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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | September 7, 2021


ODESSA — Waverly fended off a pesky O-M squad, and pulled out a season-opening sweep here Tuesday night in IAC volleyball action.

The Lady Wolverines posted wins of 25-14, 25-21, and 25-19.

“The team played well tonight,” said Waverly coach Charity Meyers. “During the second (set), O-M started getting scrappy.

“We did well with serving and got better with serve / receive as the match went on.

“We kept a good attitude and finished the game with a win,” added Meyers.

Eighth-grader Brilynn Bellis led Waverly with 12 service points, including six aces, and two digs, while junior Michaela Lauper had eight points, including five aces, 10 setter assists, and six digs, and sophomore Peyton Shaw had four points (two aces), six kills, and one block.

Senior Sydney Nierstedt had three points (two aces) and a team-high seven kills in the win, while sophomore Paighten Streeter had three points, three digs, and two kills, freshman Lillie Kirk registered four kills and four digs, sophomore Mia Bakley recorded eight digs, and senior Derek Bartlett chipped in with three kills.

Waverly (1-0) returns to action Tuesday when it hosts SVEC.

JV: Waverly cruised to a sweep of O-M, winning by scores of 25-13 and 25-12.

Maddie Farnham led Waverly with 11 points, including 10 aces, while Meghan Apgar had nine points — all aces — and five digs, Maddy Olmsted had nine points (eight aces) and eight assists, and Ashlen Croft had seven points — all aces — and two kills.

Natalie Lauper had four points (four aces) and two digs in the win, while Lainey Teeter had four points (three aces), Lauryn DeLill registered three kills, and Makena Pike chipped in with two points (two aces).


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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.