Lake Zurich bowlers advance to state
Grayslake North's Sarah Littleton (right) gets a hug from teammate Kait Christiansen after finishing bowling in the IHSA sectional bowling tournament at Bertrand Lanes in Waukegan. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Updated: February 5, 2013 2:07PM
WAUKEGAN — For the first time in its seven-year history, the Lake Zurich girls bowling team is off to the state meet.
The Bears advanced by winning Saturday’s Warren Sectional, totaling 5,244 pins. Grayslake North also made the state cut, placing second with 5,206 pins.
Senior Dani Sikorski led Lake Zurich, finishing first overall with 1,354 pins for a rock-soild 226 average. Her best score was a 279 in Game 3, followed by a 256 in Game 4.
“I can’t even express my feelings right now,” Sikorski said after the official results were announced. “It’s really exciting to shoot these high scores in this environment. It’s amazing. And it makes it so much better that the team is advancing at the same time.”
Bears coach Mel Fox was excited.
“Oh, my!” Fox exclaimed. “I’m so happy, I can’t believe it. I thought we could do it, and now we’re going to state.”
Qualifying for the state meet as individuals were Libertyville senior Emma Davellis, who finished second overall with 1,238 pins, and Grant’s Sami Jo Zak, who placed fourth with 1,157 pins.
Pick up your local Pioneer Press newspaper on Thursday to read more about the Lake Zurich girls bowling team.