THE WILDCATS' WINTER SPORTS PREVIEWS CONTINUE, AS COACH JOHN KASTANIS GIVES US A PROSPECTUS ON HIS 2010-11 SAINT IGNATIUS BOWLING TEAM.
POSTED ON 11/26/10.
"St. Ignatius last year bowled in the Cuyahoga/Geauga/ Lake County Conference. The conference held it first tournament, with our sophomore, Ray Schaefer, the individual high score champion of the tournament by shooting a 643 series and the team finishing second place.
"We later discovered that the team winning was disqualified for having an ineligible member. We were never recognized as the championship team for that tournament.
"I have a great outlook as a team to be very competitive and a possibility goal to move to District if not State finals this year.”
Coach Kastanis' outlook is fueled by Schaefer, now a junior, and senior Chris Thom, who each finished with 200-plus averages last year and have the potential of 220-plus this year. Kastanis added that three other members on the team – junior Chris Dokler, junior Matt Eaton and sophomore Andy Maykut – each have the potential of 185-plus.
"We are looking forward to bringing our talents into a new conference this year, where we know the competition is very high end, and looking forward to bringing our best efforts to compete.”
NOTE: For a look at those new teams on the Wildcats' schedule go to www.ignatius.edu, click on athletics and then click on Bowling.
ALLEY 'CATS CAPTURE THEIR FIRST SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP!
POSTED ON 2/14/11 AT 1:17 A.M.
Congratulations go out to coach John Kastanis and the Saint Ignatius bowling team for bringing home the program's first sectional championship on Sunday at Brunswick Zone.
Individual sectional champion Chris Dokler showed the way by splattering the pins for a 716. Chris Thom rolled a 667 (fifth place), Andy Maykut and Ray Schaefer each knocked down a 599 morning and Matt Eaton turned in a 543 effort.
Coach Kastanis' Alley 'Cats averaged over 230 in six baker games and drew the praise of the tournament director for their outstanding performance.
Up next for Coach Kastanis and Co. is the district tournament at Rebman Recreation on Feb. 27 at high noon.
Again, congratulations to the Alley 'Cats on their record roll.
SENIOR CHRIS THOM WILL REPRESENT THE ALLEY 'CATS IN COLUMBUS.
POSTED BY EDDIE DWYER ON 2/27/11 AT 4:17 P.M.
CHRIS THOM BOUND FOR THE STATE TOURNAMENT LANES: Although the Wildcats did not qualify for states as a team during Sunday's district bowling tournament at Rebman Lanes in Lorain County, senior Chris Thom did finish second overall with a 255-246-214. That effort sends Chris to Saturday's state tournament as an individual competitor.
The boys state bowling tournament will be held at Wayne Webb's Columbus Bowl, which is located at 3224 S. High St.