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THE SPORTS REPORTS: WAVERLY'S TOMASSO NAMED ALL-REGION 'PLAYER OF THE YEAR,' AND JUDSON EARNS 'COACH OF THE YEAR' HONORS — TIOGA COUNTY WELL-REPRESENTED (2024-03-31)

The Sports Reports
Plenty of history was made this season on the court this season throughout the Twin Tiers. Waverly and Elmira won sectional titles, Troy had an undefeated regular season: claiming two tournament titles and an NTL Large School Championship: and Northeast Bradford and Notre Dame won league titles.

Waverly’s Joey Tomasso continues to add to his legacy, with the senior leading Waverly to a Section IV title behind averages of 23.1 points per game (PPG), 4.6 rebounds per game (RPG), 2.8 assists per game (APG), and 2.6 steals per game (SPG). He shot 47.5 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from behind the 3-point arc, and finished with 1,782 points in his career, earning him The Sports Reports All-Region Boys Basketball “Player of the Year.”

North Penn-Mansfield’s Karson Dominick continued to shine on the court, putting up 24.7 PPG to go with 7 RPG, and 3 APG as he led the Tigers to the District IV playoffs. He scored more than 20 points in 21 of his team’s 25 games, and hit a career-high 41 this season, making him The Sports Reports All-Region “Offensive Player of the Year.”

Elmira’s Chris Woodard led the Express to a Section IV title behind 16.9 PPG, 9.9 RPG, and 1.6 SPG as a center. His play on opposing scorers, however, makes him The Sports Reports All-Region “Defensive Player of the Year.”

Horseheads’ Maddox Hughey was a double-double threat inside for the Raiders. He put up 15 PPG and 12 RPG, making him The Sports Reports All-Region “Newcomer Player of the Year.”

After being a role player last year, Troy’s Lincoln Chimics became a key player for the Trojans this year, averaging 14 PPG while defending some of the opposing team’s best scorers, earning him The Sports Reports All-Region “Breakout Player of the Year.”

There was plenty of big-time coaching this year around the region, with Waverly’s Lou Judson getting The Sports Reports All-Region “Coach of the Year” honors after leading the Wolverines to their first Section IV title in 28 years.

Other coaches getting good performances were Elmira’s Toby Foster, Troy’s Bob Woodward, Northeast Bradford’s Paul Burgert, Candor’s Nate Thomas, and Notre Dame’s Nick Weirmiller.

FIRST TEAM
Joey Tomasso, Waverly:
See Above.

Karson Dominick, NP-Mansfield: See Above.

Chris Woodard, Elmira:
See Above.

Nolyn Proudfoot, Corning:
The 8th=grader put up 19.3 PPG for the sectional finalist Hawks, and was one one of the area’s top marksmen with 47 three-pointers on the year.

Jack Burbage, Troy:
The center led Troy in scoring at 16 PPG while providing high levels of rebounding and defense.

Dan Truesdail, Newark Valley: Truesdail averaged a double-double of 19 PPG and 10 RPG to go with 3.4 APG. He shot 60-percent from the floor and had three 30-point games this season.

Evan Sickler, Tioga: Sickler put up 23.2 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 3.4 APG, and 3.2 SPG while knocking down 56 3-pointers for the Tigers.

SECOND TEAM
Lincoln Chimics, Troy:
See Above.

Connor Mosher, Athens: Moser was a double-double threat with 19.7 PPG and 9.8 RPG to go with 3.7 APG and 2 SPG for the Wildcats.

Nick Pellicano, Sayre:
Pellicano stepped into a starring role, at 20.1 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 4.8 APG, and 4.2 SPG to lead the Redskins.

Teagan Irish, Towanda: Irish scored over 21 PPG for the Knights while hauling down over 200 rebounds on the season.

Hayes Campbell, Wellsboro:
Campbell put up 16.3 PPG and 8 RPG for the playoff-bound Hornets, getting seven double-doubles on the season.

Jakobe Foster, Candor:
Foster put up 14.5 PPG, 2.9 APG, 6.6 RPG, and 1.8 SPG with six double-doubles on the year.

Jeremiah Parker, Notre Dame: Parker averaged 20 PPG as he helped the Crusaders to a conference title.

THIRD TEAM
Maddox Hughey, Horseheads:
See Above.

Xavier Watson, Waverly: Watson averaged 11.4 PPG, 8.0 RPG, and 1.6 APG as he shot 53.7 percent from the floor for the Wolverines.

Riley Loomis, Owego: Loomis put up 15.6 PPG, 5.8 RPG, and 2.8 APG for Owego on the season.

Jerry Daniel, Elmira:
The Express’ defensive stopper on the season while averaging 6 PPG and 5 RPG.

Zhyaire Driscole, Corning Christian: Driscoll was a double-double threat with 14.9 PPG and 9 RPG to go with 4.0 SPG.

Ben Carpenter, Sullivan County: Carpenter averaged 19 PPG as he led a young Griffins squad.

Jay Pipher, Waverly:
Waverly’s defensive stopper, Pipher averaged 7.9 PPG, 3.0 APG, and 1.6 SPG to go with 45.8 percent 3-point shooting.

FOURTH TEAM
Evan Woodward, Troy:
Woodward put up 10 PPG while running the Trojan offense, and being one of the area’s top defenders.

Kristian Mizdail, Williamson: Mizdail averaged 16.7 PPG while hitting 30 3-pointers on the season.

Jordan Vargason, Cowanesque Valley: Vargason averaged 14.6 PPG to lead the Indians.

Caden Smith, Wellsboro: Smith was a strong all-around player at 8.5 PPG, 3.9 RPG, and 5.3 APG.

Ben Fitch, Canton: Fitch was a double-double threat at 15 PPG and 9.6 RPG for the Warriors.

Jadon Heidl, Candor: Heidl had 14.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG, and 1.2 APG while hitting 51 3-balls on the season.

Danny Pirger, Newark Valley:
Pirger had averages of 14.5 PPG, 4.8 APG, 4.0 RPG, and 1.0 SPG for Newark Valley.

Joseph Palladino, Owego:
Palladino was a 2-way force at 12.2 PPG, 2.5 APG, and 2 SPG while shooting 36 percent from deep.

ALL-REGION NEWCOMERS
Maddox Hughey, Horseheads
Cooper Brown, Northeast Bradford
Nicholas Jacob, Athens
Luke Kreger, NP-Liberty
Marquis Bradley, Edison
Kyler Stevenson, Corning
Zack Bensley, Owego
Carson Heidl, Candor
Cooper Davis, Newark Valley
Hunter House, Wyalusing

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