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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 2, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Waverly won all 11 events, led by four-time winners junior Ryan Clark and sophomore Liam Wright, to post a season-opening, 120-37, win over Dryden here Thursday afternoon in IAC boys bowling action.

Juniors Oscar Williams and Jerrell Sackett were triple-winners for the Wolverines, and senior Kaden Wheeler, junior Sheldon Huddleston, and freshman Nate Peters won two events apiece.

Huddleston, Clark, Wright, and Sackett teamed to win the meet-opening 200-yard medley relay in a time of 1:55.62, edging out the Waverly foursome of Oscar Williams, freshman Jason Marrone, Wheeler, and Peters, which clocked in at 2:00.22.

Clark won the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 52.76 seconds, and Peters was second in 1:07.37.

Clark also won the 100-yard backstroke in a time of 1:04.8, and Huddleston was second in 1:26.86.

Wright won the 200-yard IM in a time of 2:25.94. He also won the 500-yard freestyle in 5:45.21, and 8th-grader Finn Williams was third in 7:13.58.

Wright teamed with Oscar Williams, Peters, and Huddleston to win the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:45.18. It was the first varsity win for Peters.

Clark teamed with Sackett, Peters, and junior Ryan Shepard to win the meet-closing 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 4:15.8. It was the first varsity win for Shepard.

Sackett won the 200-yard freestyle in a time of 2:09.68, and Huddleston was second in 2:37.97.

Oscar Williams led a sweep in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 1:02.02, while Sackett was second in 1:02.92, and junior Simon Stevens was third in 2:05.48.

Wheeler won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 24.48 seconds, and freshman Jason Marrone was third in 29.67 seconds.

Wheeler also won the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:10.35, and Marrone was third in 1:27.78.

Waverly returns to action Wednesday when it hosts Lansing.


IN PHOTOS 1-2: Waverly senior Kaden Wheeler. … PHOTOS BY TIM BIRNEY.


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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 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).