VANDERPOOL FIRES IAC-RECORD SERIES; WAVERLY FINSHES THIRD AT LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 13, 2021
WAVERLY — Waverly sophomore Zach Vanderpool set a new IAC record with an
834 series to win the gold medal, and help Waverly to a third-place
finish Saturday at the virtual league championships.
Tioga, bowling at the Valley Bowling Center, won the team gold with a 3,187 series, while SVEC (Owego Bowl) was second with a 2,968, followed by Waverly with a 2,957, Lansing (Cort-Lanes) was fourth with a 2,661, and Notre Dame (Dixie Lanes) was fifth with a 2,471.
Vanderpool rolled games of 279, 276, and 279 to establish the new league record, eclipsing the old record of 831, set by Notre Dame’s Alex Sherman in 2014.
Senior Matt Mauersberg was Waverly’s second-finisher in the Top 20, placing 11th with a 585 series, which included games of 196, 203, and 186, while senior Richard Stevens was 19th with a 529 series, including a 200 in his first game.
Sophomore Ashton Pritchard rolled a 488 for the Wolverines, while freshman Thomas Morley added a 479, and sophomore Landyn Gunderson tacked on a 478.
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.