WAVERLY BOYS MOVE INTO FIRST PLACE WITH SWEEP OF NEWARK VALLEY; LADY WOLVERINES SWEEP NV
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 23, 2020
WAVERLY — A trio of Waverly boys rolled 600 series in a sweep of Newark Valley that propelled the Wolverines into first place in the IAC Large School standings here Thursday afternoon, while the Lady Wolverines swept the short-handed Lady Cardinals in bowling action at the Valley Bowling Center.
Waverly 4, Newark Valley 0
The Wolverines won the first game by five pins (1,007-1,002), thanks to a career-high 269 by junior Matt Mauersberg, then won the next two games 928-807, and 1,003-919 for a total-pinfall victory of 2,938 to 2,728.
Waverly improves to 26-10, while Newark Valley falls to 25-11.
Freshman Zach Vandyrpoool led the Wolverines with a 646 series on games of 214, 195, and 237, while Mauersberg rolled a 159 and 191 to follow up his 269 for a 619 series, and senior Derrick Canfield rolled a 613 on games of 199, 180, and 234.
Freshman Ashton Pritchard rolled a 527 in the sweep, while junior Richard Stevens added a 501, and sophomore Cody Blackwell tacked on a 470.
Freshman Ethan Roberts shot a 551 in reserve for the Wolverines.
Alex Umiker shot a 607 to lead Newark Valley, and John FIacco added a 554.
Waverly 4, Newark Valley 0
Freshman Victoria Houseknecht rolled a 607 series on games of 211, 196, and 200 to lead the Lady Wolverines to a sweep of Newark Valley, which only had three bowlers.
Eighth-grader Rachel Houseknecht shot a 554 for Waverly, while senior Morgan Lee had a 478, freshman Shantilly Decker had a 442, senior Sadie VanAllen added a 433, and senior Megan Lee tacked on a 398.
Lily Austin led Newark Valley with a 499.
Waverly returns to action Tuesday against Notre Dame at Rossi Lanes.
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 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).