|NEW YORK STATE BOWLING: WAVERLY FINISHES SEVENTH AT STATES JOSEPH, WOODCOCK FINISH IN TOP 20 (2017-03-04)
Valley Sports Report
ROCHESTER Waverly started strong, but struggled in the afternoon session to finish seventh here Saturday in the New York State boys bowling championships at AMF Gates Lanes.
Section 1s North Rockland won the state title with a six-game set of 5,743, edging Section 11s East Islip by just one pin. North Rockford rolled a 995 in the sixth game of the day to rally past East Islip, which had a 901 in the final game.
Section 2s Guilderland won the bronze medal with a 5,687
Waverly had a six-game tally of 5,445 just 20 pins behind fifth-place West Irondequoit of Section V, and eight pins behind sixth-place Hewlett of Section VIII.
The Wolverines, who were in third place after the first game and in fourth place after the fourth game, opened with a three-game set of 2,835 in the morning, and closed with a 2,610 in the afternoon session.
Andrew Buchhalter of West Seneca won the individual gold medal with a six-game set of 1,356 on series of 670 and 686, while Brandon Indovina of Guilderland won the silver medal with a 1,341 on series of 741 and 590, and Nick Varano of North Rockland was third with a 1,310 on series of 694 and 616.
Waverly senior Conner Joseph, in his fifth appearance at States, finished 11th with a six-game set of 1,143 on series of 576 and 577, while senior Tim Woodcock was 17th with an 1,124 with a six-game set of 1,124 on series of 628 and 496.
Junior Nick Briggs shot a six-game set of 1,112 to finish 21st. He opened with a 572 in the morning session and closed with a 540, including a 221 in the final game of the day.
Freshman Derrick Canfield added a 1,055, and junior Chris Johnson had a 1,011.
IN PHOTO: Waverlys Conner Joseph.
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