VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: WAVERLYS KITTLE AND KEATHLEY, TIOGA'S MACUMBER NAMED BISHOP BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION 'ATHLETES OF THE WEEK'
(2023-11-20)Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY — Waverly sophomore Mira Kittle
reached the podium at States, while Tioga senior Drew Macumber,
and Waverly junior Kolsen Keathley
played key roles in their respective football teams reaching the state semifinals. They are the Valley Sports Report
/ Bishop Brothers Construction
“Athletes of the Week
,” for the week ending Nov. 18.WAVERLY’S KITTLE NAMED BISHOP BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION GIRLS “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”
Kittle lowered her school-record in the 50-yard freestyle, and brought home an 8th-place medal at the New York State Girls Swimming & Diving Championships.
Kittle swam a school record 23.51 seconds in the preliminaries of the 50 free. It is the second-fastest time ever recorded in the event by a Section IV swimmer.
She also finished 18th in the 100-yard freestyle in a time of 53.84 seconds, and was part of Waverly’s 200-yard freestyle relay that also finished 18th.
TIOGA’S MACUMBER, WAVERLY’S KEATHLEY SHARE BISHOP BROTHERS CONSTRUCTION BOYS “ATHLETE OF THE WEEK”
Tioga’s Macumber and Waverly’s Keathley both had good games on both sides of the ball over the weekend in their team’s respective New York State quarter-final football games.
Macumber scored Tioga’s first two TDs of the game on runs of 26 and 2 yards, and finished the game with 57 yards and two TDs on just four carries in the Tigers’ 56-12 win over Section III champ Dolgeville.
Macumber also had nine tackles, including two tackles-for-loss, in the win.
Keathley led Waverly in rushing with 144 yards, and one TD on four carries, including a 62-yard TD scamper on the second play of the game in Waverly’s 49-8 win over Adirondack. He also had one catch for 13 yards.
Defensively, Keathley had six tackles, including two solo stops. He also returned the second-half kickoff 29 yards into Adirondack territory.
Honorable Mentions: Waverly's Payton Fravel (football), Waverly's Kam Hills (football), Tioga's Ousmane Duncanson (football), and Tioga's Tate MaCauley.
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