ADRIAN, Mich - It was history in the making on Saturday as freshman Shelby New claimed HU’s first ever individual title at Adrian College’s AC Open at the Lewanee Recreation Center. The Greenwood native averaged 214.0 through four regular games with a high game of 246. Her top finish also landed her a spot on the All-Tournament Team.
As a team, the Foresters finished third with a pin total of 6,542 which included four regular games and 16 Baker matches. Casandra Griffith and Emily O’Leary each posted a 186.75 average to finish tied for 11th. Teammate Brooke Ewing was right behind with a 181.25 average to claim 13th while Ayla Yeiter averaged a 173.5 for an 18th place finish.
Ninth-ranked Bowling Green claimed the women’s team title with 6,828 pins followed by 29th-ranked Adrian (6659), HU (6542), Alma (6395), Toledo (6165), Youngstown State (5713), Michigan State (5509) and Eastern Michigan (5170).
The Huntington varsity men also had a strong outing to finish fifth as a team with 6,697 pins. Coach Bischoff’s squad was led by Connor Brown and Seth Walker who finished third and fourth respectively to become the first two Foresters in the men’s program to earn All-Tournament Team honors.
Brown bowled a high game of 236 on his way to tallying 843 pins for a 210.75 average while Walker topped out at 840 pins for a 210.0 average with a high game of 278.
Joe Miller averaged a 187.75 to finish 22nd. Adam Harris-Shoemaker finished three spots behind Miller for 25th with a 187.75 average. Other varsity bowlers included Dan Miller (four-game average of 169.8), James Knapp (three-game average of 168.3) and Derek Becker (one game of 216).
Eighth-ranked Toledo topped the men with 7,216 pins followed by 11th-ranked Saginaw Valley State (6841), Bowling Green (6773), Youngstown State (6732), HU (6697), Michigan State (6579), Alma (6250), Michigan (6152), Oberlin (6239) and Eastern Michigan (5619).
HU’s JV squad finished fifth out of six teams with 5871 pins. In addition to Walker’s impressive day, Tyler Neff claimed 23rd with his 187.75 average. Jess Meyers registered a 156.0 average for 55th. Spencer Brewster (149.25 average) and Emilio Chamtaca (148.50 average) finished 58th and 59th respectively.
Saginaw Valley State C took top honors in JV action with 6,557 pins followed by Saginaw Valley State B (6513), Toledo (6166), Michigan State (6043), HU (5871) and Oberlin (4753).
The Forester bowlers are back in action November 29-30 when they participate in the National Collegiate Team Match Games in Belleville, Illinois.