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2024 VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL WEEK-BY-WEEK FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
(2024-07-17)Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — With high school football season less than a month away, it’s never too early to look ahead.

The first day of preseason football camp in Pa. is Aug. 12. Heat acclimation week begins Aug. 5.

In New York, preseason practice begins Aug. 19.

The week-by-week schedule for the upcoming season is as follows (Games begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted):

2024 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 23

Sayre at Troy
Athens at South Williamsport

Friday, Aug. 30
Sayre at North Penn-Mansfield
Northwest Area at Athens

Friday, Sept. 6
Montgomery at Sayre

Saturday, Sept. 7
Athens at Canton, 1 p.m.
Maryville at Tioga, 3 p.m.
Clymer-Sherman-Panama at Waverly, 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 13
Binghamton at Waverly
Windsor at Tioga
Cowanesque Valley at Sayre
Athens at Troy

Friday, Sept. 20
North Penn-Mansfield at Athens
Tioga at Chenango Forks
Horseheads at Waverly

Saturday, Sept. 21
Muncy at Sayre

Friday, Sept. 27
Wellsboro at Athens
Northwest Area at Sayre
Tioga at SVEC
Waverly at Maine-Endwell

Friday, Oct. 4
Towanda at Athens
Schuyler at Waverly
Delhi at Tioga
Sayre at South Williamsport

Friday, Oct. 11
Waverly at Dryden
Athens at Wyalusing

Saturday, Oct. 12
Tioga at Newark Valley, 1:30 p.m.
Towanda at Sayre, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 18
Waverly at Tioga
Athens at Muncy
Sayre at Canton

Friday, Oct. 25
Sayre at Athens
Deposit-Hancock at Tioga
Waverly at Lansing

Friday, Nov. 1
Whitney Point at Waverly
Tioga at Bainbridge-Guilford
District 4 Playoffs begin

Friday, Nov. 8
Section IV Playoffs begin ...more

THE SPORTS REPORTS: IT'S ALL-REGION WEEK FOR SPRING '24; AND YEAR-END AWARDS
(2024-06-28)The Sports Reports
It’s "All-Region" week for the 2024 spring sports season, which will be followed by our year-end awards.

The Sports Reports, which covers 24 school districts in four counties — Chemung and Tioga counties in N.Y., and Tioga and Bradford counties in Pa. — and Corning will honor the top student-athletes in each sport, the top newcomers and athletes — both male and female — of the spring sports season, and the top coaches from our coverage areas.

"All-Region" week begins Friday and stretches through the following Wednesday. The 2023-24 All-Region year-end awards will be doled out July 8-9.

The schedule is as follows:

FRIDAY
All-Region Boys Golf;
All-Region Girls Tennis;
All-Region Boys Lacrosse.

SATURDAY
All-Region Girls Golf;
All-Region Boys Tennis;
All-Region Girls Lacrosse.

SUNDAY
All-Region Girls Track & Field;
All-Region Flag Football;

MONDAY
All-Region Boys Track & Field;

All-Region Softball.

TUESDAY
All-Region Baseball.
All-Region Coaches of the Spring;
All-Region Female Newcomers of the Spring;
All-Region Male Newcomers of the Spring.

WEDNESDAY
All-Region Female Athletes of the Spring;
All-Region Male Athletes of the Spring.

MONDAY, JULY 8

All-Region 2023-24 Female Newcomers of the Year;
All-Region 2023-24 Male Newcomers of the Year.
All-Region 2023-24 Coaches of the Year;

TUESDAY, JULY 9

All-Region 2023-24 Female Athletes of the Year;
All-Region 2023-24 Male Athletes of the Year.
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IT'S ALL-VALLEY WEEK FOR SPRING '24
(2024-06-23)Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The 2023-24 high school sports season has come to an end, and over the next two weeks, Valley Sports Report will put the finishing touches on it with "All-Valley" honors for the 2024 spring season, as well as our year-end awards.

"All-Valley Week," which honors the top athletes, newcomers, and coaches in each sport, as well as "Crystal Ball" prognostications for the 2025 spring seasons, begins Tuesday and wraps up Sunday.

Beginning June 21, VSR will put a bow on the entire school year with its year-end awards, culminating Sunday, June 23 with "The Final Word on 2023-24."

The schedule is as follows:

TUESDAY
All-Valley Golf Super 7;
All-Valley Softball Super 7;
Crystal Ball look ahead to the 2025 softball season.

WEDNESDAY
All-Valley Girls Track & Field Super 7;
All-Valley Boys Track & Field Super 7;

THURSDAY
All-Valley Baseball Super 7;
Crystal Ball look ahead to the 2025 baseball season.

FRIDAY
Super 7 Girls Newcomers of the Spring;
Super 7 Boys Newcomers of the Spring;

SATURDAY
Super 7 Storylines of the Spring.
Super 7 Coaches of the Spring;

SUNDAY
Super 7 Girls Athletes of the Spring;
Super 7 Boys Athletes of the Spring;
"The Final Word" on Spring 2024.

FRIDAY, JUNE 21

2023-24 Super 7 Girls Newcomers;

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

2023-24 Super 7 Girls Athletes of the Year;
Baker's Dozen Top Storylines of the 2023-24 Sports Year.
2023-24 Super 7 Coaches of the Year;

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

2023-24 Super 7 Boys Athletes of the Year;
"The Final Word" on 2023-24. ...more

SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-25)
SOFTBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Championship

2-U.SPRINGS . 16
1-TIOGA ....... 1 ...more

SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-24)
BASEBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Championship

2-WAVERLY .. 3
1-ONEONTA .. 5

SOFTBALL
District 4 Playoffs
Class 3A Semifinals

6-ATHENS .. 8
2-L’SOCK ... 9 ... 9 inn. ...more

SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-23)
BASEBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Semifinals

3-LANSING .. 2
2-WAVERLY.. 3 … 10 inn.

SOFTBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Semifinals

5-GREENE .. 4
1-TIOGA ... 16

GIRLS GOLF
Section IV Team
Championships

1. LANSING .... 387
2. CORNING ... 390
3. H’HEADS .... 401
4. VESTAL ..... 420
5. WAVERLY ... 426
6. MARATHON . 433
7. SVEC ........ 464
8. O-MONT .... 484
9. N. DAME .... 488
10. ELMIRA .... 556
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SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-22)
BASEBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Semifinals

3-LANSING .. 2
2-WAVERLY.. 2 … Susp. 6

Will resume Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

SOFTBALL
District 4 Playoffs
Class 3A Quarterfinals

6-ATHENS ...... 2
3-MIFFLINBURG . 1

BOYS GOLF
IAC Championships

@ Soaring Eagles GC
1. U.SPRINGS . 327
2. TIOGA ........ 334
3. MORAVIA ... 366
4. GROTON ..... 373
5. CANDOR ..... 374
6. MARATHON . 400
7. S-VE ......... 410
8. S.CAYUGA .. 430
9. O-MONTOUR . 466 ...more

SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-21)
SOFTBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Quarterfinals

8-MARATHON . 2
1-TIOGA ..... 26

Class B Quarterfinals
12-SIDNEY ... 2
4-WAVERLY .. 0

BOYS GOLF
S.CAYUGA . 225
TIOGA ...... 174
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YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): WAVERLY ROLLS TO 12-3 WIN OVER VESTAL (20 PHOTOS) (2024-07-17)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Waverly took command early, and rolled to a 12-3 win over Vestal here Tuesday night in the Owego 12U Baseball Tournament.
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YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): SAYRE RALLY COMES UP SHORT IN 4-3 LOSS TO MAINE-ENDWELL (17 PHOTOS) (2024-07-17)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE — Maine-Endwell (Caldwell) held off a late Sayre rally to pull out a 4-3 win here Tuesday night in the Owego 12U Baseball Tournament.
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YOUTH BASEBALL (10U): VESTAL TOPS WAVERLY, 14-9, IN BACK-AND-FORTH AFFAIR (18 PHOTOS) (2024-07-17)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Waverly erased an early five-run deficit, but Vestal plated six runs in the fifth inning to pull out a 14-9 win here Tuesday night in the Owego 10U Baseball Tournament.
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ATHENS HOSTING NORTHERN TIER TEENAGE POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS AUG. 3 (2024-07-17)
The Sports Reports
ATHENS — The Athens Area High School G.R.I.P. Club will host the 2024 Northern Tier Teenage Powerlifting Championships Aug. 3 here at the high school.
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WAVERLY JV BOYS SUMMER LEAGUE STANDINGS (W / 24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-16)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Troy remains unbeaten after Week 5 of the Waverly Summer JV Boys Basketball League, with Elmira and Watkins Glen sporting just one loss.
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WAVERLY NOTCHES ONLY WIN FOR VALLEY TEAMS AT WAVERLY SUMMER HOOP LEAGUE (2024-07-16)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — It was a rough night for Valley teams at the Waverly Summer Basketball League here Monday night, with Waverly notching the only win.
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VALLEY STORM TRAVEL SOFTBALL PROGRAM HOLDING TRY-OUTS FOR 2024-25 SEASON (2024-07-16)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Valley Storm Softball try-outs for the 2024-25 season will be held at Riverfront Park in Sayre for the 12u, 14u and 16u age groups.
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SECTION 3 LITTLE LEAGUE (SOFTBALL): ATHENS MINORS DROP TWO GAMES AT SECTIONAL TOURNEY (2024-07-15)
Valley Sports Report
MILL HALL, Pa. — Despite out-hitting both opponents, Athens posted an 0-2 record in the Section 3 Little League Minors Division softball tournament.
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YOUTH BASEBALL (10U): MAINE-ENDWELL PULLS AWAY IN 12-5 WIN OVER WAVERLY (2024-07-15)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Maine-Endwell took the lead early, and scored in every inning to pull away for a 12-5 win over Waverly here Sunday at the Owego 10U Baseball Tournament. ...more

SECTION 3 LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): ATHENS GOES 0-2 AT SECTION TOURNEY (2024-07-14)
Valley Sports Report
MILLERSBURG, Pa. — Athens fell behind early in both games, falling out of the Section 3 Little League Minors Division Baseball Tournament with losses to District 24 champion Ashland and District 12 champion Loyalsock over the weekend.
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YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): WAVERLY DROPS CLOSE DECISIONS TO M-E, SUS. VALLEY AT OWEGO TOURNAMENT (12 PHOTOS) (2024-07-14)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Waverly dropped a pair of pitcher’s duels here Sunday at the Owego 12U Baseball Tournament.
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YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): SAYRE RALLY FALLS SHORT IN 10-6 LOSS TO M-E SUMMERFIELD (10 PHOTOS) (2024-07-14)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Maine-Endwell Summerfield jumped out to an 8-1 lead, and held off Sayre in a 10-6 decision here Sunday at the Owego 12U Baseball Tournament. ...more

WAVERLY BASKETBALL CAMP HOSTS 217 KIDS; DOZENS OF AWARDS PRESENTED (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-14)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — There were 217 kids at Athens last week for the annual Waverly boys’ basketball camp, held here this year due to renovations to the gyms in Waverly, had kids competing in four different age groups. ...more

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: UNBEATEN IN POOL PLAY, SECOND-SEEDED WAVERLY FALLS TO OWEGO IN OPENING ROUND OF BRACKET PLAY AT COACHES ASSOCIATION 7-V-7 CLASSIC AT SUNY CORTLAND (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-14)

WOLVERINE BIG MEN FINISH FOURTH IN LINEMAN CHALLENGE

Valley Sports Report
CORTLAND — After posting an unbeaten 4-0 mark in pool play, Waverly lost to Tioga County rival Owego in the opening round of bracket play in the Small School Division here at the New York State High School Football Coaches Association Football Classic at SUNY Cortland Saturday. ...more

YOUTH BASEBALL (12U): WAVERLY SCORES TWO RUNS LATE; TIES WINDSOR, 8-8, IN OPENING ROUND OF OWEGO 12U TOURNAMENT (20 PHOTOS) (2024-07-12)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Waverly scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull into an 8-8 deadlock with Windsor here Friday in the opening round of the Owego 12U Baseball Tournament.
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YOUTH BASEBALL (10U): VESTAL TOPS WAVERLY, 16-5, IN OPENING ROUND OF OWEGO 10U TOURNAMENT (9 PHOTOS) (2024-07-11)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Vestal scored five runs in the top of the third inning to break open a two-run game on its way to a 16-5 five-inning win over Waverly in the opening round of the Owego 10U Baseball Tournamen ...more

PA. LITTLE LEAGUE (JUNIORS): ATHENS DROPS 3-1 DECISION TO HANOVER IN CONSOLATION BRACKET (2024-07-11)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Brady Shores limited Hanover to just three hits, but a costly error led to three unearned runs as Athens dropped a 3-1 decision here Thursday in the consolation bracket of the Pa. Little League Junior Division State baseball tournament. ...more

YOUTH BASEBALL (8U): WAVERLY TOPS TROY, 11-1, IN OPENING ROUND OF GILBERT-BROWN TOURNAMENT (2024-07-10)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Waverly took control with five runs in the first inning on its way to an 11-1 win over Troy here Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Gilbert-Brown 8U Tournament. ...more

PA. LITTLE LEAGUE (JUNIORS): ATHENS FALLS TO LOYALSOCK IN OPENING GAME OF STATE TOURNAMENT (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-10)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Loyalsock took the lead early, and cruised to a 16-1 four-inning win over Athens here Wednesday morning in the opening game the Pennsylvania Little League Juniors Division state tournament. ...more

THE SPORTS REPORTS: WAVERLY'S TOMASSO NAMED ALL-REGION 'BOYS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR;' SIX OTHER VALLEY ATHLETES MAKE THE LIST (2024-07-09)
The Sports Reports
Senior Joey Tomasso led Waverly to its first state title on the gridiron in the fall, and its first Section IV basketball title in nearly three decades this winter. He is The Sports Reports 2023-24 All-Region “Boys Athlete of the Year....more

THE SPORTS REPORTS: CORNING'S LAWSON NAMED ALL-REGION "GIRLS ATHLETE OF THE YEAR;" ATHENS' BRONSON MAKES THE LIST (2024-07-09)
The Sports Reports
Corning senior Sarah Lawson earned five state medals this year, and headlines The Sports Reports’ 2023-24 Baker’s Dozen as the All-Region “Girls Athlete of the Year.”
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YOUTH BASEBALL: SAYRE DROPS OWEGO 12U TOURNAMENT OPENER (2024-07-09)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO — Sayre Morningstar struggled at the plate in a 10-0 loss to Owego Robinson in a “C” division pool play opener in the Owego Little League 12U Tournament Monday.
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THE SPORTS REPORTS: OWEGO'S DALTON, HORSEHEADS' RIBBLE SHARE ALL-REGION 'GIRLS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR' HONORS; TRIO OF VALLEY ATHLETES MAKE THE LIST (2024-07-08)
The Sports Reports
Owego freshman Ashlyn Dalton player was a key contributor on three teams that reached the Section IV Championship game, and Horseheads freshman Maddie Ribble made a tremendous impact in three sports as well. They are The Sports Reports’ 2023-24 All-Region “Girls Co-Newcomers of the Year.” ...more

SECTION 3 LITTLE LEAGUE (9-10-11): ATHENS FALLS TO TRI-VALLEY IN CONSOLATION BRACKET (2024-07-08)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS -- Tri-Valley scored two runs in the third inning to break a tie game, but it was a defensive play in the bottom of the inning that turned the tide in a 6-2 win over Athens here Monday evening in the consolation bracket of the Section 3 Little League baseball pl ...more

THE SPORTS REPORTS: ATHENS' DAVIDSON NAMED 2023-24 BOYS NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR; VALLEY LANDS FOUR OTHERS ON THE LIST (2024-07-08)
The Sports Reports
Athens’ Connor Davidson started, and excelled, in three varsity sports — football, wrestling, and baseball — as a freshman. He is The Sports Reports’ 2023-24 All-Region “Boys Newcomer of the Year.” ...more

THE SPORTS REPORTS: CORNING'S JOHNSTON JR. HEADLINES BAKER'S DOZEN AS 2023-24 'COACH OF THE YEAR;' FOUR VALLEY COACHES MAKE THE LIST (2024-07-08)
The Sports Reports
Three-sport coaches are, for the most part, a think of the past, but Corning’s Mike Johnston Jr. is a throwback, and a very successful one at that. He guided his teams to a state title, and a pair of Section IV championship game appearances. He is The Sports Reports’ 2023-24 All-Region “Coach of the Year....more

SECTION 3 LITTLE LEAGUE (9-10-11): SELINSGROVE SCORES SIX RUNS IN SIXTH INNING TO KNOCK OFF ATHENS, 8-5 (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-07)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS -- Selinsgrove scored six runs in the top of the sixth inning to rally for an 8-5 win over Athens here Sunday night in the opening game of the Section 3 Little League 9-10-11 baseball tournament.
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DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (SOFTBALL): ATHENS MINORS RALLY TO TOP TOWANDA AGAIN; WIN DISTRICT TITLE (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-07)
Valley Sports Report
WYSOX -- Towanda led midway through the contest, but Athens rallied for a 9-3 win over Towanda to claim the District 15 Little League Minors Division championship.
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DISTRICT 6 LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): WAVERLY PLAYS TOP-SEEDED BIG FLATS CLOSE UNTIL LATE IN 7-0 LOSS (2024-07-07)
Valley Sports Report
BIG FLATS — Waverly played top-seeded Big Flats close for five innings, but ultimately bowed out of the District 6 Majors Division playoffs with a 7-0 loss in the semifinals here Sunday morning. ...more

DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): ATHENS BLOWS GAME OPEN IN EXTRA INNINGS; WINS DISTRICT TITLE (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-06)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE -- Athens poured 16 runs across the plate in the top of the seventh inning to blow open a back-and-forth affair in a 27-12 extra-inning win over RTL in the championship game of the District 15 Little League Minors Division baseball playoffs. ...more

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: SAYRE TO HOST 'BATTLE IN THE BOWL II' JULY 21 — FEATURING ATHENS, WAVERLY (2024-07-06)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE -- Sayre Redskin football will host Battle in the Bowl II, a 7-v-7 high school football tournament, here July 20 at the Lockhart Street Bowl. ...more

DISTRICT 6 LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): HORSEHEADS KNOCKS OUT WAVERLY, 16-1, IN QUARTERFINALS (2024-07-06)
Valley Sports Report
HORSEHEADS -- Horseheads took advantage of 11 base on balls, and rapped out nine hits in a 16-1 three-inning win over Waverly here Saturday morning in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Little League Minors Division baseball playoffs. ...more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: WAVERLY'S WATSON VERBALLY COMMITS TO PLAY AT DIVISION I UCONN (2024-07-05)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY -- Fresh off a state championship season, and being a first-team all-state selection, Waverly’s Xavier Watson has made a verbal commitment to play his college football at Division I Connecticut. ...more

DISTRICT 6 LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): WAVERLY ROLLS PAST ELMIRA, 20-3, IN QUARTERFINALS (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-03)
Valley Sports Report
ELMIRA -- Waverly scored in every inning en route to a 20-3 win over Elmira in the quarterfinals of the District 6 Little League Majors Division baseball playoffs. ...more

YOUTH SOFTBALL (12U): TIOGA BLANKS WAVERLY, 12-0, TO WIN TIOGA COUNTY 12U TOURNAMENT (24 PHOTOS) (2024-07-03)
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER -- Tioga jumped head early, and scored a bunch of runs in support of Layla Robinson and Olivia Shugars, who combined on a 1-hitter, in a 12-0 win over Waverly in the championship game of the Tioga County 12U Softball Tournament. ...more

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