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Boys Bowling: Oak Lawn Places 5th in IHSA State Tournament

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), Cody Hanson (1,158), Matt VanderGriend (803), Cody Bulow (159) and Joe Kamenske (158). VandeWerken, a senior, bowled a team-high game of 267.

Dawn Sodaro January 30, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Yeah Cody Bulow! You rock kiddo!
Lorraine Swanson January 30, 2013 at 06:33 AM
The UNowen: Are you an OLCHS student? Because I'm trying to figure out why an adult would want to diminish these young men's accomplishment? Knock it off, please.
Lorraine Swanson January 30, 2013 at 05:28 PM
You also have the freedom to sound stupid, too, so I'll let your comment stand. Why don't you go make some little girls cry now.
Patricia Kirby January 31, 2013 at 12:31 AM
REAL men would not say what you just did. Those kids fought hard and deserve recognition.
champ89 March 03, 2013 at 08:44 AM
thatunownen your that much of a loser that your going to sit behind a computer and talk non-sense on patch. com ....n also try to diminish what these kid accomplished that took years of hard work to achieve i think you need to re- evaluate your life and move out of your moms basement !!!!

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