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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | February 7, 2023


WAVERLY — The Waverly boys locked up the IAC Large School Division with a sweep of Watkins Glen here Tuesday afternoon, while the Lady Wolverines dropped a 3-1 decision in bowling action at the Valley Bowling Center.

Waverly 4, Watkins Glen 0

The Wolverines had three 600 series in a lopsided sweep of Watkins Glen to finish the season with a 55-5 record.

Waverly won the first game 1,005 to 725, then rolled an 1,121 to top Watkins Glen’s 882 in the second game. The Wolverines closed out the sweep with a 967-787 win for a total-pinfall victory of 3,093 to 2,394.

Senior Ashton Pritchard led Waverly with a 626 series on games of 194, 216, and 216, while junior Trenton Sindoni shot a 624 on games of 224, 211 and 190, and freshman Tristan Campbell fired a 614 on games of 181, 232, and 201.

Freshman Derek Johnson had a 594 for the Wolverines, including games of 201 and 256, while senior Zach Vanderpool added a 582, including games of 205 and 206, and senior Mike Cole tacked on a 498 series.

Eighth-grader Mason Apgar shot a 576 in reserve for Waverly, and senior Landyn Gunderson had a 569.

Mikel Cody led Watkins Glen with a 570 series, and Corbin Groves shot a 554.

Watkins Glen 3, Waverly 1

Watkins Glen topped Waverly, which was without out its No. 2 bowler, junior Rachel Houseknecht, 3-1.

The Lady Senecas won the first game 762-749, but Waverly bounced back with a 785-73 win in the second game to take a 9-pin lead in total pinfall. Watkins Glen closed out the match with an 854-691 win to take the pinfall point by a count of 2,379 to 2,225.

Senior Victoria Houseknecht led Waverly with a 559 series, while senior Shantilly Decker shot a 461, and 7th-grader Karis Hayes had a  426.

Sophomore Serenity Conklin added a 407 for the Lady Wolverines, and 8th-grader Emily Houseknecht tacked on a 372.

Aubrey Cowan led Watkins Glen with a 554 series, and Ava Cowan had a 552.

The Lady Wolverines finish second in the Large School Division to Union Springs.

Waverly will host the IAC Championships Saturday at the Valley Bowling Center.

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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).