ROCHELLE — The Rochelle boys bowling team hosted Sycamore at T-Byrd Lanes on Tuesday, with the Spartans sweeping the season series by topping Rochelle 3,472-2,783 and dropping the Hubs to 0-7 overall.
Sycamore took a commanding lead early with a 1,093-821 victory in the first game behind Riley Wittenburg’s 235. Junior John Henson stepped up for the Hubs in the second game, firing 226 despite Rochelle losing the game 1,250-1,030. Five Spartans topped the 200-pin mark in the game including Jeffrey Gasso, who scored 244.
Gasso followed with 246 in the third game to lead Sycamore over Rochelle by a score of 1,129-929. Gasso finished with a match-high 686 series, with Henson recording a 575 series for the Hubs after rolling 184 in the game. Senior Logan Ortega totaled 196 in the final game for a 539 series.
The Rochelle boys bowling team remained winless on the season Thursday, when the Hubs suffered a close loss against the Sterling Golden Warriors by a score of 2,977-2,888 at Paone’s Blackhawk Lanes. Rochelle dropped to 0-8 overall with the loss.
The Hubs started strong with a decisive 1,032-884 win in the opening game behind junior Keith Holland’s 200 and 185 from sophomore Maddex Ramos. The Golden Warriors rallied to edge out the Hubs 1,022-1,008 in the middle game to even the match, but Rochelle maintained the series advantage heading into the final game. Sterling saved its best for last, however, taking the third game 1,071-848 to win the overall series and claim the match.
Holland rolled a team-high 525 series for Rochelle, while senior Logan Ortega added 504 and junior John Henson shot 505.