Decorah Boys Bowling Team Take Second Place at District Qualifying Tournament

Posted: Wed, Feb 14, 2018 11:37 AM
Michael Bruening (second from the right) finished fourth overall at districts

The Decorah Viking boys bowling team finished in second place at the District Qualifying tournament on Tuesday at Oneota Lanes.

Charles City qualified for state with 3,151 pins. Decorah had 2,977 pins, putting them in second place.  Waukon was third with 2,693 pins. North Fayette Valley was fourth with 2,691 pins. Tripoli was fifth with 2,634 pins, Denver was sixth with 2,524 pins, and Sumner Fredricksburg was seventh with 2,386 pins.

Michael Bruening led the Vikings with 437 pins in his two game total. Tyler Vande Lune was next with 434 pins. Michael Cook had 393 pins. Dawson Holkesvik had 380 pins. Steven Baldridge had 373 pins, and Bryon Bruening had 347 pins.

Baker scores were 191, 180, 213, 201, and 173.

Coach Keith Bruening said, "Michael Bruening and Tyler Vande Lune led the team, as they both have all season. They both had great senior years. Michael was fourth in the district tournament, and Tyler was sixth. As a team we bowled good, but as I have told the kids, you have to bowl great! I am very proud of this team, we went 10-0 on the regular season and competed well in the tournament. It was a sad day in the bowling alley today after the tournament, lots of tears and anguish. We will be back. These kids will go on and do great things. As I always tell the kids, 'It's just a game we are privileged to play.' I want to thank all of Decorah for the support."

Michael Bruening
Tyler Vande Lune
Varsity bowlers L-R: Michael Cook, Tyler Vande Lune, Michael Bruening, Steven Baldridge, Dawson Holkesvik, and Bryon Bruening