By: Tim Birney | | September 10, 2022 | Photo courtesy Lance Larcom


TIOGA JUNCTION — Athens advanced to the semifinals, while Sayre fell in the quarterfinals — both losing to eventual runner-up Coudersport — here Saturday at the annual Williamson Volleyball Tournament.

Coudersport and NEB both finished 6-2 in Pool B, with Coudersport winning the pool via the tiebreaker. Athens was third at 4-4, with Northern Potter and Towanda, fourth and fifth, respectively — both at 2-6.

Williamson and Galeton both finished 6-2 in Pool A, with the host Lady Tigers winning the tiebreaker and the pool. Canton was third at 3-5, taking the tiebreaker from Sayre, which finished fourth at 3-5. Troy finished fifth at 2-6.

In the quarterfinals, Athens upended Galeton, 25-19, while Sayre dropped a 25-19 decision to Coudersport.

Athens was then swept by Coudersport, 25-20 and 25-18, in the semifinals.

Williamson swept Coudersport by scores of 25-16 and 25-13 in the championship match.

Sayre travels to Canton Tuesday, then hosts Athens Thursday.


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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).