Tioga County Sports Report for Penn York Valley


TAYLOR MADE: 10 SCHOLASTIC HIGHLIGHTS FROM 2018-19 (2019-08-17)
Tioga County produced several successful sports teams and athletes during the 2018-19 school year. Following are a few highlights from the past school year which made their way onto the Tioga County Sports Report or Valley Sports Report websites. Without further ado, here is my Top 10. ...more

TAYLOR MADE: CELEBRATING YEAR 1 (2019-08-16)
Happy Anniversary Tioga County Sports Report! We made it through the first year. 
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TAYLOR MADE: IF NOTHING ELSE, RANKINGS MAKE FOR INTERESTING CONVERSATION (2019-08-13)
A lot of people will tell you rankings mean nothing, especially coaches and sportswriters. I disagree. Most high school athletes I know are very interested in where their teams are ranked. I know a lot of parents who follow them as well.
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TAYLOR MADE: TAKING A LOOK AROUND (2019-08-05)
There’s been a lot of sports-related things going on recently. Here’s a look at some of the highlights.
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TAYLOR MADE: COLLEGE ROLL CALL (2019-07-29)
The college fall season is just around the corner and several Tioga County athletes will be plying their wares at the next level. Some are already accomplished intercollegiate athletes while others are looking to make the grade.
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TAYLOR MADE: THANK YOU TCSR FOLLOWERS (2019-06-14)
With the exception of the spring All-Tioga County all-star teams, which will be published next week, the first scholastic coverage year for Tioga County Sports Report has come to a close.
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TAYLOR MADE: THE REALITY OF LIFE (2019-06-09)
The Owego boys 4x800 relay team, which placed sixth in Division II at the NYSPHSAA Track & Field Championships, learned one of the harsh realities of life during its race Saturday.
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TAYLOR MADE: I'M FINE WITH 99 (2019-05-25)
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association is considering eliminating the 99-pound weight class. NYSPHSAA’s primary justification for the decision is because there is no 99-pound class under the National Federation of High Schools rules.
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TAYLOR MADE: STRIKES, SPIKES AND SPLASHES (2019-03-18)
The state bowling tournament signaled the end of the winter season for Tioga County athletes and it wasn't a bad finish at all ...more

TAYLOR MADE: HOOP, HOOP, HOORAY! (2019-03-14)
The Tioga County basketball community can hold its collective heads high. They may not have won any state championships, but racked up several impressive accomplishments during the recent season.
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TAYLOR MADE: TIOGA COUNTY WRESTLERS HEAT UP WINTER (2019-03-05)
I will be writing about other winter sports next week, but I have to give Tioga County high school wrestling a special nod.
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TAYLOR MADE: TIME FOR AREA GRIDDERS TO PUT UP OR SHUT UP (2018-10-26)
My heart breaks for the Spencer-Van Etten / Candor football team. The Eagles went 3-6 this season, but had the ball bounced their way a little more, they might be 8-1 right now. Just look at some of their losses - Windsor (4), Newark Valley (5), Whitney Point (6), Dryden (7) and Tioga (8).
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FOLLOWING FOOTBALL: FUMBLING & FANS (2018-10-19)
Coach Mike Chaffee from SVEC and coach Steve Virkler have chosen not to participate in Following Football this week. I have no issue with their decisions as this column is strictly voluntary on the part of the coaches. Besides, taking the time to answer the questions comes in addition to everything else that goes with their coaching duties, as well as their other jobs, families and any other commitments they may have. ...more

FOLLOWING FOOTBALL: MOTIVATION & RITUALS (2018-10-12)
Week 7 is upon us and the postseason picture is becoming more clear.

Owego can clinch a Section IV Class B playoff spot with a victory at Johnson City tonight. The Indians are 3-2 in Division II and in fourth place, trailing Norwich by a half-game (the two meet next week). ...more

FOLLOWING FOOTBALL: COACHES WEIGH IN ON PLAYOFFS, INJURIES (2018-10-05)
We are now into Week 6 of the season and things are taking shape as well as postseason possibilities go.

Newark Valley is sitting pretty in Division IV, but the Cardinals' bragging rights are in serious da ...more

FOLLOWING FOOTBALL: COACHES SIZE UP THEIR GAME PLANS (2018-09-28)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Tioga County Sports Report
The 2018 high school football season is at its midway point, so let's see where we stand.

Newark Valley, Spencer-Van Etten / Candor and Owego all have the capability of being around when the Section IV playoffs begin. NV and Owego, barring catastrophe, are shoe-ins. SVEC can stay alive with a win this week, but will be "realistically" eliminated with a ...more

TAYLOR MADE: MILESTONES & MORE (2018-09-17)
Quietly, and without much fanfare, the Owego varsity volleyball program won its 100th consecutive match last Tuesday. While the publicity of a long win streak is nice, if you can sneak under the radar, less press often means less pressure on the athletes. ...more

TAYLOR MADE: 8-MAN FOOTBALL IS HERE TO STAY (2018-09-10)
It's been about 50 years since New York played 8-man football, but now it's back. It's here to stay despite its resurrection being met with some resistance and criticism.
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TAYLOR MADE: AN INTRODUCTION IS IN ORDER (2018-08-26)
Tioga County Sports Report has been up and running for two weeks now, so it's time you learned a little bit more about me.

I'm a native of Nichols, New York and a 1979 graduate of Tioga, where I competed in wrestling, cross country and track & field. I wrestled at Tompkins-Cortland Community College and mingled in club wrestling during the early years of a 22-year career in the Air Force and Air Force Rese ...more

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