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Girls bowling: Future looms bright after big start for Barrington bowlers

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By Bill Esbrook
Daily Herald Correspondent

The Barrington girls bowling team is off to a great start.

The Fillies not only won their varsity match Monday at Arlington Lanes, they also made it a clean sweep by winning their junior varsity and junior varsity 2 matches as well.

Sophomore Alyssa Loomis helped lead the way for the varsity, which won 9-0 over Palatine in the opening night of the Mid-Suburban League season.

"We still feel the pressure but we're looking to make it fun this year," said Loomis, who rolled a 193 game. Junior Jenica Baron's 489 was the high series for the Fillies.

Loomis said her team is striving to make a good run in the current season.

"We're looking to break some personal bests this year," Loomis said. "Both individually and as a team. We've set some team goals and we're hoping for a top-five (MSL) finish."

Monday was a terrific beginning for Hoffman Estates, which won the Mid-Suburban title last season and claimed fifth place in state.

The Hawks had a pin count of 2,851 in a victory over Prospect, with Emilie St. Clair pacing her team with games and 254 and 235 en route to a 642 series. Alexis Orwat added a 600 series for Hoffman.

In other matches, Rolling Meadows defeated Buffalo Grove behind a 231 game by Esmeralda Bahena while Riley Donahue rolled a 209 for the Bison.

Schaumburg's Kylie Frick shot a 222 game and 606 series in a win over Hersey, while Conant scored 2,470 in a victory over Elk Grove.

Fremd was paced by Hannah Evenson in a 9-0 triumph over Wheeling.

Evenson, a senior captain, showed that she's going to be counted on in a big way this year as she led the Vikings with a 203 game and 544 series.

"It's been great to watch her grow, not only as a bowler but also as a leader," said Fremd coach Ruben Hinjosa of Evenson, who has been on varsity all four years. "She's more confident in herself this year, and more composed. Hannah is a great role model for our younger kids."

Evenson is hoping her leadership skills translate into a successful campaign for the Vikings this season.

"I feel that as one of the captains it's my job to help center the team and keep it together," Evenson said. "I've got to stay mentally focused -- and realize that even if I miss something, the next frame is a new frame."

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