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Ogle County 4-H bowling champions named

bowling pins set-up with ball rolling down lane

The championship round of the 2023 Ogle County 4-H Bowling Tournament was held on Feb. 26 at Town and Country Lanes in Mount Morris. Five qualifying teams bowled to determine the first place winners in both the junior division (ages 6-13) and senior division (ages 14 and up).

The qualifying rounds were set up by the clubs earlier in the year at bowling centers throughout the county. Thank you to Town and Country Lanes, Mount Morris, T-Byrd Lanes, Rochelle, and Uptown Lanes, Byron for their continued support. Almost 200 youth bowled in this year’s event.

Championship Junior Teams

1st Place – By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club, Byron

  • Andrew Hickman, Colton Gehrke, and Brianna West

2nd Place – Mighty Clovers 4-H Club, Monroe Center

  • Trinity Feltz, Kamryn Feltz, Mallory King

3rd Place – Pine Creek Valley 4-H Club, Polo

  • Logan Burmeister, Laura Rockwood, Aleeya Dykstra

Championship Senior Teams

1st Place – Blackhawk Crossing 4-H Club, Oregon/Mt Morris 

  • Eli Lotz, Zakk West, Dylan Reimer

2nd Place – By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club, Byron

  • Carson Conderman, Bruce Gehrke, Jacob Hickman

Scores at the qualifying bowl determined individual high games and high series winners.

Winners were:

Jr. High Game          Jacob Hickman, By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club, Byron and Addison Yordy, Leaf River Busy Beavers – tied 112 pins

Jr. High Series         Jacob Hickman, By-Y-Badgers 4-H Club, Byron - 222 pins

Sr. High Game         Bryan Immel, Ogle County 4-H Federation – 193 pins

Sr. High Series         Bryan Immel, Ogle County 4-H Federation – 384 pins

4-H is a program of the University of Illinois Extension.  For more information about 4-H, contact the Ogle County Extension Office, 421 W Pines Road, Suite 10, Oregon, IL 61061, (815)732-2191 or visit us online at       

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