By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | February 21, 2020


WAVERLY — Junior Matt Mauersberg finished in the top 20 to lead Waverly’s efforts at the Section IV State Qualifier here Friday. The Wolverines finishes fifth in the Division 2 team standings.

Hancock won the Division 2 title with a nine-game set of 3,355, topping runner-up Maine-Endwell by 105 pins. Waverly tallied 3,072 pins.

Mauersberg, who had a 592 that carried over from last week’s Class C Championship, rolled series of 652 series, and 660 for a nine-game set of 1,904 to finish 15th in the Division 2 individual standings. Mauersberg missed out on the final spot on the state team by 41 pins.

Freshman Zach Vanderpool, who had a 568 series last weekend, rolled series of 639 and 657 for a nine-game set of 1,874 to finish 22nd overall, and senior Derrick Canfield, who had a 530 at the Class C Championships, rolled series of 653 and 681 for a nine-game set of 1,864 to finish 24th overall.

Freshman Ashton Pritchard, who led the Wolverines with a 598 series last weekend, rolled a 651 series, and rolled two games of 327 for an eight-game set of 1,576.

Freshman Richard Stevens rolled four games for a 726, and freshman Ethan Roberts rolled a 149 in his only game.

Binghamton’s Tyler McNeill won the individual gold medal with a nine-game set of 2,224, while Hancock’s Anton Leonard won the silver medal with a 2,152, and Maine-Endwell’s Noah McNeill won the bronze with a 2,018.

The McNeills will be joined on the Section IV all-star team by Norwich’s Cameron Birtch, Greene’s Jakob Funnell, Maine-Endwell’s Liam Hadfield, and Susquehanna Valley’s James Pittsley. Binghamton’s Austin Murray is the alternate.

The New York State Championships will be held at Strike ’N Spare Lanes in Syracuse March 13-15.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder/owner of Valley Sports Report, which covers high school and youth sports in the Sayre and Athens, PA and Waverly and Tioga, NY school districts.

Birney, a 1988 graduate of Utica College of Syracuse University, spent nearly 20 years as a Sports Writer at the Daily Review and Evening/Morning Times.

He founded Valley Sports Report in August of 2009.