SCOREBOARD (2014-08-29)
NTL FOOTBALL
TUNKHANNOCK .. 14
ATHENS ........... 20

SAYRE ............ 6
WYALUSING .... 63

OTHER NTL SCORES

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YOUTH VOLLEYBALL: WAVERLY REC HOLDING VOLEYBALL REGISTRATION AUG. 28 (2014-08-20)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY – Waverly Recreation will hold volleyball registration on Aug. 28 from 6-7 p.m. here at the village hall.

The program is available for fourth- through sixth-graders at a cost of $20 for the season.

Questions can be e-mailed to recreation@villageofwaverly.com ...more

FOOTBALL: ATHENS, SAYRE, WAVERLY TO HOST SCRIMMAGES (2014-08-16)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Each of the four Valley football teams will play in a scrimmage locally with Athens, Sayre and Waverly hosting.

The scrimmage schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 16
Susquehanna at Athens, 10 a.m.

Sayre at Bucktail, 11 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21
Northwest, Athens at Berwick, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23
Towanda at Sayre, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30
Tioga, Owego, Chenango Valley, Horseheads and Candor at Waverly, 6 p.m. ...more

SCOREBOARD (2014-07-19)
SATURDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Section 3 Juniors
Championship Round
BERWICK ....... 2
ATHENS ........ 12

BERWICK ........ 4
ATHENS ......... 10

FRIDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Section 3 Juniors
ATHENS ......... 7
LOYALSOCK ... 5

LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
Section 3 Juniors
ATHENS ......... 5
BERWICK ...... 16

Gilbert-Brown Tournament
(7- & 8-year-old)

Championship Game
RTL ............... 5
ATHENS ......... 9

Valley ASA Softball
Senior Division
Championship Game
LADY LIGHTNING ..... 11
FIRST CITIZENS ........ 6

@ Snyder Elementary Field

TUESDAY
Valley ASA Softball
Senior Division
Semifinals
LADY LIGHTNING ..... 5
MAX. MOBILITY ....... 1

Lady Lightning will face First Citizens Wednesday at Snyder Field, 6 p.m.

MONDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE
Joe Shaw Memorial Tournament
(Minors Division)
Championship Game

N.TIER ........ 2
ATHENS ...... 12

Gilbert-Brown Tournament
(7- & 8-year-old)

WAVERLY ...... 2
ATHENS ........ 3

Athens faces RTL in title game Wednesday at 7 p.m.

NICH.-TIOGA .... 0
RTL .............. 15
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SCOREBOARD (2014-07-13)
SUNDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE
Michael P. Esposito
Memorial Tournament
Championship Game
CANTON ........ 5
SAYRE ......... 21

SATURDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE
Joe Shaw Tournament
(Minors Division)
Consolation Bracket Finals
TROY .......... 3
N.TIER ....... 13

@ Athens Little League field

Gilbert-Brown Tornament
(7- & 8-year-old)
TOWANDA ......... 1
ATHENS .......... 14

TIO-NIC ........ 9
SAYRE .......... 8

T-L ............. 8
WAVERLY ..... 12

CANTON ...... 5
RTL ........... 19

FRIDAY
Daniel Aquilio Tournament
(Majors Division)
Championship Game
ALL. MT. ......... 5
ATHENS ........ 13

THURSDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
Consolation Bracket Finals
SAYRE .......... 4
WELLSBORO .. 16

Shaw Memorial Minors Tournament
Winner's Bracket Finals

TROY .......... 2
ATHENS ...... 12

Consolaton Bracket Semifinals
NEBALL ......... 0
NO. TIER ...... 16

Gilbert-Brown Tournament
(7- & 8-year-old)
RTL ............ 8
WAVERLY .... 3

T-L ............ 8
CANTON .....14.

TIOGA .......... 11
TOWANDA ...... 1

WAVERLY REC.
SUMMER BASEBALL
Championship Game
S-VE ........... 3
LEGION ....... 3

Game called due to darkness

Consolation Game
VFW
CROFT

WEDNESDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Juniors
Best-of-3 Championship Series
S.TIOGA ......... 4
ATHENS ........ 19

Athens sweeps series to win District title

Michael P. Esposito Tournament
Winner's Bracket Finals

SAYRE ....... 11
ALL. MT. ...... 1

District 15 Minors
Consolation Bracket Finals
P-M BLUE .... 9
SAYRE .......... 12

Gilbert-Brown Tournament
(7- & 8-year-old)
CANTON ...... 5
WAVERLY .... 9

RTL ........ 10
T-L ............ 0
 
SAYRE ........ 1
ATHENS ..... 11

VALLEY ASA SOFTBALL
Senior Division
Semifinals
FIRST CIT. ..... 9
TIOGA ............ 7

TUESDAY
WAVERLY REC.
SUMMER BASEBALL
Semifinals

LEGION ..... 4
VFW ......... 3

Legion faces S-VE Thursday at 6 p.m. in title game

VALLEY ASA SOFTBALL
Senior Division
FIRST CIT.
TIOGA ....... PPD

Re-scheduled for Wednesday at Riverfront Park

MAX. MOBILITY .... 3 
LADY LIGHTNING .. 4 ... SUSP. 2nd

Will resume July 15 at Snyder Field.

LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
Consolaton Bracket Finals
P-M BLUE
SAYRE  .........  PPD.

Re-scheduled for Wednesday

7- & 8-YEAR OLD
Athens Tournament

SAYRE ........ 9
TOWANDA ... 4 ... F / 5

Game stopped after five innings due to rain

CANTON ....... 1
WAVERLY ..... 6 .... SUSP. 3rd

Will resume Wednesday at 4:30 on Pennsylvania Ave. Field

RTL
T-L ..........  PPD.

MONDAY
WAVERLY REC.
SUMMER BASEBALL
Semifinals

LEGION
VFW ........... ppd.

Re-scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m.

CROFT ........ 1
S-VE .......... 3

LITTLE LEAGUE
District 15 Juniors
Best-of-3 Finals

Game 1
ATHENS ....... 11
S.TIOGA ....... 6

District 15 Majors
Aquilio Tournament

Winner's Bracket Finals
ATHENS ......... 9
ALL. MT. ....... 8

7- & 8-YEAR OLD
Athens Tournament

TIOGA ........... 4
ATHENS ........ 11

SAYRE ........ 6
TOWANDA ... 0 ... Susp.

Called due to lightning in bottom of third inning. Game will be completed Tuesday at 5 p.m. at Sayre Minior League field.
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SCOREBOARD (2014-07-06)
SUNDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Majors
Winner's Bracket Finals
SAYRE .......... 14
WELLSBORO .. 22

District 15 Minors
Joe Shaw Tournament

TOWANDA ........ 0
ATHENS ......... 11

N.TIER ........... 5
TROY ............. 9


SATURDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Majors
Consolation Bracket Finals
SAYRE ................ 2
POTTER-McKEAN  .. 19

District 15 Juniors
Michael P. Esposito
Memorial Tournament
CANTON ........ 6
SAYRE .......... 9

THURSDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Majors
Winner's Bracket Finals
WELLSBORO .. 7
SAYRE .......... 4

District 15 (10-11)
SULLIVAN .... 22
SAYRE ......... 4

WEDNESDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
RTL .......... 2
SAYRE ..... 10

Aquilio Tournament
NEBALL ...... 5
ATHENS ..... 4

District 15 Juniors
ATHENS ....... 13
SAYRE .......... 4

TUESDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 6 Minors
WAVERLY ....... 0
BIG FLATS ..... 12

MONDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
Quarterfinals

MONTROSE .... 4
SAYRE ......... 20

Aquilio Tournament

TOWANDA .... 0
ATHENS ...... 10

District 6 Majors

BIG FLATS ...... 21
WAVERLY ....... 11 ... 8 inn.

District 15 Juniors
TUNKHANNOCK .. 2
ATHENS .......... 10

TOWANDA ..... 3
SAYRE ......... 22
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SCOREBOARD (2014-06-29)
SUNDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Majors
TUNKHANNOCK .. 14
SAYRE ............. 15

SATURDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
RTL ............. 0
SAYRE ......... 11

TOWANDA ..... 8
ATHENS ....... 21

Aquilio Memorial Tourney
Major Division
SUS. CO ....... 1
ATHENS ...... 18

District 6 Minors
MARK TWAIN ... 0
WAVERLY ........ 7

Waverly wins by forfeit

FRIDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Majors
RTL ............ 8
SAYRE ....... 14

District 6 Majors
WAVERLY ........ 4
MARK TWAIN .. 10

District 15 Juniors
SAYRE ....... 13
RTL ............ 8

THURSDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 6 Minors
HORNELL ......... 1
WAVERLY ........ 11

District 6 Majors
WAVERLY ......... 2
HORNELL ......... 5

District 15 Minors
NEBALL ........ 5
SAYRE ......... 11

District 15 Majors
TOWANDA ...... 1
SAYRE ......... 12

ATHENS ........ 7
NEBALL ........ 9

District 15 Juniors
TOWANDA ..... 7
ATHENS ....... 23

Waverly Rec.
Summer Baseball

VFW ............ 3
CROFT ......... 8

VFW ............ 6
LEGION ....... 12

WEDNESDAY
All Little League games in New York's District 6 and Pa.'s District 15 have been postponed due to rain.

TUESDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
ATHENS ...... 3
RTL ............ 6

District 6 Minors
WAVERLY ...... 3
S.COUNTY ..... 9

VALLEY ASA SOFTBALL
Senior Division

FIRST CIT. .......... 3
TIOGA ............... 3 ... Susp.

MAX. MOBILITY ....... 4
LADY LIGHTNING .. 13

MONDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Majors

SAYRE ......... 11
ATHENS ........ 7

District 15 Juniors
TUNKHANNOCK .. 6
SAYRE ............ 7

ATHENS ........ 5
RTL .............. 1

District 6 Majors
S.COUNTY ....... 4
WAVERLY ........ 8

SUNDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYOFFS
District 15 Minors
ATHENS ......... 6
NEBALL ......... 5

TOWANDA ....... 6
SAYRE .......... 16

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SCOREBOARD (2014-06-20)

FRIDAY
LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
DISTRICT 15 PLAYOFFS

Minor Division
ATHENS ....... 5
SAYRE ......... 6

DISTRICT 6 PLAYOFFS
Major Division
WAVERLY ..... 9
CORNING .... 10

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ON TAP TODAY: SAYRE BOYS OPEN DEFENSE OF NTL TITLE (2014-08-30)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The fall season picks up steam Saturday with boys and girls soccer, volleyball and cross country all on the docket.

The only home game in the Valley features the defending NTL boys soccer champions hosting Northeast Bradford this morning, while the Sayre girls are in action at the Towanda Tournament. ...more

NTL FOOTBALL: JENNINGS, WYALUSING RUN WILD IN 63-6 ROUT OF SAYRE (8 PHOTOS) (2014-08-29)
Valley Sports Report
WYALUSING — Sayre drew first blood late in the first quarter, but Wyalusing reeled off 63 unanswered points and churned out 553 yards on the ground in a 63-6 rout here Friday night in NTL non-divisional football action. ...more

NTL FOOTBALL: OPPORTUNISTIC ATHENS TOPS TUNKHANNOCK, 20-14, IN SEASON OPENER (17 PHOTOS) (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens took advantage of a pair of Tunkhannock special teams miscues to score a pair of touchdowns in a season-opening, 20-14, win here Friday night at Alumni Stadium in non-league football action.
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NTL GIRLS SOCCER: EXPERIENCED LADY REDSKINS SET TO OPEN 2014 SEASON (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Sayre girls soccer coach Tracy Mennig has a large group of veterans returning, but most of her depth in 2014 could come from a large freshman class.

The Lady Redskins kick off the 2014 schedule Saturday morning against Williamson at the Towanda Tournament.
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NTL BOYS SOCCER: LEZAK BELIEVES WILDCATS TEAM TO BEAT IN NTL IN 2014 (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Longtime Athens boys soccer coach Jake Lezak checks his roster and sees a young, but talented group that he believes will challenge for the NTL title in 2014.

As a matter of fact, Lezak believes the Wildcats, who open their 2014 schedule Saturday at Northern Potter, are the the team to beat. ...more

NTL VOLLEYBALL: NEW SAYRE COACH SEARCHING FOR 'RIGHT MIX' ON EVE OF 2014 SEASON (10 PHOTOS) (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — First-year Sayre coach Darlene Wampole is searching for the "right mix" as the 2014 season is set to get underway.

The Lady Redskins open their 2014 schedule Saturday at the Lycoming Tournament. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 1 PICKS AND A LOOK INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL AT ATHENS AND SAYRE, THE NTL AND DISTRICT 4 (2014-08-29)
The 2014 high school football season is upon us, at least in Pa., and Athens and Sayre both open up tonight.

Picking games in Week 1 is always the most difficult — it's like flying blind.

I finished the 2013 season with a record of 31-9, which is a .775 winning percentage. ...more

ON TAP TODAY: FOOTBALL FRIDAY FEATURES OPENING NIGHT OF FOOTBALL IN PA. (2014-08-29)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The 2014 high school football season opens tonight in Pa. with Athens hosting a non-league foe and Sayre on the road in a non-divisional NTL match-up.
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NTL FOOTBALL: HANAFIN, YOUNG AMONG THOSE WHO BELIEVE NTL STRONGER THAN IT'S BEEN IN YEARS (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Count Sayre coach Larry Hanafin and Athens coach Jack Young among those who think the NTL is better than it has been in years.
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NTL FOOTBALL: YOUNG HOPES DEPTH WILL HELP WILDCATS DELIVER IN 2014 (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Longtime Athens coach Jack Young knows his Athens Wildcats will only be as good in 2014 as they are up front.

Young also believes his Wildcats, who open the 2014 schedule at home Friday night against Tunkhannock, have a great deal of depth to work with in finding the right mix in the trenches. ...more

NTL FOOTBALL: REDSKINS UNVEIL NEW OFFENSE IN 2014 (2014-08-29)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — The 2014 season will bring a new look on the offensive side of the ball for the Sayre Redskins, but coach Larry Hanafin said it still boils down to everyone doing their job.

"Everyone has to do their job, trust that everyone around them will do theirs and ultimately have faith that things will work," he said.

The Redskins, who open their 2014 schedule Friday night at Wyalusing, ...more

NTL VOLLEYBALL: LADY WILDCATS READY TO OPEN 2014 SEASON (2014-08-28)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — First- year coach Alison Novak is no stranger to the Athens volleyball program, but there has been a small learning curve as the team prepares for the 2014 season.

The Lady Wildcats open their 2014 schedule Saturday at the Lycoming Tournament. ...more

NTL VOLLEYBALL: FORMER JV COACH RETURNS TO ATHENS TO TAKE REIGNS OF PROGRAM (2014-08-28)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — A new, but familiar face has returned to take the reigns of the Athens volleyball program this season in former JV coach and Athens grad Alison Novak.
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NTL CROSS COUNTRY: COACH EXPECTS SAYRE BOYS TO MAKE 'IMPACT' ON LEAGUE TITLE RACE, WHILE LADY REDSKINS STRUGGLE WITH NUMBERS (2014-08-28)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Longtime coach Randy Felt believes the Sayre boys will "make an impact" in the NTL this season, while the Lady Redskins are struggling to field a full team.

Sayre opens its 2014 schedule at the Bear Mountain Invitational at Lock Haven University Saturday morning. ...more

NTL BOYS SOCCER: WILLIAMS' RETURN IMPACTS SAYRE'S CHANCES OF TITLE REPEAT (2014-08-28)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — A year removed from its first NTL title since 2002, Sayre will need to replace several key seniors if a repeat performance is in the cards.

Sayre opens defense of its crown and its 2014 schedule Saturday morning when it hosts Northeast Bradford at 10 a.m. at the Lockhart Street Bowl. ...more

NTL GOLF: ATHENS POSTS SECOND STRAIGHT WIN — SAYRE FINISHES SEVENTH (2014-08-27)
Valley Sports Report
WESTFIELD, Pa. — Athens used superior depth — with its top four golfers shooting 93 or better and all six carding 97 or better — to post its second consecutive win to open the season here Tuesday afternoon in NTL golf action at the River Valley Golf Course. ...more

'CHOICE RADIO' TO BROADCAST 12 HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES THIS FALL (2014-08-25)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — WATS-WAVR "Choice Radio" will broadcast 12 football games this fall with veteran play-by-play voice Mike Miller and color analyst Bob Baker again at the microphones.
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SAYRE FOOTBALL TEAM, COACHES AND SEVERAL ATHENS PLAYERS ACCEPT "ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE" FOR ALS (6 PHOTOS) (2014-08-24)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Following its scrimmage against Towanda Saturday at the Lockhart Street Bowl, the Sayre football team and coaching staff accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS.
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YOUTH FOOTBALL: WAVERLY 'A,' TIOGA 'B' AND 'C' TEAMS NOTCH SEASON-OPENING WINS (24 PHOTOS) (2014-08-24)
PUBLISHER'S NOTE: More details on the games will be posted once they are provided.

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Valley Sports Report

TIOGA CENTER — Waverly''s 'A' team opened the 2014 Southern Tier Youth Football Conference schedule with a 19-13 overtime win here Saturday, while the Tioga 'B' and 'C' teams rolled to convincing victories at Haggerty Field. ...more

NTL FOOTBALL: SAYRE TAKES ON TOWANDA IN FINAL PRE-SEASON TUNE-UP (22 PHOTOS) (2014-08-23)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Sayre hosted Towanda Saturday morning in its final preseason tune-up and coach Larry Hanafin said he thought Redskins came to play.
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IAC VOLLEYBALL: WAVERLY COACH USING PRESEASON TO FIND RIGHT MIX (14 PHOTOS) (2014-08-22)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly volleyball coach Kesha Sinsabaugh may have to brush up on her chemistry this preseason as she looks to replace six seniors with what she refers to as "a whole new team."
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IAC GIRLS SWIM: NUMBERS UP AS YOUNG LADY WOLVERINES PREPARE FOR 2014 SEASON (2014-08-22)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — The numbers are up and Waverly girls swim coach Amy Steck says the Lady Wolverines are working hard in preparation for the 2014 season.
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IAC VOLLEYBALL: TIOGA PIPELINE FEATURES 10 PLAYING COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL THIS FALL (2014-08-21)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga volleyball coach Des Ford's program has become quite popular among college coaches recently with 10 former Lady Tigers preparing to play at the next level this fall.
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IAC VOLLEYBALL: TIOGA WILL 'START OVER' IN 2014, DESPITE TRIP TO STATE SEMIFINALS LAST SEASON (14 PHOTOS) (2014-08-21)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Success normally brings numbers and Tioga volleyball coach Des Ford is seeing that again as the 2014 preseason begins on the heels of the Lady Tigers' Section IV, Class D title and trip to the New York State semifinals.
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IAC BOYS SOCCER: NUMBERS, OPTIMISM HIGH AS TIOGA PREPARES FOR 2014 SEASON (7 PHOTOS) (2014-08-21)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — With a big chunk of its team returning, Tioga boys soccer coach Jim Howey and his team were excited to get back on the field for the start of practice for the 2014 season. ...more

(UPDATED) IAC GIRLSS SOCCER: BIGGER NUMBERS GREET NEW TIOGA COACH AS 2014 PRACTICE BEGINS (12 PHOTOS) (2014-08-20)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER —Numbers are up and there's a new face at the helm of the 2014 Tioga girls soccer team as practice opens for the upcoming season.
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IAC GIRLS SOCCER: MYERS BELIEVES LADY WOLVERINES WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME ON NEW TURF AT MEMORIAL STADIUM (11 PHOTOS) (2014-08-20)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY – The Waverly girls soccer team opened practice for the 2014 season at the newly-refurbished Memorial Stadium and coach Brian Myers believes his Lady Wolverines will be right at home on the new turf.
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IAC BOYS SOCCER: WAVERLY COACH EXCITED FOR 2014 AS NUMBERS SURGE (12 PHOTOS) (2014-08-20)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY – For the first time in her five years on the Waverly sidelines, boys soccer coach Tara Hogan will have a weapon at her disposal she's only hoped for — numbers.
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SECTION IV FIELD HOCKEY: PRACTICE OPENS FOR TIOGA WITH HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR 2014 (14 PHOTOS) (2014-08-19)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga's 2013 field hockey season ended in the Class C semifinals and coach Heather Klossner has been itching to get back on the field ever since.
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NEWLY-REFURBISHED MEMORIAL STADIUM HOSTS FIRST PRACTICES — SCRIMMAGES, GAMES ON THE HORIZON (6 PHOTOS) (2014-08-19)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — The finishing touches are still being put on the newly-refurbished Waverly Memorial Stadium, but on Monday it hosted its first practices.
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SECTION IV FOOTBALL: BIG NUMBERS WILL FOSTER COMPETITION FOR WOLVERINES AS 2014 PRESEASON CAMP OPENS (15 PHOTOS) (2014-08-19)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Everything began anew Monday afternoon when Waverly coach Jake Miller opened preseason football practice for the 2014 season.

One of Miller's main goals in the preseason is finding a new offensive line ...more

NTL GOLF: ATHENS WINS LEAGUE OPENER — SAYRE FINISHES FOURTH (5 PHOTOS) (2014-08-18)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — All four Athens golfers, led by junior Zach Sitzman, finished in the top 10 to lead the Wildcats to a convincing win here Monday afternoon, while Sayre finished fourth in the opening NTL golf match of the season at The Club at Shepard Hills.
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SECTION IV FOOTBALL: TIOGA AIMS TO RE-LOAD AS 2014 PRACTICE BEGINS (17 PHOTOS) (2014-08-18)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Coach Nick Aiello has taken the Tioga football team to unprecedented heights during the last three seasons and he's not ready to take a step backward yet.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: SAYRE GRAD SKERPON AN ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN SELECTION (2014-08-17)
Valley Sports Report
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A school record 136 Penn State student-athletes, including Sayre grad Taylor Skerpon, have been recognized as Academic All-Big Ten selections for the spring and at-large sports.
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NTL FOOTBALL: ATHENS COACH SAYS WILDCATS WILL "KEEP WORKING" AFTER SCRIMMAGE WITH SUSQUEHANNA (18 PHOTOS) (2014-08-16)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Athens took the field Saturday morning in a scrimmage with Susquehanna and Wildcat coach Jack Young said there's a lot of room for improvement.
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YOUTH GOLF (12-14): WAVERLY'S PICCO WINS JUNIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP — FINISHES THRD IN "PLAYER OF YEAR" STANDINGS (2014-08-15)
Valley Sports Report
CORTLAND — Waverly's Capria Picco won the Central New York PGA Junior Tour Championship in the 12-14 year age group with a two-day total of 189 here at Elm Tree Golf Course and Walden Oaks Country Club Thursday and Friday. ...more

NTL GOLF: TOWANDA TOPS TUNKHANNOCK, SAYRE IN NON-LEAGUE OPENER (4 PHOTOS) (2014-08-15)
Valley Sports Report
WYSOX, Pa. — Nick Innocenzo and Mike Johnson each shot 81 to lead Towanda to win in a tri-match against Tunkhannock and Sayre here Friday afternoon non-league boys golf action.
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YOUTH GOLF (12-13): NICHOLS' TAYLOR FINISHES THIRD AT SEASON-ENDING JUNIOR TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, SECOND IN 'PLAYER OF THE YEAR' STANDINGS (2014-08-15)
Valley Sports Report
CORTLAND — Sam Taylor of Nichols finished third in the season-ending Central New York PGA Championship Junior Tour 12-13 age group here Thursday and Friday at Elm Tree Golf Course and Walden Oaks Country Club.
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NTL BOYS SOCCER: NUMBERS UP CONSIDERABLY AS ATHENS OPENS 2014 PRE-SEASON PRACTICE (17 PHOTOS) (2014-08-15)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Veteran Athens boys soccer coach Jake Lezak believes his team needs to tighten up its defense through more consistent play on the offensive end of the field.

The good news is Lezak will have plenty of players to choose from in his efforts as numbers are "up considerably" for the 2014 season. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL: VALLEY STORM HOLDING TRYOUTS FOR 12U, 14U, 16U TEAMS THIS WEEKEND (2014-08-15)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The Valley Storm travel softball program will be holding try-outs for its 12U, 14U and 16U teams in mid-August for the 2014-15 season.
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YOUTH BASEBALL: WAVERLY LITTLE LEAGUE HOSTING 'GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING' SEPT. 14 (2014-08-15)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly Little League will be holding its annual "General Membership Meeting" on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Little League press box. ...more

DISTRICT 4 FOOTBALL: SOUTHERN COLUMBIA'S SHIFT TO CLASS AA MAKES POSTSEASON POTENTIAL EVEN MORE INTERESTING (2014-08-15)
By CHRIS MANNING
The District IV, Class AA football playoffs are typically a meat grinder.

Three weeks of cold nights as battle-weary teams slog against each other for the district's top title.

The best team doesn’t always win as injuries, brilliant individual performances, inclement weather and sharp game plans executed to perfection always keep things interesting. ...more

DISTRICT 4 FOOTBALL: WITH SOUTHERN COLUMBIA MOVING UP TO CLASS AA, CLASS A TITLE UP FOR GRABS (2014-08-14)
By BRIAN FEES
For decades, things have been the same in Class A football.

You can have all the success you want in the regular season, but when you hit the District 4 playoffs you run into an almost unstoppable force.

To say Southern Columbia has been dominant in District 4 football is an understatement. In the past quarter century, the team has won more than 80 percent of the district titles contested. ...more

NTL VOLLEYBALL: SAYRE'S NEW COACH WILL OPEN 2014 WITH INCREASED NUMBERS (2014-08-14)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — There's a new face at the reigns of the Sayre volleyball program and the numbers are up dramatically as Lady Redskins get started in preparation for the 2014 season.
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NTL FOOTBALL: YOUNG REFLECTS ON WILDCATS' RUGGED 2014 SCHEDULE (2014-08-13)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Longtime Athens football coach Jack Young believes his team will be improved, but he also believes about every team on the Wildcats' 2014 schedule will be improved as well. ...more

NTL FOOTBALL: HANAFIN VIEWS SAYRE'S 2014 SCHEDULE AS A CHALLENGE (2014-08-13)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Sayre coach Larry Hanafin looks at the Redskins' 2014 schedule and sees it stacked with NTL opponents — both Small School and Large — and knows the season will be a challenge.
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NTL GIRLS SOCCER: THE "RE-BUILDING" BEGINS AS SAYRE OPENS PRE-SEASON PRACTICE (14 PHOTOS) (2014-08-13)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Sayre girls soccer coach Tracy Mennig will spend the first part of the pre-season camp trying to figure out exactly what she has after the Lady Redskins lost several key players to graduation. ...more

NTL BOYS SOCCER: MURRELLE RETURNS TO REDSKINS HELM AND FACES LOW NUMBERS AGAIN (2014-08-12)
BY TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Glenn Murrelle is making a rather unexpected return to the helm of the Sayre boys soccer team for the 2014 season.
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NTL GIRLS SOCCER: HAFER SAYS 2014 OFFERS EXCITING CHALLENGE FOR LADY WILDCATS (2014-08-12)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — As the 2014 pre-season camp opens, Athens girls soccer coach Duane Hafer says he'll be focusing on replacing several key seniors from a team that produced back-to-back unbeaten NTL championships.
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NEW ATHENS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR A FAMILIAR FACE TO VALLEY SPORTS FANS (3 PHOTOS) (2014-08-11)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — The new athletic director at Athens is a familiar face to Valley sports fans, as well as those who keep an eye on local politics.

Denny Thomas, currently the Sayre mayor, has been a longtime football and basketball official in the NTL, but he's hanging up his whistle to run the Athens Area High School athletic program. ...more

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