IAC GIRLS BOWLING: HOUSEKNECHTS FINISH 1-2 — LEAD WAVERLY TO TEAM TITLE AT LEAGUE TOURNEY; TIOGA FINISHES 5TH (2021-02-14)

Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly had three finishers in the top five, including a 1-2 finish by freshman Rachel Houseknecht and sophomore Victoria Houseknecht, and all six of its bowlers finished in the top 16 in winning the team title at the virtual IAC girls bowling championships.

The Lady Wolverines, bowling at the Valley Bowling Center, won the team title with a total-pinfall count of 2,479, while SVEC (Owego Bowl) was the runner-up in the 11-team field with 2,304 pins, Notre Dame (Dixie Lanes) was third at 2,024, Odessa-Montour (Harborside Lanes) was fourth at 1,983, and Tioga (VBC) was fifth at 1,873.

Rachel Houseknecht won IAC gold with a 571 series, which included games of 203 and 206.

Victoria Houseknecht and SVEC’s Mya Marsh both rolled 538 series, but Houseknecht won the silver medal by virtue of a 205 high game, as opposed to Marsh’s 201.

Waverly sophomore Shantilly Decker placed fifth with a 486 series, and senior Haley Kittle was 14th with a 419.

Junior Sage Garrison and 8th-grader Serenity Clark each rolled 406 series, but Garrison finished 16th  by virtue of a 171 high game, and Clark was 17th with a 164 high game.

Tioga’s lone top 20 finisher was BobbiJo Tarbox, who finished 18th with a 403 series. Sophomore Chloe Gillette rolled a 373, sophomore Jamie Card had a 355, freshman Alli Creller had a 351, senior Destini Sweet added a 335, and senior Cassie Birney tacked on a 330.

Tarbox rolled the high game of the day for the Lady Tigers with a 151, and Gillette and Birney each rolled 147s.

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IN PHOTO: Waverly’s Rachel Houseknecht (left) and Victoria Houseknecht.