Bowling continues nice start
by Mike Slodki
Itâ€™s early, but the Kaneland bowling roster will definitely take this inviting start.
With a hard-fought win on Monday evening at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb over non-conference rival IMSA, the Lady Knights are 2-1 with a 1-0 record in Western Sun Conference play.
The Lady Knights took it to the Titans by a final of 2,364-2,209, marking their second dual win in a row after losing their opener to Morris on Nov. 30.
The girls also took third out of 14 teams at the Dundee-Crown Tournament on Saturday.
Holly Thomas once again led the way as the junior had a match-high series of 509 against the Titans. Following her were teammates Molly Lambert at 417 and Jessica McHenry at 412.
High games were bowled by Thomas and Lambert at 177 and McHenry at 170.
â€œWe’re doing OK, with Holly averaging 170,â€ KHS coach Jim McKnight said. â€œThe other girls are hot and coldâ€”inconsistent. Fortunately, we’ve had occasional decent scores from the others. We need to get a few girls to average in the 150s or higher in order to be even more competitive.â€
In the JV matchup, Kaneland lost a close 1,763-1,760 battle despite the best efforts of Amy Kuryliw, who bowled a 412 series.
The varsity roster looks to beat host Sycamore on Thursday, Dec. 10, at Four Seasons.