillia Loder, Kaleigh Anne Au, Jenna Leyte and Helena McCarthy, who put up 12.5 points and an average pinfall of 803.76 en route to third place behind Manitoba and British Columbia. Loder’s average of 218.76 wa a team best, followed by McCarthy at 206.38, Au at 190.90 and Leyte with a 187.71 average.
In bantam girls team action, the Corner Brook group of Makayla Bugden, Faith Batstone, Beth Arseneault and Lauren Hurley placed fourth with an 11-point total and an average of 585.95.
Hurley led the way with a 153.62 average, while Arseneault had a 149.43, Bugden managed a 147.52 and Batstone put up an average of 135.38.
Corner Brook’s Amy Mauger wound up in seventh place in the junior girls singles division, garnering 11 points and a 211.18 pinfall average in the process.
Elsewhere, the squad out of Holiday Lanes in St. John’s wound up with the gold medal in the senior boys division, while Sarah Campbell of the St. John’s Plaza Bowl earned a silver medal in the senior girls singles division.
See the second page for a list of all the local bowlers' scores from the YBC Nationals