By: Tim Birney | Valley Sports Report | June 5, 2021 | Photo courtesy Tim Birney
BLOOMSBURG — Sophomore Lucas Horton pitched 5 2/3 strong innings, and delivered a key two-run double in the first inning to lead Sayre to its third District 4 baseball title in four seasons (five years, after Covid wiped out the 2020 season) here Friday afternoon at Central Columbia High School.
The top-seeded Redskins, now 21-1, topped third-seeded Southern Columbia, 7-3, in the Class AA championship game for its sixth District 4 title since 2008.
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.