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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 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.

With new home, bowlers look for welcome season

by Mike Slodki
DeKALB—When you are looking to turn the page on a program, you might as well start with a new home.

Looking to go on the comeback trail, the KHS bowling team has packed up its belongings after the shutdown of AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora, and moved to Mardi Gras Lanes in DeKalb.

“It’s very different here, but the lanes are nice, it’s clean and well-managed,” Kaneland head coach Jim McKnight said.

The Lady Knights, who finished 5-15 in 2008-09 competition, lost seven seniors to graduation, but returned a valuable number of bowlers.

“We’re looking for Holly Thomas to be the big gun, with Jessica McHenry and Amy Kuryliw bowling full time this year,” McKnight said. “They’re throwing the ball real well so far.”

With Thomas (148 average) in her third year, McHenry (123 average) in her third year, and Kuryliw in her fourth, a stable core is key to Lady Knight success.

“McHenry is a natural leader and a hard worker, Thomas is working hard and bowls quite a bit year-round, and Amy is ready to step up and surprise people,” McKnight said.

Other varsity entries in 2009-10 include senior Jenna Bartel, senior Molly Lambert, senior Tierra Lee and sophomores Seleana Isaacs and Megan Scott.

Other competitors for Kaneland bowling looking to make a contribution are senior Sabrina Gabrielle, sophomore Madi Bluml and the lone freshman, Angela Charhut.

The Lady Knights start the regular season off with a matchup on Monday, Nov. 30 at Morris, and end the regular campaign on February 2 at Geneva for the final Western Sun Conference position night.

Photo: Bowler Holly Thomas, who bowled an average of 148, will be counted on heavily for good things at Kaneland. File Photo

Bowlers solved by Fenton at home

Kaneland lost a close bowling battle with visiting Fenton on Wednesday, Jan. 21, by a final of 2,675-2,651.

Emily Curran, at 484, had the top Lady Knight series, followed by Holly Thomas at 475 and Jessica Stebbins at 464.

The high games were Thomas’ 189, Curran’s 179 and Kathleen Moravcik’s 168.

Fenton also defeated the JV Lady Knights by a final of 2,279-2,090. Jessica McHenry bowled a 370 series and Sonja Isaacs had a 365 series to her credit. Highest game was had by Tierra Lee at 150.

IMSA hosts Kaneland on Thursday, Jan. 29, and Kaneland travels to Lisle on Monday, Feb. 2. Tuesday, Feb. 3, at Rochelle is WSC Position Night.

Photo: Senior bowler Trisha Roberts takes aim at the pins during last Wednesday’s JV loss to Fenton at AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora. Photo by Mary Herra

Bowlers split week against rivals

by Mike Slodki

As the conference season heats up, the urgency also rises for Kaneland bowling to make some strides.
Kaneland earned its second win against Geneva this season, but dropped a matchup to DeKalb, as well. KHS is now 3-9, with a 2-6 record in Western Sun Conference action.

Kaneland picked up its third win of the season as the Lady Knights came away with a 2,600-2,242 win in varsity play on Thursday.

Senior Jessica Stebbins bowled a 476 series while teammate Cassie Wilson bowled a 461 series to supplant the effort. High games were bowled by Holly Thomas with a 192 and Wilson with a 180.

In JV action, Kaneland defeated Geneva at AMF Valley Lanes in North Aurora 1,993-1768. Top series was held by both Tierra Lee and Amy Kuryliw at 364, while Lee had a team-high 172 game.

The Lady Knight bowlers lost to DeKalb in a home meet on Tuesday by a final of 3,074-2,653.

Kathleen Moravcik had a 481 series, followed by Stebbins’ 473.

High game was had by Moravcik at 199.

“That’s nice to see,” KHS coach Jim McKnight said. “She’s usually pushing the top scores, so it was nice to see her get one.”

DeKalb was buoyed by sophomore Brandi Underwood’s 619 series.

“We bowled decent, but DeKalb is a good team and you need your best game against them,” McKnight said.

The JV crew lost 2,238-1,995.

The Lady Knight were set to take on visiting Fenton on Wednesday.

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.