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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | October 20, 2021


WAVERLY — Division-leading Edison kept its perch atop the Large School title chase with a hard-fought 3-0 win over Waverly here Tuesday evening in IAC volleyball action.

The Lady Spartans opened the match with a 26-24 win, then won the second set 25-18, before closing out the night with another 26-24 win.

Sophomore Peyton Shaw led Waverly 11 service points, including seven aces, six kills, and three blocks, while freshman Lillie Kirk added nine points (two aces), three kills, and seven digs, and 8th-grader Brilynn Belles had six points (four aces), and 10 digs.

Sophomore Paighten Streeter had six points and five digs for the Lady Wolverines, while junior Michaela Lauper had two points (two aces) and six digs, senior Sydney Nierstedt added two points, two kills, two blocks, eight setter assists, and five digs, and sophomore Erica Ryck chipped in with two digs.

Maren LUtz and Emma Maggs led Edison with seven points (seven aces) and two kills, Jadyn Wood had six points (five aces) and five kills, Ashlyn Maggs had six points (five aces) and three kills, and Harper Hoffman registered five kills and two digs.

Waverly, now 5-7, returns to action Thursday when it hosts Candor.

JV: Edison won the junior varsity match by scores of 25-14 and 25-10. Waverly won the set, 25-22.

Ashlen Croft led Waverly with eight points, including five aces, and two kills, while Natalie Lauper had seven points (four aces) and four digs. Laney Teeter had five points, three kills, and four digs, Makena Pike had three points (two aces), Maddy Olmsted had seven setter assists and two digs, Lauryn DeLill added two points (two aces), and Meghan Apgar chipped in with three digs.


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Tim Birney

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.