By Mark Jurgena
It was a busy week for the Collinsville girls bowling team as they competed four days against some of the best from Southern Illinois.
The Kahoks crossed the river Saturday to compete in the ShoMo Classic at Concord Lanes in St. Louis. Several Illinois schools have done this in the past couple of years to try and pique interest in bowling as a high school sport in Missouri.
Collinsville did not have an overly good showing on the day as they registered only five games above 200 for the day.
Sophie Tottleben fired a 214 and a 204. She finished the day with a 203 in her sixth and final one of the day while Caici Buckman fired a 202 and 212.
CHS dropped their first match this season to Belleville East at home on Dec. 14.
Once again the Kahoks struggled as only Taylor Mordis could manage a score above 200 when she fired at 232.
SWC Tourney Day #1 and #2
The four-day SWC Tourney began early last week at St. Clair Bowl in Fairview Heights. Tottleben fired a solid 680 series recording games of 248, 206, and 226. Livia Montgomery also had a quality day on the lanes with a 604 series. She fired high games of 229 and 222.
Buckman had a high game of 236 while Laila Jaoko fired a high of 201.
On day two of the SWC meet at Bel-Air Bowl in Belleville, Buckman had the high series with a 589 including a high game of 215 and another one at 212. Tottleben was just behind with a series of 580. Her high game was a 234.
Jaoko’s high game was 214 with Mordis firing a 205 for her top score.
Collinsville is scheduled to play in the Alton tournament today and in the Mid-States Invitational next week in Peoria.