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IT'S ALL-VALLEY WEEK FOR SPRING '24
(2024-06-12)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 Female Newcomers of the Spring;
Super 7 Male 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 Female Newcomers;
2023-24 Super 7 Coaches of the Year;

SATURDAY, JUNE 22

2023-24 Super 7 Male Newcomers;
Baker's Dozen Top Storylines of the 2023-24 Sports Year.

SUNDAY, JUNE 23

2023-24 Super 7 Girls Athletes of the Year;
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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SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-20)
BASEBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Class B Quarterfinals

7-C.VALLEY .. 0
2-WAVERLY .. 4

Class C Quarterfinals
5-TIOGA .. 0
2-UN-FRK . 12

BOYS GOLF
CLASS C Championships

@ Maple Hills GC, Marathon
1. TIOGA ..... 428
2. GREENE ... 434
3. LANSING .. 437
4. T-BURG ... 461
5. SIDNEY ... 461
6. MORAVIA . 477
7. C. FORKS . 484

GIRLS GOLF
@ Mark Twain GC
1. N.DAME ... 239
2. SVEC ..... 240
3. WAVERLY . 251
4. ELMIRA ... 254

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SCOREBOARD
(2024-05-17)
BASEBALL
Section IV Playoffs
Opening Round

12-WALTON .. 4
5- TIOGA .... 12

SOFTBALL
SAYRE ...... 5
SULLIVAN . 11
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COLLEGE FIELD HOCKEY: TIOGA'S GILLETTE SIGNS TO PLAY AT UTICA UNIVERSITY (2 PHOTOS) (2024-06-20)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER - A first-team Section IV all-star both years she played goal keeper at Tioga, senior Chloe Gillette will continue her field hockey playing days at Utica University in the fall. ...more

BOYS BASKETBALL: WAVERLY, CORNING, NOTRE DAME IMPROVE TO 3-0 IN WAVERLY SUMMER LEAGUE (2024-06-20)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS - Waverly, Corning, Notre Dame, and Towanda each went 2-0 here Wednesday night in Week 2 of Waverly Summer Basketball League play. ...more

DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MAJORS): TOWANDA RIDES BIG FIRST INNING TO 16-0 WIN OVER SAYRE (16 PHOTOS) (2024-06-19)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE - Towanda erupted for 13 runs in the top of the first inning en route to a 16-0 three-inning win over Sayre here Wednesday in pool play action in the District 15 Little League Majors Division baseball playoffs. ...more

DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL (MINORS): McGRATH TOSSES NO-HITTER; ATHENS ROLLS TO 20-0 WIN OVER NEBALL (22 PHOTOS) (2024-06-19)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS - Molly McGrath tossed a no-hitter, and she and Sadie Wanck provided more than enough offense to lead Athens to a 20-0 three-inning win over NeBALL here Wednesday to improve to 2-0 in pool play in the District 15 Little League Minors Division softball playoffs. ...more

DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBAL (MAJORS): TROY BLANKS ATHENS, 11-0, IN OPENING ROUND OF BRACKET PLAY (15 PHOTOS) (2024-06-18)
Valley Sports Report
TROY - Troy jumped ahead early on its way to an 11-0 four-inning win over Athens here Tuesday evening in the opening round of bracket play in the District 15 Little League Majors Division softball playoffs. ...more

COLLEGE WRESTLING: TIOGA'S BELLIS SIGNS TO WRESTLE AT DIVISION I UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA (2024-06-18)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga senior Caden Bellis said the University of Penn felt like “a good fit” so he’ll spend the next five years there as a member of the Division I wrestling Quakers. ...more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: TIOGA'S ROUGHT SIGNS TO PLAY AT UTICA UNIVESTITY (2 PHOTOS) (2024-06-18)
TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga senior Cam Rought said Utica University “felt like home,” so he’ll continue his football career there as an offensive lineman. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: PUTTING A BOW ON THE 2024 SPRING SEASON (2024-06-17)
Looking back at the action this spring, two things jump out at me: Waverly sprinter Ralph Johnson, and the Waverly flag football team.
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DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL (MINORS): ATHENS ROLLS OVER RTL IN OPENING GAME OF POOL PLAY (2024-06-17)
Valley Sports Report
WYALUSING - Athens poured 18 runs across the plate in the second inning en route to a 26-2 three-inning inning win over RTL here Monday evening in the opening game of pool play in the District 15 Little League softball Minors Division playoffs. ...more

DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): SAYRE FALLS TO RTL, 6-3, IN OPENING GAME OF POOL PLAY (2024-06-17)
Valley Sports Report
SAYRE - RTL scored four runs in the top of the third inning to break open a tie game on its way to a 6-3 win over Sayre here Friday in the opening game of pool play in the District 15 Little League Minors Division baseball playoffs. ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S RECORD-SETTING JOHNSON NAMED 'BOYS ATHLETE OF SPRING' (2024-06-17)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Waverly senior Ralph Johnson capped his high school career with three gold medals at the New York State Track & Field Championships, then a record-breaking run to finish third at the New Balance Outdoor Track & Field Nationals. He is the Valley Sports Report 2024 "Boys Athlete of the Spring."
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DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (MINORS): ATHENS CRUISES THROUGH POOL PLAY WITH BIG WINS OVER TOWANDA, CANTON (20 PHOTOS) (2024-06-16)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS - Athens rapped out 12 hits, and allowed just one in a 21-1 three-inning win over Towanda to win pool play with a 2-0 record in the District 15 Little League Minors Division baseball playoffs.

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GIRLS TRACK & FIELD: TIOGA'S ROSSI FINISHES 7TH IN MIDDLE SCHOOL DIVISION LONG JUMP AT NEW BALANCE NATIONALS (2024-06-16)
Valley Sports Report
PHILADELPHIA — Tioga 8th-grader Vida Rossi narrowly missed a spot on the podium Friday, placing seventh in the long jump in the Middle School Division at the New Balance National Outdoor Track & Field Championships here at historic Franklin Field. ...more

DISTRICT 15 LITTLE LEAGUE (SENIORS): ATHENS ROLLS THROUGH BRACKET PLAY WITH PAIR OF LOPSIDED WINS (18 PHOTOS) (2024-06-16)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS — Kamdyn Wheeler tossed a no-hitter, and received plenty of run support in a 22-0 five-inning win over Southern Tioga here Sunday afternoon to win pool play  in District 15 Senior Division Little League baseball playoffs with a 2-0 record.

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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: ATHENS' BRONSON HEADLINES SUPER 7 AS 'GIRLS ATHLETE OF SPRING' (2024-06-16)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens junior Sara Bronson peaked at the right time, and earned her first PIAA medal. She is the Valley Sports Report 2024 "Girls Athlete of the Spring."
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THE SPORTS REPORTS: CORNING'S JOHNSTON, WAVERLY'S JOHNSON NAMED ZIFF LAW FIRM REGIONAL 'ATHLETES OF THE WEEK' (2024-06-16)
The Sports Reports
Corning’s Matti Johnston pitched the Hawks to a state title, while Waverly’s Ralph Johnson won three gold medals at the New York State Track & Field Championships. They are The Sports Reports / Ziff Law Firm Regional "Athletes of the Week," for the week ending June 8.
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BOYS TRACK & FIELD: WAVERLY'S JOHNSON SHATTERS SCHOOL, SECTION IV RECORDS; FINISHES THIRD IN 200-METER DASH AT NEW BALANCE NATIONALS (2024-06-16)
Valley Sports Report
PHILADELPHIA — Fresh off a New York State gold medal, Waverly senior Ralph Johnson shattered his own school record, as well as the Section IV record, while running to a third-place finish in the 200-meter dash Sunday at the New Balance National Outdoor Track & Field Championships here at historic Franklin Field. ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: TIOGA'S SICKLER HEADLINES SUPER 7 AS 'COACH OF THE SPRING' (2024-06-15)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Dave Sickler directed Tioga to its first Section IV boys golf title since 2019— and just the second in program history — to earn the distinction of being the Valley Sports Report 2024 "Coach of the Spring."

The ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WAVERLY SPRINTERS HEADLINE SUPER 7 'STORYLINES OF THE SPRING' (2024-06-15)
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.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: TIOGA'S SICKLER SIGNS TO PLAY AT PENN STATE-ALTOONA (2 PHOTOS) (2024-06-14)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER — Tioga senior Evan Sickler had a feeling Penn State-Altoona was where he belonged the first time he stepped on campus. On Monday, Sickler signed a National Letter-of-Intent to play basketball there. ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: ATHENS' COOKE TOPS SUPER 7 AS BOYS 'NEWCOMER OF THE SPRING' (2024-06-14)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens freshman Brendan Cooke made an instant impact at the plate, and in the field in his first varsity baseball season for the Wildcats. He is the Valley Sports Report 2024 Boys "Newcomer of the Spring."
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COLLEGE WRESTLING: TIOGA'S DUNCANSON SIGNS ON WITH DIVISION I LOCK HAVEN (2 PHOTOS) (2024-06-14)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTER - Tioga’s first three-time state champion Ousmane Duncanson will continue his wrestling career on the biggest of stages — Division I Lock Haven University.

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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: ATHENS' HILEY HEADLINES SUPER 7 AS GIRLS 'NEWCOMER OF THE SPRING' (2024-06-14)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens freshman Gretchan Hiley made an immediate impact in all facets of the game, and helped the Wildcats overcome a slow start to advance to the District 4, Class 3A softball semifinals. She is the Valley Sports Report 2024 Girls "Newcomer of the Spring."

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FROM THE PRESS BOX: A CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2025 BASEBALL SEASON (2024-06-14)
The 2024 baseball season in the Valley saw two teams qualify for the postseason, and two teams come up short.
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S PIPHER HEADLINES BASEBALL SUPER 7 AS 'PLAYER OF YEAR;' ATHENS' COOKE, SAYRE'S GREEN, AND WAVERLY'S BUBNIAK, PERRY, TOMASSO, McDUFFEE ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2024-06-13)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Waverly senior Jay Pipher was near the top in the Valley in nearly every offensive category, and helped the Wolverines to the Section IV, Class B title game. He is the 2024 Valley Sports Report "Baseball Player of the Year."

Wav ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S JOHNSON, 4-x-1 RELAY NAMED BISHOP BROTHERS 'ATHLETES OF THE WEEK' (2024-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Waverly senior Ralph Johnson won three gold medals at the New York State Track & Field Championships. One of those four golds was as part of the 400-meter relay team. Johnson and the Waverly 4-x-1 relay are the Valley Sports Report / Bishop Brothers Construction "Athletes of the Week," for the week ending June 8.< ...more

BOYS BASKETBALL: WAVERLY SUMMER LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS AT ATHENS; WAVERLY, SAYRE EACH WIN ONLY GAME (2024-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
ATHENS - Waverly and Sayre each won their only games of Week 1 of the Waverly Summer Basketball League, being played here this summer due to renovations in the Waverly gymnasium, while Athens split its two games, and Tioga went 0-3.

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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLY'S JOHNSON HEADLINES SUPER 7 AS 'BOYS TRACK ATHLETE OF YEAR;" TIOGA'S ALBRECHT, ATHENS WANCK, WAVERLY'S WATSON, HOGAN, 400-METER RELAY ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2024-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly senior Ralph Johnson had a historic run at this year’s New York State Track & Field Championships, winning three gold medals. He is the Valley Sports Report 2024 "Boys Track & Field Athlete of the Year."
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: ATHENS' BRONSON NAMED 'TRACK & FIELD ATHLETE OF YEAR;' TIOGA'S ROSSI, WAVERLY'S TWEDT, ATHENS' BRONSON, 4-X-8 RELAY ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2024-06-12)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Athens junior Sara Bronson took advantage of her return trip to Shippensburg by earning her first state medal. She is the Valley Sports Report 2024 Girls "Track & Field Athlete of the Year."
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: A CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2025 SOFTBALL SEASON (2024-06-12)
The 2024 softball season in the Valley was an interesting one, with four young teams showing improvement as the season progressed.
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: TIOGA'S FEEKO HEADLINES SUPER 7 AS SOFTBALL 'PLAYER OF YEAR;" ATHENS' PERSUN, VanFLEET, HILEY, TIOGA'S BIDWELL, KLOSSNER ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2024-06-11)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Tioga sophomore RaeAnne Feeko had an incredible season at the plate, and was unbeaten in the pitcher’s circle to lead the Tigers to the Section IV title game. She is the 2024 Valley Sports Report Softball "Player of the Year."

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL: TIOGA'S BENJAMIN-DOYLE SIGNS TO PLAY SPRINT FOOTBALL AT MANSFIELD UNIVERSITY (2 PHOTOS) (2024-06-11)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTRAL - Sprint football offers 170-pound linemen the opportunity to play football in college, and Tioga senior Josh Benjamin-Doyle is eager to continue his playing days at Mansfield University.

Ben ...more

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: TIOGA'S FISHER SIGNS LETTER TO KICK AT UTICA UNIVERSITY (2 PHOTOS) (2024-06-11)
By TIM BIRNEY
Valley Sports Report
TIOGA CENTRAL - Tioga senior Gavin Fisher had the best of both worlds. He loved Utica University the first time he stepped on campus, and he’ll have the opportunity to compete for a starting job as a freshman.

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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: ATHENS' COOPER HEADLINES 2023-24 ALL-VALLEY SUPER 7 AS 'GOLFER OF THE YEAR' (2024-06-11)
Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Athens senior Evan Cooper was the NTL’s top golfer, and qualified for the PIAA Championships for the second year in a row. He repeats as the Valley Sports Report "Golfer of the Year."

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STAC SOFTBALL: WAVERLY LANDS THREE ON CENTRAL DIVISION ALL-STAR TEAM (2024-06-10)
Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — Waverly had three young players — freshman Hannah Carpenter, and sophomores Maddie Cron and Delaney Wheeler — named to the Southern Tier Athletic Conference All-Central Division softball team. ...more

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