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UPDATE: And the Winner in Voting for Patch Athlete of the Week is ...

Lincoln-Way West's Morgan Flaherty won the IHSA girls bowling state championship. And she outpolled six others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week honors.

Lincoln-Way West's Morgan Flaherty outpolled six others in voting for Patch Athlete of the Week, Feb. 5-11. She is now eligible for February Patch Athlete of the Month Recognition.

The candidates:

Brianna Andrew, senior, girls bowling, Chicago Christian. Andrew was a sectional champion and placed 31st in the IHSA girls bowling state tournament. She averaged 207.0 for 12 games and finished with a pinfall total of 2,484. She rolled a 258 game in her first set on Saturday.

Brooke Annerino, sophomore, guard, girls basketball, Oak Lawn. Annerino erupted for 18 points in the Spartans’ 62-40 victory over Argo. Her consistent play has helped Oak Lawn gain notice and build momentum for postseason play.

Morgan Flaherty, junior, girls bowling, Lincoln-Way West. Flaherty became the first individual in Lincoln-Way West history to win a state championship at the IHSA girls bowling tournament. She averaged 230.3 for 12 games and racked up a pinfall total of 2,764. She was buoyed by a 278 game and 741 series on Friday.

Donald Moore, senior, guard, boys basketball, Bloom Township. Moore played quarterback to rave reviews in the Blazing Trojans’ 59-52 victory over Rich South. He also scored 22 points. And he was selected to play in the Chicago United Hoops Classic May 5, a showcase event for Norm Van Lier’s Scholarship Fund and Non-Violence Legacy Campaign.

Lauren Parker, junior, guard, girls basketball, Homewood-Flossmoor. Parker scored 11 points in the Vikings’ 70-55 victory over Joliet Central to close the regular season. More importantly, she took over point guard duties and ran the show for H-F with teammate Charnelle Reed sidelined because of a knee injury.

Nicole Powell, junior, girls bowling, Sandburg. Powell averaged 223.7 for 12 games and placed second in the IHSA girls state bowling tournament at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. She bowled games of 257 and 258 on Saturday.

Ashley Stefanski, senior, girls bowling, Andrew. Stefanski averaged 221.3 for 12 games, placed fifth individually and led Andrew to the IHSA girls bowling state championship at Cherry Bowl in Rockford. She bowled a 257 game in her first set on Saturday.

Attention Coaches: Like to Nominate Your Athlete Next Week? Email nominations to Sports Editor Ron Kremer (ron.kremer@patch.com). Nominations must be received by noon on Monday for consideration. Please include a photo or photos of your nominee and detailed information on why he or she is a deserving candidate for the weekly award. Weekly winners are eligible for Patch Athlete of the Month recognition.

Pete Lyke February 21, 2012 at 01:23 AM
Congrats from Pete Lyke.

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