Valley Sports Report for Penn York Valley


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

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 13 PICK — CAN TIOGA MAKE IT 8 IN A ROW IN STATE QUARTERFINALS; THOUGHTS ON SECTION IV REALIGNMENT (2019-11-15)
For the eighth time in nine years, Tioga will take on the Section III champ — this time Frankfort-Schuyler — with a chance to advance to the New York State Class D semifinals. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: TIOGA'S LATEST CLASS D TITLE WIN IS A CLASSIC ... MORE ON THE POSTSEASON (2019-11-14)
Tioga’s eighth Section IV, Class D title in nine years was the toughest one to win since its first.

In 2011, Walton was at the top of the heap in Class D, having won Section IV three titles in four years, and a state title in 2007. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 12 PICK — CAN TIOGA FINISH OFF THE THREE-PEAT? (2019-11-08)
Week 12 of the high school football season brings us perhaps the most intriguing match-up of the season — Walton versus Tioga for the Section IV, Class D Championship tonight at Johnson City High School. ...more

THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON THE POSTSEASON ... AND A VALLEY RIVALRY RENEWED (2019-11-06)
Tioga overcame a terrible offensive start Saturday, and rolled to a 41-20 win over Delhi to advance to their eighth Section IV, Class D football title game in nine years, while Sayre dropped a heart-breaker at home to Muncy in the District 4, Class A playoffs. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WEEK 11 PICKS — WILL SAYRE, TIOGA BOTH ADVANCE TO TITLE GAMES? (2019-11-01)
Week 11 of the high school football brings us a pair of postseason games, and a regular-season finale between a pair of Valley rivals.
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THE FINAL WORD: THOUGHTS ON FOOTBALL WEEKEND, PLAYOFF SOCCER (2019-10-29)
The 20th edition of the Athens-Sayre “Rusty Rail” rivalry game is not one that will be included in a time capsule as a “how-to-video” for future generations, but it was an entertaining game nonetheless. ...more

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