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Newcomers to Bulldog Bowling should lift team

The Adrian Bulldogs have picked up some great talent for the next season with Bryan, Ohio native, Noah Bany.  

Noah is from Bryan High School. He will be coming to Adrian and looking to make a big impact on the team as the team is looking for some outstanding freshman to add to the lineup. Noah plans to earn a degree in Business, with a concentration in sports management. He started bowling in a program, offered at his bowling center called “Kids bowl free.”

“It is where you get two games for free every day until summer ends,” said Noah.

He started bowling at the age of 7 in this program. He has been interested in the AC program since his junior year of high school.

As a senior, he averaged 208. His team has been ranked number one for two consecutive years  in the “NWOAL.” Outside of high school bowling, he competes on the weekends in tournaments like Michigan Junior Masters Association (MJMA). , Noah will join Bulldogs Chase Fleming and Austin Foate in July in the Junior Gold 2019 championships for a spot on Junior Team USA. The competition will be held in Detroit.

“I am really excited; I can’t wait for the next chapter in my life!” ‘Noah said.

Another big signee for the Bulldogs is Taylor, Michigan bowler Cameron Klein. He is a senior at Taylor High and is also plans to study sports management.

Cameron is looking forward to playing a key role infor AC next year, likely a varsity starter.

“I have been bowling since a young age,” Cameron said.

Cameron has done well in high school as Taylor is a competitive Division I team. In his freshman year, his team won the regional championship. In his junior year, he was third at states in singles.He also made it to states his senior year in singles and with his team. Cameron won the U15 division in the MJMA’s before, but hasn’t claimed a title as he is now moved up a division. His average coming out of high school was around 200. Cameron will also be competing at Junior Gold with the other Bulldogs.

Another signee for the Bulldogs is Sand Creek bowler Griffin Reynard. Griffin will be coming to Adrian to major in business and minor in computer info services.

At Sand Creek, on top of being an awesome student athlete, he attends an LISD Tech center PM Computer Programming course.

“I got involved with bowling through my brother who loves the sport so much,” said Griffin. “He always brought me along developing my passion for it.”

Griffin started bowling in his junior year, and he picked up quickly on it. He finished on the  Second Team All-County and 15h at Regionals while carrying a 190 average his junior year. His senior year was also impressive as he finished Second All-County again and 15 at regionals again, this time carrying a 210 average for his season.

Griffin also will be playing baseball while he is at Adrian. He will be graduating as the president of the Class of 2019, Vice President of his high schools National Honors Society, and a member of the National Technical Honor Society. He will finish his career playing four years of varsity sport with three sports and as a Academic All-State athlete.

Abigail Bird, another Taylor bowler, will join the Lady Bulldogs. Abigail will be one of the big additions to the team as she will be fighting right off the start for a varsity spot.

She bowled for Taylor Kennedy for 3 years, then when the school closed, it merged with Taylor High, and she joined that team.

Bird is looking to pursue her degree in Athletic Training, and also is planning to get her master’s well.

“I got into bowling at the age of 7 years old,” Abigail said. “It was during a family league with my parents.”

In high school, Bird was runner-up at regionals for singles her freshman and sophomore years . Her senior year, she qualified fourth in  regionals. At states, she also qualified in fourth, making it to match play at states. She has been a varsity bowler since freshman year. She finished her senior season averaging 190.

The second women’s signee for the Lady Bulldogs is Megan Staley. Megan is coming from Brighton High School and will be a good addition to the class coming in.

Megan is looking at obtaining a business degree.

“Bowling is a fun way to get rid of stress,” said Megan. “You can have fun meeting new people.”

Megan is a four year varsity bowler. Junior year, she made states for teams.

Senior year, she was all-tournament team for the Cavalier Invitational, she took third place in the Mixed Doubles Heartbreaker Bakers Tournament, Captain her senior year, and made states for individuals.

The third women’s signee for the Lady Bulldogs is Jessica Brainerd. Jessica is from Sand Creek High School where she is going to pursue Exercise Science at Adrian College.

“My dad bowled as I was growing up,” said Jessica. “My brother started in high school, then I wanted to try and realized it’s the sport I love.”

Jessica averaged 170 in 2017 as a sophomore and was all All-County champ, placed 28th at states in 2018 as a junior for D4 and placed 6th in 2019 as a senior for states.

Outside the bowling alley, Jessica has been a Work Habits recipient for the Health Care Careers, obtained a Chemistry Excellence Award, obtained a Spanish 4 Excellence Award and obtained an English 11 Excellence Award.

“I am very dedicated to pushing myself to do the best I can,” said Jessica. “Education is very important to me.”

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