• Welcome to Vanguard’s Girls Bowling  

    We feature an 8-woman varsity team and a JV team of up-and-coming bowlers.  

    COACH:  Wendy Furphy    Wendy.Furphy@marion.k12.fl.us 

    You may find Coach Furphy on campus in Bldg. 1— Rm. 206 before or after school.

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     Calendar of events and matches: Bowling Calendar


    During the season: Every Wednesday from 4:00-5:30 p.m. located at the Galaxy West Lanes .



    Every Tuesday and Thursday. You need to be at the bowling alley READY TO BOWL at 4pm.

    Our first match is August 30th and the season runs through the end of October. Districts are in the end of October and State is the first week of November. 



    While experience is preferable, this is a sport open to anyone who is willing to devote their time and effort to practice and the team.  If you cannot make a practice, you must notify the coach IN ADVANCE.  Club meetings and practice or games in another sport are NOT considered a valid excuse. 



    Before you practice, you must have the following on file with the Athletics Dept. (See Coach Budnick):

    Before you may play during the season, you must have the following on file with the Athletics Dept:

    Budnick must receive a copy of the following:

    • rections to NFHSLearn.com courses:
        1. Go to NFHSLearn.com


      • Proof of Concussion course completion
      • Proof of Sudden cardiac arrest course completion
      • Proof of Heat related illness course completion

    Furphy must receive a copy of the following:

    • Bowling Contract
    • Participation fees must be paid: $20
    • Bowling fees:
      • Varsity - $75 (includes: varsity lineage, team shirt, G'ville match, districts, and MCIAC tournament)
      • JV - $45 (includes: JV lineage fees & team shirt)


  • Fees: 

    • Students must not be on the debt list in order to bowl.

    • Students must pay the participation fee to Ms. Furphy, on Wednesday August 29th. This fee covers the insurance costs for student athletes.

    •  Lineage fees must be paid by each bowler.  


    Students must be debt free and academically eligible.  Grades are IMPORTANT.  Your academics are your first priority.  No grades below a “C”. Must have a 2.0 GPA in order to play.


    It is the responsibility of the bowler to get to practice and matches.  STUDENTS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO TRANSPORT OTHER STUDENTS, unless they are siblings.  Ms. Furphy is not allowed to transport students for practice or matches.


    All bowlers must wear full length pants to bowl.  The color will be decided by the team at the team meeting.  THey must either be khaki or black.  NO LEGGINGS and NO DENIM is allowed.

    Varsity bowlers will receive a Varsity uniform shirt to wear.  This uniform belongs to Vanguard and must be returned at the end of the season.  The bowler is responsible for cleaning the shirt and turning it in at the end of the season or be placed on the debt list for the replacement cost of the shirt.

    JV bowlers will wear the team t-shirt for all matchesThis shirt belongs to the bowler and does not need to be returned to the team at the end of the season.

    Cell phones:

    During matches all cell phones are to be turned off and put away. Coach Furphy will have a safe place for you to put your cell phone.  Failure to do so may result in not playing again during the match.