Alicia Assalone is returning to the state tournament.
Based on her 191 regular-season average, the Arlington High School junior earned the final spot on the Section 1 girls bowling team heading to Long Island for the New York State Public High School Athletic Association championship tournament which begins March 1.
Arlington coach Jim Golding said senior Megan Burke and junior Becca Lawson turned in strong outings for the fourth-place Admirals at the Section 1 Tournament held Monday at Fishkill Bowl.
John Jay placed fifth with Patricia Van Anden firing a 977 series. Ruth Martin, Dana Winant and Alyssa DeRosa recorded 954, 953 and 952 series
Stefani Dobert rolled a 1,060 six-game series for 11th-place Beacon.
James Asselmeyer set the Dutchess County record in the 1,000-meter run with his time of 2 minutes, 28.25 seconds to lead second-place Arlington at the Section 1 Class AA meet held late Sunday at the Armory Track and Field Center in New York.
Trenten Beram sprinted to wins in the 55 (6.55) and 300 (34.19) for the Admirals. Arlington’s 3,200 relay of Tom Wimmers, Steve Morrison, Corey Peruffo and Asselmeyer also placed first, as did John Jay’s Matt Goldsmith in the long jump.
For the girls, Arlington’s Bella Burda (3,000) and Roy C. Ketcham’s Leah Wachsmuth (pole vault) were individual winners.
Ketcham and Marist College graduate Mike Orefice signed a contract to play with the San Rafael Pacifics of the Pacific Association, an independent league.
Orefice graduated from Marist on the college’s all-time lists for RBI (fourth, 142), doubles (seventh, 47), runs (eighth, 147) and hits (eighth, 222).
Vassar teammates Christian Phelps and freshman Nick Litsky were named the Liberty League’s performer and rookie of the week.
Phelps and Litsky each were 2-0 at singles and doubles, helping Vassar post wins over Clark and the Coast Guard Academy.