Tioga County Sports Report for Penn York Valley


IT'S TIME TO 'PLAAAYYY BAAALLL' (2020-05-22)
Owego Little League has been forced to cancel its spring season and its annual tournament — and last I heard is still awaiting word on the New York State Little League Baseball 10U Championships.
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TAYLOR MADE: TAKE ME OUT TO THE ??? (2020-05-12)
At the end of every school year I am sometimes asked, "What are you going to do now that there are no sports to cover?"
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TAYLOR MADE: NYSPHSAA ADDRESSES COVID-19 QUESTIONS (2020-05-08)
COVID-19 has affected us in numerous ways — not just athletics. Social distancing, self quarantines, working, teaching and learning from home, unemployment, exploring alternate avenues of employment, etc.
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TAYLOR MADE: THE BULLY GAVE US A SOCK IN THE GUT (2020-05-01)
Were you one of those scrawny little kids who got socked in the gut by the school bully just because he could? Well, I was — and now that feeling has returned.
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NYSPHSAA CANCELS REMAINDER OF SPRING SEASON (2020-05-01)
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LATHAM, N.Y. — Spring sports season throughout New York state are officially canceled due to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement today that New York schools will be closed for the remainder of the school year.
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COVID-19 CONTINUES TO DRIVE CHANGES TO SPRING SPORTS (2020-04-30)
BY TIM TAYLOR
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TIOGA COUNTY — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association's decision Monday to cancel the spring state championships has prompted some of the state's sections to make changes to their sports seasons. Currently, Section IV is not among them.
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TAYLOR MADE: COVID-19 ADVERSITY JUST ONE CHAPTER IN YOUR BOOK OF LIFE (2020-04-30)
By now, most, if not all of you, are aware that the New York State Public High School Athletic Association has canceled the spring state championships.
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NYSPHSAA CANCELS SPRING STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, REGULAR SEASON REMAINS ON HOLD (2020-04-27)
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LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association canceled the 2020 spring state championship events today. However, the regular season remains on hold.
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TAYLOR MADE: KICKBALL ANYONE? (2020-04-24)
Under Governor Cuomo's latest revision to the "pause," schools must remain closed through May 15. This tells me athletic teams can begin practicing again on May 16. 
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TAYLOR MADE: THE SEASON THAT WASN'T (2020-04-12)
Youth baseball and softball opening days around the area are / were scheduled to begin in two or three weeks (depending on the league). Unfortunately, our children are in danger of missing out on America's pastime.
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TAYLOR MADE: MORE SENIOR STANDOUTS MISSING OUT ON OPPORTUNITIES (2020-04-10)
During the course of the past six days, I've touched on some of the Tioga County senior athletes who are missing out on their final spring sports season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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TAYLOR MADE: SENIORS COULD HAVE BROUGHT EXCITEMENT TO SOFTBALL SEASON (2020-04-09)
Pennsylvania schools just shut their doors for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to Covid-19. New York will not be far behind.
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TAYLOR MADE: COVID-19 DESERVES A PENALTY STROKE (2020-04-08)
Despite the coronavirus concerns, numerous golf courses are still open for play, with several restrictions in place. Unfortunately for the high school players, school closures prohibits them from competing.
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TAYLOR MADE: 10-MAN RIDE ENCORE GETS NO LOVE FROM COVID-19 (2020-04-06)
In my previous editorial, I wrote about Tioga County senior athletes who will most likely miss out on the opportunity to shine in their final track & field seasons. In this installment, I will look at some of the seniors in the local lacrosse programs.
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TAYLOR MADE: THE 'WHAT IF' ABOUT SENIOR ATHLETES & SPRING SPORTS (2020-04-05)
The year was 1978 and the school budget had just been voted down. Suddenly, my high school athletic career was in jeopardy of ending without an opportunity to finish it out.
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TAYLOR MADE: LET'S KEEP IT GOING (2020-04-01)
There may not be any sports for me to go out and cover — which is making me go a little stir-crazy, but that doesn't mean there isn't anything to write about.
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TAYLOR MADE: TIME TO FACE REALITY (2020-03-29)
The 2020 spring regular season was scheduled to begin this past Wednesday. Obviosuly, with the coronavirus pandemic hitting New York state hard, and school re-openings now delayed until at least mid-April, it's time we all face the very real possibility that scholastic sports may never happen this spring.
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TAYLOR MADE: BOYS WINTER SPORTS WILL BE MIXED BAG IN 2020-21 (2020-03-27)
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TIOGA COUNTY — When the 2020-21 winter season rolls around expect to see a mixed bag of success and struggles — and probably a lot of question marks.
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TAYLOR MADE: GIRLS WINTER SPORTS IN 2020-2021, A LOOK AHEAD (2020-03-26)
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TIOGA COUNTY — If you enjoy high school girls basketball, you're going to love the 2020-21 season. And if you're a true fan, you're probably already aware of what could be.
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WAVERLY'S WESTBROOK HEADLINES ALL-TIOGA COUNTY GIRLS 'NEWCOMERS OF THE WINTER' (2020-03-23)
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TIOGA COUNTY — Waverly freshman Kennedy Westbrook would be looked to this season to help fill the voids left by the graduation of 1,000-point scorer Alex Tomasso and defensive standout Wendi Hammond. The All-Tioga County girls "Newcomer of the Winter" did not disappoint.
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