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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 22, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Sophomores Zach Vanderpool and Ashton Pritchard rolled 600 series to lead Waverly in a sweep of Notre Dame here Thursday night in a “virtual” IAC Large School Division boys bowling match.

The Wolverines, now 13-3, rolled a team series of 2,785 at the Valley Bowling Center, while the Crusaders shot a 2,221 series at Rossi Lanes.

Waverly won the first game 837-769, but picked up the pace, winning the next two by scores of 912-749, and 1,036-703.

Vanderpool banged out games of 196, 245, and 202 for a match-high 643 series, while Pritchard shot games of 184, 161, and 263 for a 608 series.

Sophomore Landyn Gunderson shot a 516 series for the Wolverines, while senior Matt Mauersberg had a 505, senior Richard Stevens added a 485, and sophomore Ethan Roberts tacked on a 457.

Ashton Colonio led Notre Dame with a 513 series, and Cody Gonzalez had a 501.

Waverly returns to action Tuesday in a “virtual” match against 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 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.