By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 18, 2021 | Photo courtesy Matt Patton


ATHENS — Junior Jenny Ryan had a triple-double to lead Athens to a sweep of Troy here Monday night in NTL Large School volleyball action.

The Lady Wildcats, now 5-6, won by scores of 25-17, 25-15, and 26-24.

“The ladies played well tonight,” said Athens coach Heather Hanson. “They worked great as a team tonight again.”

Ryan recorded 18 digs, 11 kills, and 13 setter assists to go along with five service points to lead the Lady Wildcats, while senior Taylor Walker had 12 points, 13 digs, five kills, and three assists, and senior Ally Martin had 10 points (two aces), 16 digs, seven kills, and one block.

Freshman libero Ella Coyle had eight points, and 22 digs in the win, and junior Cassy Friend registered five blocks and two kills.

“Ella Coyle with 22 digs and 17 serve receptions; she showed why she is wearing that purple jersey,”
 said Hanson. Casey Friend was a wall tonight, with f solo blocks — that has got to be a record at Athens.”

Junior Braelynn Wood added seven points, four digs, and two kills for the Lady Wildcats, while freshman Kassie Babcock had three points, and two kills, and junior Audrey Clare chipped in with four assists.

Athens returns to action Thursday at Towanda.


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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).