Recognizing the Lockport Township High School Boys Bowling Team’s State Championshipby Representative Daniel Lipinski
Posted on 2013-02-06
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Mr. LIPINSKI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Lockport
Township High School Boys Bowling Team on winning their first Illinois
High School Association championship.
Although they were in 12th place earlier in the tournament and risked elimination, the Porters demonstrated toughness and determination to maintain a qualifying position. Their persistence eventually allowed them to overcome a 300 pin deficit.
The Porters averaged an impressive 214 points per game, with their leading scorer and individual state champion, Shane Matejcek, scoring 286 points in his fifth game to help keep his team in contention for the title. Shane would finish with a total of 2,924 pins, the second highest score in state history. The team entered the second day in 3rd place, but emerged victorious after an impressive display of teamwork on a 12 for 13 run of strikes.
This victory is a reminder of how preparation, practice, and perseverance produce solid results, even when facing difficult challenges. Today, I am pleased to call on all my colleagues to join me in congratulating the young men of Lockport Township High School on winning the IHSA championship. Great job, Porters! ____________________