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ATHENS — One year removed from a 1-10 season, the Athens Wildcats varsity football team has a little more to play for in the midst of a season that has been chaotic to say the very least. The hopes over at Athens Area High School have remained high with a 4-1 record this season that will mor…

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ATHENS — The host Lady Wildcats took on Towanda’s Lady Black Knights and earned the 3-0 sweep with set scores of 25-11, 25-11 and 25-14.

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SAYRE — It looks like the Sayre High School football team will once again be forced to sit on the sidelines this weekend as the Redskins’ game with Wellsboro has been canceled.

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TROY — One thing is almost as certain as death and taxes: If you get Emma Roe one-on-one with a goalie, the only thing that is going to stop the ball is the back of the net.

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SAYRE — Sayre was able to hang with Athens for the first 20 minutes and only trailed 2-0 at the half. When he final horn sounded, Athens had tallied four more times for a 6-0 win in the final regular-season soccer game for both teams.

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TROY — Athens’ volleyball team traveled to Troy Tuesday looking to wash away the sting of falling to Northeast Bradford in five sets on Monday.

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TROY — One thing is almost as certain as death and taxes: If you get Emma Roe one-on-one with a goalie, the only thing that is going to stop the ball is the back of the net.

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TROY — Sayre boys soccer squad rolled out to a 4-0 halftime lead and cruised on home for a 5-2 NTL win over Troy Monday afternoon.

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ROME — Athens’ Emma Bronson has been a standout from her first step as a cross country runner and on Saturday the Wildcats’ sophomore put down a time of 21:31.90 and ran away from the field to win the varsity girls title at the NTL Coaches’ Invite.

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ATHENS – Perhaps inspired by the band’s halftime performance of “Gonna Fly Now” (theme from “Rocky”), the Athens Wildcat football team awoke from a potential pummeling to down the South Williamsport Mountaineers and rallied to post a 35-18 win.

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BLOSSBURG — Sayre and North Penn-Mansfield expected to be kicking off for some Friday night football, but as has happened a couple times earlier this year, a game was called off the day of the game due to Covid concerns.

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TROY — A handful of different Wildcats players scored goals and three guys had assists as Athens rolled to a 5-1 win over Troy Thursday night.

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SAYRE — Last season, Isaiah Firestine was the lead back in Sayre’s offense. After a stellar senior season, though, Firestine graduated and turned Sayre’s offense over to the next wave.

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Sure, I could have climbed into my tree stand for a few hours. After all, it was the second day of New York’s archery season and I had been flinging a few arrows into my block target out back with enough regularity to fight off my seemingly chronic target panic and feel confident out to 25 yards.

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We are fortunate to have a robust population of Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds come to our area every May until sometime in September. They are an absolute joy to watch as they come and go on their daily activities.

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Most hunters are preppers. Before the opening of the season they make sure the guns are sighted in, the clothes are scent-free, and the vacation days are planned well in advance for those upcoming opening days. However, one thing many often overlook is their physical fitness.

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ATHENS — Athens’ boys swept NEB and incomplete teams from North Penn/Mansfield and Wellsboro to finish the Northern Tier League season undefeated.

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ATHENS — Last month, Athens made the trip to Wellsboro only to come out on the wrong side of a 2-1 score.

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ATHENS — The Canton varsity football team took the field for the first time in over a month on Monday night at Athens High School. It only took them two or three drives to shake the rust off and eventually take care of a previously undefeated Athens squad by a score of 33-9.

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WAVERLY — Black Knights, Red Raiders, Blue Devils and Gold Eagles all picked up wins in Waverly Rec. Flag Football League play this weekend.

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In only his fifth NASCAR Cup Series season, Chase Elliott is proving himself a road course master, easily besting the field Sunday at the Charlotte ROVAL and more importantly, the 24-year old continues to establish himself as a perennial championship contender.

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ATHENS — Before this year’s Rusty Rail game against Sayre, the last time Athens junior Karter Rude strapped on a helmet and stepped onto a football field as a player was way back in his 8th grade year.

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SAYRE — The Sayre volleyball team fell 3-0 to Cowanesque Valley on Thursday evening, remaining winless on the season.

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ATHENS — The Canton and Athens football squads were supposed to knock heads in the second week of the season. That Sept. 18 contest was a COVID-19 casualty as have been Canton’s last three of games.

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SAN DIEGO (AP) — Luke Voit and Gleyber Torres hit impressive home runs, Jordan Montgomery and three relievers combined on a three-hitter and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 Thursday night to force a deciding fifth game in their AL Division Series.

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WELLSBORO — North Penn/Mansfield made it a clean sweep Wednesday, rolling to a 28-stroke win in the final golf match of the 2020 season to finish league play with a 41-0 record.

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SAYRE — Playing a girl down from beginning to end with a first-time goalie makes it very tough to be competitive in a soccer game. That was the situation Sayre’s Lady Redskins faced Tuesday night and the result was an 8-3 win for visiting North Penn/Mansfield.

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ATHENS — The host Wildcats started out fast and finished well as Athens topped Williamson 6-1 Wednesday night in Northern Tier League boys soccer play.

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LIBERTY — The night started out well for Athens, but after winning the first set the Lady Wildcats lost the next three to drop Tuesday night’s NTL volleyball match 3-1 to North Penn/Liberty.

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ATHENS —The host Wildcats pulled out a dominant performance in Monday night’s 3-0 sweep of visiting Sayre, winning the sets 25-12, 25-10 and 25-11.

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TIOGA JUNCTION — Williamson held Sayre scoreless and took advantage of one good opportunity to post a 1-0 NTL win Monday night.

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ATHENS — The Towanda-Athens football game had been postponed twice, pushing it into the coveted Monday Night Football time slot. Wildcat head coach Jack Young was concerned about the mentality of his players entering the game. He cautioned “All it takes is the wrong mentality, a laissez-fair…