By: Tim Birney | | October 14, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Athen scored three goals in less than 10 minutes early in the first half in a 6-0 win over Galeton here Thursday afternoon in NTL boys soccer action.

The Wildcats dominated play, outshooting Galeton, 20-1. They also had a 9-0 edge in corner kicks.

Junior Levent VanHolden scored about four minutes into the game to give Athens a 1-0 lead, and senior Nate Quinn, off a feed from senior Mason Hughey, scored 3 1/2 minutes later to make it 2-0.

With 26:34 remaining in the first half, Hughey scored an unassisted goal to give the Wildcats a 3-0 lead.

Senior Daniel Horton capped the first-half scoring with 12:30 left int he first half to make it 4-0.

Quinn scored 2 minutes into the second half to extend the lead to 5-0.

Sophomore Korey Miller finished off the scoring with 8:30 remaining in the game, off an assist from senior Jason Gao.

Athens, now 10-6, improves to 8-1 in league play, and can clinch the NTL title Thursday with a win at Troy.


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Tim Birney

Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.

Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.

River Road Media Group includes five sites in "The Sports Reports" family that cover 24 school districts in five counties: Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020); Northern Tier West Sports Report (March 15, 2021) Southern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 16, 2021).