Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The winter season begins in earnest today North of the Border with five events, including home games for the Tioga girls basketball team, and the Waverly bowlers.
Waverly at Union-Endicott, 5:30 p.m. JV start: The Wolverines lost 12 of 13 games after 6-8 Scott Woodring was injured in practice after the Valley Christmas Tournament. Woodring, who averaged 32.7 points and 16.9 rebounds in those seven games, is back as Waverly opens against Class A STAC foe Union-Endicott.
O-M at Tioga, 6 p.m. JV start: Coming off a 7-13 season, the Lady Tigers graduated just one starter, and return several starters with plenty of varsity experience, led by junior Eve Wood, and seniors Giovanna Rossi and Chloe Bellis.
Last year, O-M won the first meeting at home, 48-25, then closed out the regular season with a 58-43 win at Tioga.
Notre Dame at Waverly, 3:30 p.m. @ VBC: The Wolverines were unseated from the top of the Large School Division by US / PB last year. They return two of the top bowlers in Section IV in Derrick Canfield and Zach Vanderpool.
Notre Dame has several bowlers back, and could be a surprise team in the Large School ranks.
Tioga at Candor, 4 p.m. @ Owego Bowl: The Tigers graduated several key seniors from back-to-back-to-back division title teams, but do return state qualifier Kolton Pond.
Notre Dame at Waverly, 3:30 p.m. @ VBC: The Lady Wolverines had their lengthy run atop the Large School Division halted last year by Watkins Glen. They return three of their top bowlers in Mackenzie Plouse, Victoria Houseknecht, and Rachel Houseknecht.
Tioga at Candor, 4 p.m. @ Owego Bowl: The Lady Tigers graduated their top bowler, but return several with experience, led by Mackenzie Macumber and Bailey Elston.
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