Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley



FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 9 PICKS ó CAN TIOGA WIN ANOTHER DIVISION TITLE? (2018-10-19)
Week 9 of the high school football season is upon us. Itís the final week of the regular season in New York state, and the penultimate week in Pa.
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THE FINAL WORD: A LOOK BACK AT THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ... AND MUCH MORE (2018-10-18)
As we prepare for the final week of the regular season in New York state, and the penultimate week of the football season in Pa., I have to take a few moments to look back at last weekendís action.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 8 PICKS ó WAVERLY-TIOGA A MUST-SEE (2018-10-12)

Itís Week 8 of the high school football season and that means itís time for the highly-anticipated match-up between state-ranked teams óWaverly and Tioga ó at Memorial Stadium. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ó EATING A BIT OF CROW (2018-10-09)
When you do what I do for as long as Iíve been doing it, you occasionally put your foot in it, and have to eat a little crow.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 7 PICKS ó DIVISION TITLE ON LINE AT WAVERLY (2018-10-05)
Itís Week 7 of the high school football season in Pa., and Week 6 in New York, and things are beginning to get very interesting.

Waverly can clinch its division with a win, while Athens and Sayre are currently on the outside looking in when it comes to the postseason, and need wins to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ... AND MUCH MORE (2018-10-02)

Week 6 had the blowouts we expected, but one contest was a notable exception.

I didnít think Athens had much of a chance to keep it close against Wellsboro, much less hang a loss on the unbeaten Green Hornets. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: BLOWOUTS COULD BE THE RULE IN WEEK 6 (2018-09-28)
This weekend marks the start of the second half of the high school football season, and the common thread among  these games will be blowouts.
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THE FINAL WORD: THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND, A FEW 'FIRSTS,' AND MUCH MORE ... (2018-09-27)
Itís hard to believe, but we are already at the midpoint of the high school football regular season.

Waverly is the only one of the four Valley teams that has exceeded expectations thus far, while Tioga, Sayre, and Athens are about where I expected. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 5 PICKS ó THREE VALLEY TEAMS FACE SENSE OF URGENCY (2018-09-21)
Week 5 of the high school football is upon us, and thereís a sense of urgency surrounding three of the four Valley teams.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND ... AND MORE (2018-09-17)
You hear the term ďemotional roller coasterĒ used quite often when it comes to sporting events, but Iím not sure itís ever been any more true than in the closing minutes of Waverlyís 21-20 win over O-M / Watkins Glen Friday night.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON TIOGA-CANDOR VOLLEYBALL ... AND MORE (2018-09-14)
Iím fortunate to do something I love.

I mean, seriously, I make a living writing about high school sports. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 4 PICKS ó A TRIO OF KEY DIVISIONAL MATCH-UPS (2018-09-14)
Week 4 of the high school football season is upon us, and three of the Valley teams are playing divisional rivals.

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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FOOTBALL WEEKEND, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE ... (2018-09-11)

Week 3 of the high school football season is in the books, and there were no major surprises locally.

I would say, however, I was a bit surprised to see the Sayre offense, especially its ground game, struggle for the second consecutive week. Like Towanda, Troy was physical up front and the Redskins were unable to get into any type of offensive flow. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 3 PICKS ó IS PERFECTION IN CARDS FOR VALLEY TEAMS? (2018-09-07)
Itís Friday, and Week 3 of the high school football season is already under way thanks to a rare Thursday night game at Athens. The big quesition is, can the four Valley teams post a perfect 4-0 record? ...more

THE FINAL WORD: A LITTLE MORE ON MY RANT ó THE FIRST PICK OF WEEK 3 ... AND MUCH MORE... (2018-09-06)
To start off, I owe Section IV officials an apology concerning the heat index policy.

On Sunday, I said Tioga officials did nothing wrong last week when the girls soccer team played a match in blistering heat. Accu-Weather and Weather.com had the heat index at 98 and 96, respectively, which would have forced the game to be postponed or delayed until it dropped to 95 or below. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: A SHORT RANT, WEEK 2 FOOTBALL, AND MUCH, MORE ... (2018-09-02)
Iím not telling anyone who pays any attention to whatís going on in Section IV anything they donít already know, but they donít always make the best decisions.

The most recent example is the use of Weather Bug to determine the heat index, which determines when athletes can practice or play in games when the temperatures reach the 90s. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL 2018 FOOTBALL FORECAST (PART II) ó WEEK 2 PICKS (2018-08-31)
The crystal ball has finally come into focus long enough to take a glimpse into the 2018 high school football season.

Last week I was able to take a look at Sayre and Athens, so this week we will check out Tioga and Waverly. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE FIRST WEEKEND OF FOOTBALL ... AND MORE (2018-08-26)
High school football coaches are always leery of Week 1, but for Sayre and Athens the opening week came up all aces.

The Redskins made the most of a near three-hour bus ride and delivered a 36-0 beatdown on Bucktail Area, which returned the majority of its starters from a playoff team in 2017, while the Wildcats steamrolled Hanover Area 38-6. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL 2018 FOOTBALL FORECAST (PART I) ó WEEK 1 PICKS (2018-08-24)
Just about this time every year the crystal ball comes into focus and Iím able to take a look at the upcoming football season.

The crystal ball is a bit cloudy today, and it appears it will only stay in focus long enough to glimpse at Athens and Sayre.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: A SUMMER OF FOOTBALL DEPARTURES ... AND A LITTLE WRESTLING (2018-07-23)
The theme of the summer has been departures ó one that effects Waverly football (and basketball) directly, one that effects Waverly and Tioga football, and a third that effects Tioga football indirectly. ...more

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