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Jessie Whitford Named March Student-Athlete of the Month


Jessie Whitford, a senior on the Portland High School bowling team, has been selected as the Portland Beacon and J-Dubb’s Signature Subs Student-Athlete of the month for March 2022.


In his nomination, PHS girls bowling coach Joe Whitford said, “Jessie was the captain of the high school bowling team. She stepped in at matches and tournaments when needed to win. As a senior her goal was to make sure she made it to the state finals, and that is exactly what she did. Matter of fact she set a record as she is the only Portland High School girl bowler that has made it to the state finals every year!”


For the 2021-2022 season, the PHS girls team went undefeated 10-0 in league play and were CAAC league champs for the fifth straight season.

Whitford’s individual awards this year include:

Team High Average

Team High Score

Team High Series

Most Valuable Player

CAAC All-Conference

CAAC All-Academic

MHSIBCA Coaches Association All-State 2nd Team

MHSIBCA All-Academic


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.


Courtesy photo.



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