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Plum bowling teams honored

Michael Love
| Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:00 p.m.
Dalton Novak rolled the best game of the 2012-13 season in the Northeast section with a 279.

The Plum boys and girls bowling teams were celebrated on April 28.

The teams were honored by the WPIBL and the Plum coaches for their Northeast section championships, the girls’ second-place finish at the WPIBL tournament and the boys’ fourth-place finish at regionals and 10th-place finish at states.

Junior Dan Yushinski and senior Jocelyn Rubash also were recognized for making the All-WPIBL team, and Rubash was honored for scoring the second-highest series at the WPIBL tournament.

For the varsity boys, senior Dalton Novak had the team’s highest game.

The 279 game was the top score in the Northeast section this season, and it tied for fifth overall with five others from the other eight sections in the WPIBL. Chartiers Valley’s Andrew Kapfer had the top game with a perfect 300.

Juniors Josh Kirchartz and Yushinski had the boys high series (713) and high average (214), respectively.

Rubash had the girls team triple crown of high average (190), high game (258) and high series (648).

Senior Alexa Nicholas (distinguished game, 222) and freshmen Talia Pilyh (distinguished series, 604) and Allie Dick (distinguished average, 181) also were recognized.

Freshman Bre Woods had the JV girls triple crown of high average (162), high game (234) and high series (565), while sophomores Bethany LaBertew (distinguished JV game, 193) and Kristin Ankers (distinguished JV series, 525) and senior Shannon Purcell (distinguished average, 133) also were honored.

Freshman Noah Coulson had the distinguished game for the JV boys (189), while sophomore Josh Mallik had the distinguished series (525) and freshman Josh Christman had the distinguished average (179).

Most improved went to senior Zachary Matthews (boys) and Ankers (girls), while senior Matt Kosmack (boys) and Dick (girls) were selected as rookies of the year.

Michael Love is a staff writer with Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-388-5825 or at

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