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WAVERLY — While most Little Leagues decided against playing for the 2020 season, Waverly Little League elected to push the season back.

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SAYRE — Tryout dates Valley Storm Fastpitch for the 2020-2021 season are set. All tryouts will be held at Riverfront Park Sayre Pa. We will be fielding 16u & 18u teams for next year.

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TALLADEGA — During an update Thursday on NASCAR’s investigation into a noose found in Bubba Wallace’s garage stall on Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, NASCAR president Steve Phelps quickly dispelled any insinuation that the incident was a hoax.

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While many folks avidly fish during daylight hours, few venture forth after dark. It is understandable since it is unnatural to really enjoy darkness and fish a stream, pond or lake. There is one big payday for the nocturnal angler, the possibility of a really big fish. The larger fish in a …

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Maine’s annual moose lottery tag draw didn’t carry its usual hoopla this year, the annual festivities surrounding the actual draw canceled due to the COVID-19 situation. But the drawing for the coveted tags for hunters still drew plenty of online attention, and several area sportsmen were am…

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ATHENS — Athletes in the Athens Area School District can return to the field and court for off-season workouts after the school board adopted a Athletic Reopening Health and Safety Plan at last Thursday’s meeting.

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WAVERLY — The Principals’ Award, given to the top senior female athlete in the Valley since 1982, landed in the hands of Waverly soccer and track standout Melina Ortiz Wednsday night.

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OLEAN — Jamestown Community College has other sports at its Jamestown campus, but cross country at the Cattaraugus campus in Olean is the first sport at the satellite campus since the 2015-2016 school year. It’s also the only sport to be currently offered at Olean, although they are hoping t…

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DRYDEN — Tioga Central graduate Stormy Young has graduated from Tompkins-Cortland Community College as a Graduate of Note in Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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Every once in a while — well, actually more often than that — I get the urge to do some serious off-the-beaten-path exploring, which believe it or not you can do right here in Pennsylvania, and certainly in the Adirondacks and other areas of New York state.

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LATHAM — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) held its first meeting of the COVID-19 Task Force on Wednesday, June 10. The Task Force is comprised of school district superintendents, high school principals, athletic directors, NYSPHSAA officers, as well as a …

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For all sorts of reasons the NASCAR Cup Series’ smallest track, Martinsville Speedway has always maintained a super-sized profile and lots of intrigue. And yet for all the bumper-beating you would expect from a .526-mile short track, the last few races have been exercises in near-perfection.

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We are blessed to have many rail-trails in our area. A rail-trail is an abandoned railroad which has been deeded to a conservation group. The Pine Creek Rail-Trail is located in both Lycoming and Tioga Counties. It is over 62 miles in length, from the southern terminus in Jersey Shore to the…

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TIOGA CENTER — After being a part of six Section IV team championships during his career at Tioga High School, David MacWinnie signed his commitment to wrestle at Elmira College.

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The picture you see in viewing this column is the first evidence we have that chipmunks climb trees and bushes. Linda Marie snapped this picture while resting on a bench along the Pine Creek Rail-Trail a week ago. The animal is eating buds from a sumac bush. In asking some outdoor oriented f…

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It’s pretty clear now that we’re slowly – some say too slowly – emerging from the COVID-19 lockdown, and while I’m not about to wade into the political debate that continues to percolate regarding the ongoing restrictions I think we’re all ready to limp back toward normalcy.

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LATHAM, NY — The northern half of the Greater Valley Area was well represented when the New York State Public High School Athletic Association released its list of winter 2020 Scholar-Athlete teams.

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MANSFIELD — After making a four-win increase in conference competition in 2019-20, the Mansfield University men’s basketball team is continuing their youth movement in 2020-21 by bringing in an explosive recruiting class of seven, third-year head coach John Szentesy announced.

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“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear. -Anonymous”

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Be very quiet and careful when approaching any body of water to go catch some fish. In spring, your quarry is very often quite close to shore in the act of spawning to lay eggs for the next generation. While trout are the spookiest of all fishes in fresh water, all fish are wary.

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It began as it always does, with a 3:30 a.m. alarm, one that really wasn’t necessary. It never is during spring gobbler season — I’d been awake on and off all night, a habit not broken over more than 40 years of spring gobbler hunting, and not just on opening day when optimism reigns and you…

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LATHAM, N.Y. – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has selected members to serve on a COVID-19 Task Force to examine potential impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on the fall 2020 season and the 2020-2021 school year.

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WAVERLY — Waverly junior Sidney Tomasso was recently named 10th Team All-State in Class B girls basketball by the New York State Sportswriters Association.

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The NYSPHSAA decided to cancel its spring sports season entirely on Friday, in conjunction with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to close schools to in-person learning for the remainder of the year.

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ENDICOTT — Local golf fans won’t have a chance to watch some of the sport’s legends this summer as the PGA Tour Champions and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open announced Wednesday that due to the severity of the ongoing health crisis related to COVID-19 in New York state, the 2020 event, origin…

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Pan fishing is a term applied to all fish not considered a “game fish.” Game fish include trout, salmon, bass, walleye, pickerel, etc. Pan fish in our area include bluegills, black crappie, bullheads, sunfish, yellow perch etc.

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I’m not in the greatest of moods these days, having skipped the youth turkey hunting weekend in Pennsylvania and New York, another fallout from the COVID-19 situation.

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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has yet to decide if schools in New York state will be closed for the remainder of the academic year. Schools are currently closed until May 15, which leaves the chance for a spring sports season, albeit abbreviated, to be played.

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The fate of the 2020 New York State Section IV football season is yet to be decided, but one thing still remains for certain. Should the fall season be played out, major realignments will take place for some local New York teams.