Southeastern Michigan’s finest highschool student-athletes are being acknowledged within the Free Press and can proceed to be featured all through the winter sports activities season.
The 2021 Detroit High School Sports Awards honors the highest opponents within the metro Detroit space. Regardless of the coronavirus interrupting or delaying meets and video games, native teenagers in almost a dozen sports activities had been named to the all-area crew — one in all six within the state. These younger stars will be recognized in a June show, the place winners will transfer on to the nationwide present and an opportunity to be named the participant of the 12 months of their sport.
Boys bowling honorees have been introduced. Yow will discover out the finalists and winners June 30:
Livonia Franklin, junior
Stats: 205 common, 290 excessive recreation
The thrill: Regardless of inserting fifth on the Canton regional (831), the constant right-hander rolled his approach into the Division 1 particular person championship match one week later — a leap of 27 spots from 2020 — following three wins in match play. He’s certified for the person state finals in every of his three seasons.
Dearborn Divine Little one, senior
Stats: Common, excessive recreation not accessible
The thrill: Jackson anchored the Falcons to the Division 2 crew championship in come-from-behind trend. He earned particular person all-state berth by rating second within the qualifying block and reaching the quarterfinals and positioned third on the Divine Little one regional with a four-game rating of 817; gained three Catholic League titles.
Livonia Clarenceville, junior
Stats: 205 common, 268 excessive recreation
The thrill: Johnson achieved the triple crown of inserting first at regionals (925), getting the best qualifying block rating on the Division 3 state finals and successful the Division 3 particular person state championship. He additionally led the Trojans to a regional crew title; their 4050 pinfall was the best statewide.
Ken Kloth Jr.
Livonia Franklin, senior
Stats: 208 common, 268 excessive recreation
The thrill: Kloth has been within the highlight ever since he had the highest qualifying rating as a sophomore competing within the 2019 state finals. Then he made it again to match play this winter solely to fall to his teammate, Cain, by 4 pins within the first spherical. Rolled a 535 two-game sequence on Feb. 2, among the many state’s finest.
Stats: 209 common, 300 excessive recreation
The thrill: He racked up second-highest pinfall in Division 1 particular person state finals qualifying block (1,351) and reached the quarterfinals to achieve his first all-state honor. Leavitt rolled a 300 recreation March 2, and had a 515 two-game sequence the identical day. He completed fifth within the Canton regional with a four-game complete of 809.
Utica Ford II, junior
Stats: 218 common, 266 excessive recreation
The thrill: The Macomb Space Convention White Division MVP additionally gained a crew and a person regional championship this winter. He anchored a 290 Baker recreation and 533 Baker sequence, each of which had been tops within the state this season. Martin reached quarterfinals in match play on the Division 1 particular person state finals.
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