Leading off today:
Hilton freshman Elena Carr is believed to have broken the national record for a high school girl by bowling an 831 series
at Terrace Garden Lanes on Monday.
Carr rolled games of 265, 300 and 266, stringing together 19 consecutive strikes beginning with her perfect game.
"I did know the score I needed to get an 800, but I didn't know about the national record part," said Carr, who is in her third season on the varsity.
It wasn't until the last shot of her third game that someone broke the news to her.
"It was at the very end of her third game and one of my girls sneaked up behind me and said, 'She only needs two strikes and three pins to tie the record,'" Hilton coach Jordan Roethel said. "It's not something we really think about, national records, because they are incredibly high, and after her 300 game none of us really remembered what her first game was."
The National Federation of State High School Athletic Associations does not maintain records in the sport. The United States Bowling Congress breaks its records into adult and youth categories, and none of the five series of 845 or better it lists for youths appear to have been accomplished in scholastic competition.
The U.S. High School Bowling Foundation had listed an 826 series in 2007 by Kristina Frahm of Oswego, Ill., as its recognized record.
Derailed by injury: Woodlands junior Teisha Hyman suffered a left knee injury late in the first quarter of a 62-36 loss to Valhalla, leaving her three points shy of scoring 2,000 career points.
"I didn't try to walk on (the leg) until halftime, and then I knew I wasn't going to come back," Hyman said. "When I try to walk or put pressure on it, it feels weak."
Hyman's mother said the plan for Monday night would be to rest the leg and ice it, and then re-evaluate the situation Tuesday.
First-year Woodlands coach Warren Bunkley said he thought Hyman would return to the game but she left the bench on crutches at halftime. Bunkley carried her to the bench in his arms before the third quarter.
All-state cross country: Pittsford Mendon senior Nathan Lawler was named the state's boys cross country runner of the year Tuesday by the New York State Sportswriters Association.
Lawler was a two-time NYSPHSAA state Class B champion. He signed a letter of intent with Syracuse University last month.
The full all-state team is available in our reference section.
Basketball rankings: The first set of boys basketball rankings was released by the NYSSWA on Tuesday, with Archbishop Molloy of the CHSAA holding down the top spot just ahead of Cardinal Hayes in Class AA.