By: Tim Birney | | October 4, 2022 | Photo courtesy Chris Manning


ATHENS — The Athens boys and girls both dropped decisions to Wyalusing, and registered wins over Wellsboro here Tuesday afternoon in an NTL double-dual cross country meet at Round Top Park.

While the Wyalusing boys are in the Large School Division, the girls are in the Small School Division, so the loss does not effect the Lady Wildcats’ chase for the Large School title. The Athens girls can clinch the division title next week with wins over CV and NP-M.

Wyalusing 23, Athens 38
Athens 19, Wellsboro 40

Wylausing’s Jeremy Clauser ran the fasted time of the day, clocking in at 17:45, while senior Ethan Denlinger (17:48) and sophomore Ethan Hicks (17:54) finished 2-3 against the Rams.

The Rams had the next six finishers, with senior Nate Prickett placing 10th against Wyalusing in 20:08, while sophomore Aiden Oldroyd (21:57), freshman Sam Sensenig (22:45), freshman Caleb Simwale (23:26), sophomore Pierce Oldroyd (23:31), freshman Aiden Pollock-Sinsabaugh (23:46), freshman Andrew DeForest (24:35, and Lohith Kinthala (41:16) finished 13th through 19th, respectively.

Denlinger, Hicks, and Prickett finished 1-2-3 against Wellsboro, while Aiden Oldroyd and Sensenig sixth and seventh, respectively, and Simwale, Pierce Oldroyd, Pollock-Sinsabaugh, and DeForest were ninth through 12th, respectively. Kinthala was 14th.

Wyalusing 25, Athens 32
Athens 21, Wellsboro 40

Sophomore Sara Bronson ran the fastest time of the day, clocking in at a time of 20:38.

Senior Emma Bronson finished fourth against Wualusing in a time of 22:06, and junior Thea Bentley was sixth in 22:35.

Sophomore Emily Henderson (25:48), freshman Olivia Cheresnowsky (26:12), senior Abby Prickett (27:16), junior Janae Harkins (29:33), and sophomore MaryRose Bertsch finished 10th though 14th, respectively, for the Lady Wildcats.

Sara Bronson placed first against Wellsboro, while Emma Bronson was third, Bentley was fourth, and Henderson, Cheresnowsky, Prickett, and Harkins placed sixth through ninth, respectively. Bertsch placed 11th.

Athens 19, Wellsboro 44
Athens 23, Wyalusing 35

Graham Wanck ran the fast time of the day, crossing the finish line in 9:38.

Eli Hicks placed third against both teams in a time of 10:43, while Jacob Shores (11:15) and Matthew Rossettie (11:19) placed fifth and sixth, respectively, and Zach Fisher (11:46) and Abram Steinfelt (12:00) were eighth and ninth, respectively.

Darious Miller finished 11th in 13:37, and Isaac Roy (15:00) and Jonny Roberts (15:18) were 13th and 14th, respectively.

Shores, Rossettie, Fisher, Steinfelt, and Miller finished fourth through eighth, respectively, against Wellsboro, and Roy and Roberts were 11th and 12th.

Wellsboro 15, Athens 50
Wyalusing 15, Athens 50

Alyssa Vough finished third in the junior high girls race in a time of 11:50, and Abigail COnklin was ninth in 18:49.


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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).