By: Tim Birney | | September 27, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ATHENS — Troy was able to force a fourth set, but Athens got back on the winning track with a 3-1 win here Tuesday night in NTL Large School Division volleyball action.

The Lady Wildcats, who snap a three-game skid with the win, won the first two sets by scores of 25-16 and 25-14, before the Lady Trojans prevailed, 25-17, in the third set. Athens closed out the match with a 25-20 win in the fourth set.

Senior Jenny Ryan led Athens with four points, six kills, two blocks, 16 setter assists, and 17 digs, while senior Audrey Clare had seven kills, seven assists, and 11 digs, and junior Emily Marshall chipped in with three points, including two aces.

Kassie Babcock had two points, six kills, and eight digs in the win, while senior Cassy Friend registered five kills and three blocks, senior Cailin McDaniel added five kills and two digs, sophomore Ella Coyle recorded 22 digs, and senior Braelyn Wood notched 13 digs.

Athens, now 4-5, returns to action Thursday at North Penn-Liberty.


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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).