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Penn College Bowlers Claim Three State Championships


Sean GarczynskiWhen all of the pins were done falling, Pennsylvania College of Technology had claimed three titles in the Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association Bowling Championships held over the weekend at Faxon Lanes in Loyalsock Township.

  • Sean Garczynski (Windber) came from 100 pins down to capture the men’s all-events crown with a score of 2,035
  • Janelle Badger (Lewisburg) and Kelli Fazekas (Easton) teamed to win their second consecutive women’s doubles title with a score of 1,183
  • The Wildcat team of Garczynski, Tim McMahon (Williamsport), Jason Tolley (Twin Valley), Jarret Walter (Selinsgrove), Paul Kenney (Northeast Bradford) and Jon Miglin (North Warren, N.J.) wonthe men’s team event with a score of 3,787.

Janelle Badger (left) and Kelli Fazekas“Our bowlers did a great job at the tournament. Our men’s team came out of nowhere to win the team event. It was really nice to watch the kids bowl and win,” said Penn College coach Lisa Worth. “I want to congratulate all of our winners and thank the bowlers for a great season.”

In addition to the state champions, Badger finished second in women’s singles with a 604 total.

Results of Other Penn College Bowlers Women’s doubles (12 teams) Melisa Klees (Loyalsock Township)-Lisa Ulrich (Wyalusing), fourth

Women’s singles (23 bowlers) Fazekas, ninth; Klees, 11th; and Ulrich, 13th.

Men’s doubles (21 teams) McMahon and Tolley, third; Garczynski and Walter, fourth; and Keeney and Miglin, ninth.

Men’s singles (42 bowlers) Garczynski, fourth; Keeney, eighth; Tolley, 11th; McMahon, 23rd; Miglin, 24th; Walter, 26th.

Front row (from left)%3A Jon Miglin, Jason Tolley and Paul Keeney. Back row (from left)%3A Sean Garczynski, Jarret Walter and Tim McMahon.Women’s team (six teams) Badger, Fazekas, Klees and Ulrich, third.

Women’s all-events (20 bowlers) Badger, third; Fazekas, fourth; Klees, seventh; and Ulrich, 10th.

Men’s all-events (44 bowlers) McMahon, 11th; Tolley, 12th; Miglin, 20th; and Walter, 25th.

“I would like to thank Faxon Lanes manager Deb Vincenzes and her wonderful staff,” Worth said.”They hosted a great tournament and they should get a lot of credit for such a nice state tournament.”

(All photos provided by Faxon Lanes)

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