WOODRIDGE – Lockport freshman Chloe Siezega bowled in the junior varsity conference tournament a couple of weeks ago.
However, after that, she grabbed a spot in the Porters' regular varsity lineup. And on Saturday, while senior Bailey Delrose continued her amazing run, Siezega earned best supporting actress.
Delrose shot 1,396 for her six games, a 232.7 average, to win the Bolingbrook Sectional at Brunswick Zone and lead the Porters to the sectional title and their accustomed position at next weekend's state tournament at Cherry Bowl in Rockford.
This marks the 10th championship in 11 tournaments for Delrose, who certainly enters next weekend as one of the individual favorites.
Meanwhile, Siezega came through with a 1,253 total, a 208.8 average. Sophomore Jessica Ramirez shot 1,247 and junior Erin Kleffman 1,162. Coach Art Cwudzinski split the other spot in the lineup among four girls.
The other advancing teams were Oswego East (5,671) Sandburg (5,581) and Andrew (5,530). Plainfield North shot 5,169 and finished seventh.
Plainfield East junior Kayla Dench (1,198) and Plainfield North senior Bekah Syers (1,181) qualified for state as individuals, with Syers taking the fifth and final individual spot by two pins over T.F. South's Lajanice Montgomery.
"Bailey [Delrose] just keeps going, like the Energizer Bunny," Cwudzinski said. "Chloe Siezega shot her career high and Jessica Ramirez bowled real well, too. Chloe the last three or four weeks has become a seasoned veteran. Her mom and sister are assistant coaches for me, so she has good blood limes.
"Oswego East was pushing us, but about the fourth or fifth game we opened it up. We bowled really well."
Cwudzinski, who coached the 2009 and 2015 Lockport teams to state titles and whose teams were third and second at state the last two years, said he did not know early on this season that this team would go out and win a lot like it has.
"After the last couple years, we lost a lot," he said. "To have the success we've had is a testament to the girls' offseason work."