Boys Bowling: Romeoville second in Oak Forest tournament
By Jeff Vorva For Sun-Times Media December 1, 2012 10:08PM
Romeoville’s Jacob Young is congratulated by teammates during Saturday’s Bengal Invitational. | Jeff Vorva~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: January 3, 2013 6:26AM
Romeoville opened the ninth annual Bengal Bowling Invitational stunning the rest of the field by rolling a 1,237 in its first game.
Through four games, the Spartans enjoyed a solid lead in the 16-team tournament Saturday at Oak Forest Bowl. But fifth and sixth games of 916 and 919 and a red-hot Sandburg team left the Spartans with their third second-place finish of the year. Sandburg rang up a 6,185, Romeoville was runner-up with a 6,131 and Lockport claimed third with a 6,046.
“You get a mixture of getting bad breaks and us not picking up spares and it doubles,” Romeoville coach Tony Talley said. “We took second at the Plainfield North Invitational and second at the Plainfield South Invitational but we moved up to second in those tournaments. This was tougher to take. This is where we were going to make our move and get over the hump.”
Dakota Vostry led the Spartans with a 1,324 and Kyle Zaremba had a 1,285.
Romeoville finished ninth in the state tournament in 2010-11 and fifth last season and is gunning for an even bigger finish this season.
Lincoln-Way West’s Josh Glover won the individual title with a 1,395. The Marist transfer said it was his biggest tournament win.
“The competition was pretty tough but I was trying to motivate my team and do what I do to compete,” he said. “After six games I was averaging 232 and I held on.”
Glover said he has drawn interest from colleges and has Wichita State as the leading school on his list.
Vostry took fourth, Plainfield Central’s Ray Ciagngiola was seventh, Lincoln-Way West’s Vince Pacione was eighth, Zaremba took ninth and Lockport’s Shane Matejcak was 10th.
In the JV tournament, Romeoville sophomore Cody Surges rolled a 300 game.