ATHENS TOPS WYALUSING, TOWANDA; LADY 'CATS SPLIT
By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 21, 2021 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning
TOWANDA — Athens, running without their top runner Kyle Anthony, earned
wins over Wyalusing and Towanda here Tuesday afternoon, while the Lady
Wildcats split a pair of decisions in NTL cross country action.
Athens boys topped Wyalusing, 25-33, and Towanda, 19-40, while the Lady
Wildcats dropped a 27-29 decision to Wyalusing, and bested Towanda,
Athens 25, Wyalusing 33
Athens 19, Towanda 40
standout Zion Laudermilch ran away from the field, but Athens had five
runners in the top 11 to pull out a pair of wins.
clocked in at 18:14, 63 seconds ahead of runner-up Athens senior Matt
Gorsline, who crossed the finish line in 19:17.
Denlinger was third for the Wildcats in 19:34, while freshman Ethan
Hicks was sixth in 20:08, freshman Carter Lewis was eighth in 20:46,
senior Izaak Hobday was 10th in 21:26, and senior Sander Bertsch was
11th in 21:27.
Junior Nate Prickitt was 15th in
22:00 for the Wildcats, while freshman Aiden Oldroyd was 23rd in 23:44,
freshman Pierce Oldroyd was 26th in 25:12, senior Brendan Jones was 27th
in 25:54, freshman Ryan Gorman was 30th in 27:58, and freshman Lohith
Kinthala was 31st in 34:57.GIRLS
Wyalusing 27, Athens 29
Athens 24, Towanda 31
Bronson sisters out-dueled Wyalusing’s Beebe sisters, but the Lady Rams
edged the Lady Wildcats, 27-29. The Lady ‘Cats topped Towanda, 24-31.
Emma Bronson and freshman Sara Bronson finished 1-2 in the race — both
clocking in at 22:40, while Kayla Beebe was third in 23:24, and Laina
Beebe was fourth in 24:41.
Sophomore Thea Bentley finished
seventh for the Lady Wildcats in 26:34, while sophomore Cailyn Conklin
was 12th in 29:01, sophomore Emily Henderson was 16th in 32:52, and Abby
Prickitt was 19th in 34:58.
About the Author
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).