By: Tim Birney | | October 6, 2021 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning


ROME, Pa. — Neither team was able to get off many shots, but Athens made the most of theirs in a 3-0 win over Northeast Bradford here Wednesday afternoon in NTL boys soccer action.

With the win, the Wildcats improve to 6-1 in NTL play, and remain just 1/2-game behind first place Wellsboro (6-0-1).

Senior Daniel Horton scored in the 10th minute of the game — on the Wildcats’ third, and final, shot-on-goal of the first half — to give Athens a 1-0 lead.

The Wildcats only managed three shots in the second half, too, but senior Nate Quinn found the back of the net with the last two — in the 60th minute and the 68th minute — to extend the lead to 3-0.

Northeast Bradford only got off three shots-on-goal — two in first half, and one in the second — in the 80 minutes.

NEB had a 7-6 edge in corner kicks.

Senior Levi Kuhns had three saves in net for Athens, while Garrett Cooper had three for the Panthers.

Athens, now 7-6 overall, returns to action Saturday when it hosts Williamsport.


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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).