Panthers, Kahoks place in top six at girls state bowling tournament

News-DemocratFebruary 22, 2014 

Collinsville, led by Katelynn Wirtel, placed fourth and O'Fallon, led by Madison Kasza, placed sixth on Saturday at the girls state bowling tournament at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford.

The Kahoks averaged 201.9 for their 60 games at the Cherry Bowl, finishing 305 pins behind champion (Aurora) Waubonsie Valley. They were 53 pins behind third-place finisher Hoffman Estates.

The Panthers averaged 200.2 pins per game in the tournament. They ended up 100 pins behind the Kahoks.

Katelynn Kasza was 10th and Wirtel was 11th in the individual standings. They both earned medals for being in the Top 15.

Wirtel, a freshman, rolled a high-game of 248 for the Kahoks on Saturday.

Other scorers for the Kahoks on Saturday were senior Courtney Otradovec (756 series and 597 series), freshman Madisyn Juenger (643 series and 601 series), junior Lindsey Collins (596 series and 618 series) with a 597, senior Joanna Beuchamp (games of 187 and 185), junior Lizzy Barger (a ae of 202 and a 594 series).

Oltradovec placed 32nd with 207.5 average and Juenger placed 48th with a 201.3 average.

Madison Kasza, a sophomore, a had a 660 series and a 664 series for the Panthers. Her high game was 245.

Senior Lindsay Kasza was 27th overall with an average of 210.6 pins per game and senior Jordan Kasza tied 37th overall with an average of 205.7 pins per game for the Panthers.

Senior Raven LeFlore (584 and 572 series'), sophomore Alyssa Holcomb (582 series) and sophomore Lanie Goldberg rounded (547 series) out the bowlers for the Panthers on Saturday.

Belleville East's Katey Sauerwein was 25th overall with a giving her a two-day average of 211.1. The sophomore bowled a 559 first series, but rebounded with a 653 seconds series that included a high game of 245 on Saturday.

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