junior rolls his way to a bowling State Championship
just his second year as sponsor and coach of the newly established
South Ripley Raider Bowling Team, Coach Ron Pollard has led team
member Marty Porter, a junior at South Ripley, to an elite position
at the top - 2010 State Champion Bowler.
"Porter is a most dedicated and hard worker. I think
lately he eats, sleeps and dreams bowling, Coach Pollard
commented with a smile.
State Champion Raider Porter is respected greatly by his peers
and the staff at South Ripley High School.
Porter completed his State Bowling Championship Title run on Saturday,
February 20 in Anderson at Coopers Sport Bowl.
As one of only 18 bowlers statewide qualifying to compete for
the championship title, Porter blew his competition away.
In his qualifying opening match at Anderson, Porter captured an
opening round of 256, which is quite remarkable since the most
you can score in a perfect game is 300. A 300 game requires 12
straight strikes and no pins left standing, for those unfamiliar
Porter capped his first round with a remarkable 297 count followed
by a 151 set.
His scores seeded him at the top of the stepladder for the championship
match by nearly a 100-point margin.
In Porters championship bout he rolled for a score of 212,
while his competitor could only claim a 143, netting Porter a
71 pin win and the Championship Title.
When asked if there was anything he would specifically like to
say, Porter stated, I want to thank Ron, Rick and RJ Pollard,
and my mom and dad. His parents are Marty Sr. and Nancy
Porter of Versailles.
Porters State Champion Bowler Title is the first State Title
earned in SRHS history.
Pictured above, 2010 State Champion Bowler,
Marty Porter, center, is joined by his mother Nancy and
father, Marty Sr., after being awarded the championship
plaque at Cooper's Bowl in Anderson on Saturday. Porter
lit the field of 18 up, winning by a 71 point margin in
his championship match. His state title is a first for any
athletic endeavor in the history of South Ripley High School