Pennfield High School sophomores Haley Hooper and James Ruoff both captured the MHSAA Individual State Championships in Division 3 Girls and Boys Bowling on Saturday, March 4th at M-66 Bowl. According to the MHSAA this is the first time student-athletes from the same school have both won individual state championships in bowling in the same season.
In the girls competition, Haley Hooper entered as the #16 seed to start the match play format. In the match play rounds each competitor bowled two games. In her first round match she defeated the #1 seed 371-301. In her second round match, she defeated the #9 seed 334-321 to advance to the semifinals. There she defeated the #13 seed 383-361 to advance to the state championship match. In the finals, Haley defeated the #7 seed by the score of 399-325 to win the title.
In the boys competition, James Ruoff entered as the #15 seed to start the match play format. In his first round match, he knocked off the #2 seed 416-313. In the second round he defeated the #10 seed 440-396 to move into the semifinal round. There he defeated the #11 seed 380-350 to advance to the state championship match. In the finals, James defeated the #4 seed 395-349 to win the title.
The boy’s bowling team also had senior Max Jackson and junior Sean Young qualify for match play format.
Congratulations to the MHSAA State Champions of 2017!