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Patriot athletes earn sectional titles

Gavin Friedrich won the Section VII 500 freestyle for AuSable Valley last season.

Gavin Friedrich won the Section VII 500 freestyle for AuSable Valley last season. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— The state qualifier meet for indoor track takes place Saturday, Feb. 16 starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Plattsburgh State Field House.

Bowling

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Gabi Yeager of Willsboro earned a spot on the Section VII girls bowling team that will compete at the state championships.

The Patriots boys bowling team finished third in the Section VII‚Äąchampionships Feb. 11, with Josh Taylor rolling a personal season-high series of 687. Mike McDonald added a 658 series, while Ben Coolidge rolled a 613 series and Brandon Ano tied his season high with a 603. For Willsboro, Dakoda Latford rolled a 655 series while Tyler Bridge had games of 200 and 212.

In the girls championships, the Willsboro Lady Warriors were led to a fourth place finish as Gabi Yeager rolled a 536 series and Alyson Arnold added a 208 high game.

Wrestling

Dylan Baker represented the Patriots in the sectional finals on the mats at Saranac Feb. 9, but was unable to solve defending sectional champion Ethan Feazelle of Peru at 120 lbs., who scored a takedown win over the top seed to advance to the state tournament in Albany. Kenneth Rivers finished third in the heavyweight division.

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Dylan Baker advanced to the sectional championship match at 120 lbs. in wrestling for AuSable Valley.

More sectionals

With sectional champions being crowned in four winter sports events, the stage is set for the top basketball teams in the region to start their quests for a Section VII championship next week, with preliminary and quarterfinal rounds being played over the first week leading towards the semifinal round before championship weekend March 1-2.

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