The Boardman girls bowling team began their season with the goal of repeating last year by qualifying for the state competition. They not only qualified this year, but went on to win the state championship for the first time in Boardman School history. On top of that, the girls also broke the state high school tournament record for a single game with a score of 1,102, shattering the previous mark of 1,039 set by Centerville High School in 2007.
The girls were led by junior Tiffany Terlecki with a 642 series, Ciarra Moran with a 639 series, and Amanda Van Fossan with a 615 series.
The girls' road to state was apparent after the Northeast Ohio District Qualifying Tournament on Feb. 28. The Boardman girls placed second with a score of 3,877 to Canton Glen Oak’s 3,891. Minerva, Hudson and Hubbard rounded out the top five state-bound teams from the region.
"It was an amazing season for the girls," said BHS head voach Al Dohar, "they are a special group of female athletes who simply never gave in to the pressures of the moment. When one of them was struggling, someone else would step in and rise to the top. They were dedicated to winning it all, and that's exactly what they did. Myself, my entire coaching staff and the Boardman High School Athletic Department salute their championship season."
The girls finished the regular season at 15-0 and earned the Federal League championship title for the second consecutive year. They also took first at sectionals.
Photo by J.T. Whitehouse
Boardman’s senior girls bowlers were looking for back-to-back league championships this season and they not only made the state qualifier, but went on to take it all at the state championship on Saturday. Pictured are senior girls, in front, Ciarra Moran who placed eighth in individual rankings, Angela Kaczowka who placed 85th, Rachel Dugan who placed 98th, Crystal Hodge, and in back, Amanda Van Fossen who placed 13th, Devin Ferrell and Erica Detate. Placing fifth was junior Tiffany Terlecki.