In France to See Lance: Area Couple Watches Tour de France's Alpine Stages

Lance Armstrong, right, passes Italy's Ivan Basso during the 16th stage of the Tour de France on L'Alpe d'Huez. More...

The End Zone Seat: Some Random Thoughts on Random Things

It's summertime and the living is easy. More...

Black Powder Shoot Held

The Towanda Rifle and Pistol Club held its monthly Black Powder Shoot on Aug. More...

Matt Fisk Earns All-America Honors

Four members of Team Python, the local freestyle wrestling club, competed at the Freestyle Nationals at Fargo, ND, for Team Pennsylvania. Pictured, from left, are Matt Fisk, Coach Walt Fisk, Mark Armstrong and Matt Lee. More...

End Zone Seat: Pit Brawls Symptomatic of Society's Woes

It has been said that sports builds character.I'm not so sure about that. More...

Accidents, Brawls Mar Racing's Week

Two near tragedies marred Saturday's racing at Tioga Motorsports Park, while a series of fights at Chemung Speedrome on Friday have clouded the future of the historic track.Tioga Motorsports ParkA pair of frightening accidents during the Modified fea More...

Fall Practice Opens

The Wyalusing Valley High School football team opened practice Monday under new head coach Gary Otis.Practice for the autumn seasons at Wyalusing Valley High School apparently opened without a hitch on Monday, Aug. More...

Jackson Wins Modified Feature at Redline Raceway

With Tropical Storm Bonnie and Hurricane Charley expected to hit the area last weekend, it didn't look good for area race tracks.Fortunately, both storms missed the region. More...

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GOLFAug. 23: Wyalusing at Northeast Bradford at Nichols, NY (11:30 a.m.).Aug. 25: Wyalusing at Wellsboro at Tioga (1 p.m.).FOOTBALLAug. 21: Montrose at Wyalusing, scrimmage (10 a.m.). More...

Lady Rams Ready to Start

Nine letterwinners return for the Wyalusing Valley girls' soccer team. They include, front row, from left, Heather Pierce, Meghan Snavely, Amanda Thompson and Alyssa Keefe. More...

Ram Gridders Hold First Scrimmage

A wise man once said that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.The Wyalusing Valley High School football team's first steps in the 2004 season were uncertain ones, but new head coach Gary Otis was pleased with its efforts in Saturd More...

Elk Lake Golfers Open Season

First-year head coach Mary Hotchkiss is relying on a trio of veterans to lead the Elk Lake golf squad into its opener today at Carbondale.Senior Alex Kipar and juniors Derek Johnston and Kirk Lunger are expected to have strong seasons for the Warrior More...

Bruins Lose Shootout

The Northern Tier Bruins tried but didn't have enough firepower to keep up with Western Massachusetts in a 49-21 road loss on Aug. More...

Rain Dampens Weekend at Area Tracks

Rain shortened Friday night's programs at Redline Raceway and Penn Can Speedway.The weekend's heavy rains forced Five Mile Point to cancel Saturday's program.Penn Can SpeedwayAt Susquehanna, PA, on Aug. More...

Local Girl Wins Junior Olympic Gold

Amber Marie Kinney, daughter of Frank and Belinda Kinney of Terry Township, won a gold medal on July 4 in the standing long jump at the Junior Olympics held in Sea Isle City, NJ.Competing in the nine-year-old division against 23 other girls, Kinney j More...

Rams Seek Redemption

Wyalusing Valley's Julio Torres hauls in a touchdown pass during the Rams' scrimmage at Susquehanna Community on Aug. 28. Wyalusing's Zach Reinhart (4) looks on. More...

Lady Rams Feel Growing Pains

Three letterwinners return to lead the Wyalusing Valley High School volleyball team in the 2004 season. They are, from left, Debi Blair, Renee Casselbury and Katie Doss. The Lady Rams open the season on Saturday against Lackawanna Trail. More...

Elk Lake Golfers Split Opening Matches

The Elk Lake golf team dropped to 1-1 on the young season after dropping an 8-1 decision to Montrose at Tall Pines on Aug. More...

Towanda Drivers Dominate at Tioga

A trio of Towanda-area drivers claimed feature wins at Tioga Motorsports Park on Saturday, Aug. 28.Billy Maynard of Wysox led flag-to-flag to claim the Sunoco Modified feature. More...

N.T. Bruins Overwhelm Opponent

If it were a fight, they would have stopped it.The Northern Tier Bruins crushed the undermanned Willingboro Bears Saturday night, 42-8, to improve to 6-3.Willingboro showed up an hour late for Saturday night's scheduled 7 p.m. More...

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BOYS' SOCCERSept. 3: Elk Lake at Northeast Bradford (4 p.m.).CROSS COUNTRYSept. 4: Wyalusing at Lock Haven Invitational (11 a.m.).Sept. 8: Wyalusing at Wellsboro (4 p.m. junior high start). Elk Lake at Montrose (TBA).FIELD HOCKEYSept. More...

WVHS Harriers Open Season at Lock Haven

The Wyalusing Valley cross country teams opened the 2004 season with fifth-place finishes at the Lock Haven Invitational on Sept. More...

Warriors Wrapup: Elk Lake Boys' Soccer Falls to NEB

The Elk Lake boys' soccer team started the 2004 season with a 3-0 loss to Northeast Bradford at LeRaysville on Sept. 3.Northeast Bradford's Jamie Phillipi accounted for all the scoring. More...

Grid Notes

The Captains: Wyalusing's co-captains were Ben Fish and Greg Schantz.Night of Debuts: Coach Gary Otis's opening night as football coach wasn't the only debut. More...

Wyalusing Golfers Down Griffins

The Wyalusing Valley golf team improved to 19-2-1 with a forfeit win over Sullivan County on Sept. More...

Auto Racing: Champions Crowned at Area Tracks

Redline Raceway in Granville, PA, crowned its track champions on Friday, Sept. 3.IMCA Modified champion Steve Hartman, Jr. More...

Back to Basics

Greg Schantz (32) and Ben Fish (14) tackle Wellsboro's Dontae Williams during Wyalusing Valley's 7-6 victory on Sept. More...

Warriors Wrapup: Squier Continues Dominance

At Montrose, on Sept. 8, Elk Lake's Jessica Squier was the overall winner of a cross country meet that included six other schools. Her time was 17:21.Squier was the only Elk Lake competitor in the girls' race.In boys' action, A.J. More...

Pairings for Northeast Region Wrestling Announced

Wyalusing Valley's Ryan Hart, Mike Cobb and Anthony Clark know their pairings for the first round of the Class AA Northeast Region wrestling tournament at Williamsport High School this weekend.Cobb, who finished second in the 171-pound bracket in the More...

WVHS Boys' Basketball: Blue Jays Soar Past Jays in Playoff Opener

Central Columbia put an early end to Wyalusing Valley's District Four title hopes with a 42-36 victory at Montoursville on Feb. More...

Elk Lake Wrestlers Fall Short at District Two Championships

Elk Lake's Devin Fiorentino came up one win short of qualifying for the Class AA Northeast Regional wrestling with a fourth-place finish at the District Two tourney at Lake-Lehman High School on Feb. More...

College Roundup: Elk Lake Grads Compete in PSAC Championships

Caitie Good, an Elk Lake graduate and freshman on the Mansfield indoor track team, competed in the PSAC championships on Feb. More...

Bowling Results from Starlite Lanes

SUNDAY NIGHT MIXED 8:30 P.M.Hillside, 69-23; R&N Hunsinger, 56-1/2, 35-1/2; E&G, 53-1/2, 38-1/2; B&L, 44-1/2, 47-1/2; Nichol's, 36-1/2, 55-1/2.HI WOMEN'S TRIPLE: L. Latini, 449; D. Nichols, 440; G. Mosier, 413.HI WOMEN'S SINGLE: L. Latini, 194; D. More...

Northeast Regional Wrestling: Cobb Heads to Hershey

For Wyalusing Valley's Mike Cobb, qualifying for the PIAA wrestling championships has become old hat.After all, the Ram senior has now done it three times following his second-place finish at 171 pounds in the Class AA Northeast Regional in Williamsp More...

PIAA Mat Pairings Announced

The pairings are set for the opening round of the PIAA wrestling tournament, which begins today (March 10) at Hershey's Giant Center.In the Class AA tournament, Wyalusing Valley's Mike Cobb, competing at 171 pounds, will face Bedford's Brian Gibbons More...

WVHS Girls' Basketball: Lady Rams Earn All-NTL East Honors

Three Wyalusing Valley girls were voted to the Northern Tier League East all-star basketball squads in recent voting by the coaches.Junior Alexis Daly was named to the second team, while seniors Gabby Edsell and Lindsay Schulze were third-team select More...

Running Roundup: Busy March Ahead for Local Runners

The 2011 running season hits full stride this month with numerous races scheduled, including two in Bradford County on March 19.The Abuse and Rape Crisis Center (ARCC) will hold its Shamrock 5K Run/Walk in Towanda, beginning at Memorial Park at 10 a. More...

PIAA Wrestling: Ram Grappler Falls Short in Medal Quest

Wyalusing Valley wrestler Mike Cobb accomplished a great deal during a highly successful mat career.The Ram senior concluded his career with a 124-37 record, 13th on the Rams' all-time victory list, including a 35-5 record this season. More...

WVHS Boys' Basketball: Rams Earn All-NTL Honors

Wyalusing Valley's Paul Hugo and Aaron Johnson were first-team selections by the Northern Tier League East boys' basketball coaches in voting held recently.The Rams' Ryan Miller was named to the second team.Johnson, a junior, led the Rams, which fini More...

The End Zone Seat: Neither Rain nor Snow...

What a difference a year makes.Last year, the first day of high school spring sports practice on March 8, 2010, was sunny with 50-degree temperatures.The trend continued throughout the lead-up to the season openers, causing Wyalusing Valley track coa More...

PIAA Swimming: Elk Lake Swimmers Head to States

Two Elk Lake swimmers were slated to compete in the PIAA swimming and diving championships at Bucknell, which began Wednesday, March 16.Adam Phillips was scheduled to compete in the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke in the boys' AA competition. More...

Running Roundup: Wyalusing Couple Place High in Binghamton Run

A Wyalusing area couple finished near the front of a 737-runner field at the St. More...

Area NWTF Chapter Slates Annual Banquet

Food, fun, fellowship and fundraising are set as the main events at the 22nd annual Hunting Heritage Super Fund Banquet, hosted by the Endless Mountains Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), March 26 at the Sayre Elks Club in Sayre. More...

Runners Brave Cold for Charity

A bitter March wind and temperatures that struggled to reach the mid-30s didn't deter 58 runners and walkers who completed the inaugural Shamrock 5K at Towanda's Memorial Park on Saturday, March 19.Aaron Valoroso, a sophomore at Towanda High School, More...

WVHS Softball: Lady Rams Hope to Contend for Title

Wyalusing Valley softball fans have every reason to be optimistic about the upcoming season.After all, the Lady Rams have seven returning starters back from a 2010 campaign that saw them finish with a 16-5 record and a District Four, Class AA semifin More...

WVHS Track: Thinclads Have Championship Hopes

The weather for pre-season workouts may have been less than ideal, but Wyalusing Valley track coach Jim Schools believes his squad is rounding into shape for the scheduled season opener at Hughesville on March 29.After losing almost the entire first More...

The End Zone Seat: Brackets? I Don't Do Brackets

I'm not sure when I lost interest in college basketball and, especially, the NCAA playoffs.Looking back, I'm pretty sure it started, ironically enough, when I went to work full-time for the sports department at the daily paper upriver.When you spend More...

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PJW Tournament Set for Wilkes-BarreThe Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) state tournament will be held at Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre on March 25-26. More...

WVHS Track: Thinclads Split at Hughesville

The Wyalusing Valley track team opened the season with a split of a dual-meet at Hughesville on March 29.Tyler Sutton and Stephan Tewksbury were each three-time winners, leading the Rams to an 88-62 win in the boys' competition.Hughesville won the gi More...

Trout Stocking Hits Full Swing in the Area

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) trout stocking efforts will hit high gear over the next two weeks in anticipation of the season opener on April 16.In recent years, the agency, in part because of the early opener in the southeastern p More...

Area Runners Headed to Boston Marathon

Seven runners from the four-county Rocket-Courier area are entered in the Boston Marathon, which is slated for April 18.Lori Kingsley, 45, Wysox, is a veteran of the race. More...

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Lackawanna College Golf Tourney SetThe 12th annual Lackawanna College Towanda Center Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held at the Towanda Country Club in Wysox on July 29.Proceeds from the event benefit the Towanda Center Scholarship fun to provid More...

Sports Calendar

BASEBALL April 7: Elk Lake at Forest City (4:30 p.m.). April 9: Danville at Wyalusing Valley (3 p.m.). April 11: Montrose at Elk Lake (4:30 p.m.). SOFTBALL April 7: Elk Lake at Forest City (4:30 p.m.). April 11: Montrose at Elk Lake (4:30 p. More...

Omurwa Wins Shickshinny Run

Bornfase Omurwa continued his dominance in Luzerne County runs with a victory in the Susquehanna Warrior Trail run in Shickshinny on April 2. Omurwa ran a 17:18 to top the 180-person field, beating runner-up Dan Pszeniczny by 10 seconds. More...

Elk Lake Thinclads Win Opener

Brad Moore and Mike Bedell each had four wins to lead Elk Lake to a 117-32 win over Lackawanna Trail in the track and field openers for both squads on March 30. Elk Lake also won the girls’ meet, 83-56, behind Cindy Good’s three victorie More...

The End Zone Seat: Someday We'll Have Sunshine

April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing Memory and desire, stirring Dull Roots with spring rain. —T.S. More...

Locals Support Bowl for Kids' Sake

Starlite Lanes in North Towanda was abuzz with activity Sunday afternoon, all in the name of a good cause. Despite blue skies and comfortable temperatures outside, a large group of bowlers, skilled and untested, ventured inside to participate in Bow More...

Derick Wins Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon

Jim Derick won the Skunk Cabbage Half Marathon on April 10 in Ithaca, NY. More...

The End Zone Seat: Golfers Eye Busy Season

There are rumors of spring in the air. If the grass is greening and the trees are budding, can the sound of clubs whacking golf balls be far away? Which means it is time to begin planning for the Fore 81 Golf Classic. The tournament, which is slat More...

Stockers Make Trout Season Possible

After a long, hard winter, a 60-degree March day in Sullivan County is a welcome sight. It is especially welcome if it happens to fall on the day the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks trout in the Little Loyalsock Creek between Forksville More...

WVHS Softball: Lady Rams Win Season Opener

Brianna Jennings and Chelsea Epler each drove in a pair of runs as the Lady Rams rallied for a 5-3 victory at Maine-Endwell on April 12. The Lady Rams outhit the Lady Spartans, 10-4, but needed a four-run uprising in the fourth inning to pick up a v More...

WVHS Baseball Games Postponed

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 WVHS Grappler Earns Academic HonorTyler Thompson, a junior on last season’s Wyalusing Valley wrestling team, was named to the District Four Wrestling Academic All-Star honorable mention list. More...

Game Commission Approves Upcoming Seasons

 The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners held a very productive quarterly meeting on April 11-12.Under the newly approved seasons for the 2011-12 hunting calendar, deer hunters in the Rocket-Courier readership area, which includes portions More...

Turkeys Plentiful for Spring Hunters

 Turkey hunters in the Rocket-Courier readership area heading afield for the upcoming youth and regular spring gobbler seasons should have an excellent chance at success, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC).Mary Jo Casalena, PGC More...

Youth Bowlers Qualify for State Scholarship Tournament

Four area youth bowlers have qualified for the Pepsi Championships to be held in Butler, PA, on May 21-22.The state qualifiers were determined by district tournaments at selected sites and weekends. More...

The End Zone Seat: Is It Time to Honor Our Greats?

I came across an item in another newspaper earlier this week about an effort to create a Football Hall of Fame at Canton High School.Since I covered many of Canton’s gridiron greats during the school’s glory days in the 1980s and 90s, I t More...

WVHS Baseball: Rams Cruise by Griffins

 Wyalusing Valley batted around in the first inning en route to a 9-1 non-league home victory over Sullivan County on April 15.Wyalusing also dropped a pair of decisions to Troy and Wellsboro during the past week to fall to 2-2, overall, and 0-1 More...

Meet Wyalusing's 2011 Track Team

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 Storm Derails WVMP PracticeAs a result of heavy damage from the April 26 storms that hit the area, Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park in Homets Ferry has postponed the practice session slated for Saturday, April 30. More...

Warriors Wrapup: Bedell, Trowbridge Claim Bald Eagle Titles

 Elk Lake’s Mike Bedell and Maria Trowbridge were event winners in the Bald Eagle Invitational at Lock Haven University on April 22.Bedell won the 1600 with a time of 4:24.82. More...

The End Zone Seat: It's Time for the Lasagna

After last year’s record-breaking night, this Friday’s eighth annual Wyalusing Lasagna Invitational has a tough act to follow.A total of 20 meet records fell before a long afternoon and evening of competition concluded as the witching hou More...

WVHS Softball: Lady Rams Blank Canton, Towanda

 Wyalusing Valley’s Brianna Jennings tossed her second straight shutout, including a no-hitter against Towanda earlier, and drove in the game’s only run in a 1-0 home victory over Canton on April 26. More...

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 BASEBALLMay 5: Troy at Wyalusing Valley (5 p.m.). Elk Lake at Montrose (4:30 p.m.).May 6: Wyalusing Valley at Athens (5 p.m.).May 7: Blue Ridge at Wyalusing Valley (9 a.m.). More...

Running Roundup: Guthrie Gallops Set for Saturday

 The Guthrie Gallop begins Saturday, May 7, at 9 a.m. with the 10K run, starting at Sayre’s Howard Elmer Park. The 5K run and walk will follow at 10:30 a.m. A fun run for children, ages 10-under, begins at 11:30 a.m. More...

College Roundup: Aeppli Third at Conference Tourney

 Wyalusing Valley graduate Bucky Aeppli, a member of the Misericordia golf team, finished third in the Freedom Conference championship tournament at Hershey Country Club on April 30-May 1.After shooting a nine-over 80 on the opening day, Aeppli More...

WVHS Softball: Lady Rams Claim Williamsport Title

 After a heartbreaking 3-2 loss at Northeast Bradford on April 27, Wyalusing Valley bounced back with four straight victories, including three to claim the Williamsport Tournament title last weekend.The Lady Rams improved to 10-2, overall, and 4 More...

2011 Lasagna Invitational Results

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 BASEBALLMay 12: Wyalusing Valley at Sayre (5 p.m.). Blue Ridge at Elk Lake (4:30 p.m.).May 13: Northeast Bradford at Wyalusing Valley (5 p.m.). More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Motorcycle Rally Slated

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Running Roundup: Shedden Wins Guthrie Gallop

 Jake Shedden and John Johnson finished one-two in both the 10K and 5K runs during the Guthrie Gallop in Sayre on May 7.Shedden completed the 10K in 34:47, while Johnson crossed the line in 36:30. Jack Cleland was third in 39:21. More...

Final Elementary Track Meet

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The End Zone Seat: New Wrestling Weights Raise Concerns

 When the National Federation of State High School Associations announced the first major changes in varsity wrestling weights in many years last week, there were some raised eyebrows. More...

WVHS Track: Thinclads Hope to Shine at Home

Wyalusing Valley sophomore Erika Huffman will seek to defend her Northern Tier League Large School 800-meter title on her home track Saturday.Huffman, who was Wyalusing’s only event winner at last year’s league meet, will be favored in th More...

WVHS Baseball: Rams' Title Hopes Dashed

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 BASEBALLMay 20: Sayre at Wyalusing (5 p.m.). SOFTBALLMay 20: Sayre at Wyalusing (5 p.m.). TRACK AND FIELD More...

Running Roundup: Locals Fare Well in Half Marathon

 Fred Joslyn won the Binghamton Bridge Half Marathon on May 15 in a time of 1:08:57.Kevin Borrelli was second in 1:10:32, followed by Craig Coon in 1:12:06.Wyalusing’s Michael Murphy was tenth in 1:20:05.Kimberly Law topped the female fiel More...

Warriors Wrapup: Diamondgirls Edge Blue Ridge

 On May 12, Gabby Baltzley’s sacrifice fly in the eighth inning gave Elk Lake a 2-1 softball victory over Blue Ridge.Kyla Marcy, who had singled, scored the game-winning run.Brooke Darling accounted for Elk Lake’s other run with a so More...

WVHS Baseball: Ram Clinch District Playoff Berth

 With a 10-0 home win over Northeast Bradford on May 13, the Wyalusing Valley baseball team clinched a District Four, Class AA playoff berth. More...

Bedell Leads Elk Lake Gold Rush

 Led by Mike Bedell’s four gold-medal performances, the Elk Lake track and field team glittered in the District Two, Class AA, track and field championships at Scranton on May 16.Bedell cruised to victory in the 800 in 1:58.69 and added an More...

WVHS Baseball, Softball Games Cancelled

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WVHS Baseball: Spartans Oust Rams from Playoffs

 Two Hughesville pitchers held Wyalusing Valley to one hit—an infield hit by Mitchell Pickett in the third inning—en route to a 4-0 victory in the first round of the District Four, Class AA playoffs on May 24.The host Spartans scored More...

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Auto Racing Roundup: Rain Again Disrupts Slates

 Wet weather continued to plague the local auto racing scene last weekend.Dunn Hill 2 Speedway in Monroeton and Penn Can Speedway in Susquehanna, PA, both postponed Friday’s scheduled shows. More...

The End Zone Seat: Thinclads Heat to PIAA Meet

 I have to admit if you had told me 10 years ago that my favorite event of the year would be the PIAA track and field championships, I would have doubted you.But after eight years, I’m a believer.Every spring, on Memorial Day weekend, the More...

WVHS Boys Hoped for More at District Meet

Four members of the Wyalusing Valley boys’ track and field team brought home medals from the District Four championship meet at Shikellamy High School on May 21.For seniors Lewis Adams and Tucker Allyn, their medal-winning efforts felt somewhat More...

Running Roundup: Wadas Wins Memorial Day Race

 Chris Wadas won the Old Fort Five Miler in Forty Fort on May 30 with a time of 26:26.Dan Pszeniczny was second in 27:59, followed by Jess Adams in 28:47.Deedra Porfirio was the top female finisher with a time of 32:01. More...

Warriors Wrapup: Elk Lake Softball Advances to District Final

 Elk Lake will meet Nanticoke for the District Two, Class AA softball championship tonight (June 2) at Mid Valley High School. More...

Sports Briefs

 Youth Bowlers Compete at StatesTwo area girls and one boy competed in the Pennsylvania Pepsi Scholarship bowling tournament in Butler, PA, held on May 21-22. More...

Rain Halts Racing at Dunn Hill 2, Penn Can

 Wet weather again disrupted the area’s auto racing schedule with shows either canceled or shortened at Dunn Hill 2, Penn Can, Chemung Speedrome and Shangri-La II.Dunn Hill and Penn Can both started Friday’s slated programs before ba More...

Lady Rams to Play for District Softball Title

 Wyalusing Valley is hoping three’s the charm.After losing twice to Northeast Bradford during the Northern Tier East softball regular season, the Lady Rams have a shot at redemption with the District Four title on the line. More...

Hotaling Breaks Own 400 Mark at PIAA Championships

 Wyalusing Valley’s Jessica Hotaling and Erika Huffman didn’t bring home any medals from the PIAA track and field championships but that didn’t mean the weekend was wasted.For Hotaling, a senior making her only appearance in Sh More...

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 SOFTBALLJune 9: PIAA Class A quarterfinal: Wyalusing Valley v. Old Forge, Bloomsburg U. (1 p.m.). PIAA Class AA quarterfinal: Elk Lake v. Brandywine Heights, Bloomsburg U. (4 p.m.). More...

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Auto Racing Roundup: Maynard Sweeps WVMP Microsprints

 Towanda’s Bob Maynard became the first driver to win 270 Microsprint and 600 Microsprint features in the same night at Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park.Maynard led flag-to-flag to win the 600 feature at the Homets Ferry track on June 4. More...

Lady Warriors Win District Title; Reach PIAA Quarterfinals

Elk Lake’s Brianna Hollenbeck drove in the game-winning run in a 2-1 victory over Pen Argyl in the first-round of the PIAA Class AA playoffs at Marywood University on June 6.Earlier, Elk Lake had advanced to the PIAA playoffs with a 2-1 win ove More...

The End Zone Seat: Another Year in the Books

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Lady Rams Win PIAA Softball Opener

 State softball championships are built on pitching, defense and timely hitting, sometimes from unexpected sources.Wyalusing Valley used all three en route to a 1-0 win over West Branch in the opening round of the PIAA Class A playoffs at Blooms More...

Running Roundup: Sansky Tops Field in Taylor 5K

 Jason Sansky won the Vikings Helping Vikings 5K at Taylor, PA, on June 11 in a time of 16:20.Matt Sansky was second in 20:01, followed by George Dunbar in 20:01.Amber Loisell topped the women’s ranks with a time of 28:50, followed by Sara More...

Golf Tourney to Raise Funds for Sixth-Grade Trip

The Wyalusing Area Education Foundation (WAEF) Wyalusing to Washington annual golf tournament is slated on Aug. 12 at the Towanda Country Club.Registration will be held at 9 a.m. with a putting contest upon arrival and a 10 a.m. shotgun start. More...

Auto Racing Roundup: Elys Win at Dunn Hill

 At Monroeton, Chad Ely and Ernie Martin split a pair of Street Stock features at Dunn Hill 2 Speedway on June 10.Ely won the rain-delayed feature from May 27, while Martin prevailed in the regularly-scheduled feature.Harry Ely, Chad’s fat More...

Bullets Gun Down Elk Lake in Class AA Quarterfinals

Katrine Hughes’s RBI single in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted Brandywine Heights to a stunning 4-3 comeback victory over Elk Lake in the PIAA Class AA quarterfinals at Bloomsburg University on June 9. More...

The End Zone Seat: It Was a Great Ride

I’m on the edge of gloryAnd I’m hanging on a moment of truthOut on the edge of gloryAnd I’m hanging on a moment with you.—Lady Gaga  More...

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Auto Racing Roundup: Tittle Sweeps WVMP Microsprints

 Jordan Tittle claimed a pair of victories at Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park on June 18, sweeping both the 270 Microsprint and 600 Microsprint features.In the 270 Microsprint finale, Tittle edged out Gene Beadle and Eric Leonard.Tittle had to More...

Little League Playoffs Underway

 District 15 Little League playoffs got underway this week with play in Major Softball.The Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) began East division pool play on June 20 with a 13-3 home loss to NEBALL.At Athens, on June 21, RTL lost, 18-4.RTL was schedu More...

The End Zone Seat: Fore 81 Classic Upon Us Once More

For the 11th year, the Fore 81 Golf Classic tees off to raise funds for the Bret J. Keefe Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Towanda Country Club Friday. More...

WVHS Softball: Jennings Named NTL East Player of the Year

In the pitching circle or at the plate, Wyalusing Valley senior Brianna Jennings proved herself game after game.The Northern Tier League East coaches recognized Jennings’s contributions, naming her the 2011 Player of the Year. More...

Lyle Williams Tournament Benefits St. Agnes School

Registration is open for the sixth annual Lyle Williams Golf Tournament, which benefits St. Agnes School in Towanda. The tournament is slated for Saturday, July 23, at the Towanda Country Club (TCC). More...

NEB Student Wins Red Dress Run

 Northeast Bradford student Sam Williams won the Red Dress Run at Maine-Endwell High School on June 22.The race, which raises money for the Crime Victims Assistance Center in Broome County, NY, has a unique twist. More...

Auto Racing Roundup: Slingshot Tours Visit WVMP

 Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park hosted an appearance by the All-Star Mid-Atlantic Gold and Junior National Slingshot Tours on June 25.Simon Egan won the All-Star Slingshot feature at the Homets Ferry facility, holding off Shannon Smith and Da More...

WVHS Senior Holds Volleyball Camp

 Elesha Schulze, an incoming senior at Wyalusing Valley, conducted a volleyball camp for elementary and junior high girls as her senior project on June 20-23 at the high school.Five elementary girls from the upcoming fifth and sixth grades parti More...

Aepplis Win TCC Member/Member Tournament

 The father-son team of Jeff Aeppli and Bucky Aeppli won the Member/Member tournament at the Towanda Country Club on June 25-26. More...

The End Zone Seat: Aeppli Finding Golfing Success

As Bucky Aeppli prepared to play in the Fore 81 Golf Classic Friday, he was in the midst of a busy few weeks of golfing.Aeppli, a former Wyalusing Valley golfing star who recently concluded a successful junior season at Misericordia University, had q More...

Fore 81 Golf Classic: Tournament Still Going Strong

 A field of over 200 golfers competing in two separate tournaments invaded the Towanda Country Club on June 24 for the 11th annual Fore 81 Golf Classic.When the Green (morning) and Gold (afternoon) tournaments wrapped up, the real winners were t More...

Auto Racing: Dunn Hill 2 Holds Mid-Season Championships

 Shawn Bruce won the IMCA Modified Mid-Season feature at Dunn Hill 2 Speedway in Monroeton on July 1.Bruce crossed the line ahead of Eddie Sites and Harry Ely.In Factory Stocks, Brad Sites took the checkers over Shannon Oswald and George Diegel. More...

Wyalusing Legion Splits with Towanda

The Wyalusing American Legion baseball team completed the Bradford-Tioga League regular season with an 8-4 record following a doubleheader split with Towanda on June 30.Wyalusing survived seven errors in the five-inning opening game of the twinbill a More...

RTL Juniors Still in Title Hunt

 The Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) Junior baseball team stayed in contention for a District 15 Little League title despite losing in the first round of the championships bracket.RTL’s Minor and Major squads continued play in the consolation More...

Running for Independence

It has become a Fourth of July tradition.Runners from near and far gather in Montrose on Independence Day to take on the rolling Susquehanna County hills.On Monday, a total of 384 runners finished either the 5K or 10K runs, sponsored by the combined More...

Golf Tourney Raises Funds for Guthrie Hospice

 The team of Staci Covey, Steve Covey, Chris Covey and Fred Ripka, Jr. won the ninth annual Golf for Guthrie Hospice Tournament at Shepard Hills, Waverly, NY, on June 24. More...

Wysox Canoe Race Set for July 23

The Wysox River Challenge, a paddling competition, will be held on Saturday, July 23, at the boat access by the Rt. 187 bridge, starting at 10 a.m.Three classes will compete in the event, which was held in late August last year. More...

Jennings, Raiders Headed to Nationals

 Recent Wyalusing Valley graduate and University of Delaware recruit Brianna Jennings will spend next week in sunny southern California.Jennings and her Conklin (NY) Raiders teammates qualified for the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Gold Nat More...

The End Zone Seat: Safety Starts with Fans

Truth be told, sports are really just a form of entertainment.Fans attend a sporting event for the same reason they go to the movies or concerts. More...

RTL Major Baseball Still in Aquilio Title Chase

 The Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) had one team left standing in the all-star tournaments.The Major baseball squad was still in action on Wednesday, July 13, in the consolation bracket of the Daniel J. More...

WVMP Steps Up for Injured Drivers

Duane “Raceguy” Manzer concluded a very busy night of racing at Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park with his easy win in the Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers Charity Race on July 9. More...

Running Roundup: Cain, Hess Win at Benton

 Andrew Hess and Travis Cain picked up wins at the annual Benton Rodeo Runs on July 16.Hess won the 5K race with a time of 17:59, followed by Ken Moss (18:48) and Mike Lewis (18:58).Jen Stec-Gagliardi was the female winner with a time of 22:14. More...

Little League Roundup: Senior Softball Heads to State Tourney

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Huffman Assumes WVHS Volleyball Helm

When the Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team hits the court for the first day of practice on Aug. 15, a familiar face will greet them in a new capacity. More...

Area Kids Real Winners from Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Tournament

Since its humble beginnings 17 years ago, the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) golf tournament has continued to provide financial support to a worthwhile charity.This year’s tournament, held once more at the Towanda Country Club on Wednesday, Ju More...

North Branch Land Trust River Trip Slated

 The 11th annual North Branch Land Trust (NBLT) river trip on the North Branch of the Susquehanna River is slated for Saturday, July 30, beginning at the river access in Meshoppen to the Howland Preserve.Endless Mountain Outfitters (EMO) will ru More...

Running Roundup: Many Area Races in August

 August is a very busy month for area runners with several usually well-attended races on the schedule.Getting the late summer action started is the Frank Valvano Memorial 5K at Lake Carey on July 30, starting at 8 a.m.The popular Jack Daniels M More...

Softball Roundup: Jennings Singles in Tourney Opener

 Wyalusing Valley graduate Brianna Jennings and her Conklin Raiders teammates won their opening game at the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Gold National Tournament in San Diego, CA, on July 25.The Raiders defeated Sudden Impact Gold, 8-0, in More...

Hillsgrove Native Closer to Olympic Dream

 Staff Sergeant Josh Richmond, a Hillsgrove, PA, native, has qualified for a nomination to the 2012 U.S. More...

Sports Briefs

 WVHS Sports Physicals SlatedSports physicals for Wyalusing Valley athletes will be held in the high school nurse’s office on Friday, Aug. 5 for students with last names starting with A through K. More...

Pipelines, Improved Wildlife Habitats Compatible

 Changes in the landscape of Susquehanna County continue to happen in the active areas of the gas exploration process.These changes on the physical landscape show up as the building of access roads, gas well pads and the gas and gathering pipeli More...

Auto Racing Roundup: Drivers Scores First Dunn Hill Win

 Dunn Hill 2 Speedway celebrated Christmas in July during its July 29 racing program and it turned out to be a gift-filled night for three of the feature winners.Jason Sullivan won his first Dunn Hill feature in the IMCA Modified division, holdi More...

Jennings, Raiders Fall Short at ASA Gold Nationals

 Brianna Jennings, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Conklin Raiders, singled and drove in a run during a 3-1 loss to Fort Worth Bat Busters at the Amateur Softball Association’s Gold National Tournament in San Diego, CA, on Ju More...

Yellows Equal Serious Green

 It wasn’t a pretty win by anyone’s definition.But Wyalusing’s John Zionkowski didn’t care as he scored his first Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park (WVMP) victory of the season on July 30. More...

North Branch Triathlon Just Two Months Away

We may still be in the dog days of summer, but soon the chill will return to the air and the leaves will change colors.That will only mean one thing.It will be time once again for the North Branch Triathlon. More...

Season’s Winners Listed As Foot Race Schedule Continues

 The last time Mike Bedell ran a competitive race over the Elk Lake cross country course, he didn’t finish.That was not the case on Saturday, Aug. 6, as Bedell comfortably won the Elk Lake 5K in a time of 18:07. More...

Funks Masters of the Karts

There is an old Hindu proverb, “Help your brother’s boat across, and your own will reach the shore.”For brothers Nick and Ryan Funk of Wysox, the goal isn’t a distant shore, it is the checkered flag at the end of a kart race a More...

Eighteen Bradford County Athletes Achieve at Special Olympics Pennsylvania Summer Games

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Ram Athletes Begin Season

Cloudy skies and comfortable temperatures greeted 146 athletes as the Wyalusing Valley fall sports practices got underway on Monday, Aug. More...

YMCA Triathlon Slated for Aug. 28

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The End Zone Seat: Fan Behavior Contrasts

 It constantly amazes me how passionately people feel about sports.Sometimes, this passion is a positive. Sometimes, it is quite the opposite. More...

Auto Racing: Jochum Wins at WVMP

 The third annual Ernie Godshalk Memorial saw a very nice turnout of competitors Saturday, Aug. More...

Watson, Learn Win Riverfest 5K

 The cool, damp start to the 2011 Riverfest 5K Run on Aug. 20 was welcomed by many of the participants who had run in much warmer events already this year. Approximately 70 men and women registered for the walk and run, which started at 9 a.m. More...

Sports Briefs

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Auto Racing Roundup: Ely Wins IMCA Feature t Dunn Hill

 Wyalusing’s Harry Ely won the IMCA Modified feature at Dunn Hill 2 Speedway on Aug. More...

Elk Lake Girls' Tennis Defeats Dunmore

 The Elk Lake girls’ tennis team defeated Dunmore, 4-1, on Aug. 26.Elk Lake swept the two in doubles matches. Meagan Bush and Taylor Watkins defeated Brittany Schessler and Anna Notchick, 6-4, 6-2. More...

WVHS Girls' Soccer Leaning on Experience

 With 12 returning letter winners from last year’s squad, the Wyalusing Valley girls’ soccer team has a solid base to start the 2011 season.Second-year head coach Nick Maghamez is also optimistic that a number of talented freshmen wi More...

WVHS Harriers Hope to Contend

 Long-time Wyalusing Valley cross country coach Jim Schools realizes claiming a Northern Tier League title this season will be daunting tasks for his two young squads.But he is still optimistic that both the boys’ and girls’ squads w More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYSept. 13: Wyalusing Valley, Troy at Athens (4 p.m.). Delaware Valley, Wallenpaupack at Elk Lake (4:45 p.m.). BOYS’ SOCCER More...

Valley View Defeats Elk Lake Boys' Soccer

 Valley View’s Brandon Jackson scored the game-winning goal, his third of the game, as the Cougars defeated Elk Lake, 3-2, in boys’ soccer action, on Sept. More...

Camptown Races Set for Sept. 17

 The 46th running of the Camptown Races will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Camptown ballfield, starting at 10 a.m.Race day registration for the challenging 10K road and trail run begins at 8 a.m. The fee is $10. More...

The End Zone Seat: Teamwork Made This Sports Section

 I really don’t want to make my broken wrist a recurring theme here, but I did want to fill readers in on my progress and to tip my hat to all the people who have been so helpful to this point.The surgery on Sept. More...

WVHS Spikers Reach Central Mountain Touney Semis

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team opened the 2011 season at Central Mountain Tournament on Saturday, Sept. More...

WVHS Spikers Defeat NEB, Fall at Athens

 Athens defeated the Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team, 3-1, at Athens on Sept. 27.The Lady Wildcats won the first game, 25-19. Wyalusing evened the match with a 25-18 win in the second game. More...

Sports Brefs

 Albany Valley Challenge SlatedDespite the cancellation of most of the slated activities for the New Albany Volunteer Firemen’s Celebration on Saturday, Sept. More...

Mountain View Golfers Edge Elk Lake

 Mountain View held off the Elk Lake golf team for a 5-4 victory on Sept. 12.In individual play, Elk Lake picked up three wins. More...

College Roundup: Bedell Competes for Campbell U.

 Mike Bedell, an Elk Lake graduate and freshman on the Campbell University cross country team, finished 25th overall in the Seahawk Invitational at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington on Sept. More...

WVHS Girls' Soccer: Sayre Spoils Lady Ram Debut

 Wyalusing Valley’s girls’ soccer season finally got underway on Tuesday, Sept. 13 with a 5-1 home loss to Sayre. More...

Camptown Races Still On

 Despite the September flooding of last week, the 46th running of the Camptown Races will be held as scheduled on Saturday, Sept. More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYSept. 24: Wyalusing Valley at PIAA Foundation Invitational, Hershey, 9 a.m.Sept. 27: Wyalusing Valley, Troy at Athens (4 p.m.). Elk Lake at Honesdale (4:45 p.m.). More...

Auto Racing: Tittle Sweeps WVMP Microsprint Features

 After a two-week hiatus, including time off for the Labor Day weekend and last week’s devastating flood, Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park roared to life on Sept. 17-18 for the Audrey Rosengrant Memorial Weekend. More...

Albany Valley 5K Challenge Set for Saturday

 The Albany Valley Challenge 5K run and walk will be held on Saturday, Sept. More...

Elk Lake Girls Win Lackawanna Commissioners' Invitational

 The Elk Lake girls’ cross country team won the Lackawanna County Commissioners’ Invitational at Scranton’s McDade Park on Sept. More...

Lady Rams Even Soccer Record

 Wyalusing Valley’s girls’ soccer team evened its record at 2-2 with wins over Wellsboro and Williamson and a loss to Athens. Athens 6, Wyalusing 2At Wyalusing, on Sept. More...

The End Zone Seat: Flood Didn't Dampen Camptown's Big Day

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Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYOct. 1: Wyalusing Valley at NEPA Invitational, Bloomsburg U., 9 a.m.Oct. 4: Wyalusing Valley, Northeast Bradford, Mansfield at Cowanesque Valley (4 p.m.). Elk Lake at Montrose (4:45 p.m.). More...

Sports Briefs

 Youth Football Sweeps SayreThe Wyalusing Youth Football and Cheerleading squads traveled to Sayre on Sunday, Sept. More...

Schulze Paces Keystone Women to Win

 Lindsay Schulze, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and freshman on the Keystone College women’s soccer team, scored a pair of goals in a 4-0 win over Valley Forge Christian on Sept. More...

WVHS Football: Troy Blanks Rams

 Troy scored two touchdowns over a 64-second span in the third quarter to take command in a 26-0 win over Wyalusing Valley on Sept. More...

WVHS Harriers Sweep Athens, Troy

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ and boys’ cross country team completed a sweep of Troy and Athens at Round Top Park on Sept. 27. More...

Up to the Challenge

 The course was slightly different, but the result was the same at the Albany Valley Challenge 5K run/walk in New Albany on Sept. 24.Ulster’s John Johnson claimed the title for the fourth straight year with a time of 18:06. More...

Elk Lake Tennis Players Enter District Play

 The District Two girls’ tennis singles’ championships open today, Oct. More...

WVMP Wraps Up 2011 Season

 Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park held its Season Championship Night on Saturday, Sept. 24.In the 600 Microsprint finale, Jordan Tittle passed Jessica Moyer on lap 22 to claim the victory. Butch Tittle was third behind Moyer. More...

Local Runners Compete in Wineglass Marathon

 At Corning, NY, on Oct. More...

WVHS Girls' Soccer: Lady Rams Shutout on Road

 A pair of heartbreaking 1-0 road losses dropped Wyalusing Valley’s record to 4-4. Troy 1, Wyalusing 0At Troy, on Oct. 3, Louisa Shedden’s first-half goal gave Troy the only goal it needed. More...

Huffman Places at NEPA Invitational

 Erika Huffman earned a sixth-place medal at the Northeast Pennsylvania Invitational at Bloomsburg University on Oct. 1.The Wyalusing Valley junior completed the course, which will be used for the District Four championships on Oct. More...

Locals Survive Bald Eagle Megatransect

 Several area runners competed in the Bald Eagle Megatransect Challenge in Lock Haven on Oct. More...

The End Zone Seat: Tour de Shunk Returns Sunday

 It may be a month later than usual, but the 13th annual Tour de Shunk will hit the road this Sunday, starting at Rocky’s Bicycle Shop on Rt. More...

WVHS Volleyball Defeats Northeast Bradford

 Wyalusing Valley cruised to a 3-0 win at Northeast Bradford on Oct. 11.The Lady Rams, now 6-6, overall, won 25-16, 25- 14 and 25-22.Laci Holdren led Wyalusing with 17 points. More...

WVHS Girls Soccer Downs Towanda in Overtime

 After a stirring double overtime victory over Towanda, the Wyalusing Valley girls’ soccer team lost their scoring touch, dropping a pair of shutout losses to Troy and Athens.Wyalusing’s record entering its Oct. More...

Sports Briefs

 Junior High Gridders UnbeatenThe Wyalusing Valley junior high football team has opened the season with a 4-0 record, defeating Canton, 30-16; Sayre, 44-0; Lycoming Valley, 46-20, and Muncy, 32-0.The Little Rams will complete the season with a h More...

College Roundup: Tewksbury 33rd at Yellowjacket Invitational

 Stephan Tewksbury, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Rochester University cross country team, was 33rd in his school’s own Yellowjacket Invitational on Oct. 15. His time was 27:44. Mike Bedell More...

The End Zone Seat: Ride Raises Funds for Cancer Fight

 Despite a one-month postponement, the 13th annual Black Dog Tour de Shunk proved to be another successful fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s fight against cancer.A total of 110 cyclists made the scenic, if somewhat chilly and More...

WVHS Volleyball: Lady Rams Still in Playoff Hunt

 A spirited outing by the Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team on Parents’ Night came up short in a 3-2 loss to Troy at Layman Gymnasium on Oct. More...

WVHS Football: Rams Romp Past Red Raiders

 Aaron Johnson threw for three touchdowns, including two to Chris McDonald, and Dan Frankenfield rushed for 136 yards and a score as Wyalusing Valley defeated Montgomery, 25-14, at Peterson Stadium on Oct. More...

Sports Briefs

 YMCA Hoop League FormingThe Bradford County Branch YMCA is accepting signups for its third through sixth grade basketball league, which will begin play on Nov. 12. More...

Elk Lake Girls Win Lackawanna Cross Country Title

 The Elk Lake girls’ cross country team completed an undefeated Lackawanna League season on Oct. More...

WVHS Spikers Stay in Playoff Chase

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team defeated Galeton, 3-0, to pull within one victory of qualifying for the District Four, Class A playoffs.With the victory, the Lady Rams improved to 7-8 with one match remaining, which was played More...

WVHS Football: Rams Rout Indians

 If there were any doubts about the outcome of Wyalusing Valley’s football game at Cowanesque Valley on Oct. More...

WVHS Harriers Prep for Districts

 Wyalusing Valley’s cross country teams have traditionally approached the NTL Coaches’ Invitational as a final tune-up for the all-important District Four championships and this year was no exception. More...

Sports Briefs

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Bowling Results from Starlite Lanes

 STARLITE LANES TOP 10HI MEN’S TRIPLE: L. Kralicek, 690; J. Casselbury, 679; B. Ellsworth, 675; R. Hunsinger, 674; R. Miller, 672; R. Sutton, 670; D. Ainey, 668; B. Boyer, 667; S. Dunn, 666; L. Cobb, 666. More...

College Roundup: Schulze Concludes Rookie Campaign at Keystone

 Lindsay Schulze, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of Keystone College’s women’s soccer team, recently completed her freshman season.She scored two goals in five shots on goal for the Giants, who finished with a 6-10-1 record. More...

WVHS Spikers Fall in Finale

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team fell one win short of qualifying for the District Four playoffs with a 3-2 loss at Wellsboro on Oct. More...

The End Zone Seat: This Project is No Turkey

 Wyalusing Valley senior Cathryn Pugh has come up with a fun concept for her senior project.Pugh has organized a One-Mile Turkey Trot to be held at Wyalusing Valley High School on Saturday, Nov. More...

Huffman Wins Girls' AA Race; Sutton Qualifies for States

 Erika Huffman made her first appearance at the District Four Cross Country Championships look easy as the Wyalusing Valley junior cruised to a Class AA girls’ title on Oct. More...

Running Roundup: Sayre Turkey Trot Slated

 The Fifth annual Sayre Turkey Trot 5K will take place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. More...

Lady Rams Play in Senior Showcase Soccer Game

 Five Wyalusing Valley senior soccer players competed in the annual NTL Senior Showcase Game at Towanda’s Endless Mountains Athletic Complex on Sunday, Nov. 6.Lauren Chadwick scored the East’s only goal in the 4-1 loss. More...

Senior Gridders Feted at Bronze Helmet Dinner

 For the 29th year, senior members of the Towanda and Wyalusing Valley football teams were guests of the combined Lions Clubs from the two communities at the annual Bronze Helmet dinner.The dinner was held at the Towanda Elks Club on Tuesday, No More...

The End Zone Seat: Harriers Make Mark in Region

 If there was ever any doubt about the quality of cross country in this area, last Saturday’s PIAA championships confirmed just how strong it is. More...

Sweet Success at Hershey

 For the third time in five years, the Elk Lake girls’ cross country team returned to Susquehanna County from Hershey’s Parkview Cross Country Course with a PIAA trophy on Nov. 5. More...

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Friesen Wins Penn Can Finale

 Stewart Friesen won the King of the Can Modified feature at Penn Can Speedway on Sunday, Nov. More...

Lady Rams Earn NTL Soccer Honors

 Wyalusing Valley seniors Lauren Chadwick and Courtney Eberlin were named to the Northern Tier League’s all-star second team in recent balloting by the coaches.Troy’s Katie Jackson was named Player of the Year in the balloting. More...

Turkey-Toting Good Time

 “The families in the community will be very happy.”Cathryn Pugh, a Wyalusing Valley High School senior, had hoped her senior project, a one-mile turkey trot run on Saturday, Nov. More...

College Roundup: Misericordia Men Open Season

 The Misericordia men’s basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff, opened the 2011-12 campaign with a 96-68 win over Centenary on Nov. More...

WVHS Spikers Earn All-Star Honors

 Wyalusing Valley senior Laci Holdren was named to the Northern Tier League East first team in all-star balloting by the league’s coaches recently.Erin Dean-Swank, also a senior, earned All-District Four Class A honors.Senior Elesha Schulz More...

Erika's Busy Autumn

 Erika Huffman was a very busy girl this past autumn.The Wyalusing Valley junior competed for the Lady Rams in both cross country and volleyball, a rare double at the school.Despite an often hectic schedule, Huffman was successful in both sports More...

The End Zone Seat: Hunting Stories Aplenty

 Ever since men first took to the woods to hunt, they have gathered afterwards to swap tales about the experience.Every hunt, successful or not, has a story and some of them are even true.Monday, as I snapped photos of successful hunters with th More...

WVMP Honors Track Champions

 Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park (WVMP) honored the 2011 season champions at its annual award banquet at the Wysox Fire Hall on Saturday, Nov. 12. More...

Sports Calendar

 BOYS’ BASKETBALLDec. 9:  Wyalusing Valley v. Sullivan County at Towanda Tournament (6 p.m.). Carbondale at Elk Lake (7:15 p.m.). More...

The End Zone Seat: Time to Head Indoors

 After a long wait, the winter sports seasons open this weekend with all three Wyalusing Valley squads in tournaments.It was tempting to say the teams were hitting full stride, but with the exception of the wrestling team, that’s not reall More...

WVHS Boys' Basketball: Young Rams Face Growing Pains

 If Wyalusing Valley’s boys’ basketball team has hopes of a return trip to the District Four playoffs, a young team will have to grow up fast.The good news for the Rams, who finished with an 11-10 record last season, is that senior A More...

WVHS Girls' Basketball: Speed, Defense Key for Lady Rams

 If the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team is to break a 29-year championship drought this season, team speed and defense will be the main reasons, according to head coach Jon Schulze. More...

Bowlers Roll 300 Games

 A pair of bowlers at Starlite Lanes in North Towanda Township recently rolled 300 games.Kevin Maines, who competes in the Sunday Nite Mixed League, collected his 18th perfect game recently.After starting the night with a 206 game, Maines rolled More...

Elk Lake Boys Whip NEB

 The Elk Lake boys’ basketball team cruised to a 64-21 win over Northeast Bradford on Dec. More...

WVHS Boys' Basketball: Rams Falter in Tip-Off Tournament

 Despite a pair of game efforts, an inexperienced Wyalusing Valley boys’ basketball team settled for fourth place in the Williams Auto Group Tip-Off Tournament at Towanda on Dec. More...

WVHS Girls' Basketball: Lady Rams Start Strong

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team opened the season with a 3-0 record following its 65-30 win at Sullivan County on Dec. 13.Alexis Daly had a double-double for the Lady Rams with 22 points and 12 rebounds. More...

Sports Calendar

 BOYS’ BASKETBALLDec. 27: Elk Lake at Susquehanna Community Foundation Tournament, Susquehanna H.S. (6 p.m.).Dec. 29: Elk Lake at Susquehanna Community Foundation Tournament, Susquehanna H.S. (6 p.m.). More...

Elk Lake Swimmers Split with Hanover Area; Sweep Lake-Lehman

 The Elk Lake boys’ swim team defeated Hanover Area, 95-57, on Dec. More...

Dunn Hill 2 Adds Karts, Small Cars to 2012 Schedule

 Last week’s sudden closing of Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park (WVMP) in Homets Ferry, PA left hundreds of racers, fans, and teams in shock. More...

Junior High Wrestlers Compete at Milton

 Two Wyalusing Valley junior high wrestlers brought home individual titles from the Milton Tournament on Dec. More...

WVHS Gridders Earn District Honors

 Wyalusing Valley outside linebacker Dan Frankenfield was named to the District Four North All-Star Football first-team in balloting recently.Frankenfield, a senior, made 65 solo tackles and added 11 assists for the Rams this season. More...

Rams' Hart Claims Carlisle Title; Team Defeats Milton

 Led by 132-pound champion Ryan Hart, Wyalusing Valley finished second in the Carlisle Holiday Tournament held on Dec. More...

WVHS Wrestlers Dominate Wildcats

 The Wyalusing Valley wrestlers entered the Christmas break with a dominating 77-6 win over Athens at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. 22.Eight pins and four forfeits provided the Rams all the points they needed against the overmatched Wildcats. More...

Area Runners Complete Boston Marathon

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Otis, Astare Named WVHS Grid Coach, AD

The long search is finally over.On Thursday, July 29, the Wyalusing Area administration announced the hiring of Ed Astare as athletic director and Gary Otis as head varsity football coach.Wyalusing Valley High School principal Marty Weisgold informed More...

Racing's In His Blood: Lime Hill Teen Claims Mid-Season Title at Chemung

Paul Johnson won the Mid-Season Street Stock Championship at Chemung Speedrome on July 16 in his No. 77 Monte Carlo. More...

YMCA Flag Football League Forming

The YMCA of Bradford County is accepting applications for its popular Flag Football League.The league is for adults ages 18 and over.Team rosters are limited to no more than 12 players in this six-on-six format. More...

Rome Youth Claims Fourth Straight YHEC Senior Title

Legend has it that Davey Crockett killed a bear when he was only three years old.That's how old Devon Babcock was when his father, Blair, started teaching him to shoot a bow-and-arrow.That early start at learning hunting skills has proven to be an ad More...

North Branch Triathlon Set for Oct. 9

If you do it, they will come.Last year's inaugural North Branch Triathlon was such a success that there was no doubt it would return this autumn as part of the North Branch Arts Festival in Wyalusing.The event, which includes a five-mile canoe trip, More...

Slain Deputy Honored by Golf Tournament

Amy Knott of Towanda and Jeannie Williams of Canton, criminal justice majors at Lackawanna College-Towanda Center, were awarded scholarships on July 14th in honor of Deputy Sheriff Mike VanKuren who lost his life in the line of duty. More...

Golf Team Looks to Improve

A mix of solid veterans and a promising quartet of freshmen are expected to lead the Wyalusing Valley High School golf team into league contention this year."I really think we have a shot," said John Bradley, who is starting his 12th year a More...

End Zone Seat: A Fresh Start for Sports Program

Monday morning dawned grey and overcast, like most of our mornings this summer.But despite the gloom, the day also marked the dawning of a new era in Wyalusing Valley High School sports.The first day of practice for the fall sports seasons is always More...

Local Scouts Enjoyed Adventure

http://www.rocket-courier.com/pictures/scouts804.jpg>Eight scouts from the Five Rivers Council, including Wyalusing and Camptown troops, and four scout leaders experienced a two-week trek at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM. More...

Wyalusing Harriers Expect to Contend

Ten letterwinners return for the Wyalusing Valley High School cross country team. They include, front row, from left, Ashley Beebe, Erika Cook and Colleen Potter. Back row: Clay Stevens, Aaron Azpiazu, Zach Snavely, Derek Howard and Grant Smith-Gary. More...

Rams Finish Second in NTL Golf Opener

The Wyalusing Valley High School golf team finished second in the first Northern Tier League meet of the season on Aug. 23 at Tioga Country Club in Nichols, NY.Northern Tioga, paced by T.J. Howe's NTL record 67, won the meet with a score of 423. More...

Ladies Enjoy Day at Range

"Treat all guns as if they are loaded."Chris Aydelotte patiently explained handgun safety to a group of eager students last Saturday at the Towanda Rifle & Pistol Club.After all, it was Chris's idea to hold a Ladies' Day Fun Shoot at the ra More...

Semi-Pro Team Slates Benefit Night for Pediatric Cancer Fund

The Northern Tier Bruins football team will host a special benefit night on Saturday, Aug. 28 prior to their game with the Willingboro Bears.Before the 7 p.m. More...

End Zone Seat: Antlerless Deer Licenses Going Fast

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday that the antlerless licenses allocations for six Wildlife Management Units (WMU) have already sold out.The entire allotment for WMUs 1B, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A and 3C are gone. More...

Sports Calendar

CROSS COUNTRYAug. 27: Elk Lake, Northeast Bradford at Wyalusing, scrimmage.FOOTBALLAug. 28: Wyalusing at Susquehanna Community, scrimmage (10 a.m.).GIRLS' SOCCERAug. 26: Wyalusing at Waverly, NY, scrimmage (5 p.m.).Aug. More...

Canton Will Provide Strong Test

The Canton Warriors will provide Wyalusing Valley with a strong early season test, according to Ram coach Gary Otis."They are well-coached," Otis said of the Warriors, who are coming off a 3-7 campaign in 2003."They like to run the opt More...

Wyalusing Golfers Stay in League Hunt

The Wyalusing Valley golf team settled for a second-place tie with Athens after the third league meet of the season on Aug. More...

End Zone Seat: Autumn's Heroes Take the Field

Where did the summer go?It seems like just yesterday the Wyalusing Valley High School baseball team lost its PIAA playoff game in Reading to end the spring sports campaign.Yet, here we are on the eve of another start to the high school football seaso More...

WVHS All-Season Passes on Sale

All-season passes for all Wyalusing Valley High School home events are now available, according to athletic director Ed Astare.The passes are good for all WVHS sports requiring paid admission, including football, volleyball, boys' basketball, girls' More...

Lady Rams Trip Elk Lake in Girls' Soccer

Wyalusing Valley's Meghan Snavely, left, and Elk Lake's Kassandra Buckingham chase after the ball during the first half of the Lady Rams' 4-1 win over the Lady Warriors on Sept. 3. More...

College Roundup: Kilmer Sees Action at Penn State

Ethan Kilmer runs downfield during a first-half Penn State kickoff Saturday at Beaver Stadium. More...

WVHS Volleyball: Lady Rams Fall to Troy, Lackawanna Trail

Wyalusing Valley's Katie Doss makes a return as teammate Debie Blair moves in during the Sept. More...

End Zone Seat: Expect Major Changes in Grid Slates

The high school football season has just begun, but already planning for next year is underway.Significant changes are in the works for the Northern Tier League in 2005.In addition to Cowanesque Valley, which began play on the varsity level for the f More...

Wyalusing J.V.'s Hold Off Canton

Craig Ciprich scored two touchdowns and Derek Otis threw for 143 yards and one score as the Wyalusing Valley junior varsity football team defeated Canton, 32-22, on Sept. More...

Northern Tier Bruins Slay Dragons

The Northern Tier Bruins improved to 7-3 with a 35-28 win over the Crystal City Dragons in Corning, NY, on Sept. More...

Albany Valley Challenge Scheduled for Sept. 25

The Albany Valley Challenge, a five-kilometer run/walk, will be held on Saturday, Sept. More...

Billy's Last Go-Round

Veteran racer Billy Maynard poses in Tioga Motorsports Park's victory lane after winning the first Modified feature of his career on July 10. More...

District Four Wrestling Notebook: Sullivan County's Stockdill Inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Sullivan County head coach Hal Stockdill was one of the five new inductees into the District Four Hall of Fame.Joining Stockdill for induction in a brief ceremony held before Saturday's championship finals were Milton's Steve Greenly, Lycoming More...

WVHS Girls' Basketball: Cold Shooting Dooms Lady Rams in Playoff Loss

Central Columbia put together two second-half runs en route to a 54-39 win over Wyalusing Valley in a District Four, Class AA girls' pigtail game at Montoursville on Feb. More...

Phillips Leads Elk Lake Swimmers into District Meet

Elk Lake's Adam Phillips enters this weekend's District Two, Class AA swimming championships as the top-seeded competitor in two events.Phillips had the fastest seeding times in the 200 IM (2:03.60) and 100 breaststroke (1:00.66).The Elk Lake boys ar More...

The End Zone Seat: NASCAR Woes Still Evident

The NASCAR season is now two weeks old and so far, so good.So far the best news is the 48 car has yet to find victory lane en route to a sixth-straight Johnson, I mean, Sprint Cup title.With Trevor Bayne's victory at Daytona and Jeff Gordon's drought More...

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SWIMMINGMarch 4: District Two Swimming Championships, Wilkes-Barre CYC (Class AA: 12 p.m.; Class AAA: 6 p.m.).March 5: District Two Swimming Championships, Wilkes-Barre CYC (Class AA: 12 p.m.; Class AAA: 6 p.m.).WRESTLINGMarch 4: Northeast Regional C More...

The End Zone Seat: Drama Filled Regional Consolation Finals

As usual, some of the best bouts at the Northeast Regional wrestling tournament came in the consolation finals as grapplers battled for the final spot in Hershey for the PIAA championships.Of the 14 consolation final bouts Saturday, three went into o More...

WVHS Junior High Grapplers Claim Sectional Title

The Wyalusing Valley junior high wrestling team, led by four champions, claimed the North Section title at Sayre on Feb. More...

College Roundup: WVHS Grad Has Solid Season Debut for Susquehanna Softball

Sarah Hoffman, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and sophomore on the Susquehanna University softball team, tossed a two-hitter in an 11-0 win over Thomas College in Orlando, FL, on March 6.She had 10 strikeouts and allowed just two walks.Penn Tech Basebal More...

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Co-ed Volleyball Tourney SlatedThe YMCA of Bradford County will host a co-ed volleyball tournament on Saturday, March 26, starting at 10 a.m. at the Towanda Elementary School. More...

PIAA Wrestling: Towanda's Wheeler Claims NTL's Lone Medal

Towanda's Cody Wheeler kept the Northern Tier League's streak of PIAA medalists alive with his second-place finish at Hershey's Giant Center last weekend.Wheeler's medal was the only one by an NTL grappler this season. More...

WVHS Wrestling: Grapplers Make All-NTL Squads

Two Wyalusing Valley wrestlers, including PIAA qualifier Mike Cobb, were named to the Northern Tier League first team in all-star balloting by the coaches recently.Cobb, a senior 171-pounder, was joined on the first team by junior teammate Ryan Hart, More...

Area Students Compete in State Archery Championships

Numerous students from Wyoming and Susquehanna Counties participated in the National Archery in the School Program Pennsylvania State Championships in State College on March 11.Archers from Montrose, Tunkhannock and Blue Ridge school districts compet More...

College Roundup: WVHS Grad Leads Penn College to Two Wins

Jared Johnson, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team, had two hits and drove in a run in a 7-2 win over Danville Community College on March 10.Earlier, on March 9, Johnson had two hits and thre More...

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Richmond Takes World Cup Bronze Staff Sergeant Josh Richmond, a native of Hillsgrove, Sullivan County, and member of the U.S. More...

Running Roundup: Jewett Wins Pink Panther 5K

Curt Jewett led a field of 54 runners and walkers at the Pink Panther 5K at Northeast Bradford High School on Saturday, March 19.Jewett, 16 and a Northeast Bradford student, finished the race in 17:41, 39 seconds ahead of runner-up Kent Upham. More...

WVHS Baseball: Rams Begin Rebuilding Process

"It's definitely a rebuilding year."Wyalusing Valley baseball coach David Hitchcock isn't sugarcoating what figures to be a very challenging year for the defending Northern Tier League East champions.The graduation loss of six seniors decim More...

Elk Lake Swimmer Wins Two PIAA Medals

Elk Lake's Adam Phillips brought home two medals from the PIAA swimming championships at Bucknell University last week.Phillips captured seventh-place medals in both the 200 IM and the 100 breaststroke during the Class AA competition on March 16-17 i More...

College Roundup: Baptist Bible Softball Completes Spring Trip

The Baptist Bible softball team, including Elk Lake graduates Karin Mowry and Kim Caines, traveled to Myrtle Beach, SC, for a four-day series of doubleheaders March 14-17. More...

Bowl for Kids Sake Set for April

Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), now in its 20th year, will host its signature Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser on Sunday, April 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Starlite Bowling Lanes in Towanda and on Saturday, April 9 from 2 to 5 p.m. More...

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BASKETBALLMarch 29: Senior Appreciation Games, Wellsboro H.S. (Girls: 6 p.m.; Boys: 8 p.m.).BASEBALLMarch 25: Elk Lake at Dunmore (4 p.m.).March 28: Sullivan County at Wyalusing Valley (4:30 p.m.). More...

Weather Delays Start of Spring Seasons

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WVHS Grappler Places Second at PJW State Tournament

Three Wyalusing Valley students competed in the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling State Tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre last weekend.Dylan Otis, competing in the 13-14 age-group, was second in his 212-pound weight class More...

The End Zone Seat: Change is Life's One Constant

Change is constant in the newspaper business.At both the daily newspapers I've worked for, the employee turnover was breathtaking at times.When I worked in Wilkes-Barre, the newspaper chain that owned us was in desperate financial straits because the More...

College Roundup: Area Grads Compete at Susquehanna's Jim Taylor Invitational

A pair of area graduates competed for their respective colleges at the Jim Taylor Invitational at Susquehanna University on March 26.Wyalusing Valley graduate Colton Schools, who competes for the host Crusaders, finished 12th in the pole vault with a More...

Lady Rams Win, Boys Tie NEB in Track

The Wyalusing Valley girls won all but three events en route to a 119-31 victory over Northeast Bradford on March 31. In the boys’ meet, the Rams and the Panthers settled for a 75-75 tie as Wyalusing won just six events. More...

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Lady Ram JVs Win Opener The Wyalusing Valley junior varsity softball season opened the 2011 season with a 6-5 home win over Northeast Bradford on March 31. Emily Faulkner picked up the win for the Lady Rams, holding the Lady Panthers to five hits. More...

WVHS Grad Paces Misericordia Golf

Bucky Aeppli, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Misericordia University golf team, finished second in the Lebanon Valley Invitational on April 4. Aeppli fired a three-under 75 in the spring opener for the Cougars, who finished 11th in th More...

Auto Racing Season Set to Open

While you wouldn’t know it during this year without a spring, the area auto racing season is just days away from roaring to life. Five Mile Point Speedway in Kirkwood, NY, is ready to drop the green flag, weather permitting, on the 2011 campai More...

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BASEBALL April 14: Wellsboro at Wyalusing Valley (4:30 p.m.). More...

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Five Mile Point Hosts ROC Races Kenny Hammond won the Race of Champions Sportsman feature at Five Mile Point Speedway on Sunday, April 10, beating out runner-up James Cornell by two car lengths. More...

College Roundup: WVHS Grad Named Super Crusader

Sarah Hoffman, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and sophomore pitcher for the Susquehanna University softball team, was recently honored as a Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Super Crusader for the week ending April 3. Hoffman earned the first S More...

Warriors Wrapup: Thinclads Shine at Molly Dry Invitational

The Elk Lake track team took home three event titles from the Molly Dry Invitational at Mansfield University on April 9. Mike Bedell claimed the boys’ 1600 title in 4:29.57. More...

Lady Ram Thinclads Still on Track

The Wyalusing Valley girls’ track team defeated Athens, 89-61, during a dual meet at Peterson Stadium on April 7. Athens took control of the boys’ meet with wins in the final three events en route to an 81-69 victory. Abby Fogel paced t More...

WVHS Baseball: Rams Impressive in Debut

Reggie Davis drove in four runs and Logan Hitchcock added three RBIs as Wyalusing Valley opened the season with a 12-2 six-inning home victory over Danville on April 9. More...

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 BASEBALLApril 22: Wyalusing Valley at Towanda (4:30 p.m.).April 25: Wyalusing Valley at Canton (4:30 p.m.).April 26: Susquehanna at Elk Lake (4:30 p.m.). More...

Leo Club Holds Basketball Tournament

The Wyalusing Valley High School Leo Club held a three-on-three basketball tournament on April 16.Four teams each of third-and-fourth graders and fifth-and-sixth graders vied for the two divisional titles in the competition.Each team played each othe More...

Elk Lake Softball Coach Reaches Milestone

 Elk Lake softball coach Tony Blaisure picked up his 400th career win with a 10-0 victory over Western Wayne on April 14.Brooke Darling tossed a two hitter, recording 11 strikeouts in the victory.Gabby Baltzley homered, doubled and singled for t More...

Local Runners Shine in Boston Marathon

 One, if by land…Wysox’s Lori Kingsley captured her age-group and posted an impressive 68th-place overall finish in the Boston Marathon on Monday.The veteran runner crossed the line in 2:51:02, well ahead of her closest 45-49 age-gr More...

WVHS Softball: Trouble with Trojans

 After a pair of impressive non-league wins over Carbondale and Scranton, the Wyalusing Valley softball team stumbled in its Northern Tier League East opener against Troy, 5-0. More...

WVHS Thinclads Splash Past North Penn

The toughest opponent the Wyalusing track and field team faced Tuesday was the weather in a dominating sweep over North Penn.In a meet played in a persistent drizzle and chilly temperatures, the boys defeated North Penn, 115-25, while the girls preva More...

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 BASEBALLApril 28: Lackawanna Trail at Elk Lake (4:30 p.m.).April 29: Wyalusing Valley at Sayre (4:30 p.m.).April 30: Wyalusing Valley at Central Columbia Tournament (10 a.m.). More...

Still Time to Plan for Junior Hunts

 While Pennsylvania’s junior pheasant hunt seems like a long way off, Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. More...

College Roundup: Aeppli Sets Record, Earns MAC Honor

 Bucky Aeppli, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Misericordia University golf team, set a new school record with his round of 70 at the difficult Glenmaura National Golf Course on April 20. More...

WVHS Track: Thinclads Place at Bald Eagle Invitational

 Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman finished second in the 800 with a time of 2:23.90 at Lock Haven University’s Bald Eagle Invitational on April 22.She also finished sixth in the 400 with a time of 1:03.88.Abby Fogel added a sixth-pla More...

WVHS Baseball: Title Hopes Still Alive

 With their Northern Tier League East title hopes on life support, the defending champions rose up for a 7-2 home win over Canton, one of the pre-season favorites, on April 26. More...

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 Creeden Wins Southern Tier Open More...

Warrior Wrapup: Spikers Defeat Mountain View

 On April 28, Elk Lake’s boys’ volleyball team defeated Mountain View, 3-0 (25-16, 25-15, 26-24), behind a 10-kill night from Mark Smurkowski, who also made seven blocks.Dan Noldy served up 17 points.Chris O’Brien led the defen More...

WVHS Baseball: Resurgent Rams Win Central Columbia Tourney

 After a three-game losing streak to open the Northern Tier League East campaign, Wyalusing Valley has righted the ship.Four straight victories, including a pair of wins to claim the championship of the Central Columbia Tournament on April 30, h More...

The End Zone Seat: Another Lasagna in the Books

Take hundreds of track athletes from 24 high schools and throw them all together at Wyalusing Valley’s Peterson Stadium in a cool, damp evening and you have the Lasagna Invitational. More...

Another Record-Breaking Lasagna Invitational

 By the time the Wyalusing Lasagna Invitational wrapped up after midnight on a cold, damp April evening, nine new meet records had been broken.Tunkhannock’s Gavin Colley earned the Top Male Track Performer trophy with two record-breaking e More...

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 In-Season Trout Stocking ContinuesThree area trout streams will be stocked over the next seven days, according to the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. More...

Auto Racing: Weather Still Plagues Tracks

 Weather once again played havoc with the area auto racing slate this past weekend.While Friday’s scheduled shows at Dunn Hill 2 Speedway and Penn Can Speedway were held, Five Mile Point postponed Saturday’s scheduled show. More...

Warrior Wrapup: Lunger No-Hits Montrose

 Elk Lake’s Holden Lunger tossed a no-hitter in the Warriors’ 9-1 victory over Montrose on May 5.Lunger had 17 strikeouts and allowed just two walks. Montrose’s only run resulted from an error in the fourth inning. More...

College Roundup: Elk Lake Grad Honored

 Karin Mowry, an Elk Lake graduate and catcher for Baptist Bible, was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) second-team all-conference squad recently.She was also named to the NCCAA East Region’s honorable mention list. More...

WVHS Track: Thinclads Have Strong Showing at Sayre

 The Wyalusing Valley track team won eight event titles at the John Childs Invitational at Sayre’s Lockhart Street Bowl on May 6.The Lady Rams, who finished third in the team standings, brought home five event wins. More...

WVHS Softball: Back in Contention

 With the advent of warmer weather, Wyalusing Valley’s bats have come alive, sparking a seven-game winning streak heading into last night’s (May 11) game at Canton.The Lady Rams, now 13-2, overall, and 7-2, in the Northern Tier Leagu More...

College Roundup: Local Grads Compete in PSAC Championships

 Three area high school graduates competed for their respective colleges at the PSAC Track and Field Championship at Slippery Rock University on May 12-14.Wyalusing Valley graduate Glenn Bell, competing for Shippensburg, was eighth in the javeli More...

Auto Racing Roundup: WVMP Opens Season

 Despite threatening skies after an early-morning rain, Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park opened the 2011 campaign on May 14 with full fields in most divisions.John Braim topped a field of 15 270 Microsprints, collecting the $400 purse. More...

WVHS Softball: Lady Rams Fall to Northeast Bradford

 Northeast Bradford clinched the Northern Tier League East softball title with a 4-0 victory over Wyalusing Valley.The loss snapped an eight-game Lady Ram win streak and dropped them to 8-3 in the league, two games behind the Lady Panthers.Wyalu More...

The End Zone Seat: Thinclads Leave Memorable Moments

Covering two major track meets over a three-day span adds up to a lot of loose ends worthy of noting.From the triumph of the Wyalusing Valley girls’ team at the Northern Tier League Large School meet on Saturday to Elk Lake’s gold rush of More...

Year of the Lady Ram

 As every horseplayer has learned, if everything went according to the numbers in the racing forms, picking winners would be easy.But it’s never that simple when the race is actually run. More...

WVHS Baseball, Softball Playoffs Set

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 BASEBALLMay 27: District Two, Class AA quarterfinals, if necessary (TBA).May 31: District Four, Class AA semifinals, if necessary, Bowman Field, Williamsport (7 p.m.). District Two, Class AA semifinals, if necessary (TBA). More...

Running Roundup: Omurwa Wins Second XTerra Series Race

 Bornfase Omurwa won the second Pocono XTerra Race, held on May 21, at Seven Tubs Nature Area, in a time of 21:14.Richard Burgunder was second in 21:27, followed by Brian Hess in 21:40.Jacklyn Shokey paced the women’s field with a time of More...

Warrior Wrapup: Lady Warriors Top Seeds for Playoffs

 Elk Lake softball completed the regular season undefeated to earn the top spot in the District Two, Class AA playoffs.On May 23, Brooke Darling tossed a six-hit shutout in a 2-0 win over Mountain View to secure the top spot in the playoffs. More...

Records Fall at Elementary Track Meet

 Three new meet records were set during the Wyalusing Area Elementary Track and Field Day at Peterson Stadium on May 11.A total of 315 students in the fourth, fifth and sixth grades from the Wyalusing, New Albany, Camptown and Laceyville element More...

Shippensburg Bound

On a day hyped by some as the Apocalypse, a pair of Wyalusing Valley girls ran like there was no tomorrow at the District Four, Class AA, Track and Field Championships in Sunbury on May 21. More...

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 SOFTBALLJune 2: District Four, Class A Championship: Wyalusing Valley v. Northeast Bradford, Elm Park, Williamsport (4 p.m.). District Two, Class AA Championship: Nanticoke v. Elk Lake, Mid Valley H.S. More...

Married Couple Wins Memorial Day Golf Tournament

Andrew Hill and his wife, Melissa Hill, teamed up to take first flight honors in the Hurley’s Memorial Day Classic at the Towanda Country Club on May 29.The Hills combined to fire a 65, edging the team of Jay Vasil and Frank Ritsko, who shot 66 More...

Local Gymnasts Qualify for Nationals

Twenty-six members of the Endless Mountains Gymnastics (EMG) Eagles team are qualified for the United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs (USAIGC) national championships, slated for Palm Springs, CA, June 25-July 1. More...

The End Zone Seat: Champions to the Very End

 The PIAA track and field championship meet always has its share of outstanding performances, heartbreaking moments and unusual happenings.This past weekend, the throngs filling the stands at Shippensburg University’s Seth Grove Stadium sa More...

Elk Lake Thinclads Claim Five PIAA Medals

 Elk Lake’s track team returned from the PIAA track and field championships with five Class AA medal-winning performances distributed among six athletes.Seniors Mike Bedell, Sean Carney, Bryan Grosvenor and Cassie VanEtten closed out their More...

Running Roundup: Wadas Wins Anthracite Four-Miler

 Chris Wadas won the Anthracite Four-Miler at West Pittston on June 4 in 20:22.Frank Redmond was second in 21:13, followed by David McLean in 22:46.Deedra Porfirio topped the women’s race in a time of 24:56. More...

Bikers Ride for Big Brothers Big Sisters

 Under dry skies and in comfortable temperatures, the roar of 96 motorcycles filled the air in Wysox on Sunday, June 5, for the start of the Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Motorcycle Rally. More...

Hugo, Fogel Named WVHS Top Athletes

 Paul Hugo and Abby Fogel were named Wyalusing Valley High School’s Male and Female Athletes of the Year during the annual Sports Awards Night at Kenneth S. More...

District Champs

 Brianna Jennings tossed a six-hit shutout and drove in the insurance run in the sixth inning to lead Wyalusing Valley to a 2-0 win over Northeast Bradford in the District Four, Class A championship softball game at Williamsport’s Elm Park More...

Sports Briefs

 WVHS Summer Track Meets ReturnThe Wyalusing Track Booster Club will once again host a pair of Summer All-Comers track meets at Peterson Stadium on Thursday, June 30, and Thursday, July 14. Registration for both dates begins at 5:30 p.m. More...

Big Brothers Big Sisters Golf Tournament Planning Underway

 Big Brothers Big Sisters along with The Kilmer Group, a member of the Keystone Insurers Group, Peoples State Bank, and Tuscarora Wayne Group of Companies invite all golfers to participate in the 17th Annual Golf Tournament to be held at the Tow More...

PA Stock Dog Trials Return to Hop Bottom

 Stock dogs and handlers from many different states and Canada are honing their skills to compete in the 30th annual Pennsylvania State Championship Stock Dog Trial (PSCSDT), which begins Friday, June 17, and continues through Tuesday, June 21, More...

Wyalusing Legion Baseball Opens Season

 Wyalusing American Legion Post 534 began Bradford-Tioga League play on June 4, splitting a pair of games with Mansfield.Later, Wyalusing swept a doubleheader at Canton. More...

Lady Rams Blank Old Forge in PIAA Class A Quarterfinal

Freshman Ciera Holland drove in four runs with three hits to lead the Wyalusing Valley softball team to a 10-0 five-inning victory over Old Forge in the PIAA Class A quarterfinals at Bloomsburg University on June 9.It was the fifth straight shutout f More...

Title Chase Ends

 Minersville halted Wyalusing Valley’s march through the post-season with a 3-2 come-from-behind victory in a PIAA Class A semifinal game at Bloomsburg University on June 13. More...

Running Roundup: Daniels, Robinson Top Young Runs

 Thomas Daniels won the 10K race at the Damon Young Memorial Scholarship runs in Tunkhannock on June 18.Daniels topped the field of 38 runners with a time of 37:22, edging out Reece Ayers, who posted an identical time.Jake Siegel was third in 38 More...

Free Girls' Hoop Camp Slated

A girls’ summer basketball camp is slated for June 27-30 at Wyalusing Valley High School.This free camp, which is the WVHS senior project for Laci Holdren, is for girls entering grades three through eight this fall. More...

Ram Gridders to Play in District Four All-Star Game

 Three Wyalusing Valley seniors will play in the annual District Four All-Star Football Game, slated for Friday, June 24, at South Williamsport. More...

WVHS Baseball: Rams Earn All-Star Honors

Two Wyalusing Valley baseball players earned first-team status in balloting by the Northern Tier League East coaches recently.Juniors Logan Hitchcock and Joey Champluvier were the Rams’ first teamers, while teammate Andrew Pickett, a sophomore, More...

Wyalusing Legion Posts Third Straight Win

 The Wyalusing American Legion baseball team improved to 6-2 in Bradford-Tioga League play after a 6-4 home win over Towanda on June 21.Earlier, Wyalusing swept Canton in a doubleheader and dropped a one-run decision to Towanda. More...

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 WVHS Sports Physicals SlatedSports physicals for Wyalusing Valley athletes will be held in the high school nurse’s office on Friday, Aug. 5 for students with last names starting with A through K. More...

Little League Playoffs Continue

 Pool play in the Little League District 15 playoffs opened last weekend for the three Roosevelt Trail League (RTL) baseball teams.The RTL’s Major softball team was eliminated from further play after completing pool play over the weekend.& More...

Joel Stephens Invitational Set for Weekend

The 13th annual Joel Stephens Invitational Tournament, presented by First Citizens National Bank and Mansfield University, will be played from Saturday, July 2, through Monday, July 4. More...

Wyalusing Legion Splits Doubleheader with Mansfield

 The Wyalusing and Mansfield American Legion baseball teams split a doubleheader on June 21.After dropping the first game, 3-0, Wyalusing fell behind 5-0 in the nightcap before rallying for a 6-5 win. More...

Pulls Highlight Antique Tractor Show

 Tractor and truck pulls highlighted the 17th annual Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association Show in Rome on June 17-19.“It was a good turnout for us,” said association spokeswoman Florence Campbell.The event’s gran More...

Rams Enjoyed All-Star Game Experience

The District Four All-Star Football Game may have been a one-sided affair, but for a pair of recently graduated Wyalusing Valley seniors playing for the defeated North squad, it was a fun way to end their gridiron careers. More...

Fore 81 Golf Classic: Gannon's, Eagle's Nest Win Team Titles

Teams in the Fore 81 Golf Classic may enjoy the camaraderie during their day at the Towanda Country Club.But the competition can be fierce and that was the case for this year’s 11th annual battle on the Wysox course on June 24. More...

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 Big Brothers Big Sisters Tourney Set More...

Running Roundup: Wadas Wins Bernie's Three-Miler

 Chris Wadas won the Bernie’s Memorial Three-Mile Run at Wilkes-Barre on July 4.Wadas’s winning time of 15:09 was over a minute faster than runner-up Chris Ehret, who crossed in 16:13. More...

The End Zone Seat: Locals Shine at Stephens Tourney

For 13 years, some of the high school and college level baseball talent have gathered at Mansfield University for the annual Joel Stephens Invitational Tournament.Besides great baseball, the fans and sponsors who support the event have given hope to More...

WVHS Seniors Host Hoop Camp

Wyalusing Valley varsity basketball players Laci Holdren and Lauren Chadwick gave back to the program last week as their senior projects.Holdren and Chadwick, under the mentorship of varsity head coach Jon Schulze, held a summer basketball camp for g More...

EMG Eagles Medal at National Gymnastics Meet

In only its second year of national competition, the Endless Mountains Gymnastics (EMG) Eagles brought home 18 individual awards and a team banner from Indian Wells, CA, last week. More...

Sports Briefs

 Wyalusing Hosts Wrestling TourneyTeam Wyalusing hosted a dual-meet wrestling tournament on July 9, finishing second with a record of 4-1.Among the teams competing were Lewis County (NY), Pin2Win (NY), Canandaigua (NY), Williamson/Addison and Mu More...

TCC Firecracker Classic Held

The team of Aaron Welles and Thomas Thompson won the annual TCC Firecracker Classic, sponsored by Cargill, at the Towanda Country Club on July 3.Welles and Thompson fired a 71 to take first-flight honors over the team of Dan Kaminsky and Peter Aquili More...

Auto Racing Roundup: Dunn Hill 2 Beats Rain on Busy Night

 Despite threatening skies, Dunn Hill 2 Speedway in Monroeton completed a busy schedule, including an appearance by the Tobias Speedster division on Friday, July 8.Billy VanPelt won the Speedster feature over Brandon Rahmer and Paul Lotier, Jr. More...

Area Runners Take on Boilermaker 15K

 At Utica, NY, on July 10, a large contingent of local and area runners were among the 11,000-plus runner field in the Boilermaker 15K.Morocco’s Ridouane Harrouti was the overall winner in 43:30, followed by Kenyans Peter Kamais (43:31) an More...

Summer Track Meet Held

 A field of nearly 100 competitors displayed their talents at the first of two Summer All-Comers track meets at Wyalusing Valley High School’s Peterson Stadium on June 30.The second meet, which will benefit the Wyalusing Track Booster Club More...

Wyalusing Legion Falls in Playoff Opener

 One of the oldest baseball adages says there is no defense for a base on balls.Wyalusing Legion Post 534 saw the truth of that statement in an 18-11 home loss to Canton in the Bradford-Tioga League semifinals on July 12.Four Wyalusing pitchers More...

Sports Briefs

 Soccer Camp ScheduledTowanda Area Youth Soccer Association will sponsor a soccer camp at the Endless Mountains Sports Complex from Monday, July 25, through Thursday, July 28. More...

Auto Racing: Wilkins Wins at WVMP

 First-time winners, a power outage and edge of the seat racing highlighted Mid-season Championship Night at Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park on July 16.Under a brilliant full moon, Kayla Wilkins found victory lane for the first time as a 600 M More...

Summer Track Series Concludes Successful Run

 Another large field of competitors was on hand at Wyalusing’s Peterson Stadium for the last Summer All-Comer’s Track and Field meet on Thursday, July 14.The athletes, who came from as far away as Hughesville and Montgomery, were gre More...

The End Zone Seat: NTL Plan Raises Questions

 “Go west, young man.”I’m not sure that Horace Greeley would heartily approve of the recent decision by the Northern Tier League to merge the remainder of its sports, effectively ending the East-West system most fans have known More...

NTL Makes Sweeping Changes

 With school budgets squeezed by Pennsylvania’s massive education funding cuts, the Northern Tier League athletic directors and principals gathered on July 13 to implement several major changes to the league’s schedules. More...

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 YMCA Slates Pre-Season Meeting More...

Wildlife Habitat Field Day Slated

 The Susquehanna Branch of the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA), in cooperation with Finch Hill Rod and Gun Club, will host a free wildlife habitat improvement field day on July 30. More...

Twin Tier Antique Tractor Club Pull Held

 In spite of the hot weather, the Twin Tier Antique Tractor and Machinery Association held a pull on its grounds in Rome on Saturday, July 23.The results were as follows:•3500 3.5 m.p.h.: 1. Clinton Higley, 2. Gordy Martz, 3. More...

Auto Racing Roundup: VanHorn Wins Again at WVMP

 Despite oppressive heat, area race tracks conducted their slated programs last weekend.Shangri-La II, Skyview Drags and Five Mile Point were idle this week because of the Race of Champions weekend at Oswego, NY. Wyalusing ValleyMotorsports More...

The End Zone Seat: High Temps Got the Best of Us

 Remember back to last, umm, May when we were complaining about the cold weather?Bet you, like I, were singing a different tune this past weekend as temperatures in the region flirted with 100 degrees and the humidity was enough to wilt an orchi More...

Roasting on the River

 Race organizer Brad Beckwith promoted this year’s kayak and canoe race as the “Wild” Wysox River Challenge.It may not have been “wild” but with tropical weather conditions and a drought-starved Susquehanna River, t More...

Wildlife Habitat Field Day Slated

 The South Mountain Land Association will sponsor a free two-hour wildlife habitat field day on Saturday, Aug. More...

Elk Lake Run to Benefit Red Cross, Harriers

 Will Bennett, an incoming senior and member of last year’s Elk Lake state championship cross country team, will host a 5K race at the school on Saturday, Aug. 6, as his senior project. More...

WVHS Seniors Conduct Hoop Camp

 Wyalusing Valley seniors Chris McDonald and Dom Ciccolini conducted the annual Wyalusing Rams Summer Basketball Camp for boys in third through eight grades.The event, which ran from July 25 through July 28, was the first official event of any k More...

The End Zone Seat: Breast Cancer Research Wins at WVMP

 Racing at Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park (WVMP) has never been just a guy thing.From the very beginning, talented female drivers from the youth karts to small car divisions have run very competitively with the boys at the Homets Ferry facili More...

Elk Application Deadline Near

Hunters looking to participate in this year’s Pennsylvania elk season have until Aug. More...

College Recruiting Topic of Slated Seminar

Dealing with the college athletic recruitment process can be an overwhelming undertaking for many student-athletes and families.On Aug. More...

Blizzard Softball Finishes 3-2 At Eastern Nationals

The BC Blizzard 14U ASA Fastpitch team from Bradford County just returned from Charles County, MD where they competed in the 14U Class “B” Eastern National Championships Aug. 2 to 7. More...

WAEF Tourney Tees Off Friday

 Three years ago, the Wyalusing Area Education Foundation started a golf tournament to raise funds for the annual trip to Washington, DC for sixth graders in the Wyalusing Area School District.On Friday, Aug. More...

Rains Hold Off, Racing Held Without a Hitch

 Despite threatening skies and rain to the southeast, Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park managed to get the entire evening’s scheduled events in without any disruption from Mother Nature. More...

Four Area Players Named to First-Team

 Four area softball players were named first-team all-state by the Pennsylvania Softball Coaches Association recently.Wyalusing Valley’s Brianna Jennings was named to the Class A first team as a designated player. More...

The End Zone Seat

 You never get too old to listen to your father.I learned that lesson the hard way last week in the middle of my summer vacation.We have an old Farmall A tractor, equipped with cultivators. More...

Sports Calendar

 FOOTBALLAug 25:  Meet the Players Night, WVHS (6 p.m.).Aug. 26: Susquehanna at Wyalusing Valley, scrimmage (7 p.m.). CROSS COUNTRY More...

Hatton, Krebs Claim Sullivan County Runs

 Logan Hatton won a pair of 5K runs recently in Sullivan County.On Aug. 13, in Dushore, he led the 5K field to the finish of the Founder’s Day race in 18:32.Earlier, on Aug. More...

Elk Lake Girls Win Tennis Opener

 The Elk Lake girls’ tennis team opened the 2011 campaign with a 4-1 road win over Holy Cross on Monday, Aug. 22.In singles’ action, Elk Lake’s Kyleen Sisson defeated Laura Drapek, 6-3, 6-1. More...

Rams Impress in First Scrimmage

 One shouldn’t read too much into a scrimmage, but Wyalusing Valley’s pre-season encounter with Montrose on Saturday, Aug. More...

Sports Caendar

 CROSS COUNTRYSept. 3: Wyalusing Valley at Cliff Robbins Invitational, Wilkes-Barre (9 a.m.). BOYS’ SOCCERSept. 2: Elk Lake at Valley View (4:15 p.m.). More...

Running Roundup: Bandru Wins Elmhurst Boulevard Mile

 At Scranton, on Aug. 25, Kevin Bandru was the overall winner of the Elmhurst Boulevard Mile in a time of 5:17, edging runner-up Paul Ohora, who crossed in 5:28.Taryn Giamento was fifth, overall, to pace the female field in 5:48. More...

Area Collegians to Begin Seasons

 Several area graduates will compete at the collegiate level this fall.As of Tuesday, the following were listed as active members of their respective squads on college websites.Elk Lake graduate Karin Mowry will begin her junior season with the More...

The End Zone Seat: Fall Sports Should be Entertaining

 It seems like only yesterday that I was putting the wraps on an exciting high school softball season.As today’s edition of the Rocket-Courier hits the stands, the official start of the fall sports season is one day away. More...

WVHS Girls' Volleyball Faces Challenging Campaign

 The Northern Tier League girls’ volleyball title has been an elusive target for Wyalusing Valley through the years.First-year head coach Gayle Huffman knows getting another championship banner to hang next to the 1994 flag in Layman Gym w More...

WVHS Gridders Face Growing Pains

 Despite suffering heavy graduation losses from a team that went 8-3, including a District Four playoff berth, Wyalusing Valley head coach Jim Huffman is optimistic about the upcoming football season.“There are a lot of questions in the NT More...

College Roundup: Squier Leads Philadelphia Biblical Harriers

 Ellen Squier, a former Elk Lake runner, led Philadelphia Biblical with a 14th-place finish at the Delaware Valley Invitational cross country meet on Sept. 3. More...

Auto Racing Roundup: Dunn Hill Crowns Season Champs

 Dunn Hill 2 Speedway in Monroeton hosted Season Championship Night on Sept. More...

WVHS Girls' Soccer Captains Named

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Sutton Leads WVHS Harriers to Sixth-Place Finish

 Led by Tyler Sutton’s 15th-place finish, the Wyalusing Valley boys’ cross country team finished sixth at the Cliff Robbins Invitational in Dallas on Saturday, Sept. More...

Ram Rally Falls Short at Athens

 Wyalusing Valley saw a second-half rally fall short at Athens on Friday, Sept. More...

WVHS Football to Play at South Willamsport Monday

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Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYSept. 17: Wyalusing Valley at Lackawanna County Commissioners’ Invitational, McDade Park, Scranton (9 a.m.). More...

Elk Lake Senior Holds Teen Suicide Awareness Fundraiser

 Vanessa Otis of Lawton has created a memorial scholarship for an Elk Lake High School senior. The scholarship is in memory of Miranda Larnerd whose favorite quote was “If you want to see a rainbow, you must go through the rain.” More...

The End Zone Seat: Flooding Disrupts Schedules

 It isn’t unusual for a snowy winter or a rainy spring to raise havoc with the high school sports schedules.But it is extremely rare for the fall sports slates to be disrupted as badly as last week’s flooding has done.Wyalusing Valle More...

WVHS Spikers Defeat Sayre

 Wyalusing Valley improved to 1-1 in the Northern Tier League race with a 3-1 win at Sayre on Tuesday, Sept. 13. More...

WVHS Football: South Stampedes Rams

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Sports Briefs

 Game Land Tour CancelledIn Bradford County, the public tour scheduled for State Game Lands 12 and 36 on Sunday, Oct. 2, was canceled due to flood damage to the tour route. More...

WVHS Grad Running for Rochester

 Stephan Tewksbury, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and freshman on the University of Rochester cross country team, finished 18th in a time of 27:47 at the Brockport Invitational on Sept. 10.On Sept. More...

Muncy JVs Defeat Rams

 Muncy ran back a pair of interceptions for touchdowns in the final minute to seal a 21-6 win over Wyalusing Valley in junior varsity action at Muncy on Monday, Sept. More...

WVHS Spikers Defeat Cowanesque

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team went 1-2 during the past week, defeating Cowanesque Valley and losing to Canton and Towanda. Towanda 3, Wyalusing 0At Wyalusing, on Sept. More...

Huffman Paces Lady Ram Harriers to NTL Wins

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ cross country team, paced by race winner Erika Huffman, swept a tri-meet at Canton, which also included Sayre.Wyalusing defeated Canton, 20-41, and Sayre, 25-32. More...

Rams Edge Muncy on Gridiron

 Wyalusing Valley forced four Muncy turnovers, converting one into a first-quarter touchdown, en route to a 7-6 victory at Peterson Stadium on Sept. More...

Dream Victory at Camptown

 John Johnson has been a fixture on the local running circuit for several years, competing and often winning many events.On Saturday, Sept. More...

Elk Lake Field Hockey Defeats Berwick

 On Sept. 20, Dylan Simmons had three goals and a pair of assists in a 7-0 field hockey win over Berwick.Trevor Gowin added a pair of goals and an assist, John Krieg had a goal and an assist. Sabrina Clark also scored and C.J. More...

Running Roundup: Wright Wins Lupus Loop 5K

 At Wilkes-Barre, on Sept. 25, Mark Wright won the Lupus Loop 5K in 19:52. More...

WVHS Soccer: Lady Rams Defeat NEB, Mansfield

 Paighton Martin scored three times and Lauren Chadwick added another goal as Wyalusing Valley defeated Northeast Bradford on Monday, Sept. More...

The End Zone Seat: Flooding Sinks Triathlon

 For the past eight years on the Saturday of Columbus Day weekend, the Wyalusing area has been abuzz with activity.Runners, paddlers and cyclists entered in the North Branch Triathlon made the town the center of Bradford County’s sporting More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYOct. 11: Wyalusing Valley, Wellsboro at Towanda (4 p.m.).Oct. 12: Elk Lake at Holy Cross (4:45 p.m.). BOYS’ SOCCER More...

Sports Briefs

 Youth Football Results ListedThe Wyalusing Youth Football and Cheerleading squads hosted Southern Tioga at Peterson Stadium on Sunday, Oct. More...

Area Collegians Compete in Invitationals

 Stephan Tewksbury, a Wyalusing Valley graduate and member of the Rochester cross country team, finished 30th at the Geneseo Invitational on Oct. 1.His time was 27:32. Ryne Carney More...

The End Zone Seat: October is a Sports Cornucopia

 October might well be the best month of the year for sports fans.The NFL and college football seasons are hitting full stride; hockey season opens; and the Major League Baseball and NASCAR are inching closer to naming a champion.Of course, the More...

WVHS Volleyball: Lady Rams Defeat Sayre, Atens; Fall to Canton

 The Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team appeared poised to notch its third straight win after winning the first games with Canton at Layman Gymnasium on Tuesday, Oct. More...

WVHS Football: Miscues Doom Rams

 Canton converted six Wyalusing Valley turnovers into four touchdowns en route to a 44-16 win at Miller A. Moyer Stadium on Oct. 1. More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYOct. 18: Elk Lake at Blue Ridge (4:45 p.m.). BOYS’ SOCCEROct. 13: Elk Lake at Montrose (4:15 p.m.). More...

Sports Briefs

 WVHS Winter Sports Physicals SetWinter sports physicals for Wyalusing Valley High School athletes are set for Friday, Nov. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the nurse’s office. More...

Elk Lake Girls Win Division III Tennis Title

 The Elk Lake girls’ tennis team won the Lackawanna League III title, defeating Riverside, 3-2, in a playoff on Oct. More...

Ram JV Gridders Notch First Win

 Wyalusing Valley’s Terron Millard scored the game-winning touchdown with less than four minutes to play, to lead the junior varsity football team to a 22-14 win at Wellsboro on Oct. More...

Rams Dealt a Stinging Defeat

 Forty-five minutes into Friday’s game with Wellsboro, it appeared that Wyalusing Valley was poised to claim its second victory of the season.The Rams, clinging to an 8-0 lead thanks to an 82-yard touchdown run by Dan Frankenfield in the t More...

Girl Power Prevails

 With a share of the Northern Tier League championship on the line, Wyalusing Valley’s Arielle Kneller outlasted Wellsboro’s Denae Ingerick for the deciding points, giving the Lady Rams a sweep over the Lady Hornets and host Towanda More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYOct. 22: Wyalusing Valley at NTL Coaches’ Invitational, Northeast Bradford H.S. (Varsity Girls: 10:30 a.m.; Varsity Boys: 11:10 a.m.; Junior High Girls: 11:50 a.m.; Junior High Boys: 12:15 p.m.). More...

Running Roundup: Moulton Wins Back Mountain Run

 At Dallas, PA, on Oct. More...

Elk Lake Spikers Defeat Blue Ridge

 Carley Bennett had eight kills and Michaela Boner added five kills as Elk Lake defeated Blue Ridge, 3-2, in girls’ volleyball on Oct. 17. More...

WVHS Football: Montgomery JVs Down Rams

 Montgomery’s Tyler Betz scored on runs of five and 10 yards as the Red Raiders defeated the Wyalusing Valley junior varsity, 12-6, on Oct. More...

Harriers Enter Season's Final Stretch

 With the cross country regular season dwindling down, the post-season looms for both Wyalusing Valley and Elk Lake squads. More...

WVHS Girls' Soccer: Lady Rams Face Tough Task

 Following a 2-0 loss to Northeast Bradford on Oct. More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYOct. 27: District Four Championships, Bloomsburg U. (Class AA girls: 9:30 a.m.; Class AA boys: 11 a.m.) FOOTBALL More...

Area Runners Compete in Johnson City, NY, Race

 Josh Schultheis of Binghamton won the St. James 5K in Johnson City, NY, on Oct. 23 in a time of 16:32.Stephen Marcin and Damien Archie were second and third, respectively. Marcin ran a 16:38, while Archie finished in 17:03. More...

The End Zone Seat: Hunting Memories Precious

 In my time at this desk, I can safely say I have never seen as many archery-killed deer photos submitted for publication as I have this fall.In this issue alone, there are pictures of four deer killed with a bow and arrow. More...

WVHS Girls' Soccer Falls Short in Playoff Chase

 Towanda’s Taylor Shay scored the game-winning goal midway through the second half, derailing Wyalusing Valley’s district playoff hopes on Oct. More...

Elk Lake's Jones Defends District Title; Girls' Place Second

 Elk Lake’s Luke Jones successfully defended his District Two, Class AA boys’ cross country championship on his home course yesterday.The Elk Lake girls’ team finished second behind Holy Redeemer to earn a spot in the PIAA cham More...

Sports Calendar

 CROSS COUNTRYNov.  5: PIAA Championships, Parkview Cross Country Course, Hershey (AA Girls: 9:30 a.m.; AAA Girls: 10:30 a.m.; AA Boys: 11:30 a.m.; AAA Boys: 12:30 a.m.). FOOTBALLNov. 4: Wyalusing Valley at Towanda (7 p.m.). More...

Elk Lake Boys' Soccer, Field Hockey Conclude Seasons

 The Elk Lake boys’ soccer team lost to Wyoming Seminary, 2-0, in the District Two, Class AA playoffs on Oct. 26.Willie Lu and Ander Gonzalez each had goals for Seminary. More...

Hamiltons Sweep Striders' Fall Trail Run

 At Frances Slocum State Park, on Oct. More...

WVHS Football:Ram JVs Shutout Sayre

 Dylan Otis and Jake Minturn each scored twice and Ethan Ace added another touchdown as Wyalusing Valley defeated Sayre, 32-0, at Lockhart Street Bowl on Monday, Oct. More...

WVHS Football: Redskins Shock Rams

 Sayre used a quick-striking and relentless ground attack to stun Wyalusing Valley, 27-7, on Parents’ Night at Peterson Stadium on Oct. More...

Harriers Set Sights on Hershey

 Area high school cross country fans will notice a lot of familiar faces in the four race fields at the PIAA champions at Parkview Cross Country Course in Hershey on Saturday, Nov. More...

Sports Briefs

 WVHS Junior High Gridders UndefeatedThe Wyalusing Valley junior high football team completed an undefeated 6-0 campaign with a 28-6 win at Towanda on Thursday, Nov. 3. More...

Misericordia Men Expected to Contend

 Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff begins his eighth season as Misericordia University men’s basketball coach on Tuesday, Nov. More...

Towanda JVs Defeat Rams

 Towanda’s Noah Huff scored three touchdowns and threw for another as the Black Knights defeated the Wyalusing Valley junior varsity, 34-13, at Peterson Stadium on Monday, Nov. More...

WVHS Football: Black Knights Retain Bronze Helmet

 Towanda converted five Wyalusing Valley turnovers into three first-half touchdowns en route to a 41-6 Bronze Helmet Game victory at Endless Mountains Athletic Complex on Nov. More...

PIAA Medals Elude WVHS Runners

 Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman and Tyler Sutton may not have medaled during the PIAA cross country championships at Hershey’s Parkview course on Saturday, Nov. More...

Huffman Named NTL Female Runner of Year

 Wyalusing Valley’s Erika Huffman was named the Northern Tier League’s Female Runner of the Year in balloting by the league’s coaches in October.On the boys’ team, Wyalusing’s Tyler Sutton and Aaron Woodruff were na More...

Bear Check Station Moved to Wysox

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The End Zone Seat: Shocking Fall from Grace

 While watching and reading about the sickening implosion of Penn State’s reputation last week, the only word that came to my mind was hubris.Hubris is defined as an exaggerated pride or self-confidence. More...

NTL East Wins in Senior Volleyball Match

 The East, including two Wyalusing Valley seniors, defeated the West, 3-0, in the annual Towanda-Wysox Kiwanis Senior Volleyball Match on Nov. 15.Laci Holdren and Erin Dean-Swank represented the Lady Rams in the tilt at Towanda High School. More...

Turkey Trots Held

 Tim Jurkowski won the TCMC Turkey Trot in Scranton on Saturday, Nov. More...

Warren Center Gymnast Signs with Alabama

 Lauren Beers, daughter of Rick and Trish Beers of Warren Center, has signed a letter of intent to compete in gymnastics at the University of Alabama beginning with the 2013 season.Beers, who competes out of the Southern Tier Gymnastics Academy More...

The End Zone Seat: Strong Turnout for WVHS Winter Teams

 Courtesy of your friendly neighborhood Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association, it seems like the start of the winter sports season gets pushed back further and further every year. More...

Local Bear Season Started Slowly

 Despite almost perfect weather and an abundant bear population, activity was slow at the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s check station at the Wysox Fire Hall on opening day.Through 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. More...

Sports Briefs

 Misericordia Defeats ScrantonThe Misericordia men’s basketball team, coached by Wyalusing Valley graduate Trevor Woodruff, defeated Scranton, 84-71, on Nov. More...

Area Runners Compete in Nike Races

 Northeast Bradford student Curt Jewett finished 27th in the Nike Cross Nationals Northeast Regional at Wappingers Falls, NY, on Nov. More...

Dan's the Man in NTL

 Dan Frankenfield was named the Northern Tier League Small School Player of the Year in balloting by the coaches last week.Frankenfield, a first-team honoree at tailback and outside linebacker for the Rams, was joined on the first team by offens More...

Sports Briefs

 Volleyball Academic All-Stars NamedSix members of the Wyalusing Valley girls’ volleyball team were named to the Northern Tier League East academic all-star team.Seniors Erin Dean-Swank, Laci Holdren and Elesha Schulze were recognized as w More...

Area Collegians Begin Track Campaigns

 A pair of Elk Lake graduates competed in the Bucknell Opener indoor track and field meet on Dec. 3.Cassie VanEtten, a freshman at Shippensburg University, was seventh in her 800-meter heat in a time of 2:25.73. More...

WVHS Wrestling: Veteran Squad Poised to Contend

 If Wyalusing Valley’s wrestling team isn't a major contender for the Northern Tier League Large School title, it won’t be for lack of experience.The Rams return 10 lettermen from last year’s squad that posted a 17-4 dual-m More...

Sports Calendar

 BOYS’ BASKETBALLDec. 17: Tunkhannock at Elk Lake (3:35 p.m.).Dec. 20: Towanda at Wyalusing Valley (7:30 p.m.). More...

Byrne, Marcin Win Regional Races

 Matt Byrne won the St. Nicholas 5K at Archbald on Dec. More...

College Roundup: Elk Lake Grad Breaks Own MU Record

 Elk Lake graduate Caitie Good, a sophomore on the Mansfield University indoor track team, broke her own school record in the 200 dash at the Golden Flash Gala at Kent State on Dec. More...

The End Zone Seat: WVMP Closes Doors for Good

 Ever since Billy Maynard and Rich Howard, Sr. first envisioned Wyalusing Valley Motorsports Park six-plus years ago, it has been a struggle opening and keeping the go-kart and small-car race track in Homets Ferry in operation. More...

WVHS Wrestling: Rams Down Sayre in NTL Opener

 Wyalusing Valley picked up five pins and received four forfeits en route to a 65-10 win over Sayre in the Northern Tier League opener for both squads.The Rams, now 6-0, only lost two bouts in the home match at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. More...

WVHS Wrestlers Win Ram Duals

 The Wyalusing Valley wrestling team cruised to victory in its own Ram Duals on Dec. More...

Sports Briefs

 Sansky Claims Santa 5K WinJason Sansky won the Santa 5K run in Scranton on Dec. 10 with a time of 18:17. Tony Korch was second in 18:43, followed by Chris Clark in 18:57.Jill Matthews was the women’s winner, finishing in 21:06. More...

Dunn Hill 2 Speedway Honors 2011 Champs

 Dunn Hill 2 Speedway honored its 2011 champions at its annual awards dinner at the Wysox Fire Hall on Saturday, Dec. 10.The top 10 drivers in each of the Monroeton-area track’s five weekly divisions were recognized. More...

The End Zone Seat: It was a Year to Remember

 One thing that can’t be said about 2011 is that it was boring.From January to December, the first three pages of each Rocket-Courier second section have been jam packed with sports news—good, bad and anywhere in between.The accompli More...

WVHS Boys' Basketball: Black Knights Stun Rams

 Towanda jumped out to a 22-2 lead in the first quarter and were never challenged en route to a 61-36 win over Wyalusing Valley on Dec. More...

Martin Leads Lady Rams Past Towanda in NTL East Opener

 Mackenzie Martin scored 19 points to lead the Wyalusing Valley girls’ basketball team to a 58-53 win over Towanda at Layman Gymnasium on Dec. More...

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