Almont’s Reis Stine signs his letter of intent with Cleary University’s bowling team as front Cleary Coach Stephen McArthur and back Almont Coach John Earegood, mom Kelly, sister Macie, dad Derek and Almont Coach Mark Willis look on.


ALMONT — Almont’s Reis Stine signed a letter of intent to join the Cleary University men’s bowling team (Howell, Michigan) this past week.

Stine also received recruiting interest from Cornerstone University.

Last winter Stine attracted their attention with a 1,157 total en route to a 10th-place showing at a Division 3 individual regional.

Strikers, in Richmond, is where the action unfolded.

He then followed it up with a 974 output on the way to a 53rd at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 Singles Bowling State Championship.

Jax 60, in Jackson, is where the tournament took place.

Stine’s effort featured games of 172, 161, 139, 154, 170 and 178.

He also helped Almont’s team claim a second during a Richmond-based Division 3 regional at Strikers as well as obtain an 11th during the the Division 3 state finals which were contested at Jax 60 in Jackson.

Stine and Almont are expected to get their 2021 campaign underway in the weeks ahead.

This will be his second year on Almont’s squad.

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.