O’Donnell, Foote earn All-Region honors at conference/regional championship

Men's bowlers Jacob O'Donnell and Bryan Foote

The Kellogg Community College men’s bowling team finished fifth out of eight teams Thursday and two individual bowlers earned All-Region honors in the program’s first-ever conference and regional championship.

The Bruins finished with a total score of 7,504 in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association Conference Championship, which doubled as the National Junior College Athletic Association Region XII Championship. The event was held at Royal Scot Lanes in Lansing.

The event included doubles, singles and Baker competition. Click here for full results from the MCCAA website.

Jacob O’Donnell, of Battle Creek (Pennfield High School), was a standout for the Bruins, placing fourth out of 40 bowlers in the singles event with a total score of 604. O’Donnell also placed seventh in all events scoring with a total score of 1,458. Bryan Foote, of Bronson (Bronson Jr./Sr. High School), placed 10th in all events scoring with a total score of 1,428.

Both O’Donnell and Foote earned All-Region honors. Full results for the Bruins are below.

Singles Results

  • Jacob O’Donnell, of Battle Creek (Pennfield High School), fourth place, 604 total singles score
  • Bryan Foote, of Bronson (Bronson Jr./Sr. High School), 15th place, 520 total singles score
  • Zach Barker, of Charlotte (Olivet High School), 17th place, 502 total singles score
  • Colin McDowell, of Marshall (Olivet High School), 26th place, 486 total singles score
  • Lorin Taylor, of Chicago (Duluth High School), 28th place, 480 total singles score

Doubles Results

  • Zach Barker and Bryan Foote, 7th place, 1,058 total doubles score
  • Jacob O’Donnell and Lorin Taylor, 8th place, 1,051 total doubles score
  • Colin McDowell, 21st place, 397 total doubles score

A total of 22 teams were scored in the doubles event.

All Events Results

  • Jacob O’Donnell, seventh place, 1,458 total all events score
  • Bryan Foote, 10th place, 1,428 total all events score
  • Lorin Taylor, 21st place, 1,342 total all events score
  • Zach Barker, 23rd place, 1,332 total all events score
  • Colin McDowell, 36th place, 1,098 total all events score

The competition was the first for the Bruins since early March as the team was forced to miss its two final regular season events due to quarantine. The finish places KCC in fifth place regionally and in the conference heading into the national tournament in April.

“Not the results that we wanted for the team, though having Bryan and Jacob on the All-Region Team is a highlight for our first season,” Head KCC Bowling Coach Brad Morgan said. “Looking forward to taking what we learned here and improving for the NJCAA championships.”

The Bruins will finish the season back in Lansing at the NJCAA National Championship Tournament beginning April 7. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no spectators will be allowed.

For more information about men’s bowling at KCC, visit www.kellogg.edu/mens-bowling. Coach Morgan can be reached at bowlingcoach@kellogg.edu.