Fourth highest game score in history helps Joliet West to first Regional Title
The Joliet West Boys Bowling Team won the Minooka Regional and qualified for Sectionals with a six-game total of 6,636 and a school record of 1,278 in the fourth game at Channahon Lanes on Saturday, January 12. Their score of 1,278 is the fourth-highest bowling match score in IHSA history. This is the first time in school history that Joliet West High School has won the regional title.
In the fourth game, the Joliet West Boys’ Bowling individual scores were 290 - Julian Ramos, 268 - Michael Grether, 268 - Lucas Pirc, 248 - Kyle Siksta, and 204 - Joey Lizzio. The team coaches are Head Coach Reggie Lee and Assistant Coach Katie Hunt.
In terms of individual rankings in the Minooka Regional, Joliet West’s Lucas Pirc took first place with a total of 1,398. He was followed by West’s Michael Grether (1,364) in second place and Julian Ramos (1,337) in fourth place.
Assistant Coach Hunt said, “Coach Lee and I are so proud of these gentlemen and how they handled their huge game and Regional title. They had awesome energy and really fed off each other making each bowler more exciting to watch than the next. We also can't say enough for the boys who were there cheering them on. They were all an integral part of this milestone. They all showed what we both knew they have been capable of all season and what we know they will continue to carry forward this weekend at Sectionals.”
Their next competition is the Andrew Sectional at the Orland Bowl on Saturday, January 19.
Pictured Left to right: Joey Lizzio, Brock Whiteman, Anthony Lizzio, Nathan Schram, Lucas Pirc, Michael Grether, Julian Ramos, Kyle Siksta