When trying to think of a way to start this column one word kept coming to mind — pride.
WAVERLY — After a very slow start for both teams, Waverly’s ladies started finding their range late in the first quarter. It took Tioga longer to start connecting. The result was a 56-21 Waverly win in an Interscholastic Athletic Conference contest Tuesday night.
SYRACUSE – The Maine-Endwell football team rallied for a 21-12 win after finding themselves down 12-0 in the first quarter, making Section IV a perfect 3-0 in the state championship games for the weekend — the first time that’s ever happened.
SYRACUSE — The dynasty that is Chenango Forks added another state championship to their belt with a shutout win over Schuylerville from Section II by a score 21-0.
ALTOONA — The Canton Warriors had an amazing run through the state playoffs that featured two thrilling wins and showed the grit the team has, but it came to an end with a 20-7 loss to District VI Champion Bishop Guilfoyle in the PIAA Class A semifinals on Friday.
ELMIRA — Waverly standout Zach Vanderpool rolled games of 279, 226 and 289 for a stellar early-season score of 794 to lead Waverly’s boys to a season-opening 4-0 sweep of Notre Dame on the road.
I wasn’t able to make the trip to Danville on Saturday for Canton’s PIAA Class A quarterfinal game against Old Forge, but I was able to watch the live stream.
CICERO, N.Y. – The last time the Maine-Endwell Spartans played in a state-semifinal game at Cicero-North Syracuse High School, they lost to South Park in 2015. That snapped the longest winning streak in New York state football history at 62 games.
CICERO, N.Y. – As a powerhouse in all of New York State football, the Chenango Forks Blue Devils played in their 16th state semifinal game in 27 years of existence.
DANVILLE — The Canton Warriors were down, but never out, and found a way to erase a 14-point, fourth quarter deficit and emerge with a 20-14 overtime win over Old Forge in the PIAA Class A Quarterfinals.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State researchers are urging hunters to use caution on the heels of a study that suggests white-tailed deer could carry the virus that causes COVID-19.
It only makes sense that Paula and I could double our odds of tagging a whitetail if we set up in different locations, and we do that on occasion as the season wears on. But we actually enjoy hunting together, especially when it’s time to observe the tradition of opening day on either side o…
CICERO — Tioga senior Emmett Wood was not going to allow the Tigers to lose another state semifinal game under his watch.
CICERO — On Black Friday, the Tioga Tigers will be 12 miles away from the building they’ve been working to get to for two years now. That of course is the Carrier Dome — and with a win today, the Tigers punch their ticket to the elusive Class D state championship game.
JOHNSON CITY — Our local football teams in New York have no doubt had an historic season, with Tioga, Waverly and Spencer-Van Etten/Candor going a combined 29-1 and counting. With those records, it’s no surprise that those teams have some exceptional seniors.
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – In a game of runs, the Penn State men’s basketball team (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) used a tied program-record 15 3-pointers to top previously undefeated Cornell (4-1, 0-0 Ivy League), 85-74, Monday evening in the Bryce Jordan Center.
TOWANDA — In their toughest game of the season, the Canton Warriors battled to a 32-27 victory over Steelton-Highspire — the defending Class A state champions — in the first round of PIAA state playoffs on Saturday.
BINGHAMTON — The Spencer-Van Etten/Candor Eagles took on the Spackenkill Spartans at Binghamton’s Alumni Stadium for the NYSPHSAA Class D Regional Championship. The Eagles rode offensive firepower and a stout defense to a 68-20 victory.
VESTAL — Pure offensive domination. That’s what it looked like every time Tioga had the football Friday night in the Central Region final against Dolgeville from Section III. The Tigers never needed to punt as they raced to a 50-12 win to punch a ticket to their ninth state semifinal appeara…
A lot of times over the years when a Northern Tier League team made states in a sport they were forced to travel hours to play a team that only had to travel 10 or 20 minutes down the road.
Tonight’s 8-man Eastern Region championship football game between Section IV champion Spencer-Van Etten/Candor and Section IX’s Spackenkill will be a contrast of styles.
VESTAL— The New York State high school football playoffs are back for the first time in two years, and to no one’s surprise, the Tioga Tigers are in another position for a deep state title run.
Former Wyalusing wrestling standout Creighton Edsell is off to an impressive start for the powerhouse Penn State wrestling squad this season.
BINGHAMTON — The Chenango Forks Blue Devils entered last night’s Section IV final as the favorite. However, a feisty Wolverine squad clawed and scrapped to keep the game in doubt early. But in the end, Chenango Forks ran away with a 34-6 victory.
BINGHAMTON — For the past decade, it’s been a November tradition in Tioga to bring home a Section IV Class D championship. This year the opportunity came against rival Newark Valley. A team they surprisingly have not played in the postseason since 1980.