Sandburg's Rachel Ruzevich outpolled seven others in voting for Southland Patch's MVP, Dec. 17-23. She is now eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month honors.
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Participation in a lifetime sport prepares girls bowling standouts to take the next step on their life journey. Bringing home hardware from the IHSA state tournament—gravy.
Listen to their voices. “It was a great tournament for me,” Lincoln-Way West’s Morgan Flaherty said after she captured individual medalist honors at the IHSA girls bowling state tournament. Her comments first appeared in an article by Dennis Nelson of the Sun-Times News Group along with those of some other newly crowned champs. “Today is one of the best days of my entire life,” Andrew’s Ashley Stefanski said after the T-Bolts captured their first girls bowling state title on Saturday at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. “We didn’t expect this at all,” Andrew coach Julie DeChene said. And did you catch what Sandburg coach Joe Geiger had to say after the Eagles’ Nicole Powell placed second? “She had ice running through her veins,” Geiger said. You …