Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley





VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: 'ALL-VALLEY WEEK,' AND 2018-19 YEAR-END AWARDS
(2019-06-14)Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The 2018-19 high school sports season has come to an end, and over the next nine days Valley Sports Report will put the finishing touches on it with "All-Valley" honors for the 2019 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 2019-20 spring seasons, begins Thursday and wraps up Tuesday.

Beginning Wednesday, VSR will put a bow on the entire school year with its year-end awards, culminating Friday with "The Final Word on 2018-19.”

The schedule is as follows:

THURSDAY
All-Valley Golf Super 7;
All-Valley Girls Track & Field Super 7;

FRIDAY
All-Valley Boys Track & Field Super 7;
All-Valley Baseball Team & Super 7;
Crystal Ball look ahead to the 2020 baseball season.

SATURDAY
All-Valley Softball Team & Super 7;
Crystal Ball look ahead to the 2020 softball season.

SUNDAY
Super 7 Female Newcomers of the Spring;
Super 7 Male Newcomers of the Spring;

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

TUESDAY
Super 7 Male Athletes of the Spring;
Super 7 Female Athletes of the Spring;
"The Final Word" on Spring 2019.

WEDNESDAY
2018-19 Super 7 Male Newcomers;
2018-19 Super 7 Female Newcomers;

THURSDAY
2018-19 Super 7 Coaches of the Year;
Baker's Dozen Top Storylines of the 2018-19 Sports Year.

FRIDAY
2018-19 Super 7 Male Athletes of the Year;
2018-19 Super 7 Female Athletes of the Year;
The Final Word on 2018-19. ...more

WAVERLY BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE
(2019-06-12)
STANDINGS
WAVERLY … 4-0
ATHENS ….. 4-0
M’FIELD ….. 4-0
W.GLEN …… 3-1
TROY ……... 3-1
CANDOR ..… 2-2
S-VE …….... 1-3
HHEADS JV . 1-3
ELMIRA JV . 1-3
EDISON ….. 1-3
N.DAME ….. 0-4
TOWANDA .. 0-4

June 12
Waverly 56, Notre Dame 27
Waverly 38, S-VE 35
Athens 39, Candor 34    
Athens 53, Notre Dame 33
Watkins Glen 43, Horseheads 12
Watkisn Glen 78, Elmira 29
Mansfield 45, Horseheads 44
Mansfield 55, Elmira 36
Troy 58, Towanda 22
Troy 47, S-VE 36
Edison 52, Towanda 42
Candor 42, Edison 35
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PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD
(2019-06-06)

SOFTBALL
NYS Class B Playoffs
Quarterfinals
WAVERLY . 1
ONEIDA .... 3

BASEBALL
NYS Class C Playoffs
Quarterfinals
C'TOWN . 8
TIOGA ... 7

WAVERLY HOOP
SUMMER LEAGUE
Wednesday
Waverly 65, Edison 25
Waverly 43, Troy 37
Athens 43, S-VE 33
Athens 72, Elmira 40
Troy 41, Horseheads 23
Horseheads 50, Edison 38
Mansfield 40, Watkins Glen 39
Mansfield 54, Towanda 26
Candor 52, Towanda 22
Elmira 43, Notre Dame 39
S-VE 55, Notre Dame 34
Watkins Glen 46, Candor 37

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PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD
(2019-06-01)
SOFTBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class B Championship
2-WAVERLY ... 2
1-SUS. VAL. ... 1
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PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD
(2019-05-31)
BASEBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Championship
2-TIOGA ...... 3
1-DEP-HAN ... 1

Class B Semifinals
5-WAVERLY ...... 1
1. SUS.VALLEY . 11

PIAA Playoffs
Class AA Play-in Game

SAYRE ....... 0
C'PORT ..... 13

SOFTBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class B Semifinals

3-WINDSOR .. 2
2-WAVERLY .. 3 ... 9 inn. ...more

PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD
(2019-05-30)SOFTBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class C Semifinals
8-H'VILLE .. 9
5-TIOGA .... 7

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Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — The Waverly baseball and softball playoff games have both been re-scheduled for Friday at 4:30 p.m.

Waverly softball will host Windsor, while Waverly baseball travels to Susquehanna Valley.
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SECTION IV BASEBALL: CLASS C CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SET FOR BINGHAMTON U.
(2019-05-30)
Valley Sports Report
BINGHAMTON — The Section IV, Class C championship game between top-seed Deposit-Hancock, and second-seed Tioga Friday at Binghamton University. Game time will either be 4 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. ...more

PLAYOFF SCOREBOARD
(2019-05-29)BASEBALL
District 4 Playoffs
Class AA Championship
3-SAYRE ....... 1
2-S. W'PORT .. 2

Section IV Playoffs
Class C Semifinals
3-EDISON .. 5
2-TIOGA ... 6

Class C Semifinals
5-WAVERLY
1. SUS. VAL. ... PPD.

Re-scheduled for Thursday
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: A PEEK INTO CRYSTAL BALL AT 2020 SOFTBALL SEASON (2019-06-15)
The 2019 softball season was mostly good in the Valley, with three teams advancing to the postseason, led by Waverly, which won it’s first-ever Section IV title.
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S HAMMOND REPEATS AS SOFTBALL 'PLAYER OF YEAR' — ATHENS' ADAMS, REPSHER, TIOGA'S WESSELS, WAVERLY'S WENDELA ALSO HONORED (2019-06-15)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly senior Wendi Hammond had a historic season, leading the Lady Wolverines to their first-ever Section IV title, and earning the 2019 Valley Sports Report Softball “Player of the Year” honors. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL FORECASTS MORE WINNING SEASONS ON VALLEY BASEBALL DIAMONDS IN 2020 (2019-06-14)
The 2019 baseball season in the Valley was one for the ages, with all four teams advancing to the postseason, including Tioga’s third Section IV title in five years, and Sayre’s third consecutive trip to the PIAA playoffs.
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: TIOGA'S HENDERSHOT HEADLINES 'SUPER 7' AS "BASEBALL PLAYER OF YEAR" — SAYRE'S HANAFIN, HORTON, WAVERLY'S HOLLYWOOD, SINDONI, TIOGA'S EVANEK ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2019-06-14)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Tioga senior Pierce Hendershot capped a brilliant career with a strong run in the postseason, leading the Tigers to their third Section IV title in five years, and earning Valley Sports Report’s 2019 Baseball “Player of the Year” honors. ...more

COLLEGE TRACK & FIELD: ATHENS GRAD LUNGER NAMED NORTHEAST CONFERENCE'S 'MOST OUTSTANDING ROOKIE' (2019-06-14)
Valley Sports Report
LORETTA, Pa. — Athens grad Emily Lunger, a freshman on the St. Francis women’s track & field team, was recently named the Northeast Conference’s “Most Outstanding Rookie.”
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S CHANDLER REPEATS AS BOYS TRACK & FIELD 'ATHLETE OF THE YEAR' — WAVERLY'S JOHNSON, ATHENS RELAY ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2019-06-14)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly junior Isaac Chandler won a bronze medal in the pole vault at States, and repeats as the Valley Sports Report Boys Track & Field “Athlete of the Year.” ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: ATHENS' HUTCHISON LEADS 'SUPER 7' AS GIRLS TRACK & FIELD "ATHLETE OF YEAR" — SAYRE'S HANEY, ATHENS' STACKPOLE, BARTLOW, WAVERLY RELAY ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2019-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens senior Rachel Hutchison earned a bit of sweet redemption this spring, running to a PIAA gold medal to earn the moniker of Valley Sports Report’s 2019 Girls Track & FieldAthlete of the Year ...more

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL / SOFTBALL: ATHENS GRAD MARTIN SIGNS LETTERS-OF-INTENT TO PLAY TWO SPORTS AT ELMIRA COLLEGE (2019-06-13)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Recent Athens grad Amelia Martin wanted three things from a college, and Elmira College fit the bill perfectly. ...more

VALLEY ASA SOFTBALL (MAJORS): PACK PROPERTIES TOPS SAL LADIES AUX. IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (2019-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS TOWNSHIP — Regular-season champion Pack Properties scored six runs in the bottom of the third inning to break open a tie game en route to a 13-4 win over SAL Ladies Auxiliary #283 in the Valley ASA Majors Division softball championship game at the Athens Wesleyan Field. ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S TOMASSO HEADLINES SUPER 7 AS 'GOLFER OF YEAR;' SAYRE'S VANDUZER TOP NEWCOMER (2019-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly senior Alex Tomasso finished off her brilliant career with an accomplishment few will ever duplicate, qualifying for States for a sixth time. With that, she is the 2019 Valley Sports Report “Golfer of the Year.”
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NTL SOFTBALL: ATHENS' ADAMS NAMED 'DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR;' FOUR WILDCATS EARN FIRST-TEAM HONORS (2019-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens senior Emma Adams was named the NTL “Defensive Player of the Year,” and four of her teammates earned first-team all-league honors in recent voting by the league’s coaches.
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NTL BASEBALL: ATHENS' RUDE NAMED 'PITCHER OF YEAR;' THREE OTHER WILDCATS EARN ALL-LEAGUE HONORS (2019-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens junior Keegan Rude was named NTL ‘Pitcher of the Year,” and three of his teammates also received all-league honors in recent voting by the league’s coaches.
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NTL BASEBALL: SAYRE'S HANAFIN NAMED 'PLAYER OF YEAR,' HORTON TABBED 'ROOKIE OF YEAR' (2019-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Sayre junior Quinn Hanafin was named NTL “Player of the Year,” and Sayre freshman Brayden Horton was the “Rookie of the Year” in recent voting by the league’s coaches. ...more

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: TIOGA GRAD CULVER EARNS SECOND-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS (2019-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
CALDWELL, N.J. — Tioga grad Mariah Culver, a freshman on the Caldwell University softball team, earned second-team all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference honors, and also received ECAC All-Star honorable mention recognition.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: FINAL UPDATES ON ATHENS GRADS FORBES, HORN, SAYRE GRAD WHEELER, TIOGA GRAD TAYLOR (0219-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
WEST CHESTER, Pa. —  Athens grad Tyler Forbes, a junior at West Chester, missed more than a month due to an elbow surgery, but returned to make two appearances in the postseason.
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COLLEGE BASEBALL: WAVERLY GRAD STILLMAN REACHES BASE THREE TIMES AT NJCAA DIV. III WORLD SERIES; HERKIMER COLLEGE GOES 0-2 (2019-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — Waverly grad Brendyn Stillman, a sophomore at Herkimer College, reached base three times and scored one run, but was hitless in a pair of losses recently here at the NJCAA Division III World Series. ...more

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: WAVERLY GRAD KRAFT EARNS ALL-CONFERENCE ACADEMIC HONORS (2019-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Waverly grad Shailei Kraft, a sophomore on the Dominican College softball team, was recently named to the 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Softball All-Academic team. ...more

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: TIOGA GRAD VERGASON EARNS THIRD-TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS (2019-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
GANSEVOORT, N.Y. — Tioga grad Brittany Vergason, a junior on the Keuka College softball team, was recently named a third-team North Eastern Athletic Conference all-star selection.
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AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: TIOGA TRIO LEADS OWEGO-TIOGA COUNTY TO VICTORY IN HOME OPENER (2019-06-11)
Valley Sports Report
OWEGO / NORWICH — Owego-Tioga County Legion rebounded from an ugly loss to Chenango Saturday to defeat Johnson City Post 758, 4-2, in its home opener Tuesday.
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ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): FIREMEN TOP WILLIAMS TOYOTA, 8-5, IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (2019-06-10)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — The Firemen jumped out to an 8-2 lead and held on for an 8-5 win over Williams Toyota here Saturday night in the championship game of the Athens Little League Majors Division baseball playoffs.
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ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): BISHOP'S HARDWARE OUTLASTS ATHENS ANIMAL HOSPTIAL IN WILD, 17-16, DECISION IN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (2019-06-10)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Bishop’s Hardware scored four runs in the top of the sixth, and held off a rally in the home half of the inning to pull out a wild 17-16 decision over the Athens Animal Hospital here Saturday in the championship game of the Athens Little League Minors Division baseball playoffs. ...more

NEW YORK STATE TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY PHOTO GALLERY (2019-06-09)
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Waverly’s participation in the NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday produced several top 10 finishes in Division II competition.
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THE FINAL WORD: POSTSEASON 2019 — WHAT A WILD RIDE! (2019-06-10)
The 2019 spring postseason was a wild ride.

From the individual headliners — Athens senior Rachel Hutchison, Waverly junior Isaac Chandler, and Waverly senior Alex Tomasso — to the standout teams — Tioga baseball, Waverly softball, and Sayre baseball — there were plenty of memorable performances. ...more

NEW YORK STATE BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S CHANDLER ADDS SECOND PODIUM FINISH (2019-06-08)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — It may not have been the race Waverly’s Isaac Chandler was hoping for, however, he’s still a two-time medalist.
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NEW YORK STATE BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S WRIGHT HANDLES TOUGH DAY WITH DIGNITY (5 PHOTOS) (2019-06-08)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Waverly’s Collin Wright didn’t have his best day at the NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships Saturday, but he dealt with a less-than-spectacular performance in the 3,000 steeplechase with class and dignity. ...more

NEW YORK STATE GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY RELAY GARNERS MEDAL, ANOTHER SCHOOL RECORD (7 PHOTOS) (2019-06-08)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Waverly put forth some impressive effort at the NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships Friday and Saturday, so it was only fitting the Wolverines finish out the meet on the podium.
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NEW YORK STATE BASEBALL: COOPERSTOWN RALLIES IN FINAL AT-BAT TO EDGE TIOGA, 8-7, IN CLASS C QUARTERFINALS (36 PHOTOS) (2019-06-08)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
BINGHAMTON — It was the highest of highs, then the lowest of lows in a matter of minutes for Tioga as Cooperstown scored three runs after a potential game-ending call at second went against the Tigers in an 8-7 loss here Saturday afternoon in the quarterfinals of the New York State Class C baseball playoffs. ...more

ON TAP TODAY: TIOGA BASEBALL OPENS STATE PLAY; NEW YORK STATE TRACK & FIELD CONCLUDES (2019-06-08)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Tioga baseball, winners of three Section IV titles in five years, hosts Cooperstown this afternoon in a Class C state quarter-final match-up, while six Waverly athletes seek to bring home hardware at Day 2 of the New York State Track & Field Championships. ...more

NEW YORK STATE BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S CHANDLER CAPTURES BRONZE IN POLE VAULT, QUALIFIES FOR 110 HURDLES FINALS (6 PHOTOS) (2019-06-07)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN — Friday wasn’t a bad day for Waverly’s Isaac Chandler. The Wolverine junior placed in the top three in the pole vault and qualified for the finals in the 110-meter hurdles to lead the Waverly effort at the NYSPHSAA Track & ...more

NEW YORK STATE GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S SMITH RESPONDS WELL FOLLOWING LENGTHY WAIT (2019-06-07)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN — Waverly’s Cora Smith waited — and waited — and waited. Finally, after a one-hour plus delay, she got to compete in her first NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships here Friday. ...more

NEW YORK STATE GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: ORTIZ BATTLES HEAT, HUMIDITY IN 400 (4 PHOTOS) (2019-06-07)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN — Humidity was not a friend to Waverly’s Melina Ortiz, or other 400-meter dash competitors at the NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships here Friday.
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NEW YORK STATE SOFTBALL: WAVERLY FALLS TO ONEIDA, 3-1, IN CLASS B QUARTERFINALS (36 PHOTOS) (2018-06-07)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
EAST SYRACUSE — Section III champ Oneida, ranked second in the state, answered Wendi Hammond’s home run in the top of the fourth inning with two runs in the home half of the inning to take the lead for good en route to a 3-1 win over Waverly in the quarterfinals of the New York State Class C softball playoffs here Friday evening at Carrier Park. ...more

NEW YORK STATE BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S WARD UNABLE TO REPEAT QUALIFIER SHOWING (3 PHOTOS) (2019-06-07)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Valley Sports Report
MIDDLETOWN — Waverly’s Dylan Ward ran an impeccable 800 at the state qualifier recently. He would need a repeat performance at the NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships here Friday if he hoped to make it to the podium. ...more

ATHENS LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): C&N BANK FALLS TO WILLIAMS TOYOTA, SNAPPING THREE-GAME WIN STREAK (2019-06-07)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — C&N Bank dropped a 7-3 decision to Williams Toyota Thursday night to snap a three-game winning streak, which included a 3-1 win over McDonald’s of Sayre Tuesday, in Athens Little League Majors Division baseball action. ...more

VALLEY ASA SOFTBALL (MAJORS): SAL LADIES AUX. WINS PAIR OF DECISIONS OVER MASCO (2019-06-07)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS TOWNSHIP — The SAL Ladies Auxiliary picked up a pair of wins over Masco to improve to 6-1 on the season in recent Valley ASA Major Division softball action.
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