By: Tim Birney | | January 21, 2021 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


ATHENS — Athens won all four contested weight classes, and received five forfeits in a 54-18 win over Northeast Bradford here Thursday night in NTL junior high wrestling action.

Karson Sipley won the first bout to take to the mat, pinning NEB’s Mason Alexander in 2:33 at 94 pounds.

At 138 pounds, Keegan Congdon pinned Jayden Crawford in 1:29.

Matthias Welles recorded a 28-second fall over NEB’s Conner Eastabrook at 170 pounds.

And, Cooper Robinson scored a fall over Hunter Comstock in 1:54 at 108 pounds.

Eli Chapman, at 115 pounds, Sean Peters (122), Trey Souder (130), Kolsen Keathley (145), and Caleb Nason (250) received forfeits for the junior Wildcats.

Athens gave up six points at 80 to NEB’s Anaiah Kolesar, at 101 to Russell Martin, and at 190 to Dominick Clark.


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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.