By: Tim Birney | | January 29, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Freshman Rachel Houseknecht banged out a season-high IAC series to lead unbeaten Waverly to a sweep of SVEC in a battle of the division’s top two teams here Friday afternoon in a virtual bowling match.

The Lady Wolverines, competing at the Valley Bowling Center, rolled a 2,504 series, while the Lady Eagles, bowling at the Owego Bowl, rolled a 2,163 series.

Waverly won the first game 885-735, then followed it up with wins of 849-714, and 770-714.

Houseknecht banged out games of 245, 212, and 217 for a 674 series, while sophomore Victoria Houseknecht added a 595 series, which included a 211 in the first game.

Sophomore Shantilly Decker shot a 506 for the Lady Wolverines, while senior Haley Kittle added a 419, and 8th-grader Serenity Clark tacked on a 310.

Olivia Bennett led SVEC with a 477 series, while Mya Marsh shot a 463, and Kaitlyn Floyd added a 461.

Waverly improves to 20-0 on the season, while SVEC falls to 15.5 and 5.5.


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Tim Birney

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.