WAVERLY'S ORTIZ FIRST-TEAM ALL-STATE AGAIN; PICCO FOURTH-TEAM SELECTION
By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | December 9, 2019
WAVERLY — Waverly senior Melina Ortiz was named a first-team Class B all-state selection for the second year in a row, and junior Gabby Picco was a fourth-team selection Monday by the New York State Sports Writers Association.
About the Author
Tim Birney is the founder / owner of River Road Media Group. He was born and raised in the Valley, graduating from Waverly High School in 1984.
Birney earned an Associate's Degree in Journalism from SUNY Morrisville in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism / Public Relations from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1988. He began his newspaper career at The Daily Review in Towanda in 1989, before moving on to The Evening Times in 1995. He spent more than 10 years at the Times, the last four as Managing Editor.
River Road Media Group includes Valley Sports Report (launched Aug. 10, 2009), Tioga County (NY) Sports Report (Aug. 13, 2018), and Northern Tier Sports Report (Aug. 31, 2020). Southern Tier Sports Report is set to launch in 2021.