Romeoville High School’s Dakota Vostry averaged 236.8 over a grueling 12 games in two days to finish third at the Illinois High School Association’s boys state bowling championships in O’Fallon over the weekend.
Bolingbrook High School finished 13th in the team standings, with Eric Kramer finishing 27th in the individual standings thanks to a 12-game average of 215.4.
Vostry’s total pinfall of 2,841 included series of 675, 752, 733 and 681. His highest games were 278on Friday and 275 on Saturday. His lowest game was a 211 in the second series on Sunday.
Joshuan Glover of Lincoln Way West won the individual state title with a 2,967 total. Brandon Biondo of Jacobs was second at 2,878.
BHS came within an eyelash of being one of the 12 teams that made it to Saturday’s team finals, registering a total pinfall of 6,073 on Friday. Matt Rycraft’s 698 series and a 692 by Matt Strzechowski topped the Raiders.
Kramer’s six-game total of 1,296 (676 and 620) was enough to get him to Saturday’s individual state finals where he rolled series of 641 and 648.
Gio Montecinos rolled a 627 and a 621. Kurt Messenger, Steve Stropkovic and Jay Zulfer also competed on Friday for BHS with Cameron Zulfer and coaches Brian Wayne, Ken Madeja and John Kramer rooting them on.