Melinda Craig continued her domination of the local women's bowling scene last Monday at Collins Bowling Centers-Eastland, coming within two pins of rolling two 300 games.
Craig rolled games of 290-190-290 for a 770 series in the 600 Club League.
Craig opened her first game by leaving the 4 pin and made the spare before throwing 11 strikes in a row.
Craig began her third game leaving a 10 pin, making the spare and then throwing 11 consecutive strikes.
Craig led the Lexington Women's Bowling Association in average last season with a 212. Craig had led the LWBA in average 12 seasons in a row from the 1995-96 season through the 2006-07 season.
During that run, she established the LWBA average record of 230 during the 2004-05 season. Melanie Fairchild snapped her streak during the 2007-08 season.
Pikeville teams dominate
The Pikeville College men's and women's bowling teams had a good showing last weekend in the 2009 Raider Classic in Kettering Ohio.
The women's team took first, second and fourth places in the 18-team field. Individually, the Pikeville women took seven of the top eight places and 10 of the top 14.
Pikeville's Kim Yioulos, Nichole Burke, Natasha Martin, Megan Kyle and Emily Witt were named to the all-tournament team.
The men's Pikeville Grizzly team finished second behind the Wright State Red team. The squad went on to win the stepladder free roll-off. The Pikeville Kodiak team finished ninth, and the Pikeville Panda team 21st out of the 28-team field.