by Mike Slodki
DEKALB—Postseason action is ripe to provide unlikely performances leading to a sectional berth.
Unfortunately for the roster of Kaneland High School bowlers, that good fortune went to select other squads.
KHS competed gamely in a 19-team logjam out at its home turf of Mardi Gras Lanes off of Route 23 in DeKalb.
With 4,321 pins dethroned, Kaneland finished 13th overall, with no individuals having a high enough total to advance.
Kaneland outbowled Barrington High School by 58 pins. Meanwhile, DeKalb took the sectional title with 5,830 pins, followed by Marengo with 5,799—both punching their tickets to the State final in Rockford, Ill. Jacobs just missed a berth by 93 pins. Northern Illinois Big XII counterpart Sycamore took eighth with 4,887.
The top three individuals were DeKalb’s Savanna Myers with 1,288 pins, followed by St. Charles East’s Katherine Sulaitis’ 1,281 and Becca Czlapinski of Marengo with 1,267.
Kaneland’s totals were highlighted by Christie Crews’ 896 day total, with series of 413 and 483, as well as Angela Charhut with an 893 day total, thanks to series of 455 and 438.
The top game of the sectional for Kaneland was Crews’ 183 in the p.m. session.
The final regular season clash took place in the form of a matchup on Feb. 1 in Lisle against the host Lady Lions.
The Lady Knights’ 2,400 was short of Lisle’s 2,697.
Kaneland finished with a dual mark of 2-15 for the 2011-12 season.
For KHS, top series were bowled by Seleana Isaacs with a 479 total, followed by a 410 from Ellissa Eckert. Top games were bowled by Isaacs at 170 and Eckert at 157.
With the conclusion of the season, Kaneland bowling says goodbye to seniors Isaacs, and JV members Alex Hornback and Madi Bluml, part of an JV squad that finished 11-7.