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THREE WAVERLY SENIORS HONORED ON ANNUAL 'TOP DRAWER 24' TEAM (2020-04-17)

Valley Sports Report
WAVERLY — The Top Drawer 24 unveiled its 15th annual team Friday morning, and Waverly had three student-athletes — seniors Brandon Clark, Sheridan Talada, and Scott Woodring — honored in its first year as a member school.

"The Top Drawer 24 highlights scholar-athletes from a four-county region," said Waverly Superintendent of Schools Eric Knolles. "We are very grateful to be included in this year's program."

“Brandon Clark is a well-rounded scholar-athlete ranked number one in his class,” said Knolles. “He’s a three-sport athlete and a national champion quad racer.”

Clark, Waverly's valedictorian, will attend Alfred University in the fall to study engineering.

“Sheridan Talada is a top 10 scholar-athlete, and one of the hardest-working kids and most-improved athlete over the last three years,” said Knolles. “She is a state qualifier in multiple sports and a school record-holder in multiple events at Waverly.”

Talada, Waverly's salutatorian, will attend Binghamton University in the fall on a track / cross country scholarship. She will study Physics and Chemistry with the intention to teach.

“Scott Woodring is a high end scholar-athlete,” said Knolles. “He is a three-sport athlete, school leader and constant grinder, who rehabbed two knee injuries.

“He is also one of the nicest kids in Waverly High School,” added Knolles.

Woodring will attend Mansfield University in the fall to pursue a degree in education and play basketball.

The Top Drawer program, which is presented annually by the Odessa File, continues to maintain tradition by considering anyone in grades 9 through 12 as eligible for consideration. However, no freshmen made the team this year, nor in the previous 13 years. While sophomores are occasionally represented, none was on the team the past five years, nor is one this year. Last year, there were two juniors on the team; this year there is only one.

The selectees on the Top Drawer 24 team are as follows, by school and grade:

Watkins Glen
12th Grade:

Isaac McIlroy -- soccer, basketball, baseball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Gabe Planty -- cross country, indoor track, track -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Kelsey Kernan -- soccer, basketball, softball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Trumansburg
12th Grade:

Sarah Wertis -- volleyball, basketball, softball-- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Conor Baird -- soccer, baseball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

South Seneca
12th Grade:

Hailey Bentley -- soccer, basketball, softball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Samantha Marion -- indoor track, outdoor track -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Odessa-Montour
12th Grade:
Sara Gardner -- soccer, basketball, tennis-- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Derrick Lewis -- football, basketball, baseball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Paden Grover -- soccer, basketball, track -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Elmira Notre Dame
12th Grade:

Alyssa Walker -- cross country, indoor & outdoor track -- 1st year on Top Drawer team

Spencer-Van Etten
12th Grade:

Paige Grube -- soccer, basketball, track -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Thomas A. Edison
12th Grade:

KK Bush -- volleyball, basketball, softball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Jack Hourihan -- football, basketball, baseball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Elmira High School
12th Grade:

Madisyn Ross -- soccer, lacrosse -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
McKenna Ross -- soccer, lacrosse -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Zaria DeMember Shazer-- basketball -- 2nd year on the Top Drawer team
Morgan Gentile -- basketball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Horseheads High School
12th Grade:

Avery Snyder -- lacrosse, volleyball, basketball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Terese Cites -- softball, basketball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Abigail Packard -- softball, track -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
William 'Henry' Juan -- football, basketball, baseball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Jillian Casey -- basketball -- 2nd year on the Top Drawer team

11th Grade:
Sophia Verkleeren -- swimming -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Corning High School
12th Grade:

Charlotte Nevins -- soccer, indoor track, lacrosse -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Seth Hogue -- football, lacrosse -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Waverly High School
12th Grade:

Brandon Clark -- football, swimming, track -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team
Sheridan Talada -- cross country, indoor & outdoor track -- 1st year on Top Drawer team
Scott Woodring -- basketball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

Twin Tiers Christian Academy
12th Grade:
Moriah White -- soccer, basketball, volleyball -- 1st year on the Top Drawer team

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IN PHOTO: From left: Brandon Clark, Sheridan Talada, and Scott Woodring.

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