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Collinsville girls take championship at Springfield

By Mark Jurgena

The second week of the season for girls bowling at Collinsville was another good one as the Kahoks racked up conference wins over Belleville West and O’Fallon. From there they took their second tourney title this season with a win at the Abe Lincoln Invite in Springfield Saturday.

“At Belleville, our girls came out and didn’t lose a point, they blanked them 40-0 based on the scoring system,” said CHS coach Sean Hay. “No girl lost a head-to-head and the team obviously won all the points. It’s always good to get a sweep but it’s hard to do. When O’Fallon came to our house we did the same thing with a team sweep. So right now the girls are as undefeated as you can be. With the tournament win from the prior week and the tournament win this week we’re pretty happy with how things are going.”

Abe Lincoln

The Kahoks racked up a total of 5,361 over their six games to take the championship in the 20-team tournament at King Pin Lanes. They beat O’Fallon by 152 pins. Highland finished in 3rd place 179 pins behind CHS.

“Our scores were low for the tournament this week, but the scoring pace was low at the tournament,” said Hay. “Even though it’s a little lower than we’d like to be with the lanes we were on. Against the opponents we were against we did what we had to do.”

Collinsville also had a JV team enter the varsity tourney which meant the Kahoks only had one sub for the day. The JV girls took 7th place out of 157 bowlers.

Sophie Tottleben was the top Kahok finishing in 7th place with a 186.7 average while Joanne Palmes finished in 13th place with a 170.7 average. Palmes participated in the tourney with the JV team.

Even though she placed somewhat far down in the standings, Tottleben was only 93 pins behind the winner Bailey Proffit of Triad. Proffitt had a 202.2 average for the day to outdistance Emily Elliott of Mt. Vernon and her 195.2 average. She also had the high game of the day with a 255. 

Laila Jaoko took 15th place for the varsity team with an average of 163.8 and Emily Dahl was 21st place with a 159.8 for the day.

Cindy Freeman was the next finisher for CHS and she competed for the JV squad. She fired a 151.8 average on Saturday.

Autumn Morley competed for the JV team and fired a 149.2 while Journey Sampson was right behind her at 149.0. They finished in 30th and 31st place respectively.

Caici Buckman placed 35th with an average of 146 and Taylor Mordis, competing for the JV team, fired a 141.5. That score was good for 39th place.

Individually, Dahl finished with the third highest game of the day by firing a 245.

CHS 40 O’Fallon 0

Jaoko led the way in this one for CHS with her 638 series at Camelot Bowl on Nov. 30.

She fired scores of 220, 218, and 200 to take the top series.

Tottleben was just behind with a 609 series and games of 215 and 204.

Buckman had a high game of 227 while Mordis produced a 213 game.

Livia Montgomery rolled a 204 for her high mark.

CHS 40 Belleville West 0

The Kahoks drove south to Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville on Nov. 29 and came back with a big conference win over Belleville West.

Tottleben had the high series at 620 with Jaoko right behind at 213. Both bowlers registered two games over the 200 mark. 

Jaoko had a high game of 235 to go with a 203 while Tottleben had games of 226 and 211.

Montgomery had the only other 200 game firing a 212.

Kahok Notes

The JV Kahoks shut out both West and O’Fallon as well by identical 7-0 scores.

Upcoming Schedule

Collinsville traveled to Edwardsville Monday and competed at Alton yesterday however results were unavailable at press time.

Today is the annual Charity Challenge at Camelot. CHS will face Taylorville with all the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.

Saturday they will go to Joliet for Strikefest at Town & Country Lanes.

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