• James Townsend

Portland High School Bowling Season Preview 2019-2020


Girls Team

Portland High School Girls Bowling Coach Joe Whitford said, “This year is a rebuilding year for us we graduated 6 seniors last year. My expectations however are the same as last year due to the depth of last years under classmen we will win the CAAC Blue Division and be competitive at regionals likely another bid to State Finals for team Individually we will have 2-3 girls make it to states.”

The girls team lost some talented seniors to to graduation from last season. Those losses include Emma Armour, Sammi Krausz, Jordyn Fyan, Kaylee Becker, Brooke Adams, and Hannah Schafer. Armour, Krausz, Fyan and Becker were CAAC All-Conference members.

Whitford has high hopes for newcomers to his varsity teams. Those newcomers include Olivia Gallt and Hannah Martin. Whitford said they “have been on JV and will make a move this year.”

Whitford also said, “Jessie Whitford and Aubree Martin both are bowlers that can through a 200 game at will. With the bowlers moving up from JV team these girls will be fun to watch. I truly believe Jessie and Aubree will compete in the state finals possibly one more of the girls to join them.”

The girls team has been league champs for the last two seasons and Whitford is confident in his teams chance to repeat again this season.

Whitford is assisted in his coaching duties by coach Hillary Platte

Complete girls roster:

Olivia Gallt 12th Grade

Aubree Martin 12th Grade

Hannah Martin 12th Grade

Brooke Sandborn-Zinn 11th Grade

Emma Cannon 11th Grade

Jessie Whitford 10th Grade

Kaelyn Bayless 10th Grade

Anna Humphrey 9th Grade

Claire Kwiecinski 9th Grade

Raelynn Holliday 9th Grade

Boys Team

Coach William Armour III said, “This year is a rebuilding year for us we graduated 8 seniors last year. My expectations however are the same as last year due to the depth of last years under classmen we will win the CAAC Blue Division and be competitive at regionals likely another bid to State Finals for team. Individually we will have 2-3 boys make it to states.”

The Raider boys return to action without several talented seniors from last year’s team who graduated. Those losses to graduation include Jack Dalman, Noah Spedoske, Bennett Rushin, Evan Warner, Jarod Huhn, Vaughn Cross, Aiden Pung and Ryan Miller

Promising newcomers to the varsith squad include Josh Rutkowski , Brandon Ladisky, Joshua Krausz,, Kyle Edlund, Collin Calley, and Jacob Vroman. Armour says, “all have made significant improvement over last year on JV team and all can though a 180 game or better.”

Armour has particularly high expectations for one returning bowler. He said, “Luke Dalman is our returning Senior. He is pure talent and will average over 200 this year, and will make it to state finals. This team will need a few weeks to find their chemistry but have no doubt they will be great.”

Armour is assisted by Sandy VanderBroek and George Rutherford.

Complete boys roster:

Luke Dalman 12th

Bailey Olson 11th

Brandon Ladisky 11th

Jacob Vroman 11th

Joshua Krausz 11th

Josh Rutkowski 11th

James Dodson 10th

Memphis Dies 10th

Kyle Edlund 10th

Collin Calley 10th

Connor Pline 11th

Cameron Schneider 9th

Braydon Stauffer 9th

Christopher Marsh 9th

Grayden Paulin 9th

Ethan Rockey 9th

Cooper Hoskins 9th

2019-2020 Bowling Schedule

Date Match Bowling Alley

Dec 8 Kick off tournament Royal Scott

Dec 12 Portland @East Lansing Spare Time

Dec 15 Caac Baker tournament City Limits Mason

Dec 16 Ionia @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Jan 6 Lansing United @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Jan 7 Portland @ Grand Ledge Royal Scott

Jan 10 Eaton Rapids @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Jan 12 Battle of Bakers Tournament M66 Bowl

Jan 13 Haslett @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Jan 14 Portland @ Waverly Royal Scott

Jan 22 Portland @ Dewitt Royal Scott

Jan 25 Zeeland Tournament Fairlanes

Jan 27 East Lansing @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Jan 30 Portland @ Ionia Bowling Alley

Feb 3 Dewitt @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Feb 6 Portland @ Haslett City limits East

Feb 7 Grand Ledge @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Feb 10 Waverly @ Portland Wagon Wheel

Feb 12 Portland @ Lansing United Spare Time

Feb 15 CAAC individual tournament Royal Scott

Feb 18 Portland @ Eaton Rapids Charlanes

Feb 28 Regionals M66 Bowl Battle Creek

Feb 29 Regionals M66 Bowl Battle Creek

Mar 6 State Finals Jax 60 Jackson

Mar 7 State Finals Jax 60 Jackson

Kick off tournament at Royal Scott

Both Raider bowling teams participated in the annual kick off tournament at Royal Scott Bowling alley on Saturday, December 8th.

The girls team qualified 9th after the first 12 games. Unfortunately, they were knocked out after the first round. Coach Joe Whitford said, “it was a good start for the team they are showing some great potential.”

The boys team also made the cut in 11th place. Coach Armour said, “They exceeded my expectations even though there are some skills that need to be worked on. This team will get better and better as the season goes on.”

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