By: Tim Birney | | September 14, 2021 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom


WESTFIELD, Pa. — Sayre senior Kannon VanDuzer outdistanced the field by seven strokes, and two of his teammate shot career-best rounds to lead the Redskins to the win here Tuesday afternoon in NTL golf action at the River Valley Golf Course.

The Redskins fired a four-player aggregate score of 365 to best runner-up Wellsboro by 10 strokes. Wyalusing was third with a 281, while Athens, playing without low scorer junior Cam Sullivan, finished fourth at 400,, Towanda was fifth at 404, Cowanesque Valley was sixth at 427, and North Penn-Mansfield was seventh at 431.

With the 6-0 mark on the day, Sayre returns to first place with a 15-3 record, while Wellsboro, now 19-4, slips back to second. Athens and Towanda are tied for third at 16-7.

VanDuzer fired a round of 80 on the 6,079, par-72 course. He birdied the 355-yard, par-4 first hole, and the 460-yard, par-5 15th hole.

NP-M junior Andrew Green, and Sayre junior Colton Watkins, who shot a career-best round, tied for second with rounds of 87.

Athens sophomore Evan Cooper, who also birdied the 15th hole, finished fourth with an 88, while Sayre senior Dom Fabbri was 12th with a career-best round of 95, Sayre senior Dylan Seck was 18th with a 103, and Athens freshman Keaton Sinsabaugh was 20th with a 106.

Athens junior Lucas Kraft and sophomore Nicholas Jacob, and Sayre senior Josh Arnold each shot rounds of 108.

Sayre junior Jackson Hubbard tacked on a non-scoring round of 121, and Athens freshman Brady Darrow added a non-scoring round of 133.

Sayre sophomore Sam Claypool shot a nine-hole exhibition score of 52, while Athens junior Isabella Dahl carded a 58, and Sayre sophomore David Hall Jr. recorded a 67.


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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.