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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Sophomore Ryan Kirby led the way as the Oak Lawn boys bowling team notched a fifth-place finish in the IHSA state tournament.
One frame, one game at a time. The motto served to keep Oak Lawn's boys bowling team focused on the job at hand right to the end of a storybook season. Sophomore Ryan Kirby led the Spartans to a fifth-place finish in the IHSA state tournament at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon. Kirby bowled games of 244 and 226 en route to a six-game series of 2,615. His work helped Oak Lawn finish with a pinfall total of 12,484—or about 400 pins behind state champ Lockport. The Porters took the team title with a pinfall total of 12,846. O'Fallon, bowling on its home turf, placed second with a total of 12,772, followed by Salem 12,538 and Minooka 12,537. Oak Lawn also picked up contributions from Ken VandeWerken (2,578), Ryan Campin (2,514), Kyle Rodda (2,499…
Evergreen Park's Megan Pfister outpolled 10 others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Jan. 21-27. She is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Thursday, January 24, 2013
Oak Lawn boys bowling coach Kevin McKeown challenged his Spartans, and they responded with a first-place performance in sectional competition Saturday. And now they're heading back downstate.
Oak Lawn boys bowling coach Kevin McKeown challenged his Spartans heading into IHSA sectional tournament action. “In the last few weeks of the regular season, we were having trouble picking up spares,” he said. “We actually lost more than 300 pins from not picking up spares at the conference tournament and it really hurt us.” McKeown’s four seniors—Ryan Campin, Kyle Rodda, Ken VandeWerken and Cody Hanson—made sure the Spartans were in no pain following a strong performance Saturday at the Oak Lawn Sectional. The four led the Spartans to the team title and a return trip to the IHSA state tournament with a pinfall total of 6,218. And they picked up help from a couple of underclassmen, too—namely sophomore Ryan Kirby and junior Matt …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Oak Lawn's varsity boys bowling team is headed to the IHSA state tournament. The JV team capped its season by winning the conference title. So, the Spartans are developing a next-generation pipeline for success.
At Oak Lawn Community High School, the boys bowling cupboard is well-stocked. The Oak Lawn varsity team will be competing in the IHSA state tournament Friday and Saturday at St. Clair Bowl in downstate O’Fallon. The junior varsity team wrapped up its season by winning the South Suburban Red conference tournament at Elmar Bowl in Burbank. The next-generation Spartans finished with a pinfall total of 5,541 for six games. Freshman Cody Bulow was the individual medalist in the JV conference tournament. Freshman Ryan Kirby followed hot on his heels in second place. Sophomore Matt VanDerGriend also earned all-conference honors after finishing eighth. “I was extremely proud of our JV team for staying competitive all day and supporting each other …