Young adds to bowling superlatives
High School senior Jahlil Young added to an exceptional varsity career
Feb. 12 by becoming the first member of the Falcons bowling team to
qualify for the state tournament in at least two decades.
Young, whose resume already included a
game in his junior season, rolled a six-game series of 1,258 in the
Section II Class A tournament at Boulevard Bowl in Schenectady. He
finished among the top six individuals out of 320 bowlers competing at
all levels in Section II.
His high game of 269 also was the high game out
of all 100 competitors in the Class A tournament.
The state bowling tournament is March 10 in
“I am extremely
proud of Jahlil for reaching his goal of making it to the state
tournament,” said coach Nancy Madsen said. “I have had the pleasure of
coaching him the last six years and have watched him grow and mature as
a bowler and a student-athlete. He is a natural leader in his own quiet
way to all his teammates.
“He has worked
extremely hard to improve his game and I am so happy all his time and
effort has paid off with a trip to the state tournament. He is such a
gentleman and very well-deserving of this honor to be representing
Albany High School at this event.”
Young led the Falcons to a fifth-place finish in
Class A, also the team’s top sectional finish in at least two decades,
Delon Dean had a six-game total of 1,175,
followed by Jedrek Arasim (1,152) and Eliza Arasim (1,026). Michael
McNeil rolled a 530 three-game series, and Philip Stone added a 516
“I am very proud of
our entire team for their amazing performance (at sectionals),” Madsen
said. “To finish in the top five of the Class A sectionals is a
tremendous feat. This team worked hard together and kept grinding
throughout the day.”
The mission of the City School District of Albany is to
work in partnership with our diverse community to engage every learner
in a robust educational program designed to provide the knowledge and
skills necessary for success. The district serves about 9,600 students
in 18 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood
schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as
well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including
four themed academies at Albany High School.