Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley



THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON TUESDAY'S ACTION (2017-12-13)
Ten of the 11 Valley teams in action Tuesday notched wins, with the Tioga boys’ four-point loss at state-ranked Newfield, ranked third in Class D, the lone blemish.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE WEEKEND'S ACTION ... AND MORE (2017-12-10)
There were some interesting results in every sport over the last several days.

Let’s start on the hardwoods with the Waverly boys, who may have salvaged their season with a big fourth quarter Tuesday in a win over divisional rival Notre Dame. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: SOME EARLY OBSERVATIONS AND A FEW BOLD PREDICTIONS FOR WINTER SEASON (2017-12-05)
The winter sports season hasn’t even started in Pa., but New York has already provided some interesting results.
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THE FINAL WORD: PUTTING A BOW ON THE FALL SEASON (2017-11-24)
When the 2017 fall postseason rolled around there were a lot of familiar faces, and programs leaving indelible marks for future athletes and teams to strive for.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: A GLIMPSE INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL AT THE 2018 FOOTBALL SEASON (2017-11-22)
The 2018 football season is more than nine months away, but the crystal ball is already starting to come into focus as we look ahead.

The crystal ball forecasts three of the five Valley teams improving on their 2017 records — with one advancing to the state playoffs, while two teams will take a step back. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: THE "SUPER 7 STORYLINES" OF THE 2017 FALL SEASON (2017-11-21)
I’ve talked about storylines in the past and how they normally come in one of four realms: the start of a storyline, the continuation of one, the likely culmination of one, or a storyline totally out of the blue. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: A GLIMPSE INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL AT THE 2018 VOLLEYBALL SEASON (2017-11-21)
The 2018 volleyball season is nine-plus months away, so the view into the crystal ball is a bit murky.

Four of the Valley teams will look to bounce back from losing seasons, while Tioga could take a step back after heavy graduation losses. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: A GLIMPSE INTO THE CRYSTAL BALL AT THE 2018 BOYS & GIRLS SOCCER SEASONS (2017-11-20)
The 2018 soccer season is still nine-plus months away, so the crystal ball is a bit cloudy, but it appears there will only be minor shifts in the power structure of Valley soccer.
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THE FINAL WORD: FINAL THOUGHTS ON FRIDAY'S GAME, TIOGA FOOTBALL SEASON (2017-11-19)
The Tioga Tigers definitely exceeded my expectations for the 2017 season. Prior to the season, I forecast an 8-2 record and a loss to Sidney in the Section IV, Class D championship game.

I wasn’t too far off in terms of record, but I was way off in terms of how good this team actually was. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 13 PICK: CAN TIOGA GET BACK TO STATE FINALS? (2017-11-17)

Tioga is one win away from a return trip to the Carrier Dome, and a crack at the program’s second state title.

BUT, that one game — this afternoon against Maple Grove at U-E’s Ty Cobb Stadium — is going to be a tough one. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: TIOGA FOOTBALL BACK IN FAMILIAR POSITION ... END OF AN ERA FOR TIOGA VOLLEYBALL (2017-11-15)
Friday proved to be a familiar refrain for the Tioga football team.

For the sixth time in seven years, the Tigers won a regional championship. And, just like the first five times, they dismantled the Section III champion, this time Dolgeville in a not-as-close-as-it-looks 46-16 win.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 12 PICK — WILL TIOGA MAKE IT 6-FOR-6 IN CLASS D QUARTERFINALS? (2017-11-10)
For the sixth time in seven years, Tioga is playing for a berth in the New York State, Class D semifinals.

The Tigers  are 5-0 in quarter-final games. From 2011-15, they were the immoveable object and the irresistible force all wrapped into one for Section III opponents, outscoring them by an average of 49.6 to 21.2. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: TIOGA FOOTBALL, VOLLEYBALL ARE PROGRAMS TO EMULATE ... AND MORE (2017-11-06)
It was a pretty good weekend for Tioga sports with the Tiger football team returning to the top of the heap in Section IV, Class D, winning its sixth title in seven years, and Lady Tiger volleyball team winning its third title in a row, and fifth in six y ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 11 PICKS — WILL FOOTBALL SEASON IN THE VALLEY END TONIGHT? (2017-11-03)
The remainder of the high school season, including tonight’s Week 11 games, is win-or-go-home for the locals.

It begs the question, will any Valley teams be playing postseason football in Week 12? ...more

THE FINAL WORD: ANOTHER HEARTBREAKER ON THE SOCCER PITCH, TIOGA VOLLEYBALL, AND THE FIRST FOOTBALL PICK OF THE WEEKEND (2017-11-02)
For the second time in five nights, the Athens soccer community suffered a heart-wrenching defeat in the District 4 playoffs, this time a 1-0 loss by the boys in the Class AAA finals.
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THE FINAL WORD: ATHENS BOYS EXPERIENCE THE HIGH; ATHENS, WAVERLY GIRLS THE LOWS OF POSTSEASON ... AND SOME FOOTBALL (2017-10-31)
Valley soccer teams experienced a roller coaster of emotion over the extended weekend, from the euphoric high of the Athens boys overtime win in the District 4 semifinals, to the Waverly girls’ heart-breaking overtime loss to defending state champion Chenango Forks in the Section IV championship game. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 10 PICKS — WILL TIOGA GET BACK TO CLASS D FINALS? (2017-10-27)
There are just three games in Week 10 of the football season, but one is the “Rusty Rail” rivalry game, and another is a Section IV, Class D semi-final match-up.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON POSTSEASON FOOTBALL AND SOCCER, AND MORE (2017-10-25)
The postseason is in high gear, and there are high expectations for several local teams.

As expected, the Waverly girls have reached the Section IV, Class B finals for the second year in a row with a pair of impressive wins, blanking Norwich 3-0 in the quarterfinals, and Owego 5-0 in the semifinals ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 9 PICKS — POSTSEASON PLAY BEGINS (2017-10-20)
Week 9 of the high school football season brings us the first postseason games of 2017.

Both are re-matches as Tioga hosts divisional rival Notre Dame in the Class D quarterfinals, while Waverly is on the road at Maine-Endwell in the Class B quarterfinals.

Meanwhile, Athens and SVEC host divisional rivals, and Sayre is on the road in a divisional game. ...more

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

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