|VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: SAYRE'S PORTER IS 2013-14 "FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WINTER" (2014-03-15)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Sayre senior Katherine Porter, a four-time state qualifier, capped off a brilliant career in the pool with a PIAA medal, earning her the 2013-14 "Female Athlete of the Winter."
Porter, a four-time Super 7 athlete of the winter, also earned the honor following her sophomore season in 2011-12.
Porter finished sixth in the butterfly in her final trip to States. She qualified by winning a District 4 title in the fly. She was fourth in the 100 free.
At the NTL Championships, she won the 100 butterfly and was on the second-place 200-yard medley and 200-yard free relay teams. She also placed third in the 50 free.
Porter holds school records in the 100-yard butterfly and the 500-yard freestyle and is on the school-record 400-yard freestyle relay
She reached the 100-win milestone in her junior year and topped the 1,000-point barrier this year.
The remainder of the "Super 7 Female Athletes of the Winter;"
Allyson Stewart, junior, Waverly: Stewart led Section IV with a 205.98 average and earned an automatic bid to the New York State Bowling Championships, where she finished 54th.
She rolled an IAC season-high 742 series, which was also a new school record for the Lady Wolverines. She had a high game of 258.
Samantha Goble, senior, Waverly: Goble made her second trip to the New York State Indoor Track & Field Championships after winning a Section IV title in the 600-meter run. She was also part of the 3,200-meter relay team that won gold and qualified for States.
Reylyn Schwartzhoff, senior, Waverly: The VSR girls basketball "Player of the Year," Schwartzhoff led the Lady Wolverines to a 17-2 season and a trip to the Section IV, Class B semifinals.
Schwartzhoff featured good hands and a soft touch in the low-post for the Lady Wolverines. She ran the floor well and could finish in transition.
She averaged 16.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game.
Sidney Shaffer, junior, Waverly: Shaffer earned her first trip to the New York State Indoor Track & Field Championships by winning a Section IV title in the pole vault.
At the Class C-D meet, she was second in pole vault, second in 55-meter hurdles and third in the long jump
Morgan Westbrook, junior, Athens: Westbrook is the most athletic low-post player in the area. She catches and finishes in transition like very girls, regardless of position, and is only going to get better.
She averaged 10.8 points, 6 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game.
Emiley Myers, junior, Waverly: Already in her fourth year on the varsity team, Myers is a top-notch ball-handler and defender. She also knocked down many clutch 3-pointers throughout her junior season and showed the ability to take the ball to the bucket.
Myers averaged 9.2 points, 5 steals and 3 rebounds per game.
IN PHOTO 1: Sayre's Katherine Porter. IN PHOTO 2: Waverly's Allyson Stewart. IN PHOTO 3: Waverly's Samantha Goble. IN PHOTO 4: Waverly's Reylyn Schwartzhoff. IN PHOTO 5: Athens' Morgan Westbrook. IN PHOTO 6: Waverly's Sidney Shaffer. IN PHOTO 7: Waverly's Emiley Myers. ... VSR STOCK PHOTOS.
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