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Troy 8th grader sets IESA records as Girls Bowling State Individual Champion

Troy Girls Bowling Team places 2nd; Boys place 5th

The Troy Middle School Girls Bowling Team placed second at this year’s IESA State Bowling Competition, and one of its members – Malaya Chavez – broke two IESA records to become this year’s Girls Bowling State Individual Champion. Malaya broke the record for the highest first day 4-game series score, at 897. She also had the highest overall 10-game series of 2200, averaging 220 for 10 games. “I am so proud of Malaya’s accomplishments this season,” Coach Julie Brandolino said. “She has been a part of the Troy program for four years, and she puts her whole heart into her bowling as an individual and as a teammate. She kept her head in the game and made the shots she needed to become the individual champion.” Other members of the team did well, also. Alyssa VanMeter, 7th grade, medaled in 7th place with a 185 average; Maddie Millsaps, 8th grade, averaged 159 for 34th place; Gracie French, 7th grade, averaged 157 for 37th place; and the alternate was Allie Siedlecki, 8th grade.