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ON TAP TOADAY: POSTSEASON WRESTLING, SWIMMING HEADLINE BUSY SATURDAY (2021-02-20)

Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — It’s a busy Saturday, with the District 4 wrestling and IAC swimming championships on tap, as well as five basketball games — including the first of two Waverly-Tioga boys and girls match-ups, and one wrestling dual.

Four of the five basketball games are in the Valley, with the lone road game at Northeast Bradford.

WRESTLING
District 4 Championships, 10 a.m. @ Williamsport H.S.: Junior Gavin Bradley, the top seed at 113 pounds, leads a contingent of seven Wildcats into action this morning.

Joining Bradley are senior Zach Stafursky and freshman Mason Vanderpool, who are both fourth seeds, and junior Kaden Setzer, who is a sixth seed.

Junior Karter Rude, and sophomores Jake Courtney and Chris Bathgate are ninth seeds, and will each face a win-or-go-home pigtail-elimination match to start the morning.

(For a full preview, click here.)

Waverly at O-M / Watkins Glen, 10 a.m.:
The Wolverines dropped a 63-9 decision to powerhouse Tioga Wednesday night, while the Seneca Indians topped SVEC, 42-36, without winning a bout on the mat.

GIRLS BASKETBALL
Waverly (3-1) at Tioga (1-2), noon (varsity only):
The Lady Wolverines are coming off a 61-53 win over Newark Valley Thursday night, while the Lady Tigers have been off since a 38-33 win over Candor Monday.

Central Columbia (5-9) at Athens (13-4), noon varsity start:
The Lady Wildcats are coming off a 38-27 loss at NEB Friday night, while the Lady Blue Jays dropped a 52-47 decision at Danville.

Central Columbia has lost four straight, while Athens had its four-game win streak snapped last night.

BOYS BASKETBALL
Williamson (1-15) at Sayre (3-10), 1 p.m. varsity start:
The Redskins dropped a 54-41 decision Wednesday at North Penn-Mansfield, while the Warriors are coming off a 68-31 loss at Wyalusing.

Sayre has lost five in a row, while Williamson has lost three straight after snapping its season-opening 12-game losing skein with a 78-36 win over New Covenant Academy.

Tioga (0-4) at
Waverly (2-1) , 5:30 p.m. varsity start: The Wolverines are coming off a 65-49 loss to Horseheads, after having both games against Newark Valley this weekend postponed by Covid protocol. Tioga is coming off a 61-40 loss to Candor.

Athens (10-7) at NEB (7-7), 4 p.m. JV start: The Wildcats are coming off a 67-55 win over Canton Friday night, while the Panthers won at Cowanesque Valley, 65-44.

Earlier this season, Athens topped NEB, 65-56, at home.

BOYS SWIMMING
IAC Championships, 1 p.m. (virtual): In a unique format this year, Dryden will be at Waverly to swim, while O-M will swim at Watkins Glen, and Lansing will travel to Southern Cayuga to swim.

Wolverines swimmers are the top seed in all eight individual events today at the IAC league meet. They also have the top seed in two of the three relays.

Junior Kaden Wheeler and freshman Ryan Clark are seeded 1-2 in the 100-yard breaststroke. Wheeler is also the top seed in the 100-yard butterfly

Freshman Liam Wright and senior Dillon Madigan are seeded 1-2 in the 200-yard freestyle. Wright is also the top seed in the 500-yard freestyle.

Sophomore Oscar Williams and Clark are seeded 1-2 in the 200-yard IM. Williams is also the top seed in the 100-yard backstroke.

Sophomore Jerrell Sackett is the top seed in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle sprints

There is no diving event.

For a full look at the IAC Championships psych sheet, click here.



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