MHS bowlers, coach earn state honors

By Steve Sell
March 31, 2014

McPherson High’s outstanding bowling season resulted in some awards today for the Bullpups by the Kansas Bowling Coaches Association.

MHS’ Joel Morey and Carl Frazier were named to the Class 4-1A bowling team for the boys, while Crystal Nutter was selected for the girls.

Herb Halinski, who guided the Bullpup girls to the Class 4-1A state title and the boys to a third-place state finish, was named both Overall Kansas Coach of the Year and Class 4-1A Coach of the Year.

Joining Morey and Frazier on the first team were Jalob Cockrum and Jerod Hromek of Circle, Andrew Orocio of Augusta and Matthew Romero of Kansas City Piper.

Nutter was joined on the first team by Sydney Johnson of Kansas City Piper, Keri Ladigo of Andover Central, Katy Nordman of Augusta, Bethany Watson of Augusta and Nouksapha Phomsouvahn of Kansas City Sumner.

Award winners will be recognized during a banquet April 26 in Topeka.