WAVERLY'S HOUSEKNECHT FINISHES IN TOP 20 AT STATE QUALIFIER
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 27, 2022 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
WAVERLY — Sophomore Rachel Houseknecht finished in the top 20 to lead Waverly’s
efforts Sunday at the girls Section IV, State Qualifier here at the
Valley Bowling Center.
Junior Victoria Houseknecht finished 28th in the field of 44 bowlers who bowled all nine games, and junior Shantilly Decker was 32nd.
Rachel Houseknecht bowled a nine-game total of 1,621 pins. Her total was 116 pins shy of the final state qualifying spot.
In the morning session Sunday, Rachel Houseknecht rolled a 540 series, and she followed that up with a 581 series — on games of 195, 189, and 197 — during the afternoon session. She threw a 500 series last week at the Class C Championships.
Victoria Houseknecht rolled a nine-game total of 1,552. Shot a 489 in the morning, and followed it up with a 518 in the afternoon. She had a 545 series last week
Decker tallied 1,493 pins. She shot a 496 in the morning session, and a 489 in the afternoon session, after rolling a 508 series last week.
About the Author
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.