By: Tim Birney | | October 7, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Wellsboro needed extra play in two sets, but pulled out a 3-1 win over Athens here Thursday night in NTL Large School Division volleyball action.

The Lady Hornets won a lengthy 29-27 decision in the first set, then won the second set, 25-22. The Lady Wildcats stayed alive with a 25-17 win in the third set, but Wellsboro closed out the match with a 26-24 win in the fourth set.

Senior Jenny Ryan led Athens with five points — all aces, six kills, three blocks, 22 setter assists, and 23 digs, while senior Audrey Clare had six kills, five assists, and 15 digs, and sophomore Ella Coyle recorded 30 digs.

Senior Cailin McDaniel had four points — all aces, three kills one block, and eight digs, while sophomore Kassie Babcock had four kills, and 17 digs, senior Cassie Friend registered seven kills, three blocks and three digs, Keaton Wiles had a team-high nine kills and three digs, and Emily Marshall chipped in with two digs.

Meredith Brownlee led Wellsboro with 12 points, three kills, one block, 12 digs, while Emily Starkweather had 11 points, nine kills, two blocks, 21 digs, Lexi Urena added nine points, eight kills, nine digs, and six assists, and Paige Logsdon registered eight points, eight kills, 10 blocks, six digs.

Athens, now 5-6, hosts North Penn-Liberty Tuesday.


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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).