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TIOGA COUNTY SPORTS REPORT: NEWARK VALLEY’S GARDNER, OWEGO’S O’HARA SELECTED ‘ATHLETES OF THE WEEK’ (2024-02-08)

Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Newark Valley’s Cha Gardner and Owego’s Evan O’Hara have been selected the Tioga County Sports Report “Athletes of the Week” for Jan. 29-Feb. 3.

Female Athlete of the Week: Cha Gardner, Newark Valley
The senior forward became the all-time leading scorer in school history, surpassing the boys leader Tuesday and girls and all-time leader Denise Pitcher on Friday. She finished the week with 1,280 points; the previous record was 1,269.

Gardner had 27 points in a 51-15 win over Edison Tuesday and 15 in a 39-37 victory against Class AAA Elmira Wednesday. She tacked on 15 more when the Cardinals downed Elmira Notre Dame, 51-25, on Friday.

She recorded a triple-double against Elmira and a double-double against Notre Dame. She ended the week with 57 points, 48 boards, 23 blocks, 15 assists and 10 blocks.

Honorable Mention: Faith Brenchley, S-VE basketball; Alyssa Brown, Newark Valley bowling; Ava Brown, Owego basketball; Jaelyn Chrysler, Owego indoor track & field; Madi Davis, Newark Valley bowling; Cassie Doane, Owego basketball; Adriana Finta, Newark Valley basketball; Kaitlyn Floyd, Candor bowling; Rachel Hartman, Newark Valley bowling; Lexi Herceg, Owego basketball; Izabella Kocsis, Owego indoor track & field; Kaydee Jackson, Candor bowling; Aubrie Kastenhuber, S-VE basketball; Aubrey Kwiatkowski, Newark Valley basketball; Lily LaFever, Owego indoor track & field; Emmi Makie, Candor basketball; Calli Marsh, Candor bowling; Madison McEvoy, Owego basketball; Abigail McHugh, Owego indoor track & field; Elizabeth Reigle, Owego bowling; Liv Short, Newark Valley basketball; Nicola Soper, Candor basketball; Haley Stephens, Owego bowling; Raegan Sudnikovich, S-VE basketball; Megan Williamson, Candor basketball;

Male Athlete of the Week: Evan O’Hara, Owego
In a week which saw five Owego bowlers and another from Candor carry game averages of 208 or better, the freshman posted a six-game average of 230.5.

On Monday, O’Hara shot a 194 in his opening game, then followed up with 248 and 257 for a 699 series in a 5-0 victory over Chenango Valley.

On Friday, he rolled 232, 227 and 225 for a 684 series in a 5-0 win against second-place Waverly in which the River Hawks clinched their third consecutive STAC Central championship.

Honorable Mention: Magavin Allen, Owego swimming & diving; Ethan Ashby, S-VE basketball; Javan Belokur, Owego swimming & diving; Jaxson Belokur, Owego indoor track & field; Dylan Brace, Owego wrestling; Zach Bensley, Owego basketball; Jaxson Calice, Owego swimming & diving; Titus Callahan, Newark Valley wrestling; Devan Card, Owego bowling; Cadin Creeley, Newark Valley wrestling; Cooper Davis, Newark Valley basketball; Austin DeBolt, Newark Valley wrestling; Anthony Dougher, Newark Valley basketball; Tyler Dunham, Candor bowling; Brandon Eynon, Newark Valley bowling; Kody Floyd, Candor bowling; Jakobe Foster, Candor basketball; Joseph Gaurnier, Owego swimming & diving; Carson Heidl, Candor basketball; Jadon Heidl, Candor basketball; Aiden Jackson, Candor bowling; John Johnston, SVEC wrestling; Jaeden King, Owego indoor track & field; Vincent Kneller, Owego swimming & diving; Connor Kotski, Owego bowling; Andrew Lelik, Newark Valley wrestling; Angela Lo Presti, S-VE basketball; Riley Loomis, Owego basketball; Donald Makie, Candor basketball; Chris Merrick, S-VE basketball; Trevor Middendorf, Newark Valley wrestling; Christian Monell, Owego swimming & diving; Collin Monell, Owego wrestling; Shane Neal, SVEC wrestling; Seth Northrop, Newark Valley wrestling; Joseph Palladino, Owego basketball; Danny Pirger, Newark Valley basketball; Conner Riegel, Owego swimming & diving; Ben Rollison, Owego basketball; Caden Ruben, SVEC wrestling; Dominic Scherrer, Owego swimming & diving; Eric Schrader, Owego swimming & diving; Talan Schumacher, Owego basketball; Jak Smith, SVEC wrestling; Grayden Stanton, Owego bowling; Bobby Struble, Owego wrestling; Jacek Teribury, Candor basketball; Dan Truesdail, Newark Valley basketball; Will Waldron, Owego bowling; Cam Wicklund, Owego basketball; Logan Woodin, Newark Valley wrestling.

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