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By: Tim Birney | Waverly Athletics | May 26, 2022 | Photo courtesy Brian Fees


HORSEHEADS — Waverly freshman Breanne Robinson finished 10th — missing a trip to States by one spot —and the Lady Wolverines finished fourth here Thursday afternoon at the Section IV Girls Golf Championships at Soaring Eagles Golf Course.

This is the first Section IV Championship since 2019. Waverly won four Section titles in a row from 2016 to ’19.

Horseheads won the first seven Section IV crowns, and returned to the top of the heap Thursday with a four-player aggregate of 354, well ahead of runner-up Corning, which carded a 376. Lansing was third with a 388, Waverly tallied a 437, and Odessa-Montour was fifth with 441.

Robinson shot a 95 — four shots behind ninth-place finisher Delaney Cook of Horseheads —on the 6,332-yard, par-71 Soaring Eagles course, while 8th-grader Addison Hunt carded a 107, 8th-grader Sophia Sileo had a 115, and freshman Maddie Farnham added a 120.

Freshman Lauryn DeLill tacked on a non-scoring round of 122.

Corning’s Lucia Chen earned low-medal honors and the Section IV title with a 3-under par round of 68 — 11 strokes better than runners-up Brooklyn Moffe and Hannah Masaki, who both shot rounds of 79.


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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.