Boys Bowling: SPC title goes to Minooka
By Dennis Nelson For Sun-Times Media January 12, 2013 8:34PM
Updated: February 14, 2013 6:37AM
For the first time in five years, the Southwest Prairie Conference boys bowling championship will not be housed in Oswego.
Minooka entered Saturday’s league meet with a 10-point lead and made it stand to win the school’s third league title in the sport. The Indians rolled a 6,118 and finished with 104 total points.
“For five games, we did great,” Minooka coach Derrick Rapsky said. “We had one bad game, an 886, which kept us from winning the tournament. But we came back in the third game and won the afternoon.”
Romeoville rolled a 6,186 to win the tournament, but it was only good enough for second place in the conference with 90 points.
Minooka senior Justin Shepard led the local contingent of All-SPC performers, taking second with a 1,347 six-game series.
“We’ve bowled great all year and we bowled well today,” Shepard said. “This is a good feeling.”
“I’m really happy for Justin Shepard today,” Rapsky said. “He’s a senior who had a rough year last year. I was happy to see him finish second overall in the league.”
An 886 in Game 2 could have snowballed into a second-place finish for the Indians. However, they rebounded to roll four straight 1,000 or better games and a 3,132 afternoon session.
“We got back into it and finished strong,” Shepard said. “The whole team bowled great in the second half.”
Zach Segatto, John Kaufmann and Dylan Pickett also earned All-SPC honors for Minooka.
Romeoville’s Dakota Vostry earned his third All-SPC award after entering the tournament with the highest average (221) during the regular season.
Other All-SPC awards went to Plainfield Central’s Bryan Blair and Ray Ciangiola, Plainfield North’s Eddie Pacetti and Romeoville’s Brandon Lisak-Talley.
Plainfield North’s Aaron Dunn won the tournament championship — and the program’s first-ever title — with a 1,356.