CHAMPLAIN - The Northeastern Clinton Central School Varsity Bowling Teams are expected to have a 'good mix' of athletes this season, according to coach Rick Dumas.
Dumas will return to coaching the team after a 10-year hiatus, but he returns with an optimistic look at the games ahead.
"As I have not coached the NCCS bowling teams in about 10 years, I honestly do not know exactly what to expect from this team," said Dumas. "We lost some very talented bowlers from both last year's boys and girls team. As far as 2008-2009, we have a pretty good mix of youth and experience ... only a handful of my kids actually bowl on the weekend youth leagues, so there will be an increased learning curve to get ready for the season."
On the boys team, Dumas said he is looking for leadership from Jon Fortin, Chris Hack, John McGoldrick and Dan Ormsbee and hoping to see "solid improvement in the entire squad" as the program builds in the coming years. The remainder of the team consists of seniors Chris Cayea and Cory Poupore; junior Taylor Ondras; sophomores Cory Manor and Jacob Wayman; freshmen Andrew Badger and Aaron Mesec; eight-graders Joshua Frenyea and James Lapierre; and seventh-graders Mark Furman, Jesse Juneau, John Pelkey and Joseph Robert.
On the girls team, Dumas is looking for leadership from Meaghan Fresn, Stephanie Bechard and Krystina Robert and expecting breakout years for Aleigha McGoldrick and Katie Hawksby. The rest of the team consists of seniors Erin Cayea, Danielle Filion and Krystina Robert; sophomore Morgan Underwood; and freshmen Sara Adams and Janelle Menard.
The NCCS Varsity Girls Basketball Team will be led this year by coach Andy Landry. The team will consist of forwards Cari Dominic, Mara Faiviae and Chantel LaValley; and guards Kim Dragoon, Katrina Garrand, Jen Bechard, Erin Macey, Johni Rae Coryea, Chelsey Brooks, Meagan McComb, Courtney Brooks, and Alli Ebersol.
Coryea, McComb, Brooks and Garrand are all returning starters from last year. Coryea and Brooks were the leading scorers.
The preceding information was inadvertently omitted from last week's North Countryman Sports Preview.