High School Sports

Collinsville bowling team finishes in 11th place at state tournament

Collinsville fell behind Friday and was unable to make a run Saturday in the state high school girls bowling tournament at Cherry Bowl in Rockford.

The Kahoks, who were second last year, finished in 11th place with 11,629 pins, 984 off the pace of state champion Joliet West, which finished with 12,613.

Freeport (12,476) finished in second place, followed by Lockport (12,398) in third.

Collinsville’s top individuals were: junior Katelynn Wirtel (2,471); senior Bella Thompson (2,337); junior Madisyn Juenger (2,260); junior Zoe Howell (2,100); and junior Mikayla Block (1,545). Junior Anna Watsek (756) and freshman Tyme Sampson (160) also scored.

Senior Madison Kasza, of O’Fallon, finished with a 2,571 to rank 20th among individuals.

One other bowler in the metro-east placed in the top 30. Junior Ashley Heistand, of Alton, finished with a 2,518 and placed 28th.

O’Fallon finished 24th in the 24-team state tournament.

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