Boys bowling falls short of South Elgin

By Ryder Shepardson

As the lights dim down, the bowlers position themselves in front of each lane. Players begin to polish their shiny balls, their shoes squeaking as they walk across the lanes. Suddenly, all at once, the sound of pins tumbling over begins to overwhelm the room.

Huntley’s very own boys bowling team squared off against South Elgin on Monday, Dec. 9 at 4:30 p.m. The match was held at home at Bowl-Hi Lanes off of Route 47 and Algonquin Road. 

Tonight marked the last home match of the season, as well as senior night for the six athletes who will be moving on from Huntley High School in the upcoming months.

Huntley came up big, with strong performances all around. However, sophomore Nick Zummo lead the pack, scoring 237 points in the first match. In the second match, Zummo also held the leading score, with 228 points. 

Zummo came out strong, with the first two bowls resulting in strikes. He later had four consecutive strikes in both the first and second match, as well as a turkey in the latter. He finished with 16 strikes and five spares on the day.

Both JV and varsity ended up winning their matches in an outstanding performance. Varsity took the edge in a close one, winning by 61 points, 2977-2916. 

“The thing that helps us push to win the games is the communication and just having fun. Sure it is stressful not getting the score you wanted, but the team is always there to pick you back up and make sure you get back on track to get the score you want,” sophomore Joey Peterson said.