OFHS Boys’ Bowling Team Rolls Over SSC Blue Conference

Keith Willis, Sports Editor

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     As Oak Forest has transitioned into winter sports, everyone is talking about basketball, wrestling, cheer, and dance. But did you know Oak Forest High School has a varsity bowling team that is currently 10-1?

     The team consists of Justin Chojnowski, Derrick Dian, Matthew Hannafin, Jacob Kincade, Austin Nielsen, and Zackary Olkiewicz. The team is leading its conference by 4 games, holding Bremen High School to second place and Lemont High School to third.

     Oak Forest only has one loss this season, which was a very close game, 1857-2102, against Richards High School. This game sparked a rivalry between the two teams, leaving Oak Forest eager for a rematch and motivating everyone on the team to work twice as hard.

     I spoke to Zackary Olkiewicz about the rivalry with Richardson, and he said, “We have a really good team this year, and I know if we play Richards again we can beat them and get our revenge.”

     I also spoke Theodoros Stog, a huge bowling fan, about how the Bengals’ season was going, and he said, “I’ve been to every single meet and I’m shocked how well Oak Forest has been playing. I knew they were a good team, but they’re playing like a state champion team, and I hope they can qualify for State.”

     Bengals, come out and support the bowling team in their fight to earn a sectional spot at their Regional meet this Saturday, January 18th at Centennial Lanes.