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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | October 26, 2021


WATKINS GLEN — Waverly closed out the regular season with its second win over Watkins Glen in as many nights here Tuesday in IAC South Large School Division volleyball action.

The Lady Wolverines won by scores of 25-17, 25-17, and 25-20.

Junior Michaela Lauper led Waverly with nine points (two aces), 19 setter assists, five digs, and three kills, while freshman Lillie Kirk had nine points (two aces), five kills, one block, and 11 digs, sophomore Peyton Shaw had seven points (two aces), six kills, and six digs, and sophomore Paighten Streeter had seven points, including four aces, seven digs, and three kills.

Eighth-grader Brilynn Belles had seven points and nine digs in the win, while senior Sydney Nierstedt registered seven kills, two blocks, and five digs, senior Derek Bartlett had four points (three aces), two blocks, and two digs, and sophomore Erica Ryck added two kills, two assists, and two digs.

Waverly wraps up the regular season at 7-9.

JV: Waverly won the junior varsity match, 2-1. Waverly won the first set 25-21 and 25-20. In between, Watkins Glen won the second set, 25-11.

Maddy Olmsted led Waverly with 11 points, including four aces, four kills, one block, 19 assists, and six digs, while Natalie Lauper had eight points (three aces), two kills, and five digs, and Laney Teeter had four points (three aces), five kills, and seven digs.

Maddie Farnham had three points (two aces), five kills and six digs in the win, while Ashlen Croft had two points and seven kills, Lauryn DeLill registered three kills, and Meghan Apgar chipped in with three digs.

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Tim Birney Author Bio

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.