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Dodge, Juhl honored at state bowling banquet

Published 7/29/15

Anthony Dodge, a recent NBC graduate, was inducted into the USBC Nebraska Youth Bowling Hall of Fame at a July 25 banquet in Kearney.

Anthony DodgeAnthony Dodge, Hall of Famer

Dodge was the Nebraska bowler of the year for his age group in 2006, 2009 and 2011. He led his North Bend NHSBF team to state championships in 2014 and 2015 and has placed in the top six individually the past four years, including a singles title in 2012. He was also the champion of the 2014 Nebraska Jr. King and Queen Tournament. Dodge has qualified for the National Junior Gold tournament five times. From 2009 to 2012 the Bowler Journal recognized him as a top middle school and high school prospect. His best season average has been 222.

During his career he has accumulated $6,000 in scholarships from placing in various tournaments. That includes a $250 scholarship he won at the Nebraska USBC State Tournament this year for having the high scratch series of 738. He also serves on the Nebraska United States Bowling Congress board of directors.

Dodge is the son of Randy and Wendy Dodge of North Bend. He will bowl for St. Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa, this fall.

Also recognized at Saturday’s banquet was Shawn Juhl, who was named the Nebraska Youth USBC Coach of the Year.

Juhl has coached the North Bend Bowling Club since the program’s inception eight years ago and currently serves as the girls head coach.

Under his direction, the Tiger girls won the NHSBF Class C state championship in 2014 and made it to the state semifinals this year.

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