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Valley Sports Report
THE VALLEY - Already an established star on the softball field, sophomore RaeAnne Feeko made an immediate impact for Tioga in her first seasons on the volleyball and basketball hardwoods. She is the Valley Sports Report 2023-24 “Girls Newcomer of the Year.

A dynamic athlete, and all-around player on the volleyball court, Feeko, who saw limited action in the postseason as a freshman, recorded 148 service points, 212 setter assists, 163 digs, 29 kills and eight blocks.

Feeko, a very good defender on the basketball hardwoods, averaged 6.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists, and 2.1 steals, and knocked down 10 3-pointers in 16 games.

(NOTE: These awards are designed to honor three-sport athletes, but two-sport athletes, and occasionally a one-sport athlete will be included.)

The 2023-24 Valley Sports Reports Girls “Newcomers of the Year”
RaeAnne Feeko, sophomore, Tioga: See above.

Abby Burgess, sophomore, Athens: Burgess made her mark on the Athens track & field program as a freshman, but made big impacts in cross country and basketball this year.

In the fall, Burgess finished 14th at NTL Coaches Invite, and was 43rd at District 4 Championships.

This winter, Burgess, a top-notch defender and excellent ball-handler, averaged 6.7 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 1.3 assists. She also made 21 3-pointers on the season.

McKenna Jarvis, freshman, Athens: Jarvis made an immediate impact on the basketball hardwoods, and softball diamond in her freshman season at Athens.

This winter, Jarvis, who was most dangerous in transition, averaged 7.4 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 steals, and 1.2 assists per game.

On the diamond, Jarvis hit .291 (16 hits in 55 ABs) with four doubles, two triples, 14 RBI, 11 runs scored, and seven stolen bases.

Kaylin Twedt, 8th-grader, Waverly: Twedt made an immediate impact for the Wolverines this spring earning three first-place finishes, including the 200-meter dash, and a second-place finish in the 100 in her first varsity meet at Corning. At the Class C Championships, Twedt was sixth in the 100-meter dash, and ran on two medal-winning relays.

In the fall, Twedt started on the soccer team and was a threat on net with her incredible speed. This spring, Twedt scored several touchdowns for the Waverly flag football team — both as a runner and receiver.

Emma Renninger, junior, Athens: Renninger made a big impact in her first season wrestling, and was a contributor in the spring on the track & field.

This winter, Renninger finished the wrestling season with a 22-13 record, including 17 falls. She finished third at the District 4 Championships.

Renninger was a consistent point-winner in the 400-meter relay, and pole vault during the regular season this spring.

Grace Howey, 7th-grader, Tioga:
A tenacious competitor with skills galore, and a strong knowledge of the game, Howey scored 12 goals, and dished out seven assists in her first varsity season.

Howey finished the season strong, scoring two goals in Tioga’s postseason win over Unatego, then scoring two goals and dishing out an assist in the season-ending loss to Trumansburg.

This spring, Howey was a sprinter, and part of the 400-meter relay.

Gretchan Hiley, freshman, Athens: Hiley made a huge splash on the softball diamond this spring.

Hiley hit .462 (36 hits in 78 ABs) with 12 doubles, one triple, one home run, 13 RBI, 30 runs scored, and five stolen bases. She also walked five times, was hit by one pitch, and had a .494 on-base percentage, to go along with a .679 slugging percentage for a 1.174 OPS.

In the pitcher’s circle, Gretchan Hiley was 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA. She allowed 27 hits in 33 1/3 innings, while striking out 53 and walking 22. Opponents hit .205 against her.

Defensively, she had a .966 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 29 defensive chances. She also threw out the only runner attempting to steal in her 11 innings behind the plate.

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