Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Sandburg's Rachel Ruzevich outpolled seven others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Dec. 17-23. She is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Participation in a lifetime sport prepares girls bowling standouts to take the next step on their life journey. Bringing home hardware from the IHSA state tournament—gravy.
Listen to their voices. “It was a great tournament for me,” Lincoln-Way West’s Morgan Flaherty said after she captured individual medalist honors at the IHSA girls bowling state tournament. Her comments first appeared in an article by Dennis Nelson of the Sun-Times News Group along with those of some other newly crowned champs. “Today is one of the best days of my entire life,” Andrew’s Ashley Stefanski said after the T-Bolts captured their first girls bowling state title on Saturday at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. “We didn’t expect this at all,” Andrew coach Julie DeChene said. And did you catch what Sandburg coach Joe Geiger had to say after the Eagles’ Nicole Powell placed second? “She had ice running through her veins,” Geiger said. You …
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Senior Ashley Stefanski turned in a top-five finish and led Andrew to the IHSA girls bowling state championship on Saturday at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. The T-Bolts won the boys bowling state title last week.
Tinley Park. Andrew. The town and the school are taking on new identities today as the high school bowling capital of Illinois. Senior Ashley Stefanski averaged 221.3 for 12 games over two days of competition and led Andrew to the IHSA girls bowling state championship on Saturday at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. The title for Andrew was its second in two weeks. The Thunderbolts won the boys state championship last weekend at St. Clair Bowl in O'Fallon. Stefanski finished with a pinfall total of 2,656 and topped an Andrew girls team that averaged 205.8 for 60 games. The T-Bolts also picked up contributions from Nicole Zopf (2,561), Cassie Boat (2,506), Jenny Hallas (2,271), Stephanie Garuckas (1,985) and Ashley Sparrey (370). And every pin …