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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 15, 2020


LANSING — Freshman Victoria Houseknecht and 8th-grader Rachel Houseknecht led a balanced Waverly line-up in a sweep of short-handed Lansing here Wednesday afternoon in IAC Large School Division girls bowling action at Helen Newman Lanes.

The Lady Wolverines won a 2,454 to 1,324 total-pinfall victory over the four members of the Lady Bobcats.

Victoria Houseknecht, who had a 222 in the second game, and Rachel Houseknecht, who rolled 192 and 187 in her first two games, shot matching 547 series to lead the Lady Wolverines, while senior Morgan Lee had a 473.

Freshman Shantilly Decker rolled a 459 for Waverly, while senior Megan Lee added a 419, and senior Sadie VanAllen tacked on a 402.

Keara Armstrong led Lansing with a 402 series.

Waverly returns to action Saturday in the IAC Mid-Season Tournament at the Valley Bowling Center.


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Tim Birney

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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).