It was a fine day on the lanes for a pair of local bowlers last weekend.
Cory Hersha, a student at Whitko High School, and Jim Pifer, a student at WCHS, each earned the right to advance to semi state with outstanding performances at the regional level of competition.
Hersha captured the individual singles title as he defeated a field of more than 30 bowlers in regional action held at Bluffton.
Pifer nabbed a sixth-place finish in the regional to earn a berth in the semi state.
Hersha is coached by Lee Nichols, while Pifer is coached by Glen Ransbottom and Kirk Wyman.
Hersha and Pifer will both compete in semi state singles action on Feb. 8 in Fort Wayne.