Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley


THE FINAL WORD: PUTTING A BOW ON THE 2019-20 WINTER SEASON (2020-03-22)
Wrestling dominated the 2019-20 winter season headlines, but there were plenty of other stand-out performers and teams.
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: THE 'SUPER 7 STORYLINES' OF THE WINTER (2020-03-21)
What a winter season — chock full of intriguing storylines, ranging from continued dominance, to a young champion, to the heart of a champion.

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. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2020-21 WRESTLING SEASON (2020-03-20)
The 2019-20 wrestling season will long be remembered after 10 Valley grapplers (six Tioga, three Athens, one Waverly) qualified for their respective state tournaments, and eight (five Tioga, two Athens, one Waverly) earned state hardware, including Tioga 8th-grader Gianni Silvestri, who became the youngest wrestler in Valley history to win state gold.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2020-21 BOYS BASKETBALL SEASON (2020-03-19)
The 2019-20 season was a pretty good one. Three of the four boys basketball teams in the Valley qualified for the postseason, with two — Sayre and Athens — advancing to the State playoffs.

The crystal ball has been fired up, and with the 2020-21 season eight-plus months away it’s still a bit murky, but I can see enough to tell you it’s going to be another good year — possibly even better than this year. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2020-21 GIRLS BASKETBALL SEASON (2020-03-18)
The 2019-20 girls basketball season was fairly successful with three of the four Valley teams qualifying for the postseason, and the Athens Lady Wildcats advancing to States.

I’ve fired up the crystal ball, but with the 2020-21 season still eight-plus months away, it’s still a bit murky. I can, however, see that it will be a season much like this one. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO 2020-21 BOWLING, SWIMMING, INDOOR TRACK SEASONS (2020-03-17)
The winter sports season saw the final act of one of the best swimmers to come out of the Valley in Waverly senior Mike Atanasoff. It also saw the opening act of Taegan Williams, who could leave an indelible mark of her own on the Athens girls swim program.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: BAKER'S DOZEN TOP STORIES OF 2019 FEATURE TITLES, RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES GALORE (2020-01-01)
While 2019 was a turbulent year for our country, Valley sports fans enjoyed another stellar year of team and individual performances.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON CHRISTMAS TOURNAMENT, WRESTLING ... AND MORE (2019-12-31)
The Athens-Waverly boys championship game of the Valley Christmas Tournament is the reason this event should remain a staple of the holiday season.
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TAYLOR MADE: MY FAVORITES FROM 2019 (2019-12-31)
Tioga County high school athletes and teams provided fans with numerous memorable moments in 2019, all of which were covered by either the Tioga County Sports Report or Valley Sports Report Web sites.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE WINTER SEASON — PART II (2019-12-20)
The 2019-20 high school basketball season looks like it will be quite an interesting one.

There are no dominant teams in the Valley, and there may only be only divisional title team, but I believe the majority of Valley teams will qualify for the postseason. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE WINTER SEASON — PART I (2019-12-19)
If Tioga wrestling fans were concerned after the graduation of state champion John Worthing, Austin Lamb, and Stephen Taylor, who combined for more than 500 wins and eight state place-finishes, there’s no need to worry.
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THE FINAL WORD: PUTTING A BOW ON THE 2019 FALL SEASON (2019-12-01)
When a team wins its third consecutive Section IV football title, and it’s not even their longest streak in the same decade, that team is obviously doing things right.
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FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO THE 2020 FOOTBALL SEASON (2019-11-29)
It was a decent season for high school football in the Valley, with Tioga winning another Section IV title, and Sayre qualifying for the District 4 playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since the inception of the Pa. state playoffs in 1988.

Despite posting a losing record (4-5), Waverly overachieved in the rugged Class B ranks of Section IV, and Athens, despite a 1-10 record, proved to be a tough out for Valley rivals Sayre and Waverly on consecutive weekends late in the season. ...more

VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: TIOGA'S EMMETT WOOD LEADS 'SUPER 7,' 'ALL-VALLEY TEAM' AS 'PLAYER OF YEAR' — TIOGA'S DOM WOOD, MANUEL, AIELLO, WAVRLY'S HALLETT, TOMASSO ALSO EARN TOP HONORS (2019-11-29)
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THE VALLEY — A dynamic player on both sides of the ball, sophomore Emmett Wood accounted for 42 touchdowns, and led Tioga to the state semifinals to earn the moniker of 2019 Valley Sports Report’s Football “Player of the Year.
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VALLEY SPORTS REPORT: THE 'SUPER 7' STORYLINES OF THE FALL (2019-11-29)
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. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO 2020 BOYS, GIRLS SOCCER SEASONS (2019-11-28)
The boys soccer scene in the Valley still revolved around Athens in 2019, but Waverly and Sayre both showed signs their rebuilding projects are taking steps forward. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CRYSTAL BALL LOOK AHEAD TO 2020 VOLLEYBALL SEASON (2019-11-27)
It was a solid year on the volleyball hardwoods in the Valley. Much like last year, Waverly, Athens and Tioga qualified for the postseason, with the Lady Wolverines coming up just short of a Section IV, Class B repeat with a loss in the finals. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: A TOUGH ENDING TO A GREAT SEASON FOR TIOGA FOOTBALL (2019-11-26)
At halftime Friday night, Tioga appeared headed back to the state finals, but defending state champ Clymer / Sherman / Panama turned up its level of play, and an injury to sophomore standout Emmett Wood drastically altered the complexion of the game.< ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: CAN TIOGA RISE TO CHALLENGE AGAINST CSP, RETURN TO THE DOME? (2019-11-22)
Unlike last year, when few Section IV football fans knew what to expect from the combined forced of Clymer / Sherman / Panama, the Wolfpack is a known commodity this time around as they face Tioga in a rematch tonight in the New York State Class D semifinals. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: TIOGA ROLLS ON ... THOUGHTS ON THE VALLEY D-I TALENT (2019-11-20)
Tioga improved to 8-0 in the New York State, Class D quarterfinals Friday night with a 43-20 win over Section III champ Frankfort-Schuyler.

All eight wins have come against the Section III champs, and there’s no mystery surrounding why the Tigers have won those games by an average of 33 points per game. ...more

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