BRUIN BOWLERS CONCLUDE SUCCESSFUL SEASON WITH END-OF-THE-YEAR AWARDS BANQUET

February 29, 2008 11:00 pm

By Josh Bronson

Pilot staff writer

The Brookings-Harbor High School boys' and girls' bowling teams wrapped up their season with an awards banquet at Wild Rivers Pizza Wednesday night.

On the boys' side, the Bruins ended their season with a fifth place finish at the district meet, but took second place in every other tournament on the year.

The varsity team also won the team sportsmanship award for the year as they received 16 total votes throughout the six tournaments.

Junior Steven Scruggs took home the individual sportsmanship award for the season as he received 12 votes from the other teams in the district.

"That's as important as anything," Coach Randy Scruggs said about sportsmanship. "We win gracefully and we lose gracefully."

Individual varsity awards handed out at the banquet included: MVP – Steven Scruggs; Most Improved – Dillon Schofield; and Most Inspirational – Blake Peters.

Cody Stumpenhaus was also recognized for having the highest game of the year with a 265 as he finished eighth in All-Star points – which is based on how many strikes and spares a bowler has compared to how many frames they bowl.

Scruggs finished fifth in All-Star points and bowled a 700 series in one tournament with games of 232, 233 and 235.

The JV boys team took third place at the district meet and Skyler Shuford ended the year as No. 1 on the JV All-Star point list.

Shuford was named the JV MVP while John Wilson was Most Inspirational and Sean Townsend was Most Improved.

David Cevallos, the Bruins foreign exchange student from Ecuador, was also recognized with the "Farthest To Get Here" award.

For the girls, coaches Daniel Maple and Donna Knauss honored the team for their effort and continued improvement throughout the year.

The Lady Bruins also won the team sportsmanship award in a landslide, receiving 19 votes from opposing teams throughout the year.

Nicole Ledford took third place in the voting for the individual sportsmanship award.

April Turner was named the team MVP while Jaydlyn Knauss was Most Improved and Ledford was Most Inspirational.

Turner finished the year 23rd in All-Star points, Knauss was 28th on the list and team captain Heather Nedervelt finished the year in 30th.