COOPER LEADS BALANCED WILDCATS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT FIRST-PLACE FINISH

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | September 6, 2022

 
COOPER LEADS BALANCED WILDCATS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT FIRST-PLACE FINISH
 

MANSFIELD — Athens’ top five golfers finished in the top 15 to lead the Wildcats to their fourth straight first-place finish in NTL boys golf action here Tuesday afternoon at Corey Creek Golf Club.

Athens, which edged Wyalusing by six strokes last week, topped the Rams by just three strokes this week — 362 to 365. North Penn-Mansfield finished third with a four-player aggregate score of 377, while Wellsboro was fourth at 380, Cowanesque Valley was fifth at 406, Towanda was sixth at 442, and Sayre placed seventh at 543.

Athens junior Evan Cooper finished second on the day with an 82 — four shots off the pace of low-medalist North Penn-Mansfield senior Andrew Green, who fired a 78.

Athens senior Cameron Sullivan placed sixth on the day with a 90, while sophomore Dylan Saxon tied for 10th with a 93, and junior Brady Darrow was 14th with a 97.

Athens senior Lucas Kraft finished 15th with a non-scoring round of 98, and junior Nicholas Jacob was 18th with a 102.

Senior Kegan Hayford led Sayre with a round of 128, while junior David Hall Jr. shot a 129, freshman Cole Homer carded a 130, and freshman Ryne Osmond tacked on a 156.

The Athens and Sayre golfers return to action next Tuesday at the River Valley Country Club in Westfield, Pa.

STANDINGS:
1. Athens, 24-0; 2. Wyalusing, 20-4; 3. Wellsboro, 15-9; 4. NP-Mansfield, 13-11; 5. Cowanesque Valley, 8-16; 6. Towanda, 4-20; 7. Sayre, 0-24.

 

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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.