WAVERLY'S VICTORIA HOUSEKNECHT PLACES 13TH AT STATE QUALIFIER, RACHEL HOUSEKNECHT FINISHES 37TH

By: Tim Birney | WaverlyAthletics.com | February 22, 2020

 
WAVERLY'S VICTORIA HOUSEKNECHT PLACES 13TH AT STATE QUALIFIER, RACHEL HOUSEKNECHT FINISHES 37TH
 

WAVERLY — Freshman Victoria Houseknecht was less than 50 pins away from a berth at States here Saturday at the Section IV State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center.

Houseknecht finished 13th in the field of 55 bowlers, rolling a nine-game set of 1,757, while 8th-grader Rachel Houseknecht was 37th with a 1,587.

Victoria Houseknecht rolled a 564 series at the Class C Championships last weekend at Midway Lanes in Vestal that carried over to the State Qualifier. On Saturday, she rolled series of 612, which included a 253, and 585.

Rachel Houseknecht, who had a 530 last weekend, rolled series of 484 and 573 on Saturday.

Union-Endicott won the Division 1 team title, topping Elmira by 85 pints, while Maine-Endwell will represent Division 2 at the state tournament after topping runner-up Hancock by 99 pins.

Susquehanna Valley’s Lyndsie Jicha won individual gold at the State Qualifier with a nine-game set of 2,062, while Hancock’s Breanna Gleim won silver with a 2,015, and U-E’s Ashley Cicciareli won the bronze medal with a 1,985.

Jicha and Gleim will be joined on the Section IV all-star team by Lindsay VanAlstyne of Horseheads, Erin Howard of Greene, Alex Hutchings of Elmira, and Melissa Sturdevant of Corning.

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

 

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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.