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PHS Bowling 2021-2022 Season Recap


Below is a recap of the 2021-2022 PHS girls bowling season submitted by coach Joe Whitford


It’s that time of the year to hold our banquet for the 2021-2022 bowling season.


I would like to say thanks to several people for an awesome season.

My assistant coach = George Rutherford, Boys coaches Dan Graef & Hilary Platte, the parents, the Wagon Wheel and it’s staff. And especially my wife Bonnie for putting up with my love for the sport.


Girls team went undefeated this year 10-0!!


To become the CAAC blue division champions for the “5th” straight consecutive year.


2021 Huskie Invitational Runners-Up.

2022 Battle of the Baker Champions.

2022 Girl’s Team Regionals 4th place.

2022 Dewitt High School Tournament 5th.

2022 MHSIBCA Coaches Association Team All-State overall ranking in division 3 = 5th place.


CAAC Blue Division All-Conference Team:

Jessie Whitford

Valarie Hoppes

Mya Kahn

Kaelyn Bayless


2021-2022 Individual awards/summery:


Senior Jessie Whitford:

“4 time State Qualifier” (school record).

State Regionals = 4th place.

MHSIBCA coaches association Academic All-State Honors.

MHSIBCA All-State 2nd Team member.

CAAC All-Academic Award.

CAAC All-Conference Team.

CAAC Singles tournament = 5th place.

Huskie tournament = 6th place.

Team Awards = high average, high game and high series.

Team “Most Valuable Player”.


Senior Kaelyn Bayless:

CAAC All-Conference Team.

CAAC All-Academic Award.

CAAC Singles tournament = 32nd place.

State Regionals = 41st place.


Junior Valarie Hoppes:

MHSIBCA coaches association Academic All-State Honors.

CAAC All-Academic Award.

CAAC All-Conference Team.

CAAC Singles tournament = 36th place.

State Regionals = 55th place.

Team “Most Improved Award”.


Junior Mya Kahn:

MHSIBCA coaches association Academic All-State Honors.

CAAC All-Academic Award.

CAAC All-Conference Team.

CAAC Singles tournament = 34th place.

State Regionals = 14th place.

Huskie tournament = 7th place.


Junior Anna Humphrey:


CAAC Singles tournament = 21st place.

State Regionals = 31st place.

Huskie tournament = 15th place.


Sophomore Lily Keller:


CAAC Singles tournament = 25th place.

State Regionals = 15th place.

Huskie tournament = 23rd place.

Team “Sportsmanship Award”.


This year I am retiring from coaching the Portland Girls Bowling Team.


I’ve been coaching for over 20 years.

The last 9 years as Girls head coach, with a record of 87 wins, 26 losses and one tie.

During that time we have been the Division 3 Regionals Team Champs (2018), Several tournament wins and top 5 finishes throughout the years.

We have also been the CAAC Blue Conference Champs the last 5 years in a row.



Thank you all!



Left: assistant coach George

Right: head coach Joe


Over the years I’ve meet a ton of great people and had some great times!

So with that being said, a huge thanks goes out to our Athletic Director Kevin Veale, the MHSAA & MHSIBCA coaches association and their members for all

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