ALTON BEATS RIVAL TIGERS — The Alton Redbirds rolled by Edwardsville on Wednesday at Bowl Haven Lanes in Southwestern Conference action.
Alton secured 2,962 pins to distance itself from the Tigers, who totaled 2,592 in the win.
Lucas Pejakovich paced the Redbirds with a 662 series. His 249 game in his first round was the high game for the Birds, too.
Other AHS bowlers who figured into the team score were: Jacob Donahue (616), Justin Amistadi (601), Matt Fritz (489), Mat Gorman (444) and Tyler Stevenson (150).
Alton now battles O'Fallon at 3:30 p.m. today.
EA-WR CAN'T FIGURE OUT MASCOUTAH — The East Alton-Wood River Oilers had a tough time with Mascoutah on the road Wednesday.
The Oilers compiled 2,327 pins, well short of Mascoutah's total of 2,741. The Indians were led by Shane Hofman with a 573 series. Noah Breakfield had the high game for Mascoutah with a 253.
EA-WR was led by Tyler Hayes who rolled a 567 series. The rest of the contributing Oilers were: Seth Stanley (500), Anthony Lane (462), Zach Hudson (410) and Nate Eickmann (388). Hayes' 213 was the high game for EA-WR.
The Oilers are back on the lanes at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, welcoming Taylorville.
ALTON ROLLS PAST E'VILLE — The Alton Redbirds logged a nice win over the Edwardsville Tigers on Wednesday at Bowl Haven.
The Redbirds tallied 2,719 pins to roll over the Tigers, who had 1,583, in fine fashion.
Eryka Graham turned in a 623 series to direct AHS to victory. Her 247 in her second game was the highest of any bowler on Wednesday, too. The rest of the Birds to bowl Wednesday were: Ashley Heistand (581), Allison Steines (524), Chloe Greenberg (500) and Amanda Menke (491).
Edwardsville was led by Megan Wallace with a 399 series. Wallace had the Tigers' best game at 146.
Alton is right back at it at 3:30 p.m. today, welcoming O'Fallon.
INDIANS GET BY OILERS — Mascoutah proved too much for the East-Alton Wood River Oilers on the road Wednesday.
The Oilers only mustered 1,740 pin at Mascoutah, while the Indians were able to rack up 2,521 in the triumph.
Shelby Yarborough paced EA-WR in the defeat, turning in a 453 series and a high game of 185. Kiersten Methe (359), Kiara McCarvey (318), Sammy Johnson (308) and Leslie Dixon (302) rounded out the team scoring for the Oilers.
EA-WR is idle until 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when it faces Taylorville at home.