NINE ATHENS GRAPPLERS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AS DISTRICT 4 ALL-STARS

By: Tim Birney | AthensWildcats.com | April 8, 2021

 
NINE ATHENS GRAPPLERS HONORED FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AS DISTRICT 4 ALL-STARS
 

ATHENS — The Athens varsity wrestling team had nine members earn District 4 All-Academic team honors, including six to make the first team, which requires a 3.8 or higher grade-point average.

Senior Zach Stafursky, juniors Gavin Bradley and Karter Rude, and sophomore Chris Bathgate each had 4.0 GPAs, while sophomore Jake Courtney registered a 3.9 GPA, and junior Kaden Setzer carried a 3.8 GPA to earn first-team honors.

Senior Kyler Setzer qualified for second-team honors with a 3.6 GPA, and freshmen Josh Courtney (3.1 GPA) and Mason Vanderpool (3.0) earned honorable mention recognition.

 

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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 Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.