By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 17, 2022


LIBERTY — Division-leading North Penn-Liberty swept past Athens here Monday night in NTL Large School Division volleyball action.

The Lady Mountaineers, who improve to 14-1 overall and 11-0 in league play, won by scores of 25-12, 25-12, and 25-13.

"We played hard, and had great moments, but each moment was followed by an unforced error,” said Athens coach Heather Hanson. “I guess that knocked the steam out of our pipe.

“The girls need to take responsibility upon themselves to talk and communicate on the court,” noted Hanson. “Until they do that, it’s going to be tough to have any victories.”

Senior Jenny Ryan led Athens with 12 service points, three kills, two blocks, 12 setter assists, and seven digs, while senior Audrey Clare had six kills, two assists, and eight digs, and senior Cassy Friend had four kills, two blocks, and four digs.

Sophomore Ella Coyle had six digs for the Lady Wildcats, while sophomore Kassie Babcock recorded six digs, sophomore Keaton Wiles registered three kills, senior Cailin McDaniel added two kills, and one block, and juniors Izzy Davis and Emily Marshall chipped in with four digs and two digs, respectively.

Athens, now 5-8, returns to action Tuesday at Troy.


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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).