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FROM THE PRESS BOX: TROY TEAM TO BEAT IN LARGE SCHOOL BOYS TITLE CHASE ... MORE ON NTL HOOPS, WRESTLING (2021-01-18)
If I took anything out of the first full week of the NTL season, it’s that Troy is definitely the team to beat in the Large School Division boys title chase.
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BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: THOUGHTS ON WEEK 1 OF THE NTL BASKETBALL SEASON (2021-01-18)
The first big Northern Tier League match-up of 2021 went the way of the Troy Trojans as Steve Renzi’s squad flexed its muscles in a big, 70-53, win over Athens. ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: NEW WILLIAMSPORT BASEBALL TEAM IS EXCITING NEWS FOR AREA FANS (2020-12-05)
Area baseball fans received some exciting news recently with the announcement of the new Major League Baseball Draft (wood bat) League coming to a minor league stadium near you – say like -- Williamsport. ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: PUTTING A WRAP ON THE DISTRICT 4 FOOTBALL POSTSEASON (2020-11-11)
The local football season may have ended two weekends ago with Athens, Canton and Troy all dropping decisions in their respective playoff contests. However, District Four wrapped up its post-season tournaments this past weekend with plenty of outstanding games. ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: DISRTRICT 4 FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS SET — NEWS & NOTES (2020-10-29)
For the third consecutive postseason, the Canton Warriors will be hosting the Muncy Indians in a battle for the District Four, Class A championship. The game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Miller A. Moyer Field. ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: DISRTRICT 4 PLAYOFF PICTURE COMING INTO FOCUS — AND NEWS AND NOTES (2020-10-22)
This weekend marks the final games teams can count toward qualification for the District 4 playoffs and the dust is beginning to settle on this season’s post-season match-ups. The playoffs will kick off the weekend of Oct. 30-31 with championship contests in Class A and AAA. ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: TEAMS RETURN, BIG PERFORMANCES — NEWS & NOTES FROM NTL, D4 (2020-10-15)
Great to see area teams back in competition as Canton and Wellsboro returned to the gridiron this past week.
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BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: CAREER NIGHTS FOR WYALUSING'S CAMERON, ATHENS' REID; MORE FROM NTL, DISTRICT 4 (2020-10-08)
The local football schedule may have been small in numbers with just two games played this past weekend, but there were plenty of big-time highlights.< ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: ANOTHER CLOSE ATHENS-WYALUSING GAME; MORE FROM NTL, DISTRICT 4 (2020-09-30)
For the sixth consecutive season, the Athens-Wyalusing outcome was once again decided by a touchdown or less. The visiting Wildcats returning to the Valley with a 21-14 victory as they improved to 2-0, while the Rams dropped their first game in three contests. ...more

BAKER'S SPORTS PEN: NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE NTL, DISTRICT 4 FOOTBALL (2020-09-23)
High school football is back and the Friday night lights are shining brightly. With this column and future writings, I hope to offer some weekly news and notes from around the Norther Tier League and District Four football. ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: LIKE 2020, NTL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE IS UNIQUE (2020-09-07)
2020 has been the most unique year ever, so it only stands to reason the 2020 NTL football schedule would look much different than any other we’ve ever seen.
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SIGHTS FROM THE SIDELINES: LOOKING FORWARD TO A NEW BEGINNING (2020-08-30)
For the past 12 years I’ve had the pleasure of covering NTL sports.

I’ve seen a Northeast Bradford team win a state cross-country title in 2012, multiple athletes win individual state titles in track and field (NEB’s Rob Robbins) and wrestling (Troy’s Sheldon Seymour, twice, and Wyalusing’s Creighton Edsell). ...more

FROM THE PRESS BOX: WELCOME TO NORTHERN TIER SPORTS REPORT (2020-08-30)
I’d like to welcome everyone to Northern Tier Sports Report.

Our goal is to provide extensive and thorough coverage of high school and youth sports for all seven school districts in Bradford County. ...more

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