Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Waverly's Zach Vanderpool registered the highest average of any Tioga County bowler, which was also second-best in the IAC, earning him the honor of 2019-20 All-Tioga County “Bowler of the Year.”
The freshman was one of just two Tioga County keglers to carry a 200-plus average (217). His high game and series were 275 and 737, respectively. Vanderpool placed third individually at the league championships, was 25th at the Section IV Class C Championships and 22nd at the Section IV State Qualifier. He posted a 208 average over nine games at the qualifier.
Tioga freshman Gage Cain is the “Newcomer of the Year.” He recorded a 166 average to help the Tigers win the IAC Division 2 championship and place sixth at the league tournament. They were fourth at the Class D tournament and seventh in the state qualifier. Cain was 23rd at the Section IV Class D championships. During the season, he rolled a high game of 213 and had a 613 high series.
Waverly's Pete Girolamo is the "Coach of the Year." He mentored the Wolverines on their march to the IAC Division 1 title as they went 38-10 to battle past Newark Valley and Union Springs / Port Byron, both of which went 36-12. The team also won the IAC overall championship, placed third at the Class C tournament and fifth at the state qualifier. He was assisted by Greg Joseph and Don Wainwright.
NOTE: Statistics courtesy of leaguesecretary.com.
2019-20 All-Tioga County Team
Bowler of the Year: Zach Vanderpool, Fr., Waverly (217 avg.)
Newcomer of the Year: Gage Cain, Fr., Tioga (166)
Coach of the Year: Pete Girolamo, Waverly
Derrick Canfield, Sr., Waverly (201)
Alex Umiker, Sr., Newark Valley (195)
Qwinten Adams, Sr., Owego (194)
Kody Floyd, 7th, Candor (194)
Jason Brown, Sr., Newark Valley (191)
Kolton Pond, Jr., Tioga (191)
Cole Dalton, Fr., Owego (186)
Rocco Fariello, So., Tioga (186)
IN PHOTO: Waverly's Zach Vanderpool.
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