Howard County Sun bowling columnist Don Vitek has been named Writer of the Year by the Maryland Bowling Writers Association.
Vitek also won first- and second-place honors in both the senior and column categories.
The awards were presented during the association's annual meetinglast Sunday.
Vitek writes columns that are published in all four of The Sun's suburban editions.
Two of his four award-winning columns were published in The Howard County Sun last September: "Pro Bowlers Circuit is Not All Glitz," the first place winner; and "Practice Hard, Roll Up Big Scores," which won second place.