SHAMOKIN BLANKS ATHENS, 6-0, IN DISTRICT 4, CLASS AAAA SEMIFINALS

SHAMOKIN BLANKS ATHENS, 6-0, IN DISTRICT 4, CLASS AAAA SEMIFINALS

June 23, 2021 • Tim Birney

WILLIAMSPORT — Postseason softball is all about pitching, and Shamokin’s Annie Hornberger was on top of her game Tuesday afternoon, limiting Athens to three hits in a 6-0 win here in the semifinals of the District 4, Class 4-A playoffs at Elm Park.

WYALUSING ROLLS OVER ATHENS, 13-0, IN LARGE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN

WYALUSING ROLLS OVER ATHENS, 13-0, IN LARGE SCHOOL SHOWDOWN

June 18, 2021 • Chris Manning

WYALUSING — After playing to a hard fought, 16-14, win over NP-Liberty on Monday, turning around and facing the red-hot Wyalusing Rams was going to be tough for the Athens Wildcats. After going down 3-0 in the first inning things just got worse, and they ultimately fell, 13-0, in five innings during NTL softball Tuesday.

SETZER, RUDE EARN FIRST-TEAM ALL-NTL HONORS; SULLIVAN HONORABLE MENTION

SETZER, RUDE EARN FIRST-TEAM ALL-NTL HONORS; SULLIVAN HONORABLE MENTION

June 17, 2021 • Tim Birney

ATHENS — Athens juniors Kaden Setzer and Karter Rude were named all-NTL first-team baseball all-stars, and sophomre Cameron Sullivan received honorable mention recognition in recent voting by the league's coaches.

ATHENS' SULLIVAN LEAGUE'S 'OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR;' FOUR TEAMMATES HONORED AS ALL-STARS

ATHENS' SULLIVAN LEAGUE'S 'OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF YEAR;' FOUR TEAMMATES HONORED AS ALL-STARS

June 17, 2021 • Tim Birney

ATHENS — Athens senior Harley Sullivan was voted the NTL’s “Offensive Player of the Year,” and four of her teammates were named to the NTL all-star teams — two first-team and two second-team — in recent voting by the league’s softball coaches.

ATHENS' ELLIS CAPS STRONG SENIOR SEASON AT PIAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

ATHENS' ELLIS CAPS STRONG SENIOR SEASON AT PIAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 28, 2021 • Tim Birney

SHIPPENSBURG — Athens’ Asher Ellis capped a stellar senior season throwing in two events here Friday in the PIAA Class AA Track & Field Championships at Seth Grove Stadium on the campus of Shippensburg University.

 
 
ATHENS FALLS TO MONTOURSVILLE IN DISTRICT 4, CLASS AAAA SEMIS

ATHENS FALLS TO MONTOURSVILLE IN DISTRICT 4, CLASS AAAA SEMIS

May 27, 2021 Tim Birney

BLOOMSBURG — One bad inning. Second-seed Montoursville scored six runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open a tie game on its way to a 9-2 win over third-seed Athens here Thursday in the semifinals of the District 4, Class AAAA baseball playoffs at Central Columbia High School.

BARTLOW, BRONSON LEAD LADY WILDCATS AT DISTRICT 4 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

BARTLOW, BRONSON LEAD LADY WILDCATS AT DISTRICT 4 TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

May 22, 2021 Tim Birney

WILLIAMSPORT — Athens junior Olivia Bartlow was the top place-winner for Valley girls, winning a bronze medal in the discus, while Athens sophomore Emma Bronson won a pair of medals in the distance events here Saturday at the District 4 Track & Field Championships.

ATHENS' ELLIS PUNCHES TICKET TO STATES IN SECOND EVENT, NARROWLY MISSES THIRD

ATHENS' ELLIS PUNCHES TICKET TO STATES IN SECOND EVENT, NARROWLY MISSES THIRD

May 22, 2021 Tim Birney

WILLIAMSPORT — Athens senior Asher Ellis will be a busy young man Friday at the PIAA Track & Field Championships.

ELLIS WINS GOLD, HEADED TO STATES; THOMPSON EARNS TWO MEDALS

ELLIS WINS GOLD, HEADED TO STATES; THOMPSON EARNS TWO MEDALS

May 20, 2021 Tim Birney

WILLIAMSPORT — Athens senior Asher Ellis topped his seed by more than 8 1/2-feet to win gold in the javelin here Friday evening at the District 4, Class AA Track & Field Championships, and punch his ticket to States next week at Shippensburg University.

ATHENS RALLIES TO EDGE NP-LIBERTY, 16-14, IN EPIC COMEBACK

ATHENS RALLIES TO EDGE NP-LIBERTY, 16-14, IN EPIC COMEBACK

May 17, 2021 Tim Birney

ATHENS — There are comebacks, and there are comebacks. North Penn-Liberty scored 11 runs in the second inning to take an 11-5 lead, and led 14-9 after 4 1/2 innings, but Athens scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull out a wild, 16-14, win here Monday afternoon in NTL Large School Division softball action.

ATHENS TOPS NP-M, 8-3; AVENGES EARLY-SEASON LOSS

ATHENS TOPS NP-M, 8-3; AVENGES EARLY-SEASON LOSS

May 17, 2021 Tim Birney

ATHENS — Athens took the lead for good in the bottom of the fifth inning, and put the game away in the sixth in an 8-3 win over North Penn-Mansfield in the regular-season finale here Monday afternoon in NTL Large School baseball action.

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