By: Tim Birney | | 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.

The Athens boys topped Wyalusing, 25-33, and Towanda, 19-40, while the Lady Wildcats dropped a 27-29 decision to Wyalusing, and bested Towanda, 24-31.

Athens 25, Wyalusing 33
Athens 19, Towanda 40

Wyalusing standout Zion Laudermilch ran away from the field, but Athens had five runners in the top 11 to pull out a pair of wins.

Laudermilch clocked in at 18:14, 63 seconds ahead of runner-up Athens senior Matt Gorsline, who crossed the finish line in 19:17.

Junior Ethan 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.

Wyalusing 27, Athens 29
Athens 24, Towanda 31

The 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.

Junior 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.

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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).