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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | November 30, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


SOUTHPORT — Junior Victoria Houseknecht led Waverly to a season-opening sweep of Notre Dame here Tuesday afternoon in IAC Large School girls bowling action here at Dixie Lanes.

The Lady Wolverines opened with a 770-677 win in the first game, then followed it up with wins of  834-758, and 799-684 for a total-pinfall victory of 2,403 to 2,119.

Victoria Houseknecht rolled a 571 series on games of 183, 198, and 190, while sophomore Rachel Houseknecht shot a 549 series on games of 190, 178, and 181.

Junior Shantilly Decker had a 508 for the Lady Wolverines, while freshman Serenity Conklin added a 393, senior Sage Garrison chipped in with a 382, and 7th-grader Emily Houseknecht tacked on a non-scoring 247 series.

Emma led Barkley led Notre Dame with a 463 series, and Maddie Gleason shot a 429.

Waverly returns to action Thursday when it hosts Newark Valley.


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Tim Birney Author Bio

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 five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).