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Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY – Senior Zach Vanderpool claimed individual gold Saturday at the Section IV boys bowling state qualifier, but he will be headed to States with his teammates after the Wolverines rallied in the final game to win the team title here at the Valley Bowling Center.

“It was just another complete team effort,” said Waverly coach Derek Bowman. “After eight games, it came down to the final frame. Trenton (Sindoni) and Ashton (Pritchard) had clutch triples to seal it.

“We came in down 228 pins and I don’t think other coaches or teams really thought we were a threat, but I’m really proud of all of these guys,” added Bowman.

Vanderpool rolled a nine-game set of 2,105 for a 233.89 average to win the Section IV individual title. After bowling a 706 at Midway Lanes last week, he threw a 762 and 637 Friday at the Valley Bowling Center.
“Zach has had a fantastic bowling career,” said Bowman. “He works extremely hard year-round.

“Last year he didn’t have the results he was hoping for, so I think he’s used that as motivation,” noted Bowman. “I think he will bowl well this year having that experience under his belt and being with the team adds to his comfort level.

“He’s also  happy we are going as a team,” added Bowman.

The Wolverines rolled a nine-game, including last week’s Class C Championships, of 9,037, edging out Johnson City by 22 pins. Unadilla Valley was third was 8.942 pints, while Hancock was fourth at 8,920 and Owego was fifth at 8,716.

Senior Ashton Pritchard and junior Trenton Sindoni rolled identical nine-game sets of 1,755 for the Wolverines, while freshman Derek Johnson shot a 1,734

Bowman also thanked Valley Bowling Center proprietor, and assistant coach Greg Joseph for his contributions.

“I also want to thank Greg (Joseph) for his help,” said Bowman. “His experience and knowledge helped tremendously I think he’s been to states 17 or 18 times either with a team or individual in his 25 years coaching. It’s pretty incredible.”


IN PHOTO 1: Waverly's Zach Vanderpool.

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