Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley



THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE SPRING WEATHER, AND THE SPRING ACTION (2018-04-25)
Iíve seen some bad springs. Iíve seen snow on the ground through the first week of April, and fields too wet to play on through mid-April.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FIRST ACTION OF THE SPRING (2018-03-29)
Opening Day of the 2018 spring season turned out to be a pretty good day for the Valley teams in action.

The Athens and Sayre baseball teams opened defense of their District 4 titles with wins. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: HISTORIC WRESTLING SEASON TOPS "SUPER 7 STORYLINES OF THE WINTER" (2018-03-22)
Iíve 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.

This yearís ďSuper 7 Storylines of the WinterĒ  has those realms weaved into one another, with storylines ending, and starting within the same topic. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL FORECASTS ANOTHER STELLAR SEASON FOR VALLEY WRESTLERS IN 2018-19 (2018-03-21)
What a year for Valley wrestling. A total of 12 grapplers ó six Tioga, four Athens, and two SVEC ó qualified for their respective state championships, with five earning state medals.  Itís the most to qualify for States since 2009 when Waverly (four), Athens (three), and Tioga (two) sent nine to States. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL FORECASTS POSTSEASON FOR ALL FIVE BOYS TEAMS IN 2018-19 (2018-03-20)
The 2017-18 season on the boys hardwoods was an interesting one to say the least.

Tioga reached its first first Section IV championship game in 30 years, while Waverly overcame consecutive years of heavy graduation losses to post a 17-5 season, and Athens was an entertaining team to watch en ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL FORECASTS SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT LANDSCAPE ON GIRLS HOOP HARDWOODS IN 2018-19 (2018-03-18)
The 2017-18 season on the girls basketball hardwoods was a pretty good one in most regards, with 21 wins in a row to start the season for Waverly, another division title for Sayre, and four of five teams playing in the postseason, including S-VEís first appearance in 20 years.

The postseason was a different story. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON POSTSEASON WRESTLING, HOOPS ... AND MORE (2018-02-27)
One of my favorite weekends of the year has come and gone, and it was a pretty good weekend for the Tioga contingent at the New York State Division 2 wrestling championships.
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THE FINAL WORD: POSTSEASON WRESTLING, PLAYOFF BASKETBALL, AND MUCH MORE (2018-02-13)
It was quite a weekend of wrestling in the Section IV, Division 2 championships at the Watkins Glen Field House.

Iíll have at least three wrestlers to cover at States thanks to their Section IV gold-medal performances, and thereís a good chance that two or three, possibly even four more could earn wild cards. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: A BAKER'S DOZEN ó THE TOP STORIES OF 2017 (2017-12-31)
While 2017 may not be fondly remembered by the majority of Americans, Valley sports fans will have plenty of fond memories of 2017 for years to come.
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THE FINAL WORD: A GAME FOR THE AGES, AND MORE HOOP AND WRESTLING TALK ... (2017-12-31)
Athens senior Gavin Stein had a night for the ages Wednesday night in the opening round of the Valley Christmas Tournament at Waverly.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: MY CHRISTMAS WISHES FOR 2018 (2017-12-24)
Itís hard to believe that another Christmas is here.

While all my Christmas shopping is done, there are a few things on my list that Iím hoping Santa will deliver in 2018.
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THE FINAL WORD: TALKING HOOPS, WRESTLING, AND MORE ... (2017-12-22)
Last week I talked a little about the Ďsenior thing,í which I believe is the natural progression of a player simply because itís his or her senior year. The improvement that comes about through confidence because itís his / her time. ...more

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 boysí 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.

Letís 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 hasnít 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 ó 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)
Iíve 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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