Bowling still searching for first win

by Mike Slodki

            Nothing like facing a steady rival to usher in the holidays, but the DeKalb Barbs were not about to yield Kaneland’s first win of 2008.

            DeKalb took care of Kaneland last Wednesday at Mardi Gras Lanes by a final of 3,040-2,618 to drop the Lady Knights to 0-5 (0-3 Western Sun Conference) in dual meet action.

            DeKalb improved to 5-0 on the campaign.

            For Kaneland, the top series were bowled by Emily Curran at 460 and Holly Thomas at 446.

            Cassie Wilson bowled a 444 series, followed by Kathleen Moravcik’s 437 and Jessica Stebbins’ 432. Jessica McHenry bowled a 399 series.

            Top games were bowled by Thomas at 180 and Curran at 171.

            The JV squad lost a 2,239-1,911 skirmish with the Lady Barbs. Tierra Lee and Sonja Isaacs had team-high series with a 392 and 350, respectively. Isaacs had high games of 134 and 125.

            Trish Rogers bowled a 310 series and Seleana Isaacs bowled a 303 series in the effort.

            “At DeKalb, we had one good game from our varsity, but we still lost that game and the match,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said. “We’re happy that we got pretty good scores from everyone in that game, but the highest was 180. We’re still looking for a game in which we get a few 180s, 190s, and 200s from the team. Those are the scores it’s going to take to beat some of our competition.

            Saturday saw the Lady Knights travel to the 5th annual Panther Invite hosted at Highland Park Bowl in Moline by East Moline United High School.

            Kaneland finished 12th in the invite out of 12 teams with a total of 4,224.

            Belvidere North (5,625), Sterling (5,425) and Rock Island (5,266).

            High six-game series for Kaneland was accomplished by Cassie Wilson at 916 and Jessica Stebbins at 874. Best three-game series for the Lady Knights was handled by Thomas (499) and Wilson (448).

            Kaneland’s JV crew finished 10th out of 12 with a total of 3,273 pins struck down. Belvidere North had 4,574 to win it all. Top six-game series for the JV Lady Knights were done by Amy Kuryliw (680) and Tierra Lee (578).

            Next up for Kaneland bowling is the Lisle Invite on Saturday, Dec. 20. Kaneland was also set to meet up at Rochelle on Wednesday.