• James Townsend

Ashley Bower Named January Student-Athlete of the Month


Ashley Bower, a senior on the Portland High School basketball team has been selected as the Portland Beacon and J-Dubb’s Signature Subs Student-Athlete of the month for January 2022.


In his nomination of Bower, PHS head coach Jason Haid said, “Ashley has averaged 18.1 points and 3.5 steals per game in the month of January leading us in victories over Chelsea, East Lansing and Haslett, all ranked in the state. Ashley also broke the school record for career 3 point makes with 125 total.”


Bower, who is also a member of the PHS golf and soccer teams, has committed to play basketball next year at Wayne State University.


To be nominated for this award, a student-athlete must attend either Portland High School or St. Patrick School, and be a member of a varsity sports program or school-sponsored athletic club at his/her school. Nominations may be made by a member of their high school coaching staff, athletic director, principal, or a school recognized student government organization at his/her school. Nominations are also accepted from The Portland Beacon contributing writers.


The monthly winner is selected by a panel of Beacon contributors. The winner receives a free sub thanks to our sponsor, J-Dubb’s Signature Subs.


Monthly winners are entered into the student-athlete of the year contest. The winner for the year receives a party platter from J-Dubb’s Signature Subs.


Photo by AJ Guilford.



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