Bowling season ends, but new territory carved

By on February 20, 2014

KANELAND—In the first year of a new postseason setup, Kaneland Lady Knights bowling did well for itself.

With an exemplary performance at the Metea Valley Regional on Feb. 8, Kaneland was able to send senior cornerstone Christie Crews to the Saturday Freeport Sectional. Crews became the first Kaneland bowler to advance to the next weekend of postseason play since Tannya Serrano in 2003.

With the new regional-sectional setup, the Lady Knights representative was able to compete at the Freeport Sectional for a chance at the State gathering in Rockford.

Crews’ total of 979 pins throughout the morning and afternoon sessions was not enough to emerge as an individual qualifier for next weekend. The lowest individual qualifier was Belvidere North’s Haley Solberg at 1,236. Crews’ average was a 163, with a morning session of 496.

“She was happy to be there and did a great job representing our team and school,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said.

The top overall score was Metea Valley’s Jordan Newham at 1,398.

Freeport (5,867), Harlem (5,808), Rockford Guilford (5,651) and Metea Valley (5,630) were the advancing teams out of sectional play.

With the end of 2013-14 play, Kaneland bowling says goodbye to Crews and fellow senior Michelle Bohanek.