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THE WEEK AHEAD: BUSY START AS WINTER SPORTS FINALLY TAKE OFF (2021-01-10)

Northern Tier Sports Report
Sports are back, and this time they’re indoors. As the Covid-19 Pandemic continues that means viewing restrictions in person, but most contests should be live-streamed.

But, after the longest offseason in history, kids will get to play, and that’s the important thing.


BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Monday, January 11

Sayre at NEB, 6 p.m.: Both teams figure to be in the hunt for the NTL Division-II title. Sayre is coming off a state playoff appearance a year ago while the Panthers reload after graduating several players.


Tuesday, January 12

Sayre at Canton, 7:30 p.m.: Sayre has a busy start to the year while the Warriors look to avenge their District IV, Class AA third place loss to them last season. 


Wednesday, January 13

Athens at Troy, 7:30 p.m.: Talk about having dessert up front, the NTL title last year came down to these two teams, and now they start off the season against each other. Troy returns much of their team from last year, including leading scorer Ty Barrett, while Athens comes in with a new backcourt. 


CV at Canton, 7:30 p.m.: The second of a back to back home stand for the Warriors as they welcome the Indians. Another big division contest for Canton, who hopes to be in the NTL Division-II title race.


Williamson at Towanda, 7:30 p.m.: The Knights open the season with a team they beat last year, the Warriors. They will look to start their second Ryan Napp era off strong.


Friday, January 15

Canton at NEB, 6 p.m.: Their first meeting after the Warriors edged the Panthers in overtime in last year’s district playoffs. 


Troy at Williamson, 7:30 p.m.: Another NTL Division-I game for the Trojans as they hit the road for the first time.


Wyalusing at Sayre, 7:30 p.m.: The Rams open the season on the road with Sayre, who opens the season with three tough games in a row.


Saturday, January 16

NEB at Athens, 6 p.m.: The second of a back to back for the Panthers as they travel to the valley to take on the NTL Division-I defending champions. NEB got the best of Athens a year ago at home.


WRESTLING

Tuesday, January 12

Athens at Canton, 7 p.m.: A match-up of the top two teams from a year ago where the Warriors beat Athens 39-38 to win the league title. Expect another good match between the two foes.


Towanda at NEB, 7 p.m.: The season opener for both squads as the Knights look to continue their streak of winning records in dual meets.


Wednesday, January 13

Canton at Williamson, 7 p.m.: The defending NTL champions hit the road as they wrestle for the second day in a row.


Thursday, January 14

Sayre at Troy, 7 p.m.: The season opener for both teams. Troy will be moving past the Sheldon Seymour era as they try to compete for a league title.


Towanda at Warrior Run, 7 p.m.: The Knights continue on the road as they face off with the always tough Defenders.


Wyalusing at Tunkhannock, 7 p.m.: The Rams open the season on the road with their rivals from down Route 6.


Saturday, January 16

NEB at Meadowbrook Quad Meet, 9 a.m.: The Panthers hit the road as they take in a couple dual meets down south.


Troy at Towanda’s Dandy Duals, 10 a.m.: The Knights finally get a home match as they welcome Troy over to take on Williamson and Montgomery.


Canton hosts Double Dual, 6 p.m..: The Warriors will host Sayre, NP-Liberty and South Williamsport in a double dual.


GIRLS BASKETBALL

Monday, January 11

NEB at Athens, 6 p.m.: The Panthers start the year on the road as they look to defend their NTL Division-II title. NEB lost to Athens twice a year ago, both in close games.


Tuesday, January 12

NEB at Williamson, 6 p.m.: NEB continues their road heavy early schedule as they head west for a division game.


Canton at CV, 6 p.m.: The Warriors open the season with a road trip to Westfield for an NTL Division-II tilt.


Jersey Shore at Troy, 7:30 p.m.: The Trojans open the season with a non-league contest against always tough Jersey Shore.


Thursday, January 14

NEB at Canton, 6 p.m.: A big NTL Division-II battle between two of the likely top teams in the division. It marks the third straight road game for the Panthers while it’s the season opener for the Warriors.


Williamson at Towanda, 6 p.m.: The season opener for the Lady Knights, who begin their NTL Division-I title defense.


Troy at Wyalusing, 7:30 p.m.: The season opener for the Rams while it’s the league opener for Troy, which starts a road trip for the Trojans.


Saturday, January 16

Troy at Williamson, 11 a.m.: The Trojans second straight road game as they battle against a former divisional foe in the Warriors.


NEB at Wyalusing, noon: The Panthers continue their road heavy schedule as they face off with their rival Rams, a big NTL game for both teams.


Canton at NP-Mansfield, 1:30 p.m.: The Warriors take on the Tigers, who now in the Large School Division, for their third game of the week.


NP-Liberty at Towanda, 1:30 p.m.: The Knights home heavy early schedule continues as they face the Mountaineers.


SWIMMING & DIVING

Thursday, January 14

Athens, Shamokin at Towanda, 4:30 p.m.: The Knights open the season at home with a tri-meet, one that includes their league rivals.



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