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Bowling finishes 12th in sectional

Kaneland High School bowling saw its season come to an end on Saturday morning.

Finishing 12th out of 18 teams at the Sycamore Sectional out at Four Seasons Sports, and ahead of previous opponents Huntley and Geneva, the Lady Knights’ team total of 4,611 pins knocked down was not enough to advance to Saturday’s State gathering as a team or with high-enough individual scores.

The Lady Barbs of DeKalb, with a score of 5,796, took the Sectional, with Jacobs also advancing to state with 5,741.

Sycamore (5,676) and Rochelle (5,419) finished third and fourth, respectively.

Sycamore senior Chelsea Royalty, with a series of 1,308, was crowned sectional champ, followed by Rochelle’s Cody Koch at 1,259.

The Lady Knights say goodbye to seniors Amy Kuryliw, Molly Lambert, Tierra Lee and Jessie McHenry in varsity, and Eva Bartel and Sabrina Gabrielle on JV.

Bowlers end regular season, gear up for sectionals

Kaneland bowling fell just 28 points short of matching Illinois Math & Science Academy during a battle at St. Paul’s School in Aurora on Thursday afternoon.

With the 2,220-2,192 loss to the Titans, and a 2,625-2,298 loss to visiting Lisle on Monday afternoon, the Lady Knights fall to 3-10 overall in dual competition with a 1-6 mark in Western Sun Conference play.

Leading the way for KHS was an impressive performance from Jessie McHenry, who bowled a 521 series. Holly Thomas bowled a 447 series, followed by Tierra Lee’s 437.

McHenry’s games of 183, 170 and 168 were team-highs.

The JV team came out on the short end of a 1,730-1,689 result.

Sabrina Gabrielle paced the Lady Knights with a 432 series.

Aganst the visiting Lady Lions, Thomas bowled a 482 series and was buoyed by a high game of 169.

McHenry bowled a 426 series, while Kuryliw bowled a 375 series.

Left for Kaneland bowling is a trip to Four Seasons in Sycamore for the 18-team sectional on Saturday, Feb. 6. Fellow WSC schools DeKalb, Geneva, Rochelle and Sycamore are also in the sectional, along with previous opponent Huntley.

Photo by Susan O’Neill

Bowlers lose to Fenton, DeKalb

by Mike Slodki
Kaneland bowling fell to non-conference adversary Fenton on Jan. 20 by a final of 2,531-2,386. They followed that up with a 2,903-2,317 loss to rival DeKalb on Tuesday.

For Kaneland (3-8, 1-6 Western Sun Conference), yet another good performance was had by Holly Thomas against the Bison, who gathered a 582 series, buoyed by a massive 257 game, a KHS record. Thomas also had back-to-back games of 164.

Molly Lambert bowled a 466 series, while teammate Jessie McHenry was not far behind with a 462. Lambert’s performance was highlighted by a 183 game, while McHenry managed a 188.

On Tuesday, Thomas bowled a 620 series, followed by a 420 series by both Amy Kuryliw and McHenry.

Molly Lambert bowled a 414 series on what was her birthday, and thinks things could pick up for her in the regular season’s homestretch.

“I think I’ve improved,” Lambert said. “I was at a 138 average and I’ve gone up a few pins so it’s getting better. The focus is there, definitely.”

The Lady Knights battle IMSA in Aurora on Thursday, Jan. 28.

Rochelle beats KHS bowling

Tuesday afternoon spelled more Western Sun Conference action for the Lady Knight bowlers, but it resulted in a loss in Rochelle.

With the slim 2,346-2,242 loss at T-Bird Lanes in Rochelle, Kaneland fell to 3-6 and 1-5 in WSC action.

Holly Thomas once again gave her squad a fighting chance with a 503 series, followed by Jessie McHenry with a 432 series and Amy Kuryliw with a 429 series.

High games were bowled by Thomas at 180 and 173, while Molly Lambert added a game of 169. McHenry bowled a 168.

The JV lineup lost a 1,944-1,546 meeting with the Lady Hubs.

Megan Scott bowled a 314 series, while Angela Charhut bowled a 306.

Up ahead for the Lady Knights is a conference clash with DeKalb at Mardi Gras Lanes on Tuesday, Jan. 26.

Holly Thomas file photo

Bowlers beat Huntley in busy week

While the Lady Knights bowling team found itself on the wrong end of a conference loss to Sycamore on Tuesday, Kaneland (3-5, 1-4 Western Sun Conference) beat Huntley by a final of 2,340-2,023 in varsity play.

Holly Thomas continued her positive trajectory on Jan. 6 with a 610 series consisting of 237, 224 and 149 games.

Teammate Jessie McHenry bowled a 455 series, highlighted by a 190 game. Tierra Lee bowled a 428 series for third best on the team.

Against the Spartans at Mardi Gras Lanes, Thomas landed a 534 series (high game 197) and Molly Lambert bowled a 482 series (high game 187).

Coming up for bowling is a Tuesday, Jan. 26, matchup vs. DeKalb.

Lady Knights bowling begins ‘10 with 2 losses

by Mike Slodki
The bowlers got back into the swing of things at Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb on Monday afternoon, but with a 2,560-2,220 loss to visiting Rochelle.

Kaneland followed it up with a 2,454-2,222 loss at Lisle Lines to the Lions.

Against the Hubs, Kaneland (2-5, 1-3 Western Sun Conference) saw a nice outing from junior Holly Thomas, who had a 555 series. The display was anchored by three games of 190, 203 and 162.

“She really shined today and is performing well as a leader,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said.
Senior Amy Kuryliw supplied a 459 series, and Jessie McHenry added a 429 series.

Melanie Early of Lisle had a 511 series to lead the hosts against Kaneland.

Thomas performed to expectations once again with a 577 series, featuring games of 226, 181 and 170.

Molly Lambert had a 435 series, while Kuryliw had a 409 series.

The bowlers get back in the swing of things with a conference matchup at Geneva on Thursday, Jan. 7, and a home matchup with Sycamore on Tuesday, Jan. 12.

Photo: Jessie McHenry of Lady Knights bowling supplied a 429 series on Monday against Rochelle. File Photo

Bowlers run into WSC juggernaut schools

by Mike Slodki
Kaneland bowlers will need to pick up their game in order to navigate through a tough Western Sun Conference season.

KHS bowling fell hard to Western Sun Conference rival Sycamore on Thursday by a final of 2,886-2,141, and followed that up with a 2,948-2,125 loss to DeKalb in an “away” meet at Mardi Gras Lanes.

KHS now sits at 2-3 with a 1-2 record in conference action.

Junior Holly Thomas was the top series bowler for the Lady Knights with a 510 output, followed by Amy Kuryliw at 443 and Jessie McHenry at 418.

Thomas bowled a 202 game for the high KHS mark, and a 168 as well. McHenry bowled a 163 game.

Tops for Sycamore was area standout Chelsea Royalty with a 648 series and 234 game. Kelsey Colness also supplied a 234.

Meanwhile, the JV crew lost to Sycamore by a final of 2,125-1,621. The top series for KHS was had by Angela Charhut at 340.

Against the Lady Barbs, Thomas supplied the brunt of the offense with a 551 series and the top three games for the KHS outfit (193, 178, 180). McHenry had 445 for a series and Molly Lambert had 417.

Thomas knows she’s being counted on and uses that to drive her and the team through a tough conference stretch.

“I always have room to improve,” Thomas said. “I can be more consistent, but it gives me more confidence to be a leader, and I feel like I can bowl better.”

The Lady Knight bowlers now gear up for the Lisle Invite on Saturday, Dec. 19, at 10 a.m.

Photo: Seleana Isaacs takes to the lines vs. IMSA on Dec. 7. The sophomore bowled a 354 series against DeKalb on Tuesday and a 337 at Sycamore on Thursday. Photo by Ben Draper

Baseballs on Parade

Bank sponsors Elburn art project to promote village, local businesses
by Martha Quetsch
On parade—Cows in Chicago, Huskies in DeKalb, Adirondack chairs in St. Charles, bicycles in Geneva. What’s next?

Baseballs in Elburn.

Nathional Bank & Trust Co. (NB&T) is sponsoring Baseballs on Parade to promote the business community, bring visitors to the village and celebrate the bank’s one-year anniversary in Elburn.

“We tried to look beyond the traditional celebrations for something that would be fun and unify the community, something that the village could grab onto,” said Tami Armstrong, NB&T vice president of marketing. “And baseball has a broad appeal.”

Baseballs on Parade is a community art project that celebrates summer, family and the community, Armstrong said. Local businesses may participate by purchasing a 12-inch concrete baseball to decorate themselves or by an artist, and to display from May 1 (Opening Day) through Aug. 1 on their premises. The bank will promote the baseball displays by printing a map of their locations to bring residents and out-of-town visitors into Elburn businesses.

Armstrong said NB&T welcomes designs that are original and vibrant, and reflect the community of Elburn.

Baseballs on Parade will culminate during Elburn Days with an auction of the baseballs, with proceeds to benefit the Elburn Baseball and Softball Association and Kaneland High School scholarships for graduating seniors.

Local businesses may purchase one of the baseballs for $75, which is the cost to NB&T for each. Then, they can return them to the bank to auction off during Elburn Days to benefit the organizations previously mentioned.

Businesses that want to keep the baseballs may buy them for $125, with $75 of the price going to the charitable auction recipients.

NB&T is coordinating Baseballs on Parade in conjunction with the Elburn Chamber of Commerce and the village of Elburn.

To purchase a baseball for Baseballs on Parade, fill out an application and submit payment to The National Bank & Trust, Baseballs on Parade, c/o NB&T, 930 N. Main St., Elburn, IL 60119. Baseballs will be available for pickup at the Elburn branch. For more information, call NB&T at (630) 365-3335.

Draft, Spring Training Party
5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, March 26
National Bank & Trust Co.
930 N. Main St., Elburn
Local businesses can find out about the art and commercial promotion program in Elburn, and purchase a 12-inch concrete baseball to decorate for the summer-long display.

Photo: Patti Vlieger’s Art Club at Kaneland High School will paint and decorate a 75-pound concrete baseball which is part of the Baseballs on Parade community art aand business project. The baseball will be painted by the class and auctioned off at Elburn Days. Art Club members from left to right are Molly Lambert, Alyssa Novy, Shanna Adams, Cassie Yankula, Sonja Issacs, Jessie McHenry and Alex Morefield. Photo by John DiDonna