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Hall wins Lady Devil Invite

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 2:36 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 2:47 p.m. CDT

Kaitlyn Padgett and the Hall bowlers rolled off with the Lady Red Devils Invitational Saturday at Ladd Lanes.

Padgett topped the field with a 1,271 series, leading the Lady Devils to a 5,217 to 4,561 margin of victory over runner-up Mendota. Hall also gained a 1,032 from Heidi Nielsen, a 1,012 from Olivia Bergagna, a 984 from Clarissa Gerrard and a 918 from Nicole Whitten.

Top bowler for third place St. Bede (4,216) was Emily Wilke (940).

Boys regional: Four area bowlers advanced from the LaSalle Regional to sectionals at the Illinois Valley Super Bowl Saturday.

St. Bede senior Devin Forbes, placed fourth with a 1,182 series. He will be joined by Hall’s James Russell, sixth at 1,161, and Simon Burcham, 10th at 1,081 along with DePue’s James Yundt, who placed seventh with a 1,147. Burcham was the final individual bowler to advance.

LaSalle-Peru freshman Nate Stubler led all bowlers with a first-place 1,448.

Jerseyville Jersey won the regional crown by knocking down 6,401 pins. Taylorville (6,093) and Streator (6,021) placed second and third while host LaSalle-Peru (5,903) beat out rival Ottawa for the fourth and final qualifying spot for the Belleville Sectional.

St. Bede (5,134) finished seventh and Hall (5,021) ninth.

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