ROCHELLE — The Rochelle Hub varsity bowling team sent its four seniors off with a victory Thursday evening, when the boys took down the Kaneland Knights 2,737-2,309 and snapped a four-match losing streak.
The Hubs (2-6) will face Kaneland on the road next week before competing at the Interstate 8 Conference Championship on Saturday, March 13. Seniors Reese Kirk, Keith Holland, Shane Sedlock and Leo Hernandez were recognized before the match.
“It was nice to get a win for our seniors,” head coach Jim Lyles said. “We have had a lot of bowlers score conference points this season and it’s awesome. I think all six of our varsity bowlers have scored points this season and I don’t think we had more than two score points last season. The kids are throwing the ball a lot better and they’re really listening.”
Kirk led all Rochelle bowlers with a 565 series on Thursday, while Kaneland’s Corbin Vines finished four pins behind with 561. Rochelle won the first game 968-772 behind Kirk’s 197 and Holland’s 176. The Hubs extended their lead with an 854-737 victory in the second game.
Leading the Knights by over 300 pins, Rochelle cruised over Kaneland 915-800 in the third game to complete the conference sweep. Kirk rolled a series-best 204 for the Hubs in the final game.