TRI-CITY AREA — Capac’s Kayden Braun claimed a second-place finish last Saturday at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 Singles Bowling State Championship.
Jax 60, in Jackson, is where the action unfolded.
Braun wrapped up his six-game qualifying block with a 1,205 total, the ninth best score amassed. His effort included a 205, 158, 207, 176, 214 and 245.
That landed Braun a spot in the round of 16 where he faced Livonia Clarenceville’s Ryan Bishop.
When the final scores were added up for the two-game match, Braun notched a 375-365 victory.
He then followed it up with a 392-362 quarterfinal victory over Saginaw Swan Valley’s Zachary Mitchell and a 430-406 semifinal triumph against Standish Sterling’s Kobe Adams.
That placed him in the title match where Jonesville’s Logan Teubert provided the opposition.
When the final scores were tallied, Teubert prevailed 369-349.
Braun’s teammate, Adam Savage, nearly joined him in the round of 16.
He concluded his six-game qualifying block with an 1,167 total. His performance included games of 235, 190, 142, 203, 206 and 191.
That tied him with Essexville Garber’s Zachary Moore for the 16th and final spot in the round of 16. It was there Moore took the one-game rolloff, moving on with a 202-161 win.
Almont’s Reis Stine also competed at the state finals, winding up 53rd with a 974 output. Stine’s effort featured games of 172, 161, 139, 154, 170 and 178.
Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.