|VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S COWLES HEADLINES "ALL-VALLEY SUPER 7" AS "BOWLER OF THE YEAR" (7 PHOTOS) (2016-03-22)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly senior Billy Cowles emerged this season as one of the top bowler on the best team in the IAC and was at his best in the postseason to earn the title of Valley Sports Report’s 2015-16 “Bowler of the Year.”
Billy Cowles had the third highest average for the season in the IAC at 206.73 and rolled one of the two 300 games in the league this year. He also rolled the high series in the IAC this year at 785.
Billy Cowles finished fourth in the IAC Championships to lead the Wolverines to another title, then tied for the gold medal with a 615 series to lead Waverly to a Class B title.
He finished off the season by qualifying for the New York State Championships with a nine-game set of 1,825 (202.78), which was the top series not on the Section IV champion U-E squad. At States, he finished 27th with a six-game set of 1,151.
The remainder of the "All-Valley Super 7" are as follows:
Jake Robertson, sophomore, Tioga: Robertson led the Small School champion Tigers with a 200.82 average, which was eighth in the IAC. He had a 713 high series and a 259 high game.
Robertson was seventh at the IAC Championships with a 644 series to lead Tioga to a second-place finish, then rolled a 533 to lead the Tigers in a third-place finish at the Class C Championships.
At the State Qualifier, Robertson rolled a nine-game set of 1,738 (193.11 average) to earn the finals spot on the Section IV all-star team. At States, led the Section IV team with a six-game set of 1,205 (200.83) for a 17th-place finish.
Genevieve Burnett, sophomore, Tioga: Burnett finished second in the IAC this season with a 189.16 average and also posted the high series in the league with a 758 series. She also rolled the second highest game of the season with a 257.
Burnett won the gold medal at the IAC Championships with a 642 series to help Tioga to a second-place finish. She also won the gold medal at the Class C Championships with a 516 series and was 11th overall in all classes.
At the State Qualifier, Burnett rolled a nine-game set of 1,572 (174.67) to finish ninth. She earned alternate status on the Section IV all-stars, missing the final spot on the team by eight pins.
Tim Woodcock, junior, Waverly: Woodcock was second in the IAC with a 213 average and had the third-best series (744) and third-highest game (289) of the season.
Woodcock finished eighth at the IACs with a 640 series. He was third at the Section IV, Class B Championships with a 587 series.
Karleigh VanNess, senior, Waverly: VanNess led the IAC with a 192.1 average and had the high game of the season with a 269. She also rolled the second-highest series of the year with a 747.
VanNess finished second at the IAC Championships with a 608 series to lead the Lady Wolverines to a league title.
She struggled to a 441 series at the Class B Championships, and led Waverly at the State Qualifier with a nine-game set of 1,505 (167.22), which was good for 22nd overall.
Ben Cowles, senior, Waverly: Ben Cowles was fifth in the IAC with a 203.88 average and, along with his twin brother Billy, bowled one of two 300 games in the league this year. He had the second-best series in the league with a 746, trailing only his brother.
Ben Cowles shot a 540 at the IAC Championships.
Cassy Bowman, sophomore, Waverly: Bowman finished third this season in the IAC with a 176.88 average and had the third-high series of the season with a 645.
Bowman finished sixth at the IACs with a 517 series, but struggled to a 451 series at the Class B Championships, and finished 31st at State Qualifier with a nine-game set of 1,105 (157.86).
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