Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley



THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ... AND SOME SOCCER (2017-10-17)
It was a weekend of polar opposites for the locals on the gridiron.

Tioga, Waverly and Athens turned in impressive performances, while Sayre and SVEC were roundly defeated. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON ALL THINGS NOT FOOTBALL ... AND SOME FOOTBALL (2017-10-13)
The last few days featured a pair of fantastic games on the soccer pitch at Athens. One turned out well for the home team, the other not so much.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 8 PICKS ó DEFENDING THE HOME 'TURF' AND A DIVISION TITLE GAME (2017-10-13)
Week 8 of the high school football season brings us four home games, including a trio of Homecoming games, and what is essentially a Section IV, Division VII title game.

Week 7 was a low for yours truly, whose 3-2 record was the worst weekly mark in 2017. Iím fairly certain Iíll bounce back in Week 8.

2017 RECORD: 27-4. WEEK 7 RECORD: 3-2. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ... AND MUCH MORE (2017-10-10)
Itís the time of the year when you naturally start thinking about the postseason.

On the gridiron, Tioga, Athens, and Waverly are in line for postseason appearances, while Sayre and SVEC need a lot of help. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 7 PICKS ó†WILL HOME TEAMS RULE? (2017-10-06)
Week 7 of the high school season brings a key Section IV, Division VII battle at Tiogaís Haggerty Field, a home game against a non-league foe for Athens, and divisional road games for Waverly, Sayre, and SVEC.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE WEEKEND'S FOOTBALL, SOCCER ACTION ... AND MORE (2017-10-02)
It was a rough weekend on the gridiron for a majority of the locals, and an exciting weekend on the soccer pitch.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 6 PICKS ó SLIM CHANCE OF PERFECT FRIDAY (GOOD OR BAD) FOR VALLEY TEAMS (2017-09-29)
Week 6 of the high school season kicked off Thursday night, and wraps up here in the Valley tonight with one team (Tioga) at home, and the other three on the road.

Tioga hosts Groton for Homecoming in a key divisional game, while Waverly has the unenviable task of playing at Chenango Forks, Sayre is at Troy, and SVEC travels to Lansing. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: FIRST PICK OF WEEK 6 ... THOUGHTS ON THE WEEK'S ACTION (2017-09-28)
Week 6 of the high school football season kicks off with a rare Thursday night game that has Athens on the road against GAR at Wilkes-Barre Memorial Stadium.

After a 4-1 mark in Week 5, my prognostication record sits at 19-2 this season. Iíll finish off Week 6 picks tomorrow. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND, A NEW RULE ... AND MUCH, MUCH MORE (2017-09-25)
It was a rough weekend for the local football teams, with Tioga the only team to bring home a win.

The Tigers ran wild on an Edison defense that had been pretty good against the run in its first three games. They gained 497 yards on just 42 carries. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THURSDAY'S ACTION ... AND BLOWOUTS (2017-09-22)
This week alone, weíve seen several soccer games decided by nine or more goals, as well as a 12-0 field hockey contest.

The age-old question is: when is enough, enough?

With the Athens boys and girls, and the Waverly girls head-and-shoulder above the majority of their respective leagues in terms of talent, the question today appears to be ďwhat can coaches do to keep their kids from scoring?Ē ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 5 PICKS ó ROAD WARRIORS? (2017-09-22)
Week 5 of the high school football season is upon us and four of the five local teams are playing divisional foes.

Athens, SVEC, and Tioga are on the road this week, and itís entirely possible all three come away with wins, although the Wildcats will have their hands full. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON ANOTHER BUSY TUESDAY (2017-09-20)
It was another busy Tuesday, this week featuring a trio of Valley match-ups, on the soccer field, cross country trails, and the volleyball hardwoods.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE WEEKEND'S ACTION, A GAME THAT WASN'T ... AND MUCH MORE (2017-09-17)
Athens and SVEC posted impressive wins on the gridiron this weekend, while Sayre and Waverly suffered tough losses.

Tioga, on the other hand, took the bus ride to Newfield Saturday afternoon, warmed up, then waited 35 minutes after the scheduled start time of 1:30 p.m. only to have the game cancelled due to the fact there were no officials. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 4 PICKS ó IS A 5-0 WEEKEND OUT OF THE QUESTION? (2017-09-15)
Week 4 of the football season is upon us and all five teams face divisional opponents.

With losses last week against divisional foes, Athens, Sayre and SVEC all need wins to keep any hope of a divisional crown alive.

Iíve had a pretty good start to the season, if you call three weeks of perfect prognostication pretty good.

2017 RECORD: 12-0. WEEK 3 RECORD: 5-0.
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THE FINAL WORD: WAVERLY-ND GIRLS SOCCER RIVALRY DOES NOT DISAPPOINT ... AND MORE (2017-09-14)
Once again, the Waverly-Notre Dame girls soccer rivalry did not disappoint, and once again the outcome was in doubt until the final whistle. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON TUESDAY'S ACTION (2017-09-13)
Tuesday was a jam-pakced day of high school sports with 16 events (20 if you split the cross country meets into boys and girls meets), and there were some interesting things to be drawn from the dayís action.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ... AND MUCH MORE (2017-09-12)
It was a rough weekend for the local football teams, which went 1-4.

The lone win was put on the board by Tioga, which appears headed back to relevancy in Class D this year after a rare down year. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON "FOOTBALL FRIDAY" ... AND MORE (2017-09-02)
Friday night turned out to be a night of goal-line stands in N.Y., while one of the Pa. teams made a statement, and the other was the victim of one.

Waverly and SVEC were the beneficiary of fourth-down stands, while Tioga was unsuccessful in a heart-breaking defeat. Athens was impressive in a win over North Penn, while Sayre took one on the chin at Wellsboro. ...more

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