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Prep Talk Player of the Year for boys bowling: Chad Mee, Frontier

By Keith McShea

MeeIn boys bowling, the award could have been called the Player of the Years.

Chad Mee of Frontier has been synonymous with excellence in bowling going back to his eighth-grade year, when he won the Section VI individual title, all the way through his senior year, when he ... won the Section VI individual title.

Every year, Mee made the state tournament, either by virtute of making the Section VI team or helping lead Frontier to the state championships.

The last two years, he helped Frontier advance as a team, and this year the Falcons won the school’s first state title with a dominating performance at Babylon Lanes on Long Island. Mee was the top individual in the state team competition with a 1,346 pinfall for a 224.33 average. Mee was also the individual champion as Frontier won Section VI after an unbeaten ECIC I championship year.

Mee's teams did not lose a league match since his eighth-grade season.

Away from high school competition, he has won several adult tournaments. Last year, he finished at the Obenauer Masters Tournament.

He received Division I partial scholarship offers but bypassed those and will attend the University at Buffalo to study chemical engineering.He hopes to start a bowling club team at UB, which does not have a bowling program.

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All Prep Talk Players of the Year will be honored at the inaugural Prep Talk Awards on June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Buffalo, featuring Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed and Janet Snyder of Kiss 98.5. The Prep Talk Awards will honor Prep Talk Players of the Year in more than 30 sports, along with the All-Western New York first teams in football and basketball. 

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Our Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards will feature a different Prep Talk Player of the Year each day until the big day.

The list thus far:


Countdown to the Prep Talk Awards / Prep Talk Players of the Year

May 15 -- Boys soccer: Brandon Galanti, Frontier

May 16 -- Girls soccer: Carissima Cutrona, Williamsville South

May 17 -- Girls swimming: Dina Rommel, Clarence

May 18 -- Boys swimming: Jack Boyd, Canisius

May 19 -- Wrestling: Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer, Cheektowaga

May 20 -- Boys bowling: Chad Mee, Frontier


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Keith McShea

Keith McShea

Keith McShea has covered high school sports at The News since his hiring in 1999. The 1995 University at Buffalo graduate and Long Island native (North Babylon Bulldogs) covers — and live blogs — everything from scrimmages to state championships & helps head The News' All-Western New York selections.

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