2004 BOWLING TEAM
The boys return a strong nucleus from last year’s district champions and 5th place in state team. Kyle Paxson also returns after earning silver medallist honors in the state tournament last season. Returning starters are senior Craig Mullica (3 letters) and Junior Kyle Paxson (2 letters). Junior Mitchell Schilling (1 letter) and sophomore Cory Mullica (1 letter) both saw lots of action during the season and at the state tournament. Returning lettermen on the varsity and fighting for the 5th starting spot are seniors Matt Howell, juniors Aaron Scheer, Andrew Calvache, Bryan Crawford, and Charles Morris. Anthony Johnson is a newcomer who is also trying to earn playing time.
The JV team will be made up of Wade Mannes, Chris McCartney, James Morris, Bradley Preston, Stephen Cotanche, and bowlers that do not bowl for the varsity that week.
team does not look to be as strong this year as last year. It is very
difficult to replace two all metro picks and not lose some power. The
only returning lettermen that saw varsity action are seniors Robin Wright
(2 letters) and Cheryl Ruehlen (1 letter), Juniors Abby Bass, Jennifer
Beisham, Amy Seay, and Marie Kaleel (each have earned 1 letter). Only
Juniors Kaleel and Bass saw much varsity action last year.
The boy’s started the season ranked third in the Sentinel top 6 in central Florida behind defending state champ Deland and state runner-up Lake Mary. If everything goes well, we should be in the thick of the metro conference and district races. There are probably 5 teams this year that could keep us from repeating as district champs, so it should be a fun and exciting season.
The girls are picked to finish in the middle of the Metro Conference. We could finish above that if we improve and have some of our newcomers develop to the point where they could give us some help on the varsity. We have some strong bowlers, but very little depth. That always tends to burn you somewhere through the year, often in crucial spots.