ATHENS FINISHES OFF PERFECT LEAGUE SEASON WITH WIN AT TOMASSO'S

ATHENS FINISHES OFF PERFECT LEAGUE SEASON WITH WIN AT TOMASSO'S

September 26, 2022 Tim Birney

CHEMUNG — Athens junior Evan Cooper earned low-medal honors, and the Wildcats top four golfer finished in the top 12 as they finished off a perfect NTL season here in the final league golf match of the season at Tomasso’s Golf Course.

The Wildcats, who finish the season at 42-0, shot a four-man aggregate score of 348, 20 strokes ahead of runner-up North Penn-Mansfield, which had its best finish of the season.

Wyalusing finished third with a 376, while Wellsboro was fourth with a 379, Cowanesque Valley was fifth with a 383, Towanda was sixth with a 423, and Sayre was seventh in 462.

Cooper shot a round of 81, which included a pair of birdies, on the par-69 course, while Wildcats sophomore Dylan Saxon was fourth with an 86, junior Brady Darrow was sixth with an 88, and senior Sean Clare was 12th with a 93.

Junior Nicholas Jacob was 15th with a non-scoring round of 96, and senior Lucas Kraft was 17th with a non-scoring round of 97.

Senior Jackson Hubbard led Sayre with a 107, while senior Kegan Hayford had a 109, freshman Cole Homer carded a 122, and freshman Karter Green added a 124.

Juniors Tanner Green and David Hall Jr. added non-scoring rounds of 130 and 131, respectively, for the Redskins.

The District 4 Championships are Thursday and Saturday at Williamsport Country Club.

FINAL STANDINGS
1. ATHENS, 42-0; 2. WYALUSING, 33-9; 3. (tie) WELLSBORO and NP-MANSFIELD, 25-17; 5. COWANESQUE VALLEY, 15-27; 6. TOWANDA, 6-30; 7. SAYRE, 0-42.

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ATHENS WINS AGAIN; CLINCHES SECOND STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLE

ATHENS WINS AGAIN; CLINCHES SECOND STRAIGHT LEAGUE TITLE

September 20, 2022 Tim Birney

TOWANDA — Athens had four of the top 11 scorers, led by low-medal winner junior Evan Cooper, to win its sixth straight NTL golf match and clinched its second straight league title here Tuesday afternoon at the Towanda Country Club.

The Wildcats, now 36-0 on the season, shot a four-player aggregate scored of 347, while runner-up Wellsboro carded a 357, and third-place Wyalusing had a 362. North Penn-Mansfield was fourth at 381, Cowanesque Valley was fifth at 391, Towanda was sixth at 439, and Sayre was seventh at 463.

Cooper was low for the day with a career-best round of 74 on the par-71 course. He had two birdies, and nine pars.

North Penn-Mansfield senior was second with a 78, and Wellsboro junior Hayden Zuchowski was third with an 82.

Athens sophomore Dylan Saxon was seventh with an 87, while junior Nicholas Jacob was ninth with a 92, and junior Brady Darrow was 11th with a 94. Junior Lucas Kraft was 19th with a non-scoring round of 99, and senior Sean Clare tacked on a 101.

Sayre senior Jackson Hubbard finished 17th with a round of 97, while senior Kegan Hayford shot a 117, junior David Hall Jr. carded a 122, junior Tanner Green had a 127, and freshman Cole Homer tacked on a non-scoring round of 128.

The NTL golfers wrap up the regular season next Tuesday at Tomasso’s Golf Course.

STANDINGS:
1. Athens 36-0; 2. Wyalusing 29-7; 3. Wellsboro, 22-14; 4. North Penn-Mansfield, 20-16; 5. Cowanesque Valley 13-23l 6. Towanda, 6-30; 7. Sayre, 0-36.

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BALANCED WILDCATS PLACE FIRST AT LEAGUE MATCH FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK

BALANCED WILDCATS PLACE FIRST AT LEAGUE MATCH FOR FIFTH STRAIGHT WEEK

September 13, 2022 Tim Birney

WESTFIELD, Pa. — All six of Athens’ golfers placed in the top 15, and the Wildcats took first place for the fifth consecutive week here at the NTL golf match at River Valley Country Club.

The Wildcats shot a four-player aggregate score of 356 to top runner-up Wyalusing by 12 strokes. North Penn-Mansfield was third at 374, edging out Cowanesque Valley, which was fourth at 378.

Wellsboro placed fifth at 378, while Towanda was sixth at 432, and Sayre was seventh at 498.

Athens junior Evan Cooper finished third with an 83, and sophomore Dylan Saxon was fourth with an 86.

Senior Lucas Kraft shot a 93 to finish 11th for the Wildcats, while sophomore Brady Darrow shot a 94, senior Cameron Sullivan carded a non-scoring round of 95, and junior Nicholas Jacob shot a non-scoring round of 96.

Cowanesque Valley junior Jordan Vargeson was low-medalist on the way with a 79, edging out second-place finisher Andrew Green of North Penn-Mansfield by one stroke.

STANDINGS: 1. Athens, 30-0; 2. Wyalusing, 25-5; 3. (tie) Wellsboro, 17-13 and North Penn-Mansfield, 17-13; 5. Cowanesque Valley, 11-19; 6. Towanda, 5-25; 7. Sayre, 0-30.

The NTL golfers return to action Monday at the Towanda Country Club.

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COOPER LEADS BALANCED WILDCATS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT FIRST-PLACE FINISH

COOPER LEADS BALANCED WILDCATS TO FOURTH STRAIGHT FIRST-PLACE FINISH

September 6, 2022 Tim Birney

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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COOPER, SULLIVAN LEAD ATHENS TO THIRD STRAIGHT FIRST-PLACE FINISH

COOPER, SULLIVAN LEAD ATHENS TO THIRD STRAIGHT FIRST-PLACE FINISH

September 1, 2022 Tim Birney

TOWANDA — Led by junior Evan Cooper, Athens had four scorers in the top 10 to win its third straight league match here Thursday afternoon in NTL golf action at the Towanda Country Club.

Athens fired a four-player aggregate score of 348, edging out runner-up Wyalusing by six strokes. Wellsboro finished third with a 377, while NP-Mansfield was fourth at 390, Cowanesque Valley was fifth at 401, Towanda was sixth at 448, and Sayre finished seventh at 461.

Cooper shot a 78 on the par-71 TCC course to finish second on the day, with Wyalusing junior Nick Salsman earning low-medal honors with a round of 75.

Senior Cameron Sullivan placed fourth with an 86, while sophomore Dylan Saxon was eighth with a 91, and junior Brady Darrow was 10th with a 93.

Senior Lucas Kraft carded a non-scoring round of 93 to finish 13th on the day, and junior Nicholas Jacob was 19th with a 101.

Senior Jackson Hubbard, in his first action of the season, led Sayre with a round of 106, and junior Tanner Green carded a 111.

Kegan Hayford shot a 121 for the Redskins, while freshman Ryne Osmond had a 123, and junior David Hall Jr. and freshman Karter Green carded non-scoring rounds of 128 and 139, respectively.

Athens and Sayre return to action Tuesday at Corey Creek Golf Club in Mansfield.

STANDINGS
1. ATHENS ....... 18-0
2. WYALUSING .. 15-3
3. WELLSBORO . 12-6
4. NP-MANS ...... 9-9
5. C.VALLEY ..... 6-12
6. TOWANDA .... 3-15
7. SAYRE ......... 0-18

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ATHENS WINS AGAIN; TOPS FIELD BY 10 STROKES AT TYOGA COUNTRY CLUB

ATHENS WINS AGAIN; TOPS FIELD BY 10 STROKES AT TYOGA COUNTRY CLUB

August 22, 2022 Tim Birney

WELLSBORO — Athens, led by junior Evan Cooper, had three golfers in the top seven to record its second straight first-place finish in NTL golf action here Monday afternoon at the Tyoga Country Club.

The Wildcats, now 12-0 in league play, recorded a four-man aggregate score of 365, while Wyalusing was runner-up at 375, Wellsboro was third at 379, and North Penn-Mansfield finished fourth at 389. Cowanesque Valley finished fifth with a score of 436, while Towanda was sixth at 535, and Sayre was seventh at 564.

Cooper, who was low medalist at Shepard Hills last week, was second on the day with a round of 82 — just one shot off the pace of NP-M senior Andrew Green, who carded an 81 on the par-71 course.

Junior Nicholas Jacob finished sixth overall for the Wildcats with a career-best round of 88, and sophomore Dylan Saxon was seventh with an 89.

Cooper birdied the par-4 third hole, while Jacob registered a birdie on the par-5 fifth hole.

Athens senior Cam Sullivan finished 14th with a round of 106, while junior Sean Clare was 17th with a non-scoring round of 110, and senior Lucas Kraft was 19th with a non-scoring round of 111.

Senior Kegan Hayford led Sayre with a 124, while junior David Hall Jr. carded a 137, freshman Tanner Green added a 142, and freshman Ryne Osmond tacked on a 161.

Athens returns to action Sept. 1 at the Towanda Country Club.

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COOPER LEAD ATHENS TO SIXTH-PLACE FINISH AT SELINSGROVE INVITE

COOPER LEAD ATHENS TO SIXTH-PLACE FINISH AT SELINSGROVE INVITE

August 20, 2022 Tim Birney

SELINSGROVE, Pa. — Sophomore Dylan Saxon had a career-best day, and junior Evan Cooper continued his strong play to lead Athens to a top-10 finish here Saturday in the Selinsgrove Invitational at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.

“It was a very tough and competitive field, and a very tough golf course,” said Athens coach Lenny Pientka.

Saxon fired a 78 on the 6,261-yard, par-72 course, while Cooper shot an 80 to help the Wildcats to a four-player aggregate score of 256 for a sixth-place finish in the 30-team field.

Senior Lucas Kraft carded a 98 for Athens, and junior Nicholas Jacob added a 100.

Athens returns to action Monday in NTL golf action at the Tyoga Country Club in Wellsboro.

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ATHENS WINS OPENING LEAGUE MATCH

ATHENS WINS OPENING LEAGUE MATCH

August 17, 2022 Tim Birney

WAVERLY — Athens junior Evan Cooper earned low-medal honors, leading Athens to a 6-0 record in the opening NTL golf match of the season here Wednesday afternoon at The Club at Shepard Hills.

Athens fired a four-man aggregate score of 346 to earn six wins, while Wyalusing was second at 369, followed by Wellsboro at 381, North Penn-Mansfield at 406, Cowanesque Valley at 410, and Towanda at 436. Sayre was 0-6 at 503.

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