Lucas Pejakovich | Bowling
Pejakovich, a senior at Alton High School, pieced together a memorable day for the Redbirds on Dec. 17 at Granite City.
The star bowler rolled a 793 series, narrowly missing the benchmark of an 800 series. The effort was good enough to place 11th all-time in IHSA history.
Pejakovich led a potent attack by Alton as a whole against the Warriors. AHS’ total of 3,388 pins secured the 17th-best team score in IHSA history.
On Dec. 13 Pejakovich was the top bowler at the Columbia Tournament, too.
Following the Granite City match, he was averaging a 254 over his previous seven matches.
Connor Broyles | Wrestling
A junior wrestler for Alton, Broyles was one of three Redbirds to win individual championships at the Mascoutah Tournament on Saturday.
The effort helped lead AHS to its second straight Mascoutah team title and fourth in five years.
It was a big statement for Broyles, who is an honorable mention at 120 pounds in the state. He had missed Alton’s dual vs. Collinsville on Dec. 18 and in his previous match in a loss to Granite City he dropped an overtime bout.
On Friday and Saturday in Mascoutah he picked up three wins to be tops at 120. After a first-round bye, Broyles earned a 25-8 tech fall over Waterloo’s Cory Cissell, a 4-3 decision over Belleville East’s Lucas Bernal and a 10-2 major decision against Quincy’s Trevor Schutte in the finals.