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Redbird Coach Dave Meyer named Bowling Coach of the Year - The Telegraph - 7/21/2018

Bowling Coach of the Year Dave Meyer of Alton
Pete Hayes, phayes@thetelegraph.com Published 7:00 am CDT, Saturday, July 21, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dave Meyer
Dave Meyer
ALTON — For Alton coach Dave Meyer, the 2017-18 prep bowling season was case of just over the jump - and almost.

The Redbirds boys bowlers eased their way to the IHSA State Tournament and the girls came oh, so close.

But each team, both of which are coached by Meyer, enjoyed its fair share of postseason happiness, including individual regional champions by each.

The Alton High boys bowling team earned its state tournament berth by slipping past Highland for the sixth and final team state-qualifying spot at the Mount Vernon Sectional.

After the fifth game of the afternoon session moved the Redbirds up from eighth to seventh place, they stepped up and combined for a 1,017 sixth game and moved past Highland.

“After the fifth game, (assistant coach) Brian Stawar and I had a talk with the boys,” Meyer said, “and let them know they were 100 pins out of state qualification.

“The boys stepped up.”

At the Jersey Regional a week earlier, Alton, led by individual champion Justin Milliman, repeated as the regional team champ, getting past host Jersey in the battle for the top spot, 5,891-5,819.

The Redbirds girls finished out of the running for a team slot at the state meet in Rockford with an 11th-place finish at the Mount Vernon Sectional at NuBowl Lanes.

“The girls didn’t finish the season as they had hoped,” said Meyer, in his second year as the AHS bowling coach. “I’m very proud of the girls for advancing as a team to the sectional.”

At the Alton Regional, the Redbirds grabbed the fourth and final sectional team spot and Redbirds junior Alex Bergin was the individual champion.

“The girls worked hard as a rebuilding team,” Meyer said after the sectional, “and bowled a few higher games than in other tournaments.”

Cassie Bowman led the way for Alton with a 1,169 series for six games and Bergin followed with a 1,150 series.

“Alex had a great look in the morning and was in sixth place,” Meyer said, “but she had a rough afternoon.

“We have a lot to look forward to next year, because we’re only losing four senior bowlers.”

Bowling Coach of the Year Dave Meyer of Alton
Pete Hayes, phayes@thetelegraph.com Published 7:00 am CDT, Saturday, July 21, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dave Meyer
Dave Meyer
ALTON — For Alton coach Dave Meyer, the 2017-18 prep bowling season was case of just over the jump - and almost.

The Redbirds boys bowlers eased their way to the IHSA State Tournament and the girls came oh, so close.

But each team, both of which are coached by Meyer, enjoyed its fair share of postseason happiness, including individual regional champions by each.

The Alton High boys bowling team earned its state tournament berth by slipping past Highland for the sixth and final team state-qualifying spot at the Mount Vernon Sectional.

After the fifth game of the afternoon session moved the Redbirds up from eighth to seventh place, they stepped up and combined for a 1,017 sixth game and moved past Highland.

“After the fifth game, (assistant coach) Brian Stawar and I had a talk with the boys,” Meyer said, “and let them know they were 100 pins out of state qualification.

“The boys stepped up.”

At the Jersey Regional a week earlier, Alton, led by individual champion Justin Milliman, repeated as the regional team champ, getting past host Jersey in the battle for the top spot, 5,891-5,819.

The Redbirds girls finished out of the running for a team slot at the state meet in Rockford with an 11th-place finish at the Mount Vernon Sectional at NuBowl Lanes.

“The girls didn’t finish the season as they had hoped,” said Meyer, in his second year as the AHS bowling coach. “I’m very proud of the girls for advancing as a team to the sectional.”

At the Alton Regional, the Redbirds grabbed the fourth and final sectional team spot and Redbirds junior Alex Bergin was the individual champion.

“The girls worked hard as a rebuilding team,” Meyer said after the sectional, “and bowled a few higher games than in other tournaments.”

Cassie Bowman led the way for Alton with a 1,169 series for six games and Bergin followed with a 1,150 series.

“Alex had a great look in the morning and was in sixth place,” Meyer said, “but she had a rough afternoon.

“We have a lot to look forward to next year, because we’re only losing four senior bowlers.”

Bowling Coach of the Year Dave Meyer of Alton
Pete Hayes, phayes@thetelegraph.com Published 7:00 am CDT, Saturday, July 21, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Dave Meyer
Dave Meyer
ALTON — For Alton coach Dave Meyer, the 2017-18 prep bowling season was case of just over the jump - and almost.

The Redbirds boys bowlers eased their way to the IHSA State Tournament and the girls came oh, so close.

But each team, both of which are coached by Meyer, enjoyed its fair share of postseason happiness, including individual regional champions by each.

The Alton High boys bowling team earned its state tournament berth by slipping past Highland for the sixth and final team state-qualifying spot at the Mount Vernon Sectional.

After the fifth game of the afternoon session moved the Redbirds up from eighth to seventh place, they stepped up and combined for a 1,017 sixth game and moved past Highland.

“After the fifth game, (assistant coach) Brian Stawar and I had a talk with the boys,” Meyer said, “and let them know they were 100 pins out of state qualification.

“The boys stepped up.”

At the Jersey Regional a week earlier, Alton, led by individual champion Justin Milliman, repeated as the regional team champ, getting past host Jersey in the battle for the top spot, 5,891-5,819.

The Redbirds girls finished out of the running for a team slot at the state meet in Rockford with an 11th-place finish at the Mount Vernon Sectional at NuBowl Lanes.

“The girls didn’t finish the season as they had hoped,” said Meyer, in his second year as the AHS bowling coach. “I’m very proud of the girls for advancing as a team to the sectional.”

At the Alton Regional, the Redbirds grabbed the fourth and final sectional team spot and Redbirds junior Alex Bergin was the individual champion.

“The girls worked hard as a rebuilding team,” Meyer said after the sectional, “and bowled a few higher games than in other tournaments.”

Cassie Bowman led the way for Alton with a 1,169 series for six games and Bergin followed with a 1,150 series.

“Alex had a great look in the morning and was in sixth place,” Meyer said, “but she had a rough afternoon.

“We have a lot to look forward to next year, because we’re only losing four senior bowlers.”


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