|VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: "BOWLER OF THE YEAR" BEARD LEADS ALL-VALLEY TEAM (2014-03-10)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly junior Mason Beard posted the highest average in the IAC and in Section IV in 2013-14 and accordingly is the Valley Sports Report "Bowler of the Year."
Beard averaged 228.62 to earn an automatic bid to the New York State Championships, where he finished 34th.
Beard also rolled a 300 game in IAC play this season and tallied the high series for the season in the league with a 773.
He also received the "Sportsmanship Award" for Section IV at the state tournament.
The remainder of the "All-Valley" team is:
Connor Joseph, freshman, Waverly: Joseph was second in the IAC and Section IV with a 224.12 average, earning an automatic bid to the New York State Championships, where he finished 37th. It was his second trip to States.
Joseph also rolled a 300 game in IAC play and had a high series of 760.
Matt Dieg, junior, Notre Dame: Dieg, a Litchfield resident, was fifth in the IAC with a 202.14 average and qualified for States by finishing third at the Section IV State Qualifier.
Dieg had a high series of 697 on the season and a 278 high game.
Alex Sherman, sophomore, Notre Dame,: Sherman, a Barton resident, finished third in the IAC with a 209.24 average. He finished seventh at the State Qualifier (missing the sixth and final spot by four pins) and was alternate on the Section IV all-star team for States.
Allyson Stewart, junior, Waverly: Stewart led Section IV with a 205.98 average and earned an automatic bid to the New York State Championships, where she finished 54th.
She rolled an IAC season-high 742 series, which was also a new school record for the Lady Wolverines. She had a high game of 258.
Ashley Sherman, senior, Tioga: Sherman was second in the IAC with a 196.48 average.
She had the third highest series of the season in IAC with a Tioga school-record 720. Her high game was 257.
Cameron Lunn, senior, Waverly:
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