OPRF bowlers get nod to compete in state series

Oak Park and River Forest High School does not have a school-sponsored bowling program. But James Geovanes, OPRF’s intramural director, has been trying to get one started.

“We’ve never had a team, and every time we would go to [former athletic director] John Stelzer and say that we could put independent kids in [the IHSA tournament], it was a shut door,” he said. “[New OPRF Athletic Director] Nicole Ebsen came in and gave us an opportunity, and we ran with it. We’re not registered with the IHSA, but what we can do is if there are individuals that want to bowl in the state tournament, we can enlist them.”

With that in mind, Geovanes took the top five boys and top five girls from the intramural bowling program and submitted them as independents. The boys are coached by Richard Short and the girls by Melody Brown.

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