Balls are clunking down down lanes, pins crashing back at the impact of the ball, and cheers can be heard through out Bowl-Hi. The Huntley Red Raiders faced off against the Belvidere North Thunder girls bowling team on Tuesday, Jan. 17, proving who can bowl the best. The Red Raiders ended up coming out on top with a score of 1,475-99.
The varsity team started out strong with senior Shaelyn O’Rilley bowling three consecutive strikes, also called a turkey, while senior Caroline Piske also started off with a strike. While senior Hailie Nosek did not start off as strong as the other two, she made up for it by continuously bowling strikes or spares for her next few rounds.
“I threw some bad balls, but overall, it was a good game,” O’Rilley said.
The Thunder only had two bowlers in comparison to Huntley’s three, but they put up a fight for our Red Raiders. The first match had Huntley in the lead, 506-317. The second match was also in the Raider’s favor, with them leading 491-324. For their third and final match, the Raiders won 478-356.
“I think it’s a great accomplishment for me and the team,” bowler Marissa Bousk said.