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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | January 12, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney


WAVERLY — Sophomore Rachel Houseknecht led the Lady Wolverines to a sweep of Owego here Tuesday in a rare non-league bowling match at the Valley Bowling Center, while the Waverly boys were swept by the Indians.

Waverly 4, Owego 0

Waverly opened with an 861-597 win over Owego in the opening game, then closed out the match with wins of 811-574 and 837-555 for a total-pinfall victory of 2,509 to 1,726.

Rachel Houseknecht rolled a 541 series on games of 183, 188, and 170, while freshman Serenity Conklin shot a 518, and junior Victoria Houseknecht had a 513.

Junior Shantilly Decker rolled a 474 in the sweep, while senior Sage Garrison added a 463, and 7th-grader Emily Houseknecht tacked on a 309.

Haley Stephens led Owego with a 485.

Owego 4, Waverly 0

The Indians pulled out a 13-pin decision (1,006-993) in the fist game, then closed out the match with wins of 1,066-922, and 1,106-1,034 for a total-pinfall victory of 3,178 to 2,949.

William Waldron led Owego with a match-high 731 series on games of 216, 239, and 276, while Cole Dalton fired a 646 (207-206-233), and Connor Kotski shot a 640 (188-241-213).

Junior Zach Vanderpool led Waverly with a 674 series on games of 233, 256, and 185, and 8th-grader Tristan Campbell rolled a 640 on games of 192, 169, and 279.

Freshman Dom Wood had a 547 for the Wolverines, including games of 201 and 203, while junior Ashton Pritchard had a 543, including a 200 game, 8th-grader Derek Johnson added a 532, and sophomore Trenton Sindoni tacked on a 463.

Waverly returns to action Thursday at Watkins Glen.


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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).