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Opinion

TAYLOR MADE: COVID-19 — THE COUSIN EDDIE OF 2020 (AND 2021 FOR THAT MATTER) (2021-01-11)
COVID-19 has become the Cousin Eddie from National Lampoon's Vacation film series. It just won't go away.
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THE WEEK AHEAD: BOWLING, BOYS SWIMMING / DIVING OPEN SEASON (2021-01-10)
Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — Sports finally return to Tioga County as the Candor, Newark Valley and Owego bowling teams, and the Owego boys swimming / diving squad open the season.
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TAYLOR MADE: WE'RE BACK — SORT OF (2021-01-10)
It's been 308 days since a Tioga County varsity athletic team has seen competition. That all changes this week with the start of the bowling, and boys swimming and diving seasons.
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BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: NEW WILLIAMSPORT BASEBALL TEAM IS EXCITING NEWS FOR AREA FANS (2020-12-05)
Area baseball fans received some exciting news recently with the announcement of the new Major League Baseball Draft (wood bat) League coming to a minor league stadium near you – say like -- Williamsport. ...more

TAYLOR MADE: WHERE DO WE STAND WITH COVID-19? (2020-11-11)
I doubt anyone really seems to know the fate of high school athletics in New York state. A lot of that hinges on the fact we just can't seem to agree on just how serious the coronavirus pandemic really is. ...more

TAYLOR MADE: NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE ATHLETE (2020-10-27)
Anyone who followed Tioga athletics in the 1970s or '80s should recall the name Keene. After all, there were six of them involved in something like eight different sports at the tiny Tioga County school.
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TAYLOR MADE: LIFE PRESSES ON AMID COVID CONCERNS (2020-10-18)
In Pennsylvania's Northern Tier League, Northeast Bradford and Sayre, both of which border Tioga County, have had athletic events postponed due the coronavirus pandemic. However, fall sports seasons continue to be played and late last month the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association also approved playoffs.
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TAYLOR MADE: COVID-19 CONTINUES TO HAUNT (2020-10-06)
Halloween is just around the corner so we shouldn't be fazed by the fact the coronavirus has reared its ugly head again. It's been one eerie year, that's for sure, so I, for one, am no longer shocked by anything that happens.
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TAYLOR MADE: A CONTINUED LOOK AT THE INTERSCHOLASTIC SCENARIO (2020-09-20)
I just realized that my previous Taylor Made noted that wrestling and competitive cheer could be moved from Season I to Season II. I forgot to note that those sports could also be moved to Season III.
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TAYLOR MADE: CRAZY 2020 CONTINUES TO SPIN OUT OF CONTROL (0202-09-19)
It's been a whacky whirlwind of activity in the world of New York state high school athletics in recent weeks. It doesn't appear that things will get better for student-athletes in the near future, but here's a few highlights of recent developments. ...more

TAYLOR MADE: THE PASSING OF A LEGEND & ANOTHER FALL SPORTS UPDATE (2020-08-26)
Owego assistant basketball coach Charlie Sibley has passed away.
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TAYLOR MADE: SIB, McCLOE & THE SOAPBOX (2020-08-23)
Before I jump up on my coronavirus soapbox — again — I would ask you to keep Owego assistant basketball coach Charlie Sibley in your thoughts and prayers.
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TAYLOR MADE: JUST MAKE A DECISION ALREADY! (2020-08-17)
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has not made a final decision on the fall sports start date, according to Dr. Robert Zayas, the NYSPHSAA Executive Director. Even though Sept. 21 is the scheduled start date, Zayas has tweeted that NYSPHSAA is awaiting further input from other state officials.
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TIOGA COUNTY PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED (2010-08-03)
BY TIM TAYLOR
Tioga County Sports Report
TIOGA COUNTY — The votes are in and the winners of the Tioga County Peoples Choice Awards have been selected.
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TAYLOR MADE: A LITTLE BIT OF EXCELLENCE — AND MORE (2020-07-23)
Let's start off with an impressive honor recently bestowed upon Candor, Newark Valley, Owego and Spencer-Van Etten high schools. Each has earned a New York State Public High School Athletic Association 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete School of Excellence accolade.
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TAYLOR MADE: THERE'S A DELAY, NOT A SWITCH — YET (2020-07-17)
Let's clear up some confusion. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has voted to delay the start of fall sports by four weeks, and has canceled all regional and state competition. It did NOT switch the seasons around or move everything to the spring.
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NYSPHSAA DELAYS START OF FALL SPORTS; CANCELS REGIONAL & STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS (2020-07-16)
Tioga County Sports Report
LATHAM, N.Y. — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association voted Thursday to delay the start of the 2020 fall season to Sept. 21. The organization also chose to cancel all regional and state championship events for the fall season.
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TAYLOR MADE: 2020'S UPS AND DOWNS CONTINUE (2020-07-06)
So many ups and downs this year — spotted with glimpses of hope and moments of tragedy and disappointment.
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TAYLOR MADE: WHAT'S HAPPENING THIS SUMMER? (2020-06-17)
Governor Cuomo has given the approval for some low-risk youth sports to begin July 6. This includes baseball, softball, field hockey, cross country, gymnastics and crew.
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TAYLOR MADE: TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH — PART OF LIFE'S UPS & DOWNS (2020-06-02)
Monday was a bittersweet day in the Tioga County sports world. We celebrated the college signing of one star athlete and mourned the tragic death of another.
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