The Geneseo boys’ bowling team won the Abingdon Invite and competed in duals against Northern Illinois Big 12 West foes LaSalle-Peru and Rochelle.

The Geneseo boys’ bowling team won the Abingdon Invite and competed in duals against Northern Illinois Big 12 West foes LaSalle-Peru and Rochelle.

Geneseo at LaSalle-Peru

The Maple Leafs were defeated by the Cavaliers 3136-2862 at the Illinois Valley Super Bowl on Jan. 2.

Geneseo’s Tyler Durnell rolled a team-high 550 three-game series, and Kyle Cones finished with a 506 series.

Logan Munoz tallied a 499 series, and Kaden Splear wasn’t far back with a 485 series.

Justin Ford rolled his way to a 430 series, and Sebastian Einfeldt finished with a 392 series.

In the JV competition, Geneseo’s Aidan Grafft (435) just held off Jacob Endress (432) for the team-high series.

Carson McKeag rolled a 394 series, and Nathan Johnson finished with a 346 series.

Ethan Durian tallied a 342 series, and Aidan McConville finished with a 394 series.

Rochelle at Geneseo

The Maple Leafs’ Cones rolled to a 658 series in the final dual at Lee’s Lanes this season.

A senior, Cones finished with three games eclipsing 200 with games of 246, 210 and 202 with a dual best three-game series.

Geneseo earned the team win with a 3361-2804 victory over Rochelle on Jan. 3.

Einfeldt had a strong showing with a 591 series, and Ford finished with a 539 series.

Durnell tallied a 530 series, and Munoz finished with a 522 series.

Geneseo’s Splear finished with a 521 series.

Abingdon Invite

The Maple Leafs won the Abingdon Invite title with a 5320 team score at Abbe Lanes on Jan. 5.

It was the Maple Leafs best team-finish since the Geneseo bowling club won the Abingdon Invite in 2016.

Cones won the individual title with a 1206 six-game series including a 246 single game.

Geneseo’s Ford had a strong showing with an 1173 series, and Durnell finished with a 1026 game series.

Einfeldt tallied a 949 series, and Munoz finished with a 769 five-game series.

The Maple Leafs’ Grafft rolled a single-game 199.

Geneseo’s next tournament will be at the Freeport Regional held at the Four Seasons Bowling Center in Freeport on Saturday, Jan. 12 starting at 9 a.m.

The top four teams and the top 10 individuals not on an advancing team will continue their season at the Jefferson Sectional held at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford on Saturday, Jan. 19.

The top four sectional teams and top seven individuals not on a qualifying team will reach the state meet held at St. Clair Bowl in O’Fallon starting on Friday, Jan. 25.

Geneseo has never had a boys’ bowler reach the state tournament.

Kyler Rusk finished with a 1272 six-game series falling 43 pins shy of becoming the first Geneseo bowler to reach the state meet last season.

In 2016, Geneseo’s Alex Williams finished 28th overall with a 1,265 six-game series with the Geneseo bowling club.

Williams was 52 pins out of the final qualifying spot and 50 pins out of the potential at large bids.