by Mike Slodki
While Kaneland Lady Knights bowling saw its 2008-2009 season come to an end this past Saturday, there was plenty to build on for next season, and plenty of teams that they left in the dust.
Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb was the site of the 16-team IHSA sectional that saw Kaneland finish 10th overall with a tally of 4,443 pins.
Sycamore was crowned sectional champ with a total of 6,020 and Waubonsie Valley finished second at 5,429, officially clinching a State berth in Rockford this weekend.
The top overall bowler was Sycamore junior Chelsea Royalty (1,425).
Fellow Western Sun Conference schools Rochelle (5,355) and DeKalb (5,215) finished third and fifth, respectively.
“Our tenth place finish was good for the level of competition,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said. “We never really collapsed, though, so that was good. Sycamore was unbelievable, bowling at record-high levels.”
High series for the Lady Knights were bowled by Kathleen Moravcik (943), Cassie Wilson (918) and Jessica Stebbins. The high games during the two series of play were tallied by Stebbins at 193, and Moravcik at 189.
The Lady Knights bid farewell to seniors Emily Curran, Sonja Isaacs, Moravcik, Trisha Roberts, Stebbins, Donna Sury and Wilson.
“We find it sad to end to have to end the season, especially for the seniors. They are a super bunch of girls, and they will be hard to replace,” McKnight said.