Boys bowling: Verhaeghe wins second straight Daily Chronicle Bowler of the Year award
By JOHN GALLIONEfirstname.lastname@example.org
DeKALB – Sycamore senior Austin Verhaeghe’s bowling journey might have started as a middle schooler at Four Seasons Sports in Sycamore, but his high school career ended with his second straight Bowler of the Year honor.
Verhaeghe finished first in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference, averaged a 215 on the season and was named the 2017-18 Daily Chronicle Boys Bowler of the Year.
“Back in sixth or seventh grade, my parents owned the food place over at Four Seasons,” Verhaeghe said. “We were there every night, and I would bowl regularly with a house ball. Then I just thought, ‘What if I got into it?’ and see what I could do. When I got into high school, I never thought I would be where I am now.”