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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | April 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy David Alliger


ELMIRA HEIGHTS — Six days after rally from a 1-0 hole to beat Watkins Glen in three sets for its first win of the season, Waverly suffered the same fate at Thomas A. Edison here Wednesday night in IAC junior varsity volleyball action.

Edison 2, Waverly 1
The junior Lady Wolverines won the opening set 25-17, but the junior Spartans rallied for wins of 25-22 and 25-15.

Brilynn Bellss led Waverly with 12 service points, including five aces, and six digs, while Mia Bakley had eight points (two aces) and seven digs, Erica Ryck had six points (two aces) and two setter assists, and Maddy Olmstead add three points (two aces) and four assists.

Lainey Teeter had three points for Waverly, while Peyton Shaw registered three kills, and Ashlen Croft chipped in with two kills.

Waverly 2, Watkins Glen 1
At Waverly, seeking its third win of the season against Waverly, Watkins Glen won the first set, 25-22, but the junior Wolverines answered with wins of 25-22 and 25-15 to notch its first win of the season.

Brilynn Belles led Waverly with nine points (four aces), six digs, four kills, and two assists, while Maddy Olmsted had eight points, including six aces, nine assists, and three kills, Peyton Shaw had eight points (four aces) and four kills, and Haylie Davenport added eight points (four assists) and two assists.

Lainey Teeter added six points (four aces) in the win, while Mia Bakley had five points (three aces) and three digs, Ashlen Croft registered seven kills, and Natalie Lauper chipped in with two digs.

Waverly, now 1-7, returns to action tonight at Newark Valley.


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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.