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Tioga County Sports Report
NEWARK VALLEY / OWEGO — The Candor and Newark Valley bowlers squared off in an IAC opener Tuesday. It was different, to say the least, but it was a positive sign for athletes who have not competed in interscholastic athletics in more than 300 days.

Candor, which was knocking down pins at Owego Bowl in the virtual meeting, swept the boys and girls matches by 4-0 verdicts over an understaffed NV squad, which was rolling ball at Cardinal Lanes.

One Newark Valley parent noted their were five team members who missed the season opener due to quarantine. Meanwhile, there were other NV kids who did not go out for the team due to COVID-19 concerns.

The Indians looked solid in their season debut and their top returnee, Kodi Floyd, rolled match highs with a 239 game and 616 series. He also scored a 215 along the way.

Teammate Joey Marsh, who moved over from basketball, hit for a 235 and a 205 en route to a 590. Will Zimmer locked down a 203 and 201 to finish at 568, Garrett Lindhorst added a 191-532 and Matthew Fitch contributed a 201-482. Tyler Dunham had a 139-395.

In exhibition, Lucas Heidl put up a 179-471.

NV's John Fiacco scored a 178-508 to pace the Cardinals, who are relatively young and inexperienced this season.

Vincent Peck rolled a 182-454, Owen Sailus had a 135-379, John Umiker added, a 146-353 Braden Hines scored a 143-345, and Schuyler Sophie pitched in with a 127-327.

Candor took the total pinfall with a 2788-2059 decision. The Indians won with game scores of 895-690, 953-749 and 940-620.

A trio of lady keglers flirted with 500 series. Candor's Mya Marsh led the girls with a 203 game to finish with a 498 series while teammate Olivia Bennett chalked up a pair of 173 games and tallied a 495 series. NV's Lily Austin rolled a 201 in her first game and finished with a 490 series.

The Indians would get better as the match progressed winning by scores of 689-324, 715-291, and 727-274. They claimed the total pinfall, 2131-889, as the Cardinals were only able to put two bowlers on the lanes.

Rosie Hines was the other NV competitor, rolling a 144-399.

Bolstering the Candor effort was another hoops transfer, Janelle Marsh, with a 174-415. Also contributing were Kaitlyn Floyd with a 129-378, Julia Dunham and her 128-345 and Elisa Hatton at 106-242.

On Thursday, Candor hosts Elmira Notre Dame and Newark Valley hosts Odessa-Montour in IAC virtual matches.


IN PHOTO 1: Candor's Kodi Floyd logged the high game and high series in Tuesday's season opener. ... IN PHOTO 2: Candor's Mya Marsh. ... IN PHOTO 3: NV's Lily Austin. ... IN PHOTO 4: NV's John Fiacco. ... IN PHOTO 5: Candor's Olivia Bennett.

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