CANFIELD LEADS FIRST-PLACE WAVERLY TO SWEEP OF LANSING
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 30, 2020
WAVERLY — Senior Derrick Canfield rolled his first 700 series of the season, and two of his teammates — freshman Zach Vanderpool and junior Matt Mauersberg — threw big 600 series to lead Waverly to a sweep of Lansing here Thursday in IAC boys bowling action.
The Wolverines saw their lead in the Large School Division increase to 2 points over Newark Valley, which beat Watkins Glen, 3-1, Thursday. Waverly travels to Watkins Glen Tuesday in the final match of the season.
Waverly won the first game 1,032-924, and the second game 1,001-950, before finishing off the sweep with a 1,060-945 win for a total-pinfall victory of 3,093 to 2,819.
Canfield banged out a 704 series on games of 225, 234, and 245, while Vanderpool fired a 680 series on games of 246, 200, and 234, and Mauersberg shot a 653 on games of 215, 184, and 254.
Freshman Ashton Pritchard rolled a 544 for the Wolverines, while sophomore Cody Blackwell had a 512, and 8th-grader Ethan Roberts added a 438.
Junior Richard Stevens had a 502 in reserve for Waverly.
Ethan Calupca led Lansing with a 658 series on games of 226, 203, and 229, while Hunter Hamilton shot a 590, including a 236 in the first game, and Parker Ouellette added a 570.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.