ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Hub varsity bowling team struck down the Kaneland Knights on Thursday, winning 2,722-2,543 and ending a four-match losing streak. Senior Devansh Patel rolled a team-high 534 series for the Hubs (1-4), while junior Evin Odle added a 495 series.
“It felt really good to get our first win and I think it shows everyone on our team that we can win,” Odle said. “We’re hoping that we can see some more wins in the future. I think our team’s definitely capable of making the sectional and state meets if we try our hardest.”
Rochelle opened the match with a 965-816 victory in the first game. Sophomore Christian Thorne stepped up with 192 to lead the Hubs, while Odle followed with 184. Kaneland fired back with an 863-832 win in the second game behind 200 from Corbin Vines and 179 from Nick Casey. Patel rolled 180 to anchor the Hubs, who still held the series lead after two games.
Rochelle sealed its first victory of the season with a 925-864 victory in the third game. Odle and Patel paced the Hubs with respective scores of 191 and 189, while senior Sergio Guevara totaled a series-best 186. Vines recorded 232 to finish with a match-best 573 series.
“We have some good bowlers this year,” Odle said. “Christian has bowled really well in his first year with the team and I think that if we continue listening to our coach [Jim Lyles] and working our hardest during practice, we can definitely accomplish our goals this season.”
The Rochelle Hub varsity bowling team battled LaSalle-Peru on the road Wednesday, falling 3,515-2,483 and dropping to 0-4 on the season. Senior Devansh Patel led the Hubs with a 463 series and 170 high game, while junior Evin Odle added a 456 series with a high score of 175.
The Cavaliers took the first game 1,149-766 behind Chance Hank’s 247 and Ethan Picco’s 223. Three LaSalle-Peru bowlers topped 200 during the team’s 1,195-812 second-game win. Peyton Baker fired 234 for the Cavaliers, while Picco totaled 227 and David Lawrence scored 212.
LaSalle-Peru completed its sweep with a 1,171-905 victory in the third game. Picco rolled 220 to finish with a match-best 673 series, while Hank bowled 227 for a 631 series and Lawrence recorded 213 for a 636 series. Baker added 224 to end the match with a 619 series.