Athens boys sweep to title

Athens’ boys cross country team, above, finished the NTL season undefeated after three wins Tuesday night.

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

Athens used a pack attack to get the win in the one competitive contest of the quad meet.

Connor Dahl finished second overall in 17:48 with teammates Kyle Anthony (17:57; Matt Gorsline (18:21) Justin Lynch (19:20) and Ethan Denlinger (19:43) the next four to cross the line. Izaak Hobday(20:06) and Nate Prickett (20:31) also factored into the scoring as Athens beat NEB 15-48. The other scores for the Athens boys were 15-50 over Wellsboro and MP/Mansfield

It was the Athens ladies who were shorthanded and taking three 15-50 losses on the day.

Individually, Emma Bransch was second overall with a time of 21:52 and Thea Bentley was third overall in 23:56. Also running for Athens were Cailyn Conklin, 12th with a time of 26:39 and Naccaria Benjamin, 20th in 29:34.


Canton 15, Sayre 50

Cowanesque Valley 15, Sayre 50

Canton 27, Cowanesque Valley 28


Canton 15, Sayre 50

Cowanesque Valley 15, Sayre 50

Cowanesque Valley 25, Canton 28

CANTON — It’s difficult for Sayre in the sport of cross country. Neither the boys nor the girls can field a full squad, leaving each to take a pair of 15-50 team defeats against Canton and Cowanesque Valley on Tuesday.

On the individual side, though, things are a bit different.

Sayre’s Carrie Claypool roasted the field in the girls’ race. Her time of 22:32 was more than a second better than second-place Sara Saar of Canton.

Also for Sayre, Casey Ault was 10th overall with a time of 29:15 and Deborah Shikanga was 11th in 32:48.

Canton finished with a sweep, topping Cowanesque Valley 27-28.

For the guys, Sayre’s Nathan Romano ran the course in 21:58 to place seventh overall and teammate Riley Parrish was 12th in 28:18.

Cowanesque Valley’s Seth Neal led his team to the sweep, winning in 18:08 as the Indians beat the Warriors 25-28.

Both Sayre squads will run in the NTL Coaches’ Invitational at Northeast Bradford on Saturday.

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