By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | October 11, 2022 | Photo courtesy David Alliger



ATHENS — Powerhouse North Penn-Liberty remained unbeaten in league play with a sweep of Athens here Tuesday night in NTL Large School Division volleyball action.

The Lady Mountaineers, (12-1 overall, 10-0 NTL) won by scores of 25-8, 25-23, and 25-20.

“We had lots of errors the first game, then we picked it up in sets two and three,” said Athens coach Heather Hanson. “I saw some awesome Wildcat volleyball.

“Hopefully in the last two sets we played, the girls realized we have a chance,” she added.

The match also included a pair of milestones as senior Jenny Ryan registered her 500th career dig, and sophomore Ella Coyle recorded her 500th serve-receive.

Ryan led Athens with four service points, three kills, two blocks, 14 setter assists, and six digs, while sophomore Kassie Babcock had four points, four kills, and nine digs, and senior Audrey Clare had three points, two kills, one block, and 10 digs.

Keaton Wiles had three points, five kills, and seven digs for the Lady Wildcats, while Coyle had two points, and four digs, senior Cailin McDaniel registered two kills and three blocks, senior Cassy Friend added three kills, and Emily Marshall chipped in with four digs.

Athens, now 5-7, 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).