Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Waverly's Victoria Houseknecht posted the third-highest average in the IAC this past season and is the 2019-20 All-Tioga County “Bowler of the Year.”
The freshman rolled a high game of 279 and 649 high series as the Wolverines finished second in IAC Division 1 regular-season action. She placed second at the IAC championships, leading Waverly to a runner-up showing. Houseknecht was also sixth in the Section IV Class C tournament and 13th at the Section IV state qualifier. She registered a 176 average.
The "Newcomer of the Year" is Kate Maine from Newark Valley. A senior, she registered a 149 average with a high game of 211 and a 576 high series. Her average ranked her 13th in the IAC. Maine also placed fourth at the IAC championships and 44th in the Section IV Class C tournament.
Aria French is the "Coach of the Year." In her first season at the helm of the Candor program, she led the lady Indians to the IAC Division 2 championship, and third-place showings in the IAC tournament and Section IV Class D championships. Candor took sixth at the Section IV Division 2 state qualifier.
NOTE: Statistics courtesy of leaguesecretary.com.
2019-20 All-Tioga County Team
Bowler of the Year: Victoria Houseknecht, Fr., Waverly (176 avg.)
Newcomer of the Year: Kate Maine, Fr., Newark Valley (149)
Coach of the Year: Aria French, Candor
Rachel Houseknecht, 8th, Waverly (174)
Mya Marsh, So., Candor (167)
Lily Austin, Fr., Newark Valley (154)
Olivia Bennett, So., Candor (151)
Shantilly Decker, Fr., Waverly (148)
Kaitlyn Floyd, 7th, Candor (147)
Haley Stephens, 8th, Owego (142)
IN PHOTO: Waverly's Victoria Houseknecht.
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