HOUSEKNECHTS FINISH 1-2 — LEAD WAVERLY TO TEAM TITLE AT IAC TOURNEY
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 13, 2021
WAVERLY — Waverly had three finishers in the top five, including a 1-2
finish by freshman Rachel Houseknecht and sophomore Victoria
Houseknecht, and all six of its bowlers finished in the top 16 in
winning the team title at the virtual IAC girls bowling championships.
The Lady Wolverines, bowling at the Valley Bowling Center, won the team title with a total-pinfall count of 2,479, while SVEC (Owego Bowl) was the runner-up in the 11-team field with 2,304 pins, Notre Dame (Dixie Lanes) was third at 2,024, Odessa-Montour (Harborside Lanes) was fourth at 1,983, and Tioga (VBC) was fifth at 1,873.
Rachel Houseknecht won IAC gold with a 571 series, which included games of 203 and 206.
Victoria Houseknecht and SVEC’s Mya Marsh both rolled 538 series, but Houseknecht won the silver medal by virtue of a 205 high game, as opposed to Marsh’s 201.
Sophomore Shantilly Decker placed fifth with a 486 series, and senior Haley Kittle was 14th with a 419.
Junior Sage Garrison and 8th-grader Serenity Clark each rolled 406 series, but Garrison finished 16th by virtue of a 171 high game, and Clark was 17th with a 164 high game.
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.