Girls Bowling: Schram, Addison tie for Andrew Regional crown
By Steve Millar For Sun-Times Media February 8, 2014 6:48PM
Andrew's Jessie Hallas is greeted by her teammates after bowling a strike for the Andrew's Regional Girls Bowling Championship at Orland Bowl, Saturday, February 8th, 2014 in Orland Park | Gary Middendorf/for Sun-Times Media
Updated: March 10, 2014 6:48AM
Jessie Schram will have to wait a bit to get her regional championship pin. That’s just fine with her.
The Lincoln-Way West sophomore and Tinley Park junior Sonya Addison tied for the Andrew Regional crown with 1,246 pins each over six games at Orland Bowl.
Addison was given the first-place pin Saturday. Schram’s pin will be mailed to her.
“I’ve never had (a tie for a championship) happen, but I definitely still feel like I accomplished something,” Schram said. “It’s awesome, and it’s awesome for (Addison), too. I’m happy for her.”
Addison rolled a 237 in the final game to climb into the tie.
“It was really exciting,” she said. “Everyone bowled great (Saturday). This week in practice, I was bowling the best I’ve ever bowled. It just carried over into this tournament.”
Andrew (5,626) edged Lincoln-Way West by 21 pins for the team title. Tinley Park (5,413) and Lincoln-Way North (5,131) also advanced to the Morgan Park Sectional.
Andrew trailed West by 31 pins entering the final game, but the T-bolts responded from tough fourth (884) and fifth (869) games to shoot a 971 in the finale to the Warriors’ 919.
“It was a team effort,” Andrew coach Julie DeChene said. “The girls knew where we were and what they had to do in the last game and they all stepped it up.”
Ashley Sparrey (3rd, 1,232) shot a 210 in the final game, with Danielle Stefanski (5th, 1,214) coming through with a 206 and Jessie Hallas (7th, 1,161) a 195.
“The girls have consistently gotten better as the season’s gone on,” DeChene said. “They’ve really supported each other and it means a lot to win this.”
West got into contention with a 1,026 and a 1,002 in the fourth and fifth games, respectively. Kaitlyn O’Kane (9th, 1,135) and Samantha Sayre (10th, 1,129) had big days for the Warriors.
“Our goal was to not let four teams be better than us and we did that,” West coach Scott Jablonski said. “I’m very proud of the girls.”
Tinley Park’s Mallory Fischer (1,191) finished sixth. Ronnie Villasenor (11th, 1,106) led Lincoln-Way North.
Lincoln-Way Central’s Jamie Sexauer (4th, 1,219) and Bridget Wood (22nd, 1,006), Peotone’s Abby Smaga (8th, 1,141) and Valerie Klootwyk (21st, 1,012), Lincoln-Way East’s Michelle Rybarczyk (12th, 1,104) and Jackie Mlinarcik (20th, 1,035), Rich South’s Tania Smith (1,068), Crete-Monee’s Mikayla Douthitt (16th, 1,052) and Alicia Heintz (23rd, 1,002) and Hillcrest’s Denisyha Waller (18th, 1,039) advanced individually.