Oregon senior Isaac Kaltenbrun finished his high school bowling career at the IHSA State Meet at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon on Saturday, bowling a six-game series of 1,087 on Day 2 to finish 73rd overall.
Kaltenbrun advanced to the finals with a Day 1 pinfall of 1,227, earning a spot among the top 30 individuals not on advancing teams. His two-day total of 2,314 left him 452 pins behind individual winner Ethan Caruso of Minooka.
Kaltenbrun bowled a 572 series in the morning and a 515 in the afternoon, with his first game of the day his highest at 227. He averaged 192.8 pins per game in his 12 games at state. He’s the fourth Oregon bowler to advance to the second day of the state finals, and just the third Hawk to qualify for state twice.
Caruso rolled a 2,766 to win the title, with Harlem taking the next two spots with Jermarrion Simmons (2,735) and Eric Roberts (2,721). Minooka’s Brand Caruso finished fourth (2,698), one pin ahead of Lincoln-Way Central’s Ryan Marszalek.
Minooka also won the team title with a two-day total of 13,014, ahead of runner-up Harlem (12,909) and third-place Joliet West (12,596).
Dixon 6th at own invite: The Duchesses rolled a 4,910 to place sixth at the 45th annual Dixon Invitational at Plum Hollow Lanes, while Oregon placed ninth with a 4,837, Sterling finished 14th with a 4,320, and Erie-Prophetstown took 21st with a 3,617 at the 22-team tournament.
Oregon’s Ava Wight was the top local finisher, rolling a six-game series of 1,237 to place fifth individually; she had games of 228 and 205 in the morning, then 230, 202 and 204 in the afternoon. Freeport’s Hillary Dyson won with a 1,303, while Hononegah’s Kyley Olson (1,273) and Madison Davenport (1,270) finished second and third. Lockport’s Cassie Kontos finished fourth (1,254).
Tianna Bryson paced the Duchesses with an 1,100 series and 236 game, Autumn Swift bowled a 994 series with a 225 game, and Grace DeBord rolled a 984. Abby Tate (860) also bowled six games, while Leslie Pettorini had an 828 in five games; Emma Halla rolled a 144 in the final game for Pettorini.
Mackenzie Alford was next for the Hawks with a 1,039 series and 222 high game, while Paige Beauchem (892) and Kendra Ehrler (865) also bowled six games. Trinity Hultquist rolled a 712 in five games, and Kylie Krug closed that series with a 92 final game.
Hannah Conderman paced the Golden Warriors with a 1,006 series, while Katelynn Garcia added an 888 series. Madison Schmitt (852) and Emily Doss (786) also bowled six games, and Brendy Gatica had a 544 in four games; Shayla Kelly had a 244 in the final two games of that series.
Ysabell Hamm led the Panthers with a 782, while Khloee Rangel (720), Naudia Ritemon (714), Jolene Wells (710), and Phobee Deneve (691) also competed for E-P.
Lockport won the team title with a 5,855, with Hononegah placing second (5,665) and Freeport taking third (5,617).
Moline 81, Dixon 41: The Dukes fell behind 24-8 in the first quarter and never recovered in a nonconference loss at Wharton Fieldhouse.
Riley Abell hit three 3-pointers and finished with 11 points for Dixon (11-9), and Sky Goral scored seven. Wyatt Wetzell and Eli Davidson finished with five points apiece.
Rob Pulliam had 13 points, and Brock Harding and Kyle Taylor each scored 12 for Moline.
Easton Valley (Iowa) 56, Newman 27: The Comets couldn’t keep up in their Eric Ottens Shootout game in Fulton, falling behind 14-4 in the first quarter and 28-9 by halftime.
Ayden Batten in three 3-pointers and finished with nine points for Newman (15-8), while Lucas Simpson added eight, and Marcus Williams scored six.
Fulton 65, Camanche (Iowa) 47: The Steamers defeated a state-ranked team form Camanche, Iowa, at the Eric Ottens Shootout.
Baylen Damhoff had 23 points, Ethan Price scored 17, and Brock Mason added 12 for Fulton (21-2).
Rockridge 68, Morrison 32: The Mustangs trailed 31-16 by halftime, then were outscored 23-12 in the third quarter of a Three Rivers East road game.
Trey Strating had nine points to lead Morrison, while Danny Mouw added eight and Alex Anderson scored six.
Jase Whiteman and Nate Henry both finished with 15 points for Rockridge, and Brody Whiteman had 10.
River Ridge 66, AFC 33: The Raiders trailed just 31-24 at halftime, but were outscored 21-4 in the third quarter and 14-5 in the fourth in an NUIC crossover game in Hanover.
Lane Koning and Mason Munroe scored nine points each for AFC. Caden Albrecht had 18 to lead River Ridge.
Byron 64, Forreston 29: The Tigers raced to a 43-14 halftime lead en route to a nonconference win over the Cardinals.
Owen Greenfield and Joseph Snyder led Forreston with six points each.
Ryan Tucker paced Byron with 20 points, while Max Connell added 10.
West Carroll 42, Polo 31: The Thunder outscored the Marcos 13-8 in each of the first quarters, then pulled away with a 13-9 scoring edge in the third period for an NUIC crossover win in Savanna.
Kylie Hill had 19 points and seven steals in her return from an ankle injury to lead West Carroll. Kendal Asay and Cora Collins both scored six points, with Asay grabbing nine rebounds and Collins adding four rebounds and five blocks. Abbey Skiles had four points and five assists, and Tori Moshure chipped in eight assists and five rebounds for the Thunder.
Nicole Boelens and Lindee Poper scored eight points each to pace Polo, and Kadence Sheaffer finished with five.
Stillman Valley 49, AFC 38: The Raiders fell behind 31-18 by halftime, then were outscored 13-4 in the third quarter before a fourth-period rally fell short.
Taylor Jahn had nine of her game-high 18 points in the fourth quarter to lead AFC.
Maddy McCammond had 12 points, and Mya Janssen and Taylor Davidson both added 11 for Stillman.
Eastland 38, Pearl City 26: The Cougars led 11-6 by halftime and held on in the second half to win an Aquin Shootout game in Lanark.
Annika Myre had 11 points, and Delana Erbsen added 10 points, five rebounds and two steals for Eastland (11-11). Chloe Sweitzer and Addison Burkholder both scored seven points; Burkholder also had nine rebounds, four steals and three assists, and Sweitzer dished five assists. Sarah Kempel chipped in three points and seven rebounds for the Cougars.
Cheyenne Handsaker scored 12 points to pace Pearl City.
Lena-Winslow 45, Oregon 19: The Hawks trailed 22-7 at halftime and never recovered in the second game of the day in Lanark.
Ava Hackman and Liz Mois both scored seven points for Oregon, and Mariah Drake finished with five.
Cierra Mapes poured in 21 points for Le-Win.
Dakota defeated Hiawatha 27-12 in the final game of the event that Eastland hosted after the death of Aquin assistant coach Adam Holder earlier this week. All proceeds from the three games were sent to Holder’s family.
Sterling wins title at own invite: The Water Warriors swam to the championship at the Duis Center, scoring 455 points to win the title at the 5-team invitational. Lincoln-Way East was runner-up with 407 points.
Sterling won four individual varsity events and a pair of relays, and also took all three JV relays and the JV 100 freestyle. The Warriors added six runner-up finishes, three thirds, three fourths, and two fifths.
Braiden Herrera won the 1-meter diving competition (331.20 points), while Reiley Austin, Skylar Drolema and Michael Garland all won in the pool. Austin took the 200 IM (2:05.56), Drolema won the 100 butterfly (55.85 seconds), and Garland took the 100 breaststroke (1:04.16). That trio also teamed with Braeden Ruiz to win the 200 medley relay (1:42.42), and joined Mason Adams to win the 200 freestyle relay (1:32.77).
Garland added a second in the 100 freestyle (51.71), Austin took second in the 100 backstroke (56.88), Adams was second in the 200 freestyle (1:54.77), and Ruiz finished second behind Austin in the 200 IM (2:13.59), as well as earning runner-up honors in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.36) behind Garland. Conner Porter took second in the 500 freestyle (5:13.63), just ahead of teammate Luke Clark in third place (5:25.84).
Drolema took third in the 50 freestyle (23.62), and Clark, Porter, Peter Garland and Adams placed third in the 400 freestyle relay (3:33.23). Clark was fourth in the 200 freestyle (1:59,54), Pham finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (1:01.52), and Peter Garland was fourth in the 100 freestyle (53.45). Peter Garland (50 free, 25.04) and Adams (100 backstroke, 1:01.56) added fifth-place finishes.
Luke Valentino won the JV 100 freestyle (53.88), and he swam on all three winning JV relays. He teamed with Clark, Pham and Porter in the JV 200 medley (1:53.40); Ruiz, Pham and Peter Garland in the JV 200 free relay (1:38.91); and Samuel Richards, Evan Scott and Patrick Riley in the JV 400 free relay (3:47.66).