LEADER OF LIONS

Oviedo, Rodgers leads all-area, No. 1 team

Orlando Sentinel - - SPORTS WEEKEND - By Steve Gorches

Af­ter be­ing part of a pair of state cham­pi­onship teams in her first two years of high school, Oviedo se­nior Shauna Rodgers fin­ished her ca­reer in style with a dual tro­phy hoist.

In ad­di­tion to be­ing the an­chor for a Lions squad that de­feated Space Coast in the state cham­pi­onship match, Rodgers was on fire in the state in­di­vid­ual com­pe­ti­tion. She rolled more than 200 in 11 of her 12 games (the only game un­der was a re­spectable 194) and de­feated Cir­cle Chris­tian’s Grace Bring­ham for the girls ti­tle.

Rodgers didn’t lose a match in bracket play and went to three games only once in the best-2-out-of-3 matches on her way to earn­ing 2019 Or­lando Sentinel girls bowler-of-the-year honor. 680 in dis­trict and fourth over­all at state.

Sierra Poole, Lake Mary, Jr. Buzz:

One of the most con­sis­tent area bowlers over the past three years, Poole shot 888 in four games of state qual­i­fy­ing (third seed) with a 246 high game.

Jor­dan Walker, Apopka, Jr. Buzz:

She rolled 627 in dis­trict play be­fore qual­i­fy­ing 12th in the state bracket with a con­sis­tent 827 four-game set (226 high game).

Ju­lia Yates, Orange City Univer­sity, Sr. Buzz:

Af­ter av­er­ag­ing 201 dur­ing the sea­son, she shot a 637 se­ries and 241 high game in dis­trict and then placed 21st at state at 799.

Je­van­nie Zepada, Win­ter Park, Jr. Buzz:

She av­er­aged 201 in the reg­u­lar sea­son, shot 555 in dis­trict and rolled 873 in state qual­i­fy­ing with a 266 high game to earn the fourth seed.

FHSAA state ti­tles with lit­tle con­ster­na­tion.

Titans won the Five Star Con­fer­ence eas­ily with 14-0 record and earn­ing 102 of 112 pos­si­ble points, then claimed the Dis­trict 3 ti­tle.

Orange City Univer­sity:

Cen­tu­ri­ons won Dis­trict 8 tournament and were the sixth seed af­ter state qual­i­fy­ing. They tied for sixth place at FHSAA state tournament.

Cir­cle Chris­tian: Buzz:

Led by Je­van­nie Zepada, the Wild­cats were sec­ond in Dis­trict 8 to Cir­cle Chris­tian and were the 10th seed af­ter state qual­i­fy­ing rounds.

Win­ter Park:

Pan­thers won Dis­trict 4 ti­tle and then qual­i­fied 11th af­ter state qual­i­fy­ing be­fore be­ing elim­i­nated in match play by Cir­cle Chris­tian. Braves may have fin­ished sec­ond in Dis­trict 9, but they stepped it up with 13th in state qual­i­fy­ing com­pe­ti­tion with Lacey Reid shoot­ing 787.

Eustis: Boone:

STEPHEN M. DOWELL/OR­LANDO SENTINEL

From left: Oviedo’s Shauna Rodgers, Cir­cle Chris­tian’s Grace Bring­ham, Cir­cle Chris­tian’s Macy Bar­ber, and East River’s Is­abella Pohl are pic­tured with their medals af­ter the FHSAA Bowling Cham­pi­onships at Board­walk Bowl in Or­lando on Nov. 7.

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