STSR PRESENTS THE DRAKE HVAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK: HORSEHEADS' EMILY HUNTLEY AND ELMIRA'S ALEX SMITH
(2023-03-12)Southern Tier Sports Report
There were a lot of great performances this week, leading to some tough choices for the athlete of the week honors. In the end, it was Horseheads’ Emily Huntley and Elmira’s Alex Smith who are the Southern Tier Sports Report, sponsored by Drake HVAC Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning, Athletes of the Week. EMILY HUNTLEYHorseheads, Bowling
The Horseheads senior second in the state at the NYSPHSAA Bowling Championships in the composite competition on Saturday.
Huntley shot 1,326 for six games. She also helped Section 4 take third place as a team, just 15 pins behind the state champions from Section 6.
Huntley shot 206, 214, 266, 189, 237 and 214 to average 221 on the day. Her first three game series was 686 and her next three games was 640.
Huntley’s 266 was also the second best game on the day at states.
Huntley’s 1,326 was not only the second place finisher in the individual competition, there was also no one in the Division 1 or 2 team competitions who shot within 45 pins of her.
What’s even more amazing for Huntley is her 1,326 was the 14th best series of the weekend, that includes all bowlers, boys and girls, between Division I and Division 2 in the team and individual competitions. ALEX SMITHElmira, Bowling
The Elmira junior helped Elmira win the first team state title in any sport in Elmira Express history as they shot 6,314 to win states by 51 pins.
Smith was the second overall finisher on the day shooting 1,345, just 40 pins behind the winning individual score on the day.
Smith averaged 224.17 on the day, shooting 242, 217, 232, 240, 209 and 205.
Down 190 pins after two games Elmira fought back all day to win the state title.
Overall Smith would have posted the eighth best series of any boys bowler at state, between the Division I team competition, the Division 2 team competition and the composite (individual) competition.
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