Knoch bowler places third at state meet
Knoch sophomore Kevin Hindman advanced to the semifinals of the state high school bowling championships but was defeated by Garden Spot’s Matt Detrick, 257-211, on Friday at Limerick Lanes in Limerick, near Philadelphia.
In the championship match, Baldwin’s Andrew Hartman defeated Detrick, 290-188.
Earlier in the day, Hindman, representing the first-year Knoch team, earned the No. 2 seed in a field of 24 by totalling 1,435 pins in six games. Hartman (1,525) took the No. 1 seed entering head-to-head competition.
Fox Chapel freshman Sia Beasley finished 23rd in the 200-yard freestyle and 17th in the 100-yard butterfly at the PIAA Class AAA swimming championships at Bucknell University’s Kinney Natatorium.
Beasley, whose time was 1:56.33, was in the pool when a state record was set in the last of the four heats.
In the second heat, defending champion Danielle Siverling of Downingtown East broke her own PIAA Class AAA record of 1:47.49 with a 1:47.37. Then Oakland Catholic sophomore Leah Smith followed with a 1:47.29 and, in the last preliminary heat, the one with Beasley, freshman Meaghan Raab of Hershey broke the record again with a 1:46.53.
Beasley came back with a better showing in the 100 butterfly with a time of 58.46. She missed 16th place and the final slot in the consolation swim by 0.054 seconds.