By Mark Jurgena
The Collinsville boys bowling team took a pair of match victories last week over conference foes.
CHS 36 Alton 4
Cole Buckman and Jacob Taylor led the way for the Kahoks on Dec. 7 at Bowl Haven Lanes in Alton.
“Some of those games were closer than the score looked there,” said Hay. “The second game we only won by two pins. It came down to the 10th frame and it was nice to see Cole Buckman in the anchor spot with the first two strikes there to get us the win. That’s the kind of stuff that happens in matches that tests your mental mettle during the season so when that time comes we know we can do it.”
Buckman fired a 650 series including games of 228 and 229 while Taylor fired a 644 series and had a high game of 265 in his final game of the day.
Ben Sloan was next with a 595 series including a 202 and 200 on the day.
Brandon Campbell rolled a high game of 224 while Mason Foley had a high game of 209.
CHS 37 Edwardsville 3
The Kahoks traveled to Edison’s in Edwardsville on Dec. 5 and returned with a big victory.
Sloan had the big series on the day with a 686 total. All three of his games were above the 200 plateau. He fired a high game of 263 in his second game of the day. He also had games of 216 and 207.
Buckman fired a 655 set to finish just behind Sloan. He had a high game of 230 and also rolled 224 and 201.
Not to be outdone, Campbell rolled a 643. He fired 224, 213, and 206.
Foley had a high game of 205 while Taylor’s high water mark was 200.
Charity Challenge vs. Taylorville
At the annual Charity Challenge held this year at Camelot, the boys took on Taylorville on Dec. 8. This year’s matches raised money for the American Cancer Society.
Buckman fired a 700 series including a 280 game. He also rolled a 218 and a 202.
Foley had the next highest game with a 630 set. He fired a pair of 200 games. He rolled a 214 and 202.
Conner Hartman had the other high game of the day with a 213.
Southern Illinois Team Challenge
CHS took part in the Southern Illinois Team Challenge at Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville on Saturday. The team finished in 3rd place however official team and individual results were not available at press time. Look for those results in next week’s edition of the Times-Tribune.
This week saw the Kahoks competing in the third and fourth days of the SWC Tourney. Monday they were at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights and yesterday they were at Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville. However, results were unavailable at press time.
Saturday they are in the ShoMo Classic at Concord Lanes in St. Louis.