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Stevenson, ND Bowling Advance To Sectionals

Evanston boys bowling won the Stevenson regional, but the host Patriots are heading to sectionals as well after finishing runner-up Saturday, Jan. 15 with 6,150 total pins at Fairhaven Lanes in Mundelein.

Evanston scored 6,302 total pins to win the regional title.

Niles Notre Dame finished third with 5,802 to qualify for sectionals along with Glenbrook North (5,795 pins).

Only the top four teams advance to sectionals, which are at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22 at Bowlero, 1558 E North Ave., Glendale.

Unfortunately it was the end of the line team-wise for New Trier (5,502 pins), Deerfield (5,484), Loyola Academy (5,459), Taft (5,271), Niles West (4,834), St. Viator (4,564), Niles North (4,272) and Von Steuben (2,272).

Individuals qualifying for sectionals from the Journal-area included Loyola Academy’s pair of Jonathan Tomasiello (1,235) and Ethan Guttschow (1,176). Niles North, New Trier, Deerfield, Taft and Von Steuben also had individual qualifiers.

Loyola’s other five bowlers who competed played in five games or less out of the six rounds. Tomasiello was strong with games of 203, 235 and 236 to go with scores of 171, 192 and 198. Guttschow rolled 222 and 215 games, but his other four scores were between 170-199.

Stevenson’s Jackson Sher, a sophomore, won medalist honors with an incredible 1,401 score. Sher rolled games of 191, 245, 258, 222, 259 and 226 to win first over teammate Ender Starr (1,380). Starr rolled 215, 236, 237, 236, 244 and 212. 

Stevenson’s other bowlers were Jacob Sroka (223, 216, 236, 203, 173, 157 — 1,208 series), Braden Kunik (224, 210, 148, 214, 138 — 934), Matthew McGowan (202, 181, 176, 166, 202 — 927), Eric Vondrak (160) and Jacob Heald (140).

Notre Dame was led by the duo of Austin Kennedy (244, 222, 188, 192, 162, 192 — 1,210 series) and Jake Ramirez (204, 183, 177, 163, 262, 214 — 1,203). The rest of the Dons lineup included Patrick San Roman (258, 193, 189, 191, 173 — 1,004), Alex Caselli (177, 222, 201, 185, 184 — 969), Daniel Gutierrez (163, 201, 188, 190, 169 — 911), Ryan Hodorvych (140, 174 — 314) and Nicholas Massaro (191).

St. Viator was led by Andrew Drozd, who bowled five-of-six games and had an 877 series. His top rounds were 233, 207 and 202. Two Lions bowlers rolled 812 series over five games. Kane Snyder rolled a 201 game and Brendan Oleksak rolled a 201 game as St. Viator’s other highlights.

Niles West’s top bowler of the regional was Hans Gartner (1,035), who rolled games of 210, 138, 172, 138, 195 and 182. Ryan Luecker also had a 1,005 series, but only had a high score of 181.

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