High School Sports Spotlight
December 16, 2012 9:52PM
Dakota Vostry, of Romeoville
Updated: January 18, 2013 6:12AM
Jr., bowling, Romeoville
Vostry, who finished 59th in the state two seasons ago and 31st last year, was named one of Bowler’s Journal Magazine’s top 100 prospects in the country.
Vostry has helped the Spartans go from Southwest Prairie cellar-dwellers to state contenders who finished ninth in the state in 2010-11 and fifth last season.
“It’s been crazy going from bottom-feeders to getting to state,” Vostry said. “Now we’re the team everyone’s looking at.”
The defending state champion, Flaherty is looking for another big showing.
“I know what I’m capable of doing and I feel like if I stay focused and use my practice time wisely, the season will turn out good,” she said.
Flaherty almost gave up bowling in high school.
“I used to do Irish dance for years,” she said. “When it came to high school, I had to decide if I wanted to do that or bowl. I’m glad I went with bowling.”
Sr., wrestling, Wilmington
The Class A state runner-up at 132 pounds last season, Rodawold began his wrestling career in the third grade.
“I liked the WWE stuff when I was a kid,” Rodawold said. “That led me to try the real thing after some of my buddies got into it.”
Wilmington made it to the state quarterfinals last season before being ousted by eventual champ LeRoy.
“We lost a lot of seniors,” Rodawold said. “We’re in rebuilding mode, but we should still be very competitive.”
Winter, who attends Lincoln-Way Central, finished 18th all-around in the Homewood-Flossmoor Holiday Invitational on Saturday to help Lincoln-Way finish fifth and also helped her team to SouthWest Suburban Conference victories over Andrew and Sandburg in recent weeks.
“It’s been so much fun this year,” Winter said. “I’m really getting so many new skills. It’s been going real well.”