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WEBO Sports Roundup – August 2, 2017

The Rumble Ponies played Trenton Tuesday evening. The Rumble Ponies defeated Trenton 3-1. New York Mets outfielder Juan Lagares played center field for the Rumble Ponies last night, beginning a Major League rehab assignment. Lagares, who played for Binghamton in 2011 and 2012, fractured his left thumb in June. New York Mets pitcher Rob Gsellman…

Relay for Life Today at OFA

Relay for Life of Tioga County is today at Owego Free Academy, starting with the opening ceremony at noon. The celebratory Survivors Lap is 12:15pm this aftermoon. After dark, the Luminaria Ceremony is scheduled for 9pm. Relay for Life is a fundraising and awareness event for the American Cancer Society. Relay of Life for Tompkins…

Two Owego Teachers Heading to India in Exchange Program

Two Owego teachers are taking their teaching methods across the world. High school English teacher Judy Hawkins and fifth grade teacher Ann Harris will be traveling to India. The two will teach at four schools over a period of 2 1/2 weeks. It was a cultural exchange idea that surfaced after a Mumbai teacher visited…

OFA named a NYSPHSAA “School of Excellence”

The New York State Public High School Athletic Association has named Owego Free Academy a School of Excellence after more than 75 percent of the school’s varsity teams qualified for the Scholar-Athlete award this year. OFA is one of only 47 schools across the New York state to receive the honor. To qualify for the…

Emily and Jaxon Bidwell on WEBO

Tioga students Emily and Jaxon Bidwell were on the WEBO Morning Show today to talk about their efforts to grow 350 pounds of produce for local food pantries last year. The 10 and 6-year-old grew the vegetables with the help of mom and dad and grants from Katie’s Krops. The two are growing more produce…

OACSD will dedicate admin and district office building tonight

Another building is ready to be dedicated in the Owego-Apalachin School District after the Flood of 2011 wiped out three district buildings. Before the regular meeting of the board of education, a brief ceremony will mark the dedication of Owego-Apalachin’s district offices and administration building. This is the third and final building to be rebuilt after…

Summer Meals Program in Tioga County

Now that school is out for the summer, this week marks the start of the Summer Meals Program at some locations in Tioga County. That includes the Marvin Park Pool, where lunches are available weekdays from 11:45am to 12:30pm. The sites at East Waverly Park and the Waverly High School are also open and handing…

High School Graduation Weekend 2017

High schools around the Southern Tier held their graduation ceremonies this weekend, including Owego Free Academy, where the school’s 144th-annual Commencement was heard live on WEBO. The ceremony included 161 graduates receiving their diplomas and three student speakers: Valedictorian Bella Coleman, Student Council President Dan Raftis, and Senior Class President Ethan Pryor. Students from Tioga…