Both Portland’s boys and girls competed individually for the CAAC championship tournament held at Royal Scott bowling alley on Saturday. Each team from the CAAC was allowed to bring six boys and girls to compete.
There was a six-game total pin qualifying session. Portland girls’ team was successful in bringing three of their bowlers into the top 16. Jordyn Fyan, Kaylee Becker and Emma Armour, all seniors. Coach Joe Whitford said, “The girls all competed very well with the other three that didn’t make it being very close to the cut, including freshman Jessie Whitford in 17th, Aubrey Martin 21st and Sammy Krausz 28th.”
Notable scores for the girls:
Kaylee Becker 257, 223
Jordyn Fyan 246, 200
Emma Armour 184
Jessie Whitford 197
Aubrey Martin 222
Sammy Krause 206
When bracket play started Portland had great expectations to continue through. Unfortunately, the girls all finished in ninth place. Whitford said, “The important thing to remember is this tournament sets us up for regionals that gets us to states. I think we’re in a great position to get multiple girls bowling at the state championship this year.”
The Portland boys were successful in getting two of their bowlers in after the morning qualifications. Jack Dalman who qualified 1st and Luke Dalman who qualified 7th. Jack Dalman was 135 pins ahead of the second-place bowler averaging 231 over the six games. Evan Warner was 21st and came very close as well as Jarod Huhn at 24th and Aiden Pung, who was bowling in his first tournament, qualified 35th.
When match play started, Jack Dalman came up against a very hot 16th qualifier, knocking him out finishing in 9th. Luke Dalman however battled through four tough matches to become the CAAC champion for the boys. This means out of the last five years the Dalman’s have won this tournament twice.
Boys Coach William Armour III said, “I’m very proud of both of them and look forward to how well we’re going to do at states.”
Notable scores for the boys:
Jack Dalman 267,246,236,234,223
Luke Dalman 234,218,205,212,202
Evan Warner 215
Jarod Huhn 202
Eden Pung 202
Bennett Russian 181
Pictured is Luke Dalman, held by coaches William Armour III (left) and Joe Whitford (right). Photo courtesy of PHS bowling.