WAVERLY WINS LARGE SCHOOL TITLE WITH SWEEP OF WATKINS GLEN
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 4, 2020
WATKINS GLEN — Senior Derrick Canfield banged out the only 600 series of the match to lead Waverly to a sweep of Watkins Glen here Tuesday afternoon that clinched the IAC Large School Division title at Harborside Lanes.
The Wolverines led Newark Valley by 2 games entering Tuesday’s action, and clinched the division title with wins of 876-819, 952-825, and 856-855. They added a total-pinfall point with a win of 2,694 to 2,499.
Canfield shot a 615 series on games of 211, 223, and 181, while freshman Zach Vanderpool rolled a 565 series, including a 225 in the first game, and junior Matt Mauersberg had a 507.
Freshman Ashton Pritchard had a 492 series for Waverly, while freshman Ethan Roberts added a 473 series, and sophomore Cody Blackwell tacked on a 443.
Matt Irwin led Watkins Glen with a 580 series, and Robert Bannon added a 519.
Waverly finishes the regular season with a 38-10 record, and will return to action Saturday at the IAC Championships at the Valley Bowling Center. Start time is 1 p.m.
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.