CHEEKTOWAGA - The Corning Community College men’s and women’s bowling team competed at the National Junior College Athletic Association National tournament recently.
On the men’s side, Derik Lisi finished first in the singles competition out of 90 bowlers by firing a 666 series with games of 241, 243 and 192 (a 203.5 average). With the performance, Lisi earned All-American status and won the NJCAA National Championship.
Lisi's mark is the best championship performance since Dana Voytovich of Erie totaled 676 pins in 2016.
Hunter Crouch finished 38th in the singles competition with a 169 average.
In doubles, Lisi and Crouch teamed up to finish 29th.
On the women’s side, Corning finished ninth as a team with 10,523 pins knocked down through 21 games.
Overall, Rachelle Williams finished 19th knocking down 2,007 pins (167.3 average), Kaylyn Thomas was 21st with 1,999 pins (166.6), Zezra Reynolds finished 36th with 1,874 pins (156.2), Terrah Sargent placed 56th with 1,691 pins (140.9) and Lauren Thomas knocked down 1,510 pins (125.8).
Thomas and Williams finished sixth in doubles play out of 44 teams.