Boys Bowling week of 12/6-12/13


Justin Trimble, reporter

The Varsity boys bowling team has been experiencing some roster changes in the past couple of weeks. Moving between JV and Varsity are Thomas Moran, (‘23) Matt Sawtell (‘23), and Dylan Bragg (‘23). All of them are doing their best to insert themselves as high as they can on the depth chart.

On December 6 the varsity team dominated Boylan by a decent margin of 279 pins. Team captain Cal Taylor (‘20) hit a little above his average (183) averaging a 194 on Friday. Nole Hefty (‘21) and Jacob Hodge (‘20) also put up decent numbers with Hefty averaging  200 and Hodge averaging 203

On December 10 the Varsity team defeated Jefferson with a cushion of 326 pins. Dylan Bragg (‘23) led the way with a high game of 244 against the J-Hawks. A lot of help also came from the dependable Dylan Bragg(23) having a high game of 244

Some JV players were also trying to make their mark on Tuesday, Kyle Johnson (‘21) had the game of his career shooting a 278. Nick Lottchea (‘23) and Samuel Moran (‘23) were both hitting their marks against Jefferson. Lottchea shot a 256 and Moran rolled a 252.

On December 11 the boys won another meet by 249 pins over Marengo. Nathan Perkins (‘23) is firing on all cylinders having an average of 221 against Marengo. Another athlete that came to play on Wednesday was Matt Sawtell (‘21) jumping back up to varsity with a high game of 221. The high game for varsity against Marengo was a 267 which was bowled by Perkins. 

There’s another meet against Belvidere on December 13.   “Belvidere is a difficult opponent,” Glennon said. “Last year, we finished ahead of Belvidere in every tournament and beat the by 300 pins in our dual meet. But they beat us at the regional — knocking us out of the sectional — and beaten us in every tournament this year. It’s hard to find the reason for the turnaround other than the fact we have struggled mightily shooting spares. We are averaging 36 open frames over our four dual meets this season. That is a huge number and explains why our averages are unusually low, given the talent we have on the team. We need to take spares more seriously.”