Harlem Girls Seek State Title


The girls high school bowling season hits its peak this weekend with the State Tournament. For the 25th straight year it’ll be held at the Cherry Bowl in Rockford.

It’s no surprise that a Stateline team is again one of the favorites, if not the favorite, to win the championship. The Harlem Huskies have had an incredible season and they’re coming off a dominant performance last weekend when they won their Sectional.

The Huskies will try to become the sixth girls team at Harlem to win a state bowling title.

“I feel like if all of us stick together and stay confident and keep each other pumped up we’ll be good,” says senior bowler and Sectional Champion Mylee McCracken.

“I feel like we’re on a roll right now,” says Harlem coach Jim Heathscott. “We peaked early in December and we kind of got in a little lull for a little while. Now I feel that because the competition is there that they’re ready and they’ve kind of stepped up their game.”

The Harlem boys bowling team won the boys state championship three weeks ago, so Harlem could come up with a rare bowling sweep this year.

The State Tournament will be held Riday and Saturday. Other local teams competing will be Guilford, Freeport and Dixon.  24 teams and 30 individual bowlers will be competing.

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