SECTION IV BOYS BOWLING: TIOGA'S POND PUNCHES TICKET TO STATES - WAVERLY'S CANFIELD, VANDERPOOL, TIOGA'S SHERMAN FINISH IN TOP 25 (2019-02-16)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY - Tioga sophomore Kolton Pond is headed to States.
Pond claimed the sixth and final spot on the Section IV all-star team here Saturday afternoon at the State Qualifier at the Valley Bowling Center, while Waverly junior Derrick Canfield, Tioga senior Eric Sherman, and Waverly 8th-grader each had top-25 finishes.
Corning won the Division I team title with a nine-game tally of 8,954 pins, and Sidney won the Division II title with 8,801 pins. (The top six finishers not on the two winning teams will represent Section IV in the "all-star" tournament at the New York State Championships.)
Maine-Endwell finished second in the Division II standings with a nine-game total of 8,652 pint, while Tioga was third with 8,502, Johnson City was fourth with 8,379, and Norwich was fifth with 8,333.
Newark Valley's Kyle Pratt won Section IV individual gold with a nine-game set of 1,991 pins, while Corning's Derek Lisi won the silver medal with a 1,935, and Union Springs / Port Byron's Mitch Hamel won the bronze medal with a 1,931.
Rounding out the Section IV all-star team is Hancock's Anton Leonard (1,928), Vestal's Nick Lapicola (1,918), and Maine-Endwell's Austin Baker (1,876). Owego's Qwinten Adams (1,829) is the alternate.
Pond, who finished ninth overall, with a nine-game tally of 1,867 pins. Pond, who rolled a 642 series last week at the Class D Championships, added series of 584 and 639 Saturday. He had a high game of 256.
Canfield had a nine-game total of 1,811 to finish 14th overall, and 10th in the all-star standings. After rolling a 656 series at the Class C Championships last weekend, Canfield shot seres of 566 and 589 Saturday.
Eric Sherman finished 21st overall, and 16th in the all-start standings with a nine-game total of 1,795. Eric Sherman, who rolled a 579 last weekend, rolled series of 572 and 644 Saturday. Eric Sherman also won the bronze medal with a 262 high game, while his twin brother Jason Sherman had the fourth best game of the day with a 258.
Vanderpool, who rolled a 534 last weekend, banged out series of 594 and 635 Saturday to finished 23rd overall (18th in all-star standings) with a nine-game tally of 1,763.
Jason Sherman rolled a nine-game set of 1,660 for the Tigers, while senior Mason Trollman had a 1,599, and freshman Dylan Slater had a 1,581.
The New York State Boys "Composite" Championships are March 9 at 2 p.m. at AMF Strike 'N Spare Lanes in Syracuse.
IN PHOTO: Tioga's Kolton Pond.