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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 17, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


ITHACA — Sophomore Zach Vanderpool banged out a 600 series to lead the Waverly boys to a sweep of Lansing here Thursday afternoon in IAC bowling action, while the Lady Wolverines posted a sweep of the short-handed Lady Bobcats.

Waverly 4, Lansing 0

Vanderpool rolled a 655 on games of 237, 175, and 243 to lead the Wolverines in a sweep.

Waverly won the first game 1,031-847, then followed it up with wins of 888-797 and 907-848 for a total-pinfall victory of 2,826 to 2,492.

Sophomore Trenton Sindoni added a 536 series for the Wolverines, while junior Ashton Pritchard shot a 519, including a 206 in the first game, senior Cody Blackwell had a 507, freshman Dom Wood had a 506, including a 223 in the second game, and 8th-grader Tristan Campbell chipped in with a 466, including a 213 in the first game.

Hunter Hamilton led Lansing with a 569 series.

Waverly 4, Lansing 0

Sophomore Rachel Houseknecht led Waverly to a sweep of Lansing, which had just three bowlers.

Rachel Houseknecht shot a 558 to pace the Lady Wolverines, while junior Shantilly Decker had a 505, junior Victoris Houseknecht had a 468, freshman Serenity Decker added a 462, and senior Sage Garrison tacked on a 421.

Kara Armstrong led Lansing with a 461.

Waverly is off until the New Year.


IN PHOTO: Waverly’s Zach Vanderpool.


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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.