Athens Sweeps Wellsboro In Pair Of Three-Inning Shutouts.

By: Tim Birney | | April 27, 2024 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney

Athens Sweeps Wellsboro In Pair Of Three-Inning Shutouts.

Wellsboro - Athens poured 33 runs across the plate, and allowed just one hit in a doubleheader sweep of Wellsboro here Friday afternoon in NTL Large School Division softball action.

The Wildcats won the first game, 18-0, and the nightcap, 15-0, with both games ending via the 15-run "mercy rule" after three innings.

"We talked the last few days to the girls about being mentally prepared," said Athens coach Brian Wendela. "We are playing four games in less than 24 hours, and that includes a lot of bus time."

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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).