Harelm is top dog in boys bowling once again

O'FALLON, Ill. (WIFR) For the second time in three years, Harlem is bringing home the state championship.

The Huskies averaged 214.2 pins per bowler in the 60 games to win by 137 pins over second place Minooka.

Harlem had three of the top ten individual bowlers, no other school had one. Senior Noah Mandujano led the charge with a third place overall finish, followed by junior Ethan Pash. Josh Roth finished in 10th.

2018 state champions Hononegah did not have a good second day at state. The Indians entered the day Saturday sitting in fourth, just 93 pins behind Harlem. However, Hono could not string together enough strong games on day two and fell into a tie for sixth, 541 pins behind the eventual champion Huskies.

Auburn had made program history by just making it to the second day of the tournament. The Knights had been to state twice previously, both times ending up in 20th. Auburn finished this year in 10th place. Matt Siegel ended his high school bowling career with All-State honors after scoring a 219.1 average and an 11th place overall.

The Stateline continues to dominate high school boys bowling. For the fifth time in the last six years, a NIC-10 school has brought home the state championship.