PRITCHARD, MAUERSBERG LEAD WAVERLY TO THIRD-PLACE FINISH AT CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIPS
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 15, 2020
VESTAL — Freshman Ashton Pritchard and junior Matt Mauersberg led Waverly to a third-place finish here Saturday at the Section IV, Class C boys bowling championships at Midway Lanes.
Susquehanna Valley claimed the Class C team gold with a three-game set of 2,902, whileUnion Springs / Port Byron was second with a 2,856 series, and Waverly had 2,799 pins, edging out fourth-place finisher Sidney, which had a 2,797 series, and fifth-place Newark Valley, which rolled a 2,781.
Susquehanna Valley’s James Pittsley won the individual Class C gold with a 687 series, while Lansing’s Ethan Calupca won the silver with a 661, and Greene-Oxford’s Jakob Funnell won the bronze medal with a 647.
Pritchard finished 10th in the individual standings for the Wolverines with a 598 series, and Mauersberg was 11th with a 592.
Freshman Zach Vanderpool finished 25th with a 568 series, while senior Derrick Canfield added a 530, and sophomore Cody Blackwell chipped in with a 511.
Waverly returns to action Friday at the Section IV State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center.
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.