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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SCOREBOARD (2014-06-20)

Waverly Rec. 16U
Summer Baseball League
Monday
S-VE ............ 2
LEGION ........ 3 ... SUSP.

Game suspended by rain after two innings

Tuesday
S-VE .......... 7
VFW ........... 6

Wednesday
CROFT ........... 2
LEGION .......... 7

Friday
VFW ............ 6
LEGION ........ 5

Valley ASA Softball
Senior League

Tuesday
TIOGA ............. 9
MAX MOBILITY ... 8

FIRST CITIZENS ..... 5
LADY LIGHTNING .. 14

Wednesday
TIOGA ............... 7
LADY LIGHTNING ... 19

FIRST CITIZEN'S ...... 5
MAXIMUM MOBILITY .. 2
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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

NTL FOOTBALL: NUMBERS DOWN, BUT SAYRE'S HANAFIN SAYS 'CORE GROUP' SHOWS PROMISE (19 PHOTOS) (2014-08-11)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Numbers are down a bit from last year at Sayre, but veteran football coach Larry Hanafin isn't all that concerned.
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NTL FOOTBALL: NUMBERS UP AGAIN AS ATHENS OPENS 2014 PRE-SEASON CAMP (19 PHOTOS) (2014-08-11)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — The opening day of preseason is like a holiday for longtime Athens football coach Jack Young and with numbers up again this year, he's even more excited about the 2014 season.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: A LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2014-15 SPORTS SEASONS (2014-08-10)
With the start of each new school year questions abound.

Such as, can the Tioga football team win its fourth consecutive Section IV title and make its fourth straight trip to a state semi-final playoff game?

Will the Waverly football team get to its fourth consecutive Section IV championship game? ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT MARKS FIFTH ANNIVERSARY WITH CONTINUED GROWTH (2014-06-10)
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the launch of Valley Sports Report.

When I began this endeavor more than five years ago, I had a concept, but no idea how to make it a reality.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: PIONEERS FALL TO NEWARK IN GAME 3 OF WEST DIVISION FINALS (2014-08-06)
Valley Sports Report
NEWARK, N.Y. — The Elmira Pioneers took an early 3-0 lead, but the Newark Pilots rallied for a 5-3 win in Game 3 of the West Division finals in the "Perfect Game" College Baseball League here Tuesday night.
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YOUTH SOFTBALL: NORTHEAST REVENGE HOSTING TRY-OUTS IN AUGUST FOR 12U, 14U, 16 AND 18U TEAMS (2014-08-06)
Valley Sports Report
FRIENDSVILLE, Pa. — The Northeast Revenge travel softball teams — 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U — will be holding tryouts in August, beginning this evening here at the Choconut School field. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL (14U): WAVERLY'S KRAFT, ATHENS' ALLEN KEY CONTRIBUTORS IN RADIERS ELITE RUN TO ASA EASTERN NATIONAL TITLE (3 PHOTOS) (2014-08-06)
Valley Sports Report
STRATFORD, Conn. — The Conklin Raiders Elite 14U travel softball team reeled off eight straight wins over the weekend, including back-to-back extra-inning one-run decisions over the Ohio Stingrays, to win the ASA Eastern National title.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: LEAGUE'S TOP PITCHER SHUTS DOWN PIONEERS AS NEWARK FORCES GAME 3 IN WEST FINALS (3 PHOTOS) (2014-08-04)
Valley Sports Report
ELMIRA — Newark ace Jayson Yano pitched a three-hitter to lift the Pilots to a 2-1 win over the Elmira Pioneers here Monday night at Dunn Field to tie their "Perfect Game" Collegiate Baseball League West Division Finals best-of-3 series at 1-1.
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YOUTH SOFTBALL (16U): SOUTHERN TIER SMOKE WHITE FALLS AT EASTERN NATIONALS (2014-08-04)
Valley Sports Report
YORK, Pa. — The Southern Tier Smoke White 16U travel softball team saw its 2014 season come to an end Friday with a pair of losses at the Eastern Nationals.

The Smoke, which includes Waverly's Kiana Manuel, Sam Mennig, Stephanie Bellis and Zoe Mennig, as well as Athens' Rica Dimon, is comprised of standout players from the Twin Tiers. ...more

COLLEGE BASEBALL: PIONEERS TAKE 1-0 LEAD IN WEST FINALS WITH 8-3 WIN OVER NEWARK (2014-08-02)
Valley Sports Report
NEWARK, N.Y. — After rain and hail postponed game one to Saturday night, the Elmira Pioneers took a 1-0 lead in the West Division Finals with an 8-3 win over the Newark Pilots in Newark. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL (16U): SOUTHERN TIER SMOKE BLACK'S RUN AT NATIONALS ENDS WITH TWO LOSSES FRIDAY (2014-08-02)
 Valley Sports Report
OCEAN CITY, Md. — After winning five of its first six games to advance to the round-of-16, the Southern Tier Smoke Black 16U travel softball team saw its run in the 54-team field here at the USSSA (United States Sports Specialty Association) World Series come to an end with a pair of losses Friday. ...more

COLLEGE BASEBALL: PIONEERS RALLY PAST WATERTOWN, 5-3, INTO WEST DIVISION FINALS (2014-08-01)
Valley Sports Report
ELMIRA — The Elmira Pioneers used a four-run fifth-inning rally to post a come-from-behind, 5-3, win over the Watertown Rams in the division wild card game here Thursday night to advance to the Western Finals of the "Perfect Game" Collegiate Baseball League.
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YOUTH SOFTBALL (16U): SOUTHERN TIER SMOKE BLACK ADVANCES TO ROUND-OF-16 AT NATIONALS (2014-07-31)
Valley Sports Report
OCEAN CITY, Md. — The Southern Tier Smoke Black 16U travel softball team advanced to the round-of-16 Thursday in the 54-team field here at the USSSA (United States Sports Specialty Association) World Series.

The Smoke, which features standout players from the Twin Tiers, including Emma Adams and Reagan Lynch — both of Athens, went 2-1 in pool play Tuesday.

The Smoke advanced to the double-elimination portion of the tournament as the No. 1 seed in its portion of the bracket, then reeled off three straight wins Wednesday and Thursday to advance to the round-of-16.< ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL (12U): EYOTA NATION FALLS IN QUARTERFINALS AT SUNBURY INVITATIONAL (2014-07-31)
Valley Sports Report
SUNBURY, Pa. — The Owego-based Eyota Nation won three of its first four games at the 22-team Sunbury Invitational before dropping a one-run decision in the quarterfinals.

The Owego-based Eyota Nation features standout players from throughout the Southern Tier, including Athens' Amelia Martin, Waverly's Riley Hall and Tioga's Kelsey Vosburg. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL: TOWANDA-BASED LADY LIGHTNING HOLDING TRY-OUTS IN AUGUST (2014-07-31)
Valley Sports Report
TOWANDA — The Towanda-based Lady Lightning ASA fast pitch travel softball teams are now looking for players for the 2014-15 season.
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YOUTH SOCCER: VALLEY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION HOSTING MEETING SUNDAY (2014-07-31)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS TOWNSHIP —  The Valley Youth Soccer Association will be meeting Sunday at 6 p.m. at its soccer complex here on Wilawana Road.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: PIONEERS HOLD OFF ADIRONDACK, 7-6, TO MAINTAIN FIRST-PLACE TIE WITH NEWARK (4 PHOTOS) (2014-07-30)
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ELMIRA — The Elmira Pioneers jumped out to a 6-0 lead and then held on for a 7-6 win over the Adirondack Trail Blazers here Tuesday night in "Perfect Game" Collegiate Baseball League action at Dunn Field. ...more

BOTTONE TOURNAMENT (10U): BINGHAMTON EDGES WAVERLY, 7-6, IN WALK-OFF FASHION (2014-07-29)
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WAVERLY — Binghamton scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on an error to pull out a 7-6 decision over Waverly in the consolation bracket of the annual Frank Bottone 10U Tournament here Tuesday evening. ...more

BOTTONE TOURNAMENT (10U): BIG FLATS EDGES WAVERLY, 4-3, TO ADVANCE TO WINNER'S BRACKET FINALS (2014-07-28)
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WAVERLY — Big Flats scored three runs in the top of the first inning and held on for a 4-3 win over Waverly here Monday evening in the semifinals of the annual Frank Bottone 10U Tournament. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL: EYOTA NATION 12U, 14U AND 16U TEAMS HOLDING TRY-OUTS IN AUGUST (2014-07-28)
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OWEGO — The Owego-based Eyota Nation 12U, 14U and 16U travel softball teams will hold try-outs for the 2014-15 season on Aug. 10 and Aug. 13.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: SKERPON HELPS FIRST-PLACE PIONEERS TO WIN OVER GLENS FALLS (2014-07-28)
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ELMIRA — Sayre grad Taylor Skerpon stroked a pair of singles, scored a run and knocked in two runs to help the Elmira Pioneers to a 9-4 win over Glens Falls here Sunday afternoon in the "Perfect Game" Collegiate Baseball League. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL (16U): SOUTHERN TIER SMOKE WHITE FALLS IN SEMIFINALS OF REBELS NORTHEAST OPEN IN HORSEHEADS (11 PHOTOS) (2014-07-27)
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HORSEHEADS — The Southern Tier Smoke White 16U travel softball team won its quarter-final game in its last at-bat in the morning, then dropped a 6-5 decision in the semifinals of the annual Rebels Northeast Open here at the Holding Point Softball Complex Sunday afternoon.
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BOTTONE TOURNAMENT (10U): WAVERLY CRUSIES PAST HORSEHEADS BLUE, 25-11 (2014-07-27)
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WAVERLY — Waverly scored seven runs in the first inning and never looked back en route to a 25-11 win over Horseheads Blue here Sunday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the annual Frank Bottone 10U Tournament. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL (16U): SOUTHERN TIER SMOKE WHITE 2-1 IN POOL PLAY AT REBELS NORTHEAST OPEN IN HORSEHEADS (13 PHOTOS) (2014-07-26)
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HORSEHEADS — The Southern Tier Smoke White 16U travel softball team rallied from a five-run deficit in the opening game of pool play Friday, then split a pair of decisions Saturday to finish pool play at 2-1 in the annual Rebels Northeast Open here at the Holding Point Softball Complex.

The Smoke, which includes Waverly's Kiana Manuel, Sam Mennig, Stephanie Bellis and Zoe Mennig, as well as Athens' Rica Dimon, is comprised of standout players from the Twin Tiers. ...more

PA. LITTLE LEAGUE: GREAT VALLEY ELIMINATES ATHENS FROM STATE TOURNEY (2014-07-26)
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CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP — All good things must come to an end.

Athens was held to just one hit over the final six innings in a 5-1 loss to Great Valley here Saturday morning in the consolation bracket of he 2014 Junior League Pennsylvania State Tournament. ...more

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