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Blue Raider Brunner finishes sixth at state bowling championship

Posted 3/20/19

Cody Brunner, a junior at Middletown Area High School, placed sixth at the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships on Friday at Dutch Lanes in Ephrata.

He rolled games of …

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Blue Raider Brunner finishes sixth at state bowling championship

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Cody Brunner, a junior at Middletown Area High School, placed sixth at the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships on Friday at Dutch Lanes in Ephrata.

He rolled games of 204-217-244-236-166-170 for a six-game total of 1237. It took a score of 1254 to advance to the top 5 stepladder finals.

“Cody continues to improve every year and this year got stronger as the season progressed,” said Middletown Area High School bowling coach Darryl Bower.

In week 11 of the Harrisburg Area Interscholastic Bowling League at ABC East Lanes, Cody bowled the highest two-game series of 523 off games of 274 and 249. On Feb. 27, he finished 12th in the District 3 tournament and followed that with a ninth-place finish at the PIAA Eastern Regional Championships on March 1 at Leisure Lanes in Lancaster, with scores of 246-234-236-247-174.

“Cody is a very unassuming young man that has gotten much attention with his powerful two-handed bowling style,” Bower said. “He seems to bowl better when he bowls against stronger competition.”

Kolby Bennett of Cedar Crest High School won the state title.

Cody averaged 198 in the Harrisburg Area Interscholastic Bowling League, which qualified him to compete in the Eastern Regionals and the PIAA District 3 Championships.

Brunner was the third Middletown bowler to compete in the state bowling championships. Cole Kautz (2014) and Eric Belles (2015 and 2016) are the others.