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THE WEEK AHEAD: MOTHER NATURE COULD IMPACT A FULL SCHEDULE FOR MUCH OF THE WEEK (2024-03-31)

Northern Tier Sports Report
With one week under our belts spring sports is ready to take off. Too bad Mother Nature doesn’t agree, as there looks to be a deluge Monday through Thursday this week, with Friday barely getting into the 40’s. 

The good news - things are looking more springlike starting next Monday as temperatures early next week get into the 60’s. But we have to get through this week, first.


BASEBALL

Monday, April 1

South Williamsport (3-0) at Canton (3-0), 4:30 p.m.: A big early season match-up of two of the top teams in the district. South has outscored their opponents 23-8 so far this season, though this will be their first road game of the year.


Tuesday, April 2

NEB (3-1) at Sayre (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: The Panthers nearly got through last week’s four game set unscathed, and finished the week off strong. They kick things off with a Sayre that hasn’t played in over a week.


Troy (2-0) at NP-Mansfield (2-1), 4:30 p.m.: The Tigers are coming off a big win over Wyalusing to end last week and will take on the hottest team in the league in the Trojans.


Wellsboro (0-1) at Towanda (1-2), 4:30 p.m.: It was an up-and-down start for the Knights, though they did get a big win over NPM. The Hornets opened the season with a loss to NP-Mansfield.


Wednesday, April 3

Troy (2-0) at Wellsboro (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: Another trip out west for Troy as this is the second game in a 3-game, 4-day stretch for the Trojans this week.


Wyalusing (1-2) at Athens (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: Not a great start to the season for last year’s top two teams in the league. The Rams are looking to bounce back from two straight losses while Athens opened the season with a loss at Troy.


Friday, April 5

Towanda (1-2) at Troy (2-0), 4:30 p.m.: The Trojans return home after a 3-game road trip while Towanda will be looking to find their bats, again, after getting no hit last week against Elk Lake.


Williamson (1-3) at Canton (3-0), 4:30 p.m.: In the battle of the Warriors Canton will look to stay on top of the NTL Small School division.


Wyalusing (1-2) at Wellsboro (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: The Rams’ road trip continues as they look to break their 2-game losing streak this week.


Saturday, April 6

Lewisburg (0-3) at Wyalusing (1-2), 11 a.m.: The Rams return home for a non-league game to the end week. The Green Dragons have been out scored 42-7 so far this season.


NEB hosts Tournament: The Panthers host their annual tournament, with games at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.


Towanda at Notre Dame Tournament: Towanda will face Notre Dame at 11 a.m. followed by Edison at 1:30 p.m. in a Saturday double-header.


SOFTBALL

Tuesday, April 2

NEB (3-0) at Sayre (1-1), 4:30 p.m.: The Panthers couldn’t have asked for a better start to the season as continue NTL Division-II play this week. Sayre opened the year with a win over Canton.


Troy (2-0) at NP-Liberty (2-0), 4:30 p.m.: Two of the teams expected to compete for the league title coming into the season, both of them have done what they had to to start the year strong.


Wellsboro (0-1), at Towanda (1-1), 4:30 p.m.: After a big opening season win the Knights fell to NPL, while the Hornets opened the season with a loss to NPL.


Wednesday, April 3

Troy (2-0) at Wellsboro (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: A make-up from the first weekend of the season, the Trojans will be looking to be road warriors this week.


Wyalusing (0-3) at Athens (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: Both squads will be looking to rebound from opening season struggles. The Wildcats lost to Troy in their opener while the Rams may have had the toughest opening week of anybody.


Towanda (1-1) at Horseheads, 4 p.m.: The Knights head north of the border to take on a tough STAC power in the Raiders.


Thursday, April 4

NEB (3-0) at Montrose, 4:30 p.m.: The Panthers hit the road, again, for a non-league game against the Meteors.


Friday, April 5

Towanda (1-1) at Troy (2-0), 4:30 p.m.: A big league game to end the week as both teams have eyes on an NTL title this season. 


Williamson (1-1) at Canton (1-3), 4:30 p.m.: A week off for Canton as they look to rebound from a tough start to the season. Williamson gave NEB all they could handle in their season opener.


Wyalusing (0-3) at Wellsboro (0-1), 4:30 p.m.: The Rams will be looking to end the season strong as they head west to take on the Hornets.


Saturday, April 6

Sullivan County (2-0) at NEB (3-0), 11 a.m.: The Griffins have out scored opponents 41-10 in their two wins while the Panthers have 36-8.


Troy (2-0) at Central Mountain, noon: The fourth game in five days for the Trojans, three of which are on the road, as they end the week with a big non-league contest.


Wellsboro (0-1) at Canton (1-3), 1 p.m.: The Warriors will be looking to end the week strong as they host the Hornets.


TRACK & FIELD

Tuesday, April 2

NEB, Williamson, Towanda at Canton, 4 p.m.: A busy week for Canton track as they host two meets. The first will be a league quad meet against several familiar foes.


Wednesday, April 3

Troy, Wyalusing at Athens, 4 p.m.: A powerhouse tri-meet up in the valley with several teams that will be eyeing NTL titles come May.


Friday, April 5

Troy, NEB, Wyalusing, Williamson at Canton’s Kirby Relays, 4 p.m.: Canton will host an inaugural event that will feature several NTL teams. It will be a normal meet but times will be combined into relays to decide the winners.


BOYS’ TENNIS

Thursday, April 4

Galeton (2-0) at Towanda (2-1), 4 p.m.: The Knights are looking to rebound from their loss to Wellsboro while the Tigers have been unbeaten coming into the week.




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